Internship Grant


The New England Chapter of HIMSS Dvora Brodie Grant-Backed Internship Stipend Program assists student members of the New England chapter who are gaining real world experience in healthcare information technology through an unpaid internship opportunity.  Established and funded by the New England Chapter in 2005, this scholarship is in honor of Dvora Brodie, a dedicated HIMSS member and HIT professional who died of ovarian cancer in 2003.  

Awarded recipients are provided a grant in the amount of $1,250 to help offset some of the costs which can commonly pose a barrier to participation in an unpaid internship opportunity.  Two grants were awarded for 2018.

NEHIMSS is now accepting applications for 2019 award recipients!

Click here to download the application


Applications are due by Monday, April 30, 2019


For specific questions regarding the program or the application, please email


The New England Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Dvora Brodie Grant-Backed Internship Stipend Program.


Kevin Nguyen

Rishi Kamdar


Kevin completed an internship at UConn Health, assisting in data analytics of healthcare quality data on a number of different data sets. Rishi completed a data analytics internship at Partners Connected Health.


Both students studied Biomedical Informatics at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University and graduated this past May. Congratulations to both deserving winners of this award!




Past Recipients


Asma Ahmed – Connecticut
Sacred Heart University

Asma is set to embark on an internship at St. Vincent's Heath Partners which is the consulting group for St. Vincent's Medical Center. Working with Industry professionals such as Dr. Thomas Raskauskas and Dr. Michael Hunt, Asma will be given the chance to work on applicable projects for the organization. Currently a variety of projects such as Population Health Management and Telemedicine are available for her to choose for the duration of her internship. By the completion of her project she will be exposed to data analytics and applications for data exchange.
A graduate of Iqra University with a Bachelors of Media Sciences in Advertising, Asma is currently completing a Masters of Science in Healthcare Informatics at Sacred Heart University.

John Murray – Connecticut
Sacred Heart University

John is currently completing an internship at St Francis Care in Hartford, CT. Throughout the internship John will be working with the St Francis' Director of ICD10 Implementation, gaining firsthand knowledge on project design and implementation through the project lifecycle. The overall goal of the internship is to become sensitized and fluent in a variety of technical, operational, financial, regulatory and human resource challenges posed by technical innovation in a clinical delivery environment.


John has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics, and is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.


Safiya Jardine Dvora Brodie 2013
Safiya Jardine – Massachusetts
Northeastern University

Safiya is currently completing an internship in clinical research at the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As part of her internship, Safiya is assisting with a systematic review on patient safety & coaching. This project focuses on the impact of healthcare IT and various coaching methods implemented by clinicians to promote patient safety and ongoing clinician-patient communication.

A graduate of Lesley University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, Safiya is currently completing a Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics at Northeastern University. 

Dianne Collins, RN – New Hampshire
Western Governors University

A Registered Nurse licensed in New Hampshire and Vermont; Dianne currently serves as Clinic Coordinator for the Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice. Providing assessment, teaching, specified treatments and health promotion education to a predominately geriatric population. Dianne has held several clinical roles within New England healthcare organizations including Springfield Community Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

A graduate of River Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, Dianne is currently completing a Bachelors of Science in Healthcare informatics at Western Governors University.