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SciMetrika Abstract Accepted for 25th Anniversary Congress on Women's Health

Congratulations to Yvonne Wasilewski, Jenny Patterson, and Donna Shaw, who recently had their abstract for a poster presentation accepted by the 25th Anniversary Congress on Women’s Health, April 28-30 in Washington, D.C.

DHAP-Related Abstracts Accepted for Presentation

SciMetrika’s DHAP project abstracts have been accepted at two conferences scheduled in the next few months: USCA and APHA.

SciMetrika Paper Accepted by AJPH

SciMetrika is pleased to announce that the American Journal of Public Health has, for the first time, accepted a paper for publication from our team. Titled, “Quantitative bias analysis in regulatory settings,” the SciMetrika-authored paper will appear as a Commentary in an upcoming edition of AJPH.

SciMetrika, LLC Acquires Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences

Division of The Hamner Institutes For Health Sciences to advance research efforts.

SciMetrika Poster Accepted for Presentation at SOPHE 2016

Congratulations to our Lisa Hawley, Donna Shaw, and Yvonne Wasilewski, and Dr. Joanne Klevens of CDC.Their poster is accepted for presentation at the SOPHE Conference in March 2016.

SciMetrika Named One of the Top Healthy Employers in Triangle

We’re so happy to announce the Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) has named SciMetrika as one of the top 25 Healthiest Employers in the Triangle.

SciMetrika Publishes New Paper

Congratulations to Shawn Hirsch, Raydel Valdes Salgado, and Chris Bartlett! They co-authored, “Inhalation Cancer Risk Assessment of Hexavalent Chromium based on Updated Mortality for Painesville Chromate Production Workers,” which the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology accepted for publication. Kudos for representing SciMetrika on a new paper.

SciMetrika Expert Accepted for Publication

SciMetrika has contributed to another published manuscript. An article from our work with the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, (National Center for Environmental Health at CDC) was accepted for publication. “Reducing Public Health Risk During Disasters: Identifying Social Vulnerabilities” is co-authored by SciMetrika’s Jenny Patterson.

Notes from Nepal: Sanjeeb Sapkota Returns from Humanitarian Journey

Sanjeeb Sapkota traveled to Nepal to use his public health expertise on teams of aid workers to help survivors of the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes.

APHA Webinar Series: Building Understanding of Environmental Health

Our partners at the American Public Health Association invites everyone to join a three-part webinar series titled, "Building Understanding of Environmental Health."

SciMetrika Sponsors and Attends 36th Annual UNC Minority Health Conference

SciMetrika is pleased to announce its sponsorship of and participation in the 36th Annual University of North Carolina (UNC) Minority Health Conference on Friday, February 27 at the William & Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The conference will begin at 8 am and adjourn at 4:30 pm.

SciMetrika Employees Receive NIH Group Merit Award

Dec. 15: SciMetrika is proud to announce that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has bestowed the 2014 Group Merit Award to the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Group, which includes employees Miriam Gattis, Helen Rock, and SciMetrika subcontractor James Stojan.

APHA 2014 - Serving Others, Reaching Out

Nov. 25: SciMetrika is immensely grateful to CITYPAK and the New Orleans Mission for their partnership in this endeavor to serve the homeless while at APHA 2014. We look forward to collaborating together again on future projects.

Meet Sherese Garrett, Senior Health Evaluation Leader & Qualitative Research Program Manager

Nov. 14: Sherese Garrett, Senior Health Evaluation Leader and Qualitative Research Program Manager, has found that public health is not only her profession, but also her personal passion.

Looking Forward to APHA 2014 with a Thursday Throwback to APHA 2013

Nov. 13: As SciMetrika prepares to attend and present at APHA 2014, we welcome everyone to take a look at Dr. Apostolou’s excellent work from her online program at APHA 2013.

APHA 2014 - SciMetrika, The CITYPAK Project, & New Orleans Mission to Provide 200 Backpacks to Homeless Citizens of New Orleans

Nov. 10: SciMetrika is pleased to announce its partnership with The CITYPAK Project and New Orleans Mission, together providing 200 custom-made CITYPAK backpacks (PAKs) to displaced citizens of New Orleans.

SciMetrika Public Health Expert Presents at APHA

Nov. 7: SciMetrika’s Andria Apostolou, PhD, will present at the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November. 15 through 19, 2014) in New Orleans.

SciMetrika Wins $1.5 Million from CDC to Help Abate Child Maltreatment

Oct. 23: SciMetrika Wins $1.5 Million Contract from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Help Abate Child Maltreatment.

Meet Angie Grabko, HR Manager

Oct. 3: As Human Resources Manager, Angie Grabko manages and directs Human Resources at SciMetrika.

SciMetrika Expert to Participate in Survey Research Panel

Sept. 24: At this year’s annual Southern Association for Public Opinion Research Conference, our Lead Survey Specialist, Russ Foushee, PhD, will join the conference’s Career Panel, October 10.

