Department of Biomedical Informatics

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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Aug 14, 2017

Karen Eilbeck, MSc, PhD

biomedical informatics

Karen Eilbeck in collaboration with Aaron Quinlan and Mark Yandell of the UCGD ( and the Department of Human Genetics have authored a review article titled “Settling the score: variant prioritization and Mendelian disease” for Nature Reviews Genetics. This manuscript details the challenges of variant prioritization through clinical interpretation and delivery. ... Read More

Biomedical Informatics
Education, Research
Jun 07, 2017

DeCART Data Science for the Health Science Summer Program

The University of Utah School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the DeCART (Data, exploration, Computation, and Analytics Real-world Training) Data Science for the Health Science summer program is now open for application. DeCART is a short-term training opportunity for students and professionals from the quantitative and life sciences who are interested in learning or expanding data science skills or learning about application areas within healthcare. Courses will be held at the University of Utah Health Sciences campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, running from June 28, 2017 through July 28, 2017. Courses are offered in two- to four- day sessions, covering a range of biomedical applications for people from clinical, basic science, and engineering backgrounds.... Read More

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Overview of Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah