Seminar - February 24, 2011
Feb 24, 2011 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
James J. Cimino, MD, FACMI, FACP
Dr. James Cimino is a board certified internist who completed a National Library of Medicine informatics fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, and then went on to an academic position at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He spent 20 years at Columbia, carrying out clinical informatics research, building clinical information systems, teaching medical informatics and medicine, and caring for patients, rising to the rank of full professor in both Biomedical Informatics and Medicine. In 2008, he moved to the National Institutes of Health, where he is the Chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development and a Senior Investigator at the NIH Clinical Center and the National Library of Medicine. His principle project involves the development of the Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS), a NIH-wide clinical research data resource.
The NIH Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS) provides NIH investigators with access to intramural clinical research data collected from the many Institutes and Centers where such research is carried out. The data in BTRIS can be accessed in identified form, as they relate to active research protocols, but can also be accessed in de-identified form across 4,900 active and inactive protocols involving over 400,000 research subjects for the past 35 years.