Meet Jessica Lazenby, Director of Contracts & Pricing

Sept. 18: As Director of Contracts & Pricing, Jessica Lazenby cultivates proposal and contract success by architecting and implementing transformational strategies for compliance, cradle-to-grave contract lifecycle management, and competitively priced solutions.

SciMetrika Sponsors Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 1st Annual Conference

Sept. 11: SciMetrika is pleased to announce its corporate sponsorship of the 1st Annual Conference of the Triangle Global Health Consortium, Sept. 14 and 15.

Meet Senior Software Architect
Chuck Hallman

Sept. 4: Senior Software Architect Chuck Hallman enjoys using his software development expertise to design and build great "stuff" for SciMetrika's clients.

SciMetrika Hires Mike Townley as Chief Information Officer

Aug. 29: SciMetrika has hired Mike Townley to serve as the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

SciMetrika Wins Over $3.28 Million in Global Health-Related Projects

Aug. 13: SciMetrika is pleased to announce that to date it has been awarded over $3.28 million in contracts associated with the CDC's Center for Global Health.

Article Accepted for Publication by Epilepsy & Behavior

Aug 7: SciMetrika researcher, Norbert Kadima, MS, will co-author an article focused on psychosocial health in adults with epilepsy.

APHA Selects SciMetrika Public Health Expert to Present

July 30: The APHA has accepted the abstract of Senior Scientist Andria Apostolou, PhD, MPH for oral presentation at its 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.

Meet Senior Scientist
Andria Apostolou

July 23: Noted for her work with infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, Dr. Andria Apostolou has had three articles published in 2014.

New Article Published in Health Promotion Practice

July 17: SciMetrika researchers recently co-authored an article examining how the CDC's Health Equity Guide Toolkit can help local practitioners address obesity in different groups.

Meet Public Health Specialist
Rebecca Smartis

July 8: Possessing expertise in both environmental health and economics, Rebecca excels at balancing the needs of research, budgets and implementation.

2014 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Conference

June 25: Senior Scientist, Andria Apostolou, PhD, MPH participated in this year’s Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Conference in Nashville, Tenn., serving as a session moderator in addition to presenting her own research.

Advancing Healthy Homes & Healthy Communities Summit

June 17: SciMetrika will be participating in event focused on addressing indoor toxic hazards Thursday in Chicago.

SciMetrika Helps CDC Publish Key Division Report

June 11: Learn how we helped author and prepare this summary of the Global Immunization Division.

SciMetrika Hires Theodora Petrakis as Vice President of DC Operations

June 2: Based in SciMetrika’s newly established DC-Metro area office, Ms. Petrakis will focus on expanding organizational reach.

Meet Medical Epidemiologist
Sanjeeb Sapkota

May 28: A senior medical epidemiologist with research expertise in a variety of public health fields, Dr. Sanjeeb Sapkota is one of SciMetrika's leading researchers.

Catch SciMetrika May 28-30 at the 2014 Healthy Homes Conference

May 22: Epidemiologist Sanjeeb Sapkota, MBBS, MPH, will share his co-authored study on major home-related public health hazards identified in Georgia.

SciMetrika Participates in CDC HRSA Panel on Public Health

May 8: Epidemiologist Sanjeeb Sapkota recently participated in the HRSA panel: "Governmental Public Health—Federal, State, and Local Perspectives."

Youth Advocates of the Year Gala

May 7: SciMetrika sponsors event for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on May 15th at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

SciMetrika Expands Presence: Opens Office in Silver Spring, MD

May 1: The office will serve as the company’s home base for clients in this area, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the District of Columbia’s Department of Health.

David Blaha Joins SciMetrika

May 1: SciMetrika welcomes David Blaha into the new position of Senior Contracts Manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the federal contracting industry, he will support and evolve SciMetrika’s Contracts Department.

SciMetrika Helps Launch Social Media Campaigns for Cancer Awareness

April 23: Two rapid development social media initiatives are underway to help raise for skin and breast cancer awareness.

14th Annual Population Health Colloquium

April 16: SciMetrika Senior Fellow Michael Samuhel, PhD, participated in event bringing together leading experts from academia, industry and government.

World Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Accepts Paper

April 8: The journal will publish the article authored by SciMetrika staff, titled "The Effect of Gynecologic Oncologist Availability on Ovarian Cancer Mortality."

Clinical Trial Enrollment among Adolescents with Cancer

March 27: The journal Pediatrics publish a supplement on the topic of clinical trial enrollment among adolescents with cancer based on work conducted by SciMetrika and CDC.

CEO Jean Orelien Named Global Gateway Mentor

March 20: The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health gave SciMetrika CEO Jean Orelien the honor of serving as a mentor for the next generation of global health leaders.

