Monday, July 16, 2018

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

Nurse writing up her notes

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive. 

Hospitals typically use severity of illness scores to predict the 30-day survival of ICU patients. These scores include lab results, vital signs, and physiological and demographic characteristics gathered within 24 hours of admission. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stefan H. Steiner receives the Brumbaugh Award from the American Society for Quality

Stefan H. Steiner

The Brumbaugh Award is presented annually by the American Society for Quality (ACQ) to the author of the paper, published in the preceding year, that has made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.  This year's winners are Stefan H. Steiner (University of Waterloo), Yi Lu (University of Toronto), and Jock Mackay (University of Waterloo)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SSHRC Grant is awarded to Yeying Zhu, University of Waterloo

SSHRC Grant is awarded to Yeying Zhu, University of Waterloo

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has chosen Yeying Zhu as the recipient of a grant worth $51,145 for her research on the causal mechanism of reputation in e-commerce.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Professor Emerita Mary Thompson receives an honorary degree from Vancouver Island University.

Image of Mary Thompson

University of Waterloo Professor Emerita Mary Thompson will receive her honorary degree on June 8 during Vancouver Island University’s convocation ceremony in Nanaimo, BC.