The breadth and depth of research opportunities at The University of Utah is unmatched because of close relationships with collaborating institutions, state and local public health agencies and access to the world’s finest genealogy database, the Utah Population Database. New cutting edge projects are developing the next generation research infrastructure. The program is unique for its strength in each of the primary teaching and research areas: clinical informatics, informatics for translational and clinical research and public health informatics.
Abundant research opportunities focusing on federated search, medical decision support, public health surveillance, and grid computing, to name a few, are supported in conjunction with The University of Utah Center for Translational and Clinical Science, renewed funding for a Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and a highly competitive National Library of Medicine Training Grant. Real-world clinical informatics research is ongoing at several of our collaborating institutions: Intermountain Healthcare, home of the renown HELP electronic medical record, University of Utah Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, and the Utah Department of Health.