CDC Awards SciMetrika $1.5M to Support Public Health Preparedness and Response Office

March 19: SciMetrika selected to provide training, technical assistance and related support to CDC's Director of the Office of the Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR).

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Accepts Manuscript for Publication

March 11: SciMetrika experts authored the paper, "Prevalence of psoriasis among adults in the U.S.: 2003-2006 and 2009-2010 NHANES."

Epidemiological Leader Shares Insights at SciMetrika

March 5: Dr. Victor Schoenbach, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, recently shared research with SciMetrika at the company's headquarters in Durham.

35th Annual Minority Health Conference

Feb. 26: SciMetrika is pleased to have sponsored this year's event the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., the largest and longest running student-led health conference in the country.

Susan Acker-Walsh Promoted to President at SciMetrika

Feb. 18: Susan Acker-Walsh will assume accountability for driving corporate strategy and directly managing all corporate and programmatic departments and divisions.

SciMetrika Experts to Present Two Papers at Healthy Homes Conference

Feb. 13: Christina McNaughton, Rebecca Smartis and Sanjeeb Sapkota will present two separate papers at this May's National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

SciMetrika Leaders Participate in SRNT in Seattle

Feb. 6: Senior Fellow Michael Samuhel, PhD, and Division Director Chris Bartlett, PhD, traveled to Seattle for the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Tobacco and Nicotine (SRNT).

SciMetrika Research Shows Increased Occurrence of Comorbity in Adults with Epilepsy

Jan. 7: SciMetrika researcher Norbert Kadima recently co-authored the article "Comorbidity in Adults with Epilepsy" in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

DCH Launches Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity

Dec. 18: SciMetrika experts recently helped the CDC's Division of Community Health complete a resource supporting the advancement of health equity through community health interventions.

SciMetrika Gives to Youth Villages Holiday Heroes

Dec. 15: This holiday season SciMetrika staff are taking time to sponsor a special group of disadvantaged children.

SciMetrika Named One of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the Triangle

Nov. 20: For the fourth consecutive year, SciMetrika was named to Triangle Business Journal’s 2013 Fast 50 Award list, ranking No. 44 among the winners.

CDC Awards SciMetrika $1.5 Million to Help Prevent Child Abuse

Nov. 7: SciMetrika selected to provide training, technical assistance and evaluation support to Essentials for Childhood project.

HSIP Scholar Presents at APHA

Oct. 30: At APHA SciMetrika HSIP Scholar Andria Apostolou, PhD, led a presentation in a special session on maternal and child health program evaluation.

WRAL Interviews COO
Susan Acker-Walsh

Oct. 11: SciMetrika is highlighted in a TV interview focusing on the impact of the government shutdown on local companies.

FDA Awards SciMetrika $40 Million Tobacco Policy Research Contract

Sept. 30: SciMetrika's findings may influence regulation of popular tobacco products like electronic cigarettes.

SciMetrika to Lead Initiative to Inform Improvements to SBIR Program

Sept. 24: CEO Dr. Jean Orelien will lead advisory team as part of a coordinated effort to strengthen CDC's SBIR program.

SciMetrika Named to 2013 Fast 50

Sept. 17: For the fourth year in a row, SciMetrika was named one of the Research Triangle area's 50 fastest growing companies. Rankings will be announced in November — SciMetrika was ranked #2 in 2012.

CDC Awards $1.5 Million Immunization Contract To SciMetrika

Sept. 16: SciMetrika selected to maintain and enhance state immunization grant management system.

Dea Zullo Joins SciMetrika

Dea Zullo has joined SciMetrika as the Director of Bids and Proposals. She will evolve the company’s B&P practices and provide strategic leadership for capture and proposal activities.

SciMetrika Co-Authors Ovarian Cancer Papers

Staff member Jenny Patterson is a contributing author on two manuscripts recently accepted for publication as a result of her work on a CDC project focusing on ovarian cancer survivors.

SciMetrika is quoted on the topic of Health Care Analytics

Dr. Yvonne Wasilewski, a Senior Research Scientist at SciMetrika, is quoted in the May 24 issue of Employee Benefit News on the topic of health care analytics, and the importance of credible data.

Susan Acker-Walsh, MBA Joins SciMetrika

Susan Acker-Walsh has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will drive initiatives focused on planned growth and business execution.

SciMetrika Co-Authors CO Poisoning Article in Respiratory Care

Darryl Cooney, MStat, of SciMetrika has co-authored a manuscript, “False Positive Rate of Carbon Monoxide Saturation by Pulse Oximetry of Emergency Department Patients," in the February 2013 issue of Respiratory Care.

SciMetrika Co-Authors Psoriasis Article with CDC in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Chris Bartlett, PhD, and Tiffany Baird, MPH, of SciMetrika have co-authored a manuscript with Charles G. Helmick, MD, of the CDC Arthritis Program.

