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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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
Julio Facelli , PhD
Education
Apr 18, 2017

Julio Facelli , PhD

Congratulations to Julio Facelli for being selected as a 2017 Fellows Academy of Health Science Educator. The Academy of Health Science Educators (AHSE) is designed to advance state-of-the-art education at the University of Utah through teaching, research, mentorship and service. The Academy serves as a home for health science educators and a community that advocates for excellence in health science education. ... Read More

Biomedical Informatics
Brian E. Chapman, Ph.D.
Education
Apr 12, 2017

Brian E. Chapman, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Brian Chapman for receiving the Outstanding Educator Award of Health Sciences Graduate Students! He was selected for his contribution to informatics and data science education across the health sciences. Our department greatly benefits from his dedication to these topics. ... 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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