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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Katherine Sward, PhD, RN
Education,
Apr 20, 2017

Katherine Sward, PhD, RN

We are pleased to announce that Katherine Sward, PhD, RN was awarded the Reed M Gardner Award for Faculty Excellence on April 18, 2017. She is a wonderful asset to our community. This award is decided by a student committee.... Read More

Biomedical Informatics
Thomas Reese, PharmD
Apr 20, 2017

Thomas Reese, PharmD

We congratulate Thomas Reese for being accepted onto the JAMIA 2017-2018 Student Editorial Board. The selection process for the JAMIA Student Editorial Board (SEB) is highly competitive. The SEB chooses only up to 6 SEB members from the group of applicants. SEB members are expected to serve for a two-year term and should be enrolled in an informatics degree program throughout the duration of their term on the SEB. SEB members are critical thinkers with a mastery of written English, experience in scientific writing, background in health care and/or computer science, and have a solid knowledge of research design and basic biostatistics. A goal of the program is to improve all of these skills through experience and mentorship, and several full JAMIA Editorial Board members initially served as SEB members during their training. ... Read More

Biomedical Informatics
Education, Research
Apr 18, 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

Biomedical Informatics
Education
Nov 30, 2012

Homer Warner -- Founder of Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Homer Warner, who passed away on Nov. 29, was a giant among faculty members at the University of Utah. Known internationally as a pioneer in the field of biomedical informatics, he was the founding chair of the U's Department of Biomedical Informatics. I recently had the chance to interview Dr. Warner as part of the Dean's Roundtable series where he inspired and captivated our medical students. ... Read More

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