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. Research affiliations include University of Utah Health, Intermountain Health Care facilities, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, HealthInsight (the Peer Review Organization for Utah and Nevada), and the Utah Department of Health. As one of the largest biomedical informatics training programs in the world, the department's faculty and students are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and interests.
An International Reputation
The Department is recognized as one of the most prestigious training programs for informatics in the world. The Department has granted hundreds of PhD degrees and MS degrees. These alumni have gone on to key positions in academia, clinical medicine, government, and private industry. The Department routinely draws international scholars (both faculty and students) from across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including Fulbright scholars.