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I have definitely benefited from the portion of the economic stimulus money that went to health information technology. This summer I was hired in a summer internship at OHSU's Department of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology (DMICE) to learn about informatics and contribute to some of the research in that field. This has been a great opportunity for me both in terms of exploring a new field to apply my engineering skills and health care interests, and in securing temporary work for the summer. Note that since I was laid off from my engineering job in March 2008, I have been interviewing for jobs and exploring new areas of interest. The economic stimulus money provided the funds to hire two times more interns this summer at OHSU DMICE than last summer, and that has allowed me to invesitgate this field as a potential career change.
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