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Lou Oberndorf establishes the Oberndorf Clinical Artificial Intelligence Scholars Award

OEI Chairman and CEO Lou Oberndorf establishes the Oberndorf Clinical Artificial Intelligence Scholars Award at the University of Florida

Last year, OEI Chairman and CEO, Lou Oberndorf established the Oberndorf Clinical Artificial Intelligence Scholars Award at the University of Florida, the college’s first-ever AI-focused award. The award creates an endowed fund that will be disbursed in perpetuity as a monetary prize for second-, third- or fourth-year medical students working on AI-focused team research projects.

Trends in Nursing Education and Training

Nurses posing in front of a hospital for National Nurses Week

There is a never-ending demand for high-quality patient care. Yet, there continues to be a widening skills gap caused by the early retirement of seasoned healthcare workers. MedPage Today stresses that this shortage is not a novel issue. A paper in Nursing Economics from 2010 estimated that more than 1 million registered nurses would retire from the workforce between 2010 to 2030 and take years of knowledge with them.

Changing landscapes of military conflicts require rethinking of casualty care.

U.S. Military soldiers assisting injured soldier

On the battlefield, care providers have what is called a “golden hour’ to apply their life-saving skills at the point of injury before handing off to a fully equipped military field hospital.

Senior Military leadership are warning that future conflicts with near-peer adversaries such as China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and others will create a “tyranny of distance” that will impair the quick evacuation of wounded combatants to a higher level of medical care. This creates a Prolonged Casualty Care (PCC) situation for Service Members.