Meet Our 2024 GIC HIMSS Scholars!



Undergraduate Winner

Saniye Uslu is a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago, currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration with an accelerated graduation plan set for 2025. Elected as a student representative on the Healthcare Administration Program Council, Saniye collaborates with faculty and staff to contribute to program development and foster a sense of community within the HCA program. Saniye is also very passionate about serving others, evident in her two years of volunteer work as a youth mentor for high school students in her community. Her dedication also extends in her role as an administrative intern at an urgent care/women’s care clinic. There, she witnessed firsthand the critical importance of improving health information technology to enhance care, quality, and access while simultaneously reducing costs. Introduced to the expansive field of Health Informatics during a Health Information Systems Management course at Loyola University Chicago, Saniye is eager to deepen her understanding of this industry with the support of the GIC HIMSS Scholarship. With a keen interest in making a positive impact as a future healthcare leader, she looks forward to continued learning and growth in the field of Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Graduate Winner



As a data professional in the healthcare industry, my expertise encompasses analytics, strategy, and product development, all aimed at fostering innovation and transformation within this vital sector. I excel in deriving actionable insights through advanced analytics.

Throughout my career, I've been instrumental in the development and execution of strategic solutions that capitalize on data to yield meaningful outcomes. My approach integrates technical proficiency with a forward-thinking perspective, ensuring that data serves not only as a source of information but also as a catalyst for informed decision-making and business success in healthcare.

In addition to my current competencies, I am deeply interested in the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. My focus is on harnessing AI to amplify the impact of data-driven strategies, thereby introducing groundbreaking changes in both healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. This interest in AI reflects my commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in healthcare, continually seeking ways to leverage emerging technologies to enhance patient care, improve healthcare operations, and shape the future of this ever-evolving industry.