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  • 2010, Karsh selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's second Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium Read More..

  • 2010, Karsh quoted by Huffington Post. Read More..

  • 2009, Rich Holden, Phd Student of Karsh, has been named the first recipient of the IBM Scholarship from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

    Richard Holden, PhD student of Associate Professor Ben-Tzion Karsh in Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been named the first recipient of the IBM Scholarship from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The scholarship carries a $7,000 cash award and a sponsored invitation to the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. HIMSS is an international organization focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Its philanthropic arm, the HIMSS Foundation, awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

  • 2009, Karsh and Carayon awarded new AHRQ contract to study HIT and Workflow.

    Karsh and Carayon awarded new AHRQ contract to study HIT and Workflow. Their 2-year $490k study, Incorporating Health Information Technology into Workflow Redesign, will lead to the development of a toolkit for ambulatory care providers to aid in the selection, implementation, and integration of HIT.

  • 2008, Karsh, and PhD student Rich Holden, awarded Best Paper in Human Factors by the International Medical Informatics Association Read more...

  • 2008, Karsh among first class of Wisconsin Alumni Forward under 40 award recipients.

    WAA created the Forward under 40 award in 2007 to honor and recognize outstanding grads under age 40 who are making an impact on the world by living the Wisconsin Idea. From the inaugural batch of 139 nominations, last year the Forward under 40 selection committee chose the 23 (17 individuals and three couples) who rose to the top, and we couldn't be more proud of the accomplishments of these young Badgers.

  • 2008, Joy Rivera, PhD student of Karsh, receives the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Scholarship Read more...

  • 2008, Karsh PhD students Sam Alper, Rich Holden and Calvin Or all awarded UW-Madison Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Student Scholarships

  • 2008, Karsh awarded 3-year $850,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    Associate Professor Ben-Tzion Karsh has been awarded a new three-year, $850,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). "A human factors intervention to reduce risk in primary care of the elderly" will build upon a previous project Karsh undertook for AHRQ to identify safety risks in the primary care of the elderly. He now will test an intervention to reduce the risks identified during his previous grant. The intervention, which seeks to reduce mental workload and increase situation awareness for primary care physicians, will be tested using a randomized controlled trial involving approximately 2,300 patients. Read more..

  • 2007, Karsh awarded 1-year $200k AHRQ grant study study primary care.

    For study, Proactive Risk Assessment of Primary Care of the Elderly, Karsh has teamed up with the Wisconsin Research and Education Network , the primary care practice based research network in Wisconsin, to study safety hazards in the primary care of the elderly Read more...

  • 2007, Karsh awarded new NIH R01 to study CPOE.

    Associate Professor Ben-Tzion Karsh has been awarded a 2-year $1M award from NIH to study "The Value of CPOE in Pediatric Inpatient Units and Its Impact on Safety and Work" Read more..

  • 2007, Rich Holden, Phd Student of Karsh, has received the College of Engineering Bollinger Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students.

  • 2007, Rich Holden, Phd Student of Karsh, has received James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship, American Society of Safety Engineers. Read more..

  • 2006, Karsh PhD students Sam Alper, Rich Holden and Calvin Or recognized as Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Member with Honors. Read more..

  • 2004, Karsh's bar code study. Read more..

  • 2003, Karsh receives $1.36 million dollar grant to study patient safety from AHRQ. Read more...

  • 2003, Karsh quoted at the first National Ambulatory Primary Care Research and Education Conference on Patient Safety. Read more...

  • 2003, Karsh nominated by Institute for Industrial Engineers for National Engineers Week. Read more...

  • 2003, Karsh leads study on medical error reporting systems. Read more...

  • 2002, Karsh selected for AHRQ study section. Read more...

  • 2001, Karsh selected for AHRQ patient safety special emphasis review panel. Read more...

  • 2001, Karsh hired as Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at UW-Madison. Read more...

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