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Charles P. Friedman, BS, MS, PhD

Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director

University of Pittsburgh

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Research Interests:
  • Studying the impact of biomedical knowledge resources on problem solving, reasoning, and decision making of health care professionals and students
  • The design and conduct of evaluations of information resources for health care and education
  • Implementing enterprise-wide information system integration through the IAIMS program
  • Development of software to support education and practice in biomedical domains
  • Innovation and change in academic health centers, with emphasis on the use of information technology in all aspects of health center activity
  • KEYWORDS: problem solving, information resources, healthcare education, information integration, biomedical, information technology
Current Projects:

Collaborative Human Subjects Research Enhancement (NIH 1 SO7 RR18239-01).

Pilot Project in Distributed Medical Informatics Education Using Internet 2 (NIH 467-MZ-001708).

Educational Resource for Tumor Heterogenecity (NIH 5R25 CA63548-06).

Residency Training in General Medicine (NIH 5 D28 PE10204-04).

Pittsburgh IAIMS Implementation: Advancing the Academic Mission with Information Technology (NIH/NLM 5G08-LM06625-04).

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: Special Vision -- Web Page Medical Summaries for Children with Special Needs (U.S. Department of Commerce 42-60-99029).

Supercomputing for Biomedical Research (NIH/NCRR 5 P41 RR06009).

Effects of Decision Support on Clinical Reasoning (NIH/NLM 5R01-LM05630).

Selected Publications:

McKibbon KA, Friedman PW, Friedman CP. Use of a MeSH-based index of faculty research interests to identify faculty publications: An IAIMSian study of precision, recall, and data reusability. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA Fall Symposium Supplement), 2002.

Friedman CP, Gatti GG, Murphy GC, Franz TM, Fine PO, Heckerling PS, Miller TM. Exploring the boundaries of plausibility: Empirical study of a key problem in the design of computer-based clinical simulations. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA Fall Symposium Supplement), 2002 (Received Best Paper Award).

Hersh WR, Crabtree MK, Hickam DH, Sacherek L, Friedman CP, Tidmarsh P, Moesbaek C, Kraemer D. Factors associated with success for searching MEDLINE and applying evidence to answer clinical questions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 9/3 (May/Jun) 283-293, 2002.

Friedman CP, Ozbolt JG, Masys DR. Towards a new culture for biomedical informatics: Report of the 2001 ACMI Symposium. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 8/6 (Nov/Dec): 519-526, 2001.

Crowley RS, Naus GJ, Friedman CP. Development of visual diagnostic expertise in pathology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA Fall Symposium Supplement), pp. 125-129, 2001 (Received Best Paper Award).

Friedman C, Gatti G, Elstein A, Franz T, Murphy G, Wolf F. Are clinicians correct when they believe they are correct? Implications for medical decision support. In: Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress on Health Medical Informatics (MEDINFO 2001): Towards Global Health – the Informatics Route to Knowledge (held in London, JK, September 2-5, 2001). V. Patel et al. (eds), Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 454-458.

Kaplan B, Brennan PF, Dowling AF, Friedman CP, Peel V. Toward an informatics research agenda: Key people and organizational issues. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 8/3 (May/Jun) 235-241, 2001.

Friedman CP, Wyatt JW. Publication bias in medical informatics. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 8/2(Mar/Apr): 189-191, 2001.

Friedman CP. The marvelous medical education machine. Academic Medicine, 22/5: 496-502, 2000.

Friedman CP. Aggressive collaboration: The Pittsburgh Center for Biomedical Informatics. MD Computing 17: 29-32, 2000.