Practicum and Thesis Opportunities
The Center for Dental Informatics at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, offers exciting opportunities for students interested in a class project, practicum or thesis. The center has a very active research and information technology infrastructure program that offers many opportunities to put didactic skills into practice.
Project areas and applicable skills and technologies include:
|Project||Skills and technologies|
|Quantitative Image Analysis using Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Extended: A student worker is required who possesses Photoshop CS3 technical skills as well as Web talents to become part of the development team for a cutting edge biomedical research educational resource. The project is funded by an Innovation in Education award from the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Provost's Advisory Council on the Instructional Excellence.||Good Photoshop CS3 features knowledge, advanced general computing including video and audio editing, familiarity with Web 2.0 technology: wiki use, social bookmarking, basic knowledge of CourseWeb/Blackboard course management system (see details about the position and the project)|
|Online communities: The Center is working on the development of two online communities through NIH-funded projects.||Specification development, Web design, system architecture development, evaluation design, usability tests, knowledge management Web and database technologies, scripting|
|Educational software development: Several projects center on the development of cutting-edge educational software in clinical dentistry or the basic sciences.||Specification development, Web design, information design, educational design, adaptive learning, typography, user interface design Web and database technologies, programming (several languages)|
|Computer-based dental record projects: Currently, the Center is working on implementing a computer-based dental record for all patient care areas in the school.||Needs assessment, comparative product review, systems integration (various commercial platforms)|
The center offers opportunities for short- and long-term engagements for class projects, practica and theses. If you're interested, please contact: Dr. Heiko Spallek, Asst. Professor, Center for Dental Informatics, School of Dental Medicine, Phone: (412) 648-8886, Fax: (412) 648-9960, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.dental.pitt.edu/informatics/.