John Carroll University students Michael Ciancibello ’14 and Chrispus Munywoki ’14 have been selected for healthcare information technology internships this semester at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

From left: Michael Ciancibello ’14 and Chrispus Munywoki ’14

Ciancibello is a computer science major and philosophy minor from Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Munywoki is a computer science and economics double major from Kitui, Kenya.

John Carroll graduates Roseann Spitznagel ’95 and Jim Wetzel ’01—who work at the Clinic—helped start the healthcare IT internship program for JCU students last spring. The program’s first intern was Kathryn Ek ’12, who graduated from JCU last May. She now works as an IT analyst with Dwellworks in Cleveland.

The internship program is part of the healthcare information technology track in JCU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The track helps students gain the specialized knowledge and skills needed to meet the unique IT needs of the fast-growing healthcare industry.

“There is strong demand in Northeast Ohio for healthcare IT professionals, and we are excited to collaborate with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to prepare young professionals to succeed in the field,” said Jeanne M. Colleran ’76, dean of John Carroll University’s College of Arts and Sciences. “We are committed to helping students develop not only advanced technical skills, but also the creative problem-solving abilities and integrity that will position them to lead in their careers and communities.”

Learn more about JCU’s healthcare IT track and internship program by reading the John Carroll Magazine article, “A Budding Relationship.”

Each year more than two dozen John Carroll students complete internships with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. They gain valuable professional experience in autism research, biomedical research, communications and marketing, educational outreach, healthcare information technology, language translation, and many other fields.

Posted on February 6, 2013
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