To recognize OHDSI collaborators (or collaborating institutions) for their contributions towards OHDSI’s mission, the OHDSI Titan Awards were introduced at the 2018 Symposium. These awards will be handed out again at the 2019 Symposium, held Sept. 15-17 at the Bethesda North Marriott.
Annually, community members are invited to nominate individuals or institutions they feel have made significant contributions towards advancing OHDSI’s mission, vision and values. Once nominations are submitted, the OHDSI Titan Award Committee will select the award winners. Award winners will be announced before the networking reception at the annual symposium; the 2019 event will be held Monday, September 16th.
The award categories, as well as the 2018 recipients, can be found below.
Titan Award for Data Standards – to recognize extraordinary contributions by an individual, organization, or team in development or evaluation in community data standards, including OMOP common data model and standardized vocabularies
- 2018 – Vocabulary team (Christian Reich, MD, PhD/IQVIA, Anna Ostropolets, Dmitry Dymshyts, MD/Odysseus Data Services)
Titan Award for Methodological Research – to recognize extraordinary contributions by an individual, organization, or team in development or evaluation in analytical methods for clinical characterization, population-level effect estimation, or patient-level prediction
- 2018 – Martijn Schuemie, PhD/Janssen Research and Development, Marc Suchard, MD, PhD/University of California, Los Angeles
Titan Award for Open-source Development – to recognize extraordinary contributions by an individual in design, development, testing, and deployment of open-source software to enable observational analyses
Titan Award for Clinical Application – to recognize extraordinary contributions by an individual, organization, or team in generating clinical evidence that improves health by informing better health decisions and better care
Titan Award for Community Collaboration – to recognize an individual for their collaborative spirit in helping their fellow community members reach their goals
Titan Award for Community Leadership – to recognize an individual for their leadership in advancing the OHDSI mission
Titan Award for Community Support – to recognize an individual, team, or organization for their contributions to ensuring the sustainability of the OHDSI community