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Biomedical Informatics

University/Institute: University of Cincinnati (UC)
Location: United States - Cincinnati
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math/Statistics
Degree Offered: Ph.D/DSc (< 1 year)Ph.D/DSc (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The UC Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics (BMI) program is a joint program between the College of Medicine, and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The interdisciplinary program provides an in-depth knowledge of key analytical concepts that underlie applications of informatics and biomedical data science, ranging from the study of molecules to individuals and populations. Students can also learn how to apply these conceptual frameworks while engaging in hands-on opportunities to implement, analyze, and improve informatics systems in a premier research health care center.

Program Goals:

Successful applicants to the program have a strong quantitative and/or computational background and a keen interest in biomedical informatics or a related discipline. The program is committed to providing a strong interdisciplinary mentorship and an environment supporting research and career development. The unique partnership facilitates collaborations between informaticians, computational and basic scientists, and clinicians.

Faculty research includes:
Computational genomics and molecular medicine
Integrative -omics, single-cell analysis and gene regulatory circuits
Molecular modeling and structural bioinformatics
Medical imaging informatics
Natural language processing of clinical information
Computational infrastructure for federated research applications
Data mining for large-scale genomic and clinical studies
Data analysis for patient safety, quality improvement, and clinical effectiveness research
Clinical decision support and expert systems
Integrative approaches for precision medicine
Advanced technology for improving patient care


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2014
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 0
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 0
Average number of incoming students per year: 0
Average number of graduates per year: 0

Program URL: http://med.uc.edu/bmigrad

Contact Person: Pam Atkinson ( Pamela.Atkinson@cchmc.org )

Last updated: Oct 01, 2015

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