SciMetrika Wins CDC Public Health Impact IDIQ

SciMetrika has been selected by CDC as one of twelve awardees to provide research, policy assessments, studies, demonstration projects, consultation and technical assistance to the agency.

SciMetrika Hires Doryn Chervin, Dr.P.H., Vice President and Principal Scientist

SciMetrika, LLC announced that Doryn Chervin, Dr.P.H. has joined the company as Vice President and Principal Scientist. In this role, she will shape the growth path for senior technical staff, hone specific service offerings, and strengthen relationships with one of their key customers: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SciMetrika Again Placed on Triangle Business Journal's Fast 50 List

SciMetrika, LLC announced today that the company has garnered a spot on the Triangle Business Journal's Fast 50 awards list.

SciMetrika Named to 2011 Inc. 500 List

SciMetrika, LLC announced today that the company was named to the Inc. 500, a list of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing private companies in America.

SciMetrika Establishes Board of Advisors

Chaired by CEO, Dr. Jean Orelien, the board will provide insight into the company’s growth strategies and includes four highly accomplished business and industry leaders.

SciMetrika Hires Director of Atlanta Operations

SciMetrika, LLC today announced Shirley Arvey has joined the company as Director of Atlanta Operations. In this role, Ms. Arvey will lead vital efforts to manage SciMetrika’s portfolio of projects and generate new business.

SciMetrika Expands Executive Leadership Team

SciMetrika, LLC today announced the promotion and addition of staff in key leadership areas spanning operations, human resources, finance and client relations.

SciMetrika Presents at the 9th Annual Conference of the International Society for Disease Surveillance

SciMetrika presented a poster entitled "Using Administrative Databases to Identify Cases of Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review" at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Disease Surveillance on December 2, 2010 in Park City, Utah.

SciMetrika Awarded CDC Information & Management Systems Contract

SciMetrika, LLC has been named as an 8(a) and small business awardee in the management consulting services domain for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information and Management Systems (CIMS) Indefinite Deliverable/ Indefinite Quantity contract.

SciMetrika Awarded IDIQ Contract With CDC's Center for Global Health

SciMetrika, LLC has been awarded an Indefinite Deliverable/ Indefinite Quantity contract valued at $50 million over a period of five years to provide short and long-term domestic professional and technical services to the CDC's Center for Global Health.

CEO Jean Orelien Profiled in the September Issue of Inc. Magazine

SciMetrika CEO Jean Orelien was profiled in the September issue of Inc. Magazine for his work in Haiti in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.

SciMetrika Expanding Offices as Revenue Rises

SciMetrika was highlighted in the News & Observer’s .biz blog for the company’s rapid expansion into new office space in its Research Triangle Park headquarters.

SciMetrika Named to Inc. 500

SciMetrika was honored by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for 2010. SciMetrika placed at number 374 on the list, with a three-year growth rate of 802.9%.

SciMetrika Awarded New Contract With CDC's Immunization Services Division

SciMetrika will provide operational and evaluation assistance to Health Information Technology for Economic Health (HITECH) ACT Grantees to support Electronic Health Record (EHR)-Immunization Information Systems (IIS) interoperability.

SciMetrika Named a North Carolina Company to Watch

SciMetrika, LLC has been named one of 25 North Carolina Companies to Watch by CED, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in North Carolina.

SciMetrika in the News!

An article about SciMetrika's rapid growth and expansion into new office space was featured in the News & Observer.

Dr. Jean Orelien Invited to Join the Statistical Science Delegation to China

Dr. Jean Orelien, CEO and founder of SciMetrika, has been invited by the American Statistical Association (ASA) to join the Statistical Science Delegation to China in November 2010.

SciMetrika to Present at 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings

On Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00 PM, SciMetrika will participate in a presentation by the Statistics Without Borders team on their efforts in Post-Earthquake Haiti. SciMetrika CEO and President Jean Orelien will present an overview of the results and lessons learned from the mobile phone survey that was conducted earlier this year.

Dr. Jean Orelien's Trip to Haiti

CEO Dr. Jean Orelien recently traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the January earthquake.

Regarding the Tragedy in Haiti

SciMetrika CEO and founder, Dr. Orelien, who is from Haiti, thanks all of our clients and partners for their concerns regarding his family. Please read the first of many announcements from our CEO regarding the situation in Haiti.

SciMetrika to Present on Type 2 Diabetes at APHA

SciMetrika will present "Lessons learned in the development of a type 2 diabetes prevention train-the-trainer curriculum for community health workers" with the National Diabetes Education Program at the 2009 American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting & Public Health Expo.

Hooray For CMS!

SciMetrika awarded a 5 year contract by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).

SciMetrika Awarded 4 AARA Task Orders

SciMetrika will be a part of re-building America as an awardee of 4 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) task orders.