The Department of Biomedical Informatics was established in 1964 at the University of Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, the department is internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education.
The department has a National Library of Medicine (NLM) training grant to support its educational programs. Master of Science (MS), Non-Thesis Master of Science, Certificate, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs are offered along with short-term traineeships for students and visiting fellows. Read More.
On October 31st 2019 at the Utah Asia Campus (https://asiacampus.utah.edu/) the Asan Medical Center and the Department of Biomedical Informatics signed a MOU to establish a research partnership.... Read More
Currently, suicide rates are rising. Dr. Alexander Au, a current graduate student in the Biomedical Informatics Department, explained in an email that “suicide is a rising issue in our communities and is now a leading cause of death among our youth on a global scale. It is predicted that 1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide and an estimated 25 attempts for every 1 suicide.” Due to the dire need for accessible mental health care, Dr. Alexander Au has developed a global mental health app.... Read More
Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Biomedical Informatics in the Applied Clinical Informatics track. After graduation, Jacob and Shilpy have gone on to work for Interopion. Interopion focuses on empowering healthcare delivery through interoperable, EHR-Integrated solutions. They have shared their experiences as students and their current professional roles in an interview below :... Read More
On Sept. 17th Dr. Michael Good, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, announced the appointment of Dr. Willard H. Dere, MD, FACP, as Associate Vice President for Research, Health Sciences at the University of Utah Health, effective September 1, 2019. ... Read More
Kathy Sward, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been named as one of four Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah, an award that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts of early to mid-career faculty. The award provides talented faculty with financial backing to support their scholarly, teaching and/or research initiatives.... Read More
Congratulations to Mike Conway, a faculty member in our department, who coauthored a paper that has been selected as one of the three best papers of 2018 in the “Consumer Health Informatics and Education” subfield of medical informatics by the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.... Read More