Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, Ph.D.Assistant Vice President
- Education & Training
- Committees & Organizations
Dr. Khamis Abu-Hasaballah is Assistant Vice President for Academic IT. He leads the Academic Information Services (AITS) team within central IT to support students and faculty in the Medical, Dental, and Graduate Schools at UConn Health. He also leads Research IT Services to provide boutique services and portfolio management to the research community.
Prior to his current role, he served as the AVP for Research IT in the Office of the Vice President for Research at UConn, including the regional campuses and UConn Health. There he charted and led the implementation of a 21st century Research IT strategy aimed at transforming research administration by creating the infrastructure and tools necessary to meet the needs of the Grant Management and Research Compliance Offices while lowering the administrative barriers to faculty and researchers.
He also served as Director of the Informatics Core in the General Clinical Research Center (an NIH funded clinical research organization) from 2001-2008. During his tenure there, he established the Core, which grew to include three full-time employees supporting over one hundred and fifty clinical research studies. Among his accomplishments were the establishment of the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) – an automated telephone interviewing system - and the development of the Research Adverse Events and Management system, which was mandated as the sole vehicle for reporting and tracking adverse events related to clinical research studies. Other prior appointments include serving as a technical lead and project manager in Research Computing Support and Data Analyst in the Balance and Gait Laboratory.
|Diploma||United World College - USA||IB Diploma|
|B.S.||Trinity College||Physics; Mechanical Engineering|
|M.S.||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)||Biomedical Engineering|
|Ph.D.||University of Connecticut||Biomedical Engineering|
|Certificate||AMIA 10X10 @ OHSU||Biomedical Informatics|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Exceptional Reviewer||Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety|
|Community Peace Award||City of New Britain, CT|
Course Title: Principles of Clinical and Translational Research
Module Title: Computerized Data Management
Learning Objectives: - Understand the research study data management cycle. - Learn key data management principles and best practices. - Become familar with data management tools and concepts (CRF, RDBMS, data entry & checking tools, data security,etc.). - Learn how to design effective questionnaires using different question types. - Learn how to communicate effectively with IS personnel.
Required Reading: Book Title: Designing Clinical Research (Third Edition) Chapter Title: Chapter 15 – Designing Questionnaires & Interviews and Chapter 16 - Data Management Editors: Stephen B. Hulley, et al. Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.
Suggested Reading: 1. Reading 1 (Book Available in UCHC Bookstore) Topic: Overview of Biomedical Data Book Title: Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine (Third Edition) Chapter Title: Chapter 2 - Biomedical Data: Their Acquistion, Storage, and Use Editors: Edward Shortliffe and James and Cimino. Publisher: Springer Science, 2006 Reading 2 (Internet) Topic: Biomedical Data Security Book Title: For the Record: Protecting Electronic Health Information Publisher: Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1997
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Journal of Medical System||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2012||2012|
|Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2010|
|American Medical Informatics Association||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2007|
|Journal of Biomedical Informatics||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2005||2011|
|Association of GCRC Systems Managers||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2001||2008|
|Scientific Advisory Committee of the General Clinical Research Center||Advisory Committee||Ex-officio Member||UConn Health||University||2001||2008|
|Biomedical Engineering Alliance for Connecticut (BEACON)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||Regional||1997||1999|
|Biomedical Engineering Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||1993||1997|
Research IT Services supports a wide array of services and is a key player in shaping the future of research at the University of Connecticut. We have embarked on a bold initiative to modernize and boost our portfolio of software solutions in an effort to reduce the administrative burdens on our researchers and make it easier for them to access and monitor their research activity and information. Sample transformative projects include:
(1) High Speed Network. In collaboration with Enterprise IT, HPC IT, conceptualized, designed, and created the Bioscience Connecticut Research Network (BCTRN) to support high performance computing (HPC) and high speed (100GB) connectivity between UConn Storrs and UConn Health and other institution on Internet II.
(2) Enterprise Research Administration, including online grant management, human subject protocol submission and management, animal subject protocol submission and management, animal care facility management, effort reporting & commitment, environmental health & safety training and inspections, financial conflict of interest, and cross-campus data harmonization and analytics.
(3) Comprehensive Faculty Activity Registry is a homegrown application created to enable faculty to manage their CVs centrally. The system covers all aspects of an academic CV (education, teaching, pubs, grants, biography, membership on committees and professional/scientific organizations, etc.). The system enables faculty to generate a Biosketch specifically formatted for NIH grants; (2) a faculty/physician/dentist directories (http://facultydirectoty.uchc.edu/, http://uconndocs.uchc.edu/) and (3) a template to generate the SOM's annual merit plan (AMP).
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Clinical Research Tools at the UConn Health Center||Talk||Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (CICATS)||2013||Farmington, CT|
|21st Century Learning: Science Fiction or Reality?||Talk||UConn Health Center||2012||Farmington, CT|
|Comprehensive Faculty Activity Registry (CFAR) Stephen Bayley M.S. and Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, Ph.D.||Poster||AAMC Annual Meeting||2011||Denver, CO|
|University of Connecticut Study And Recruitment Registry (UConn STARR)||Talk||Hartford Hospital Research Symposium||2009||Hartford, CT|