My name is Connor Morse and I am a graduate assistant at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS- see link below). I attained my bachelor’s of science in health science at Ball State University in July 2014. After graduation I obtained a position as a research coordinator at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health where I stayed until August 2015.
My responsibilities included acquiring and managing blood and saliva samples for various research studies as well as the role of primary recruiter for the Indiana Biobank in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and the pediatric hematology/oncology outpatient center. While fulfilling my obligations, I detected a growing necessity in the healthcare industry, health informatics. In an effort to increase my technical skills, I left my position at Riley to obtain my master’s of science in information and communication sciences at the CICS at Ball State University in August 2015 where I still am currently.
Here I have served under the director of the program, Dr. Stephen Jones, as well as Dr. Jay Gillette. Currently I am chairman of Ball State University’s sectional branch of IEEE as well as a contributor in the Applied Research Institute (ARI).
After my expected graduation in July 2016, I have accepted position as an analyst at Impact Advisors, a healthcare consulting company, which I will start in August 2016. I would like to continue my future career in the healthcare industry to some capacity, eventually acquiring a position with more management responsibilities. In this course I would like to further develop my research and project management skills as well as continue my current Muncie smart city development research form last semester.