The SIG Beat: New SIGS
NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS
REBRANDED SIG: Digital Health Scientific Interest Group
The mHealth SIG has been re-envisioned as the Digital Health Scientific Interest Group. If you are in the digital health space and wondering how to launch a mobile app, which wearable device to use in your study, or how to analyze data from a digital health study, this is a SIG for you!
Digital technologies are present in everyday life. From mobile and information technologies to telemonitoring and telehealth, digital technologies are now core to national and international strategic plans promoting health and wellbeing. Digital health is an ever-evolving field focused on the use of digital technologies to improve health and medical care.
The Digital Health Scientific Interest Group is a forum for sharing ideas and resources to advance digital health research at NIH. Specifically, the SIG aims to:
- Connect intramural researchers conducting or interested in conducting digital health research
- Provide opportunities to present and receive feedback on research, to network with intramural and extramural researchers, and to promote collaborative research
- Share resources around digital health including conferences, journals’ special issues, and academic centers, organizations, and commercial companies in the digital health space, to name a few
Membership is open to federal employees and select extramural experts in digital health. SIG members will meet quarterly to present their research, and meeting frequency can increase as membership expands. Beyond regular meetings, the SIG will hold an annual brainstorming workshop at which presenters can get detailed feedback on study design and implementation in digital health. We will also aim to submit proposals for special issues with prominent journals and conference panels to highlight digital health work done at NIH.
For more information, go to https://oir.nih.gov/sigs/digital-health-scientific-interest-group or contact Co-Chairs Sherine El-Toukhy, (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities) at firstname.lastname@example.org and Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) at email@example.com.
To join the Digital Health Scientific Interest Group LISTSERV email list and receive notices of meetings, go to https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=DigitalHealth-L.
All About SIGS
The NIH Intramural Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) are assemblies of scientists with common research interests. SIGs form and evolve regularly as new scientific trends arise. To find out more about SIGS and see a list of them, go to https://oir.nih.gov/sigs.
Here are just a few of the many SIGs
- 3D Printing and Modeling
- Asian American Pacific Islander Health
- Biomedical Engineering
- Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
- Cancer Metabolism Interest Group
- Cell Cycle Interest Group
- Chromatin and Chromosomes
- Chronobiology and Sleep
- Consciousness Research
- Decode Chromatin Interest Group
- Deep Learning in Biomedical Imaging
- Developmental Biology
- Dietary Supplement
- DNA Repair
- Gene Therapy
- Genetic Counseling
- Global Health
- Health Disparities Interest Group
- Hispanic Health Research
- Inflammatory Disease
- Lambda Lunch
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Natural Products Scientific Interest Group
- Nurse Practitioner/Physician Associate
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Patent Law & Technology Transfer
- Pediatric Clinical Research and Outcomes
- Religion, Spirituality, and Health
- Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology
- Science of Science Communication
- Stem Cell
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Zebrafish Frog
This page was last updated on Thursday, May 4, 2023