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.


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Kathy Sward, Named One of Four U Presidential Scholars
Sep 11, 2019

Kathy Sward, Named One of Four U Presidential Scholars

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

Biomedical Informatics
Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Wendy W. Chapman Has Accepted a New Position

Wendy W. Chapman, PhD, has accepted a position as the Associate Dean for Digital Health and Informatics and a Director of a new Centre for Clinical and Public Health Informatics at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Chapman is excited about the professional opportunities in Melbourne as well as the adventures her family is about to embark on! ... Read More

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