School of Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Scholarships & Awards

Overview

Awards

Fellowships and grants are available to support training in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Applicants should be aware these funding sources are competitively sought after and acceptance into the program does not guarantee financial support.

The Bruce A. Houtchens, MD, Prize in Biomedical Informatics & Telemedicine

The award and prize of $2,000 is given to the winner of a paper competition. Students are invited to submit papers expressing original ideas and reasonably complete research or development efforts in the areas of biomedical informatics, health informatics or telemedicine, which is broadly defined as the application of computer, communication, or information technology to health care. The papers must have been submitted to journals and other entities. Any student attending the University of Utah is eligible to apply. Read more.

Annual John D. Morgan, PhD, Award

The John D. Morgan Award is a $5,000 cash award presented each year to an outstanding PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The fellowship committee will make the award based on the study of the following materials: student’s transcripts, NIH bio sketch, recommendations by the applicants' supervisory committees and manuscripts submitted by the student. The student must also be approved as a PhD candidate by passing the qualifying examination following completion of the first year of Biomedical Informatics class work. Read more.

The Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, Award

The award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. This award is presented for the paper that best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and presents experimental results documenting the value of these approaches. Read more.

The Mark R. Thomason Excellence in Innovation Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Mark R. Thomason Excellence in Innovation Scholarship was established in memory of Mark R. Thomason, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The $1,000 scholarship is intended for a degree seeking graduate student in Biomedical Informatics who have completed at least one year of graduate work with preference given to PhD students. Read more.