School of Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Scholarships & Awards

Overview


Student Awards

The Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, Award

The award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. This award is presented at the annual Fall AMIA Symposium for the paper that best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and presents experimental results documenting the value of these approaches. Read more.

The Bruce A. Houtchens, MD, Award Student Paper Competition

The award and prize of $2,000 is given to the winner of a paper competition. Students are invited to submit papers expressing original ideas and reasonably complete research or development efforts in the areas of biomedical informatics, health informatics or telemedicine, which is broadly defined as the application of computer, communication, or information technology to health care. The papers must have been submitted to journals and other entities. Any student attending the University of Utah is eligible to apply. Read more.

John D. Morgan, PhD, Award

The John D. Morgan Award is a $5,000 cash award presented each year to an outstanding PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The awards committee will make the award based on the study of the following materials: student’s transcripts, NIH bio sketch, recommendations by the applicants' supervisory committees and manuscripts submitted by the student. The student must also be approved as a PhD candidate by passing the qualifying examination following completion of the first year of Biomedical Informatics class work. Read more.