Dept. of Biomedical Informatics - The University of Utah School of Medicine

Dept. of Biomedical Informatics - The University of Utah School of Medicine 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.
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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 the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 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.

Mission: The mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is to improve health outcomes through information systems (including health, economic, and satisfaction results for consumers and providers) in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare and public health systems. To accomplish this mission, the Department assumes three major responsibilities: To educate biomedical and public health professionals, biomedical informaticists, and the healthcare and public health communities in the field of biomedical informatics. To promote and conduct research to broaden biomedical informatics knowledge. To serve health informatics professionals and consumers by participating in relevant professional societies, editorial boards, and continuing education programs, while maintaining biomedical informatics leadership in the community. These responsibilities involve the active collaboration of faculty and students at the University of Utah, with the School of Medicine, University of Utah Medical Center, Intermountain Health Care, LDS Hospital and other Intermountain Health Care related hospitals and clinics, the Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake VA Medical Center (VAMC), Utah Department of Health, and HealthInsight the PRO for Utah and Nevada.

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Kawamoto for being awarded a second-year subcontract with Cleveland Clinic on their joint eff...
07/09/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Kawamoto for being awarded a second-year subcontract with Cleveland Clinic on their joint effort on Cleveland’s grant titled, “Testing the effectiveness of Individualized Disease Prevention for Middle-aged Adults”. We wish both groups continued success in your research endeavors.

Congratulations to Phung Matthews, PharmD, one of our current master's students, who was just selected as one of 10 indi...
07/07/2020

Congratulations to Phung Matthews, PharmD, one of our current master's students, who was just selected as one of 10 individuals to receive the Cambia Grove Innovator Fellowship. Cambia Grove is a healthcare innovation hub focused on creating a national ecosystem to support health care transformation.

Over the duration of the program, these fellows will work to build open-source frameworks that can be utilized and scaled throughout health care systems to advance interoperability. Check out each of the fellows, the partners they’ll be working with, and more! See https://rb.gy/bbhypr

06/23/2020

Welcome to our Fall 2020 Cohort! There are 8 new PhD candidates and 30 new MS students joining the program. We wish you all success in your educational training.

06/18/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee for being awarded a second year of funding on her “Integrative Analysis of alternative splicing in Alzheimer's disease” R03 grant! We wish you continued success in your research endeavors.

“Silicon Slopes Live” interviewed one of our faculty members, Julio Facelli, PhD along with Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD, a...
06/09/2020
Silicon Slopes @siliconslopes

“Silicon Slopes Live” interviewed one of our faculty members, Julio Facelli, PhD along with Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD, a professor and Division Chief in the Genetic Epidemiology division at the University of Utah. Listen as they discuss their COVID-19 research using genealogy resources that are linked to medical records (Utah Population Database) to analyze data to better understand COVID-19 and to create an optimal model to prepare for future pandemics. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPKqVvPvkmGb

Silicon Slopes Live: Lisa Cannon-Albright, MD and Julio Facelli, PhD, UofU Health

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Kawamoto on receiving a 2nd year of funding on his “Scalable decision support and shared deci...
05/08/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Kawamoto on receiving a 2nd year of funding on his “Scalable decision support and shared decision making for lung cancer screening” AHRQ grant. We wish you and your group continued success!

During these challenging times in dealing with the massive fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty are staying bus...
04/24/2020

During these challenging times in dealing with the massive fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty are staying busy by contributing to the University of Utah’s research goal to create a brighter future for all of us. See what some of our faculty are doing:https://medicine.utah.edu/dbmi/news/2020/04/covid-19.php

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee who was awarded a Pilot study from Incheon Techno Park, IGC University and Industry ...
04/13/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee who was awarded a Pilot study from Incheon Techno Park, IGC University and Industry Matching. This award will be used to develop an integration and analysis method of genomic data. We wish you continued success in your research endeavors.

It is our pleasure to announce Shea O’Brien as the recipient of the Rolland H. Reiter Scholarship. This scholarship qual...
02/25/2020

It is our pleasure to announce Shea O’Brien as the recipient of the Rolland H. Reiter Scholarship. This scholarship qualified her for a tuition reduction of 50% for the Spring 2020 semester. Applicants must be masters students working full-time in health informatics at a hospital, a health care system, or a private software or service company related to health care informatics. Congrats Shea!

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Narus on being selected for the inaugural Chair of the new Center for Standards-Based Healt...
02/13/2020
Scott Narus on LinkedIn: #Logica #Interoperability

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Narus on being selected for the inaugural Chair of the new Center for Standards-Based Healthcare Interoperability. We wish you success in this new endeavor! For more information click here: https://bit.ly/31PkReO

Intermountain Healthcare recently announced the formation of a Center for Standards-Based Healthcare Interoperability, and I have been asked by the Center's...

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Eilbeck on being awarded a 2-year grant from the Utah Department of Health. This grant, “Re...
02/10/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Eilbeck on being awarded a 2-year grant from the Utah Department of Health. This grant, “Results My Way” – A Newborn Screening Educational Tool for Patients and Providers, will help families and providers to design best tools, practices, education and care delivery modalities. We wish you continued success in your research endeavors!

01/16/2020

The new year and new semester have started! We have worked all the kinks, as usual for the first week of classes, and everyone is off to a good start. We currently have 55 MS students and 20 PhD in programs and are expecting about 18 graduates by the end of the semester. 2020 here we come….

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee on receiving a grant from Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program provided by...
12/09/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Younghee Lee on receiving a grant from Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program provided by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This is a prestigious 2-year award that will help further cancer research. Congratulations Dr. Lee and wish you continued success!

We had a great showing at AMIA this year and had a good turnout for our Alumni Dinner. Hope to see you next year!
11/27/2019

We had a great showing at AMIA this year and had a good turnout for our Alumni Dinner. Hope to see you next year!

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
11/20/2019
Thieme E-Journals - Yearbook of Medical Informatics / Abstract

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Mike Conway, Mengke Hu, and Dr. Wendy Chapman on their co-authored article "Recent Advances in Using Natural Language Processing to Address Public Health Research Questions Using Social Media and ConsumerGenerated Data." Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2B0oceJ

Thieme E-Books & E-Journals

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
11/13/2019
IOS Press Ebooks - Crowdsourcing Public Opinion for Sharing Medical Records for the Advancement of Science

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. John Hurdel, on their co-authored article "Crowdsourcing public opinion for sharing medical records for the advancement of science." Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2MEq1U6

This study used Amazon Mechanical Turk to crowdsource public opinions about sharing medical records for clinical research. The 1,508 valid respondents comprised 58.7% males, 54% without college degrees, 41.5% students or unemployed, and 84.3% under 40 years old. More than 74% were somewhat willing t...

11/11/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Eilbeck and the Department of Biomedical Informatics on being awarded the 23rd year to their T15 NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Grant. This provides 11 pre- and post-doc students a stipend, tuition coverage, travel, and training funds to help them pursue their educational and research goals. Congrats and we wish the students and mentors continued success.

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
11/06/2019
Study of the Lamellar and Micellar Phases of Pluronic F127: A Molecular Dynamics Approach

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Julio Facelli, on his co-authored article "Study of the lamellar and micellar phases of pluronic F127: A molecular dynamics approach" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2MKTjjZ

In this work, we analyzed the behavior of Pluronic F127 through molecular dynamics simulations at the coarse-grain level, focusing on the micellar and lamellar phases. To this aim, two initial polymer conformations were considered, S-shape and U-shape, for both simulated phases. Through the simulati...

Reminder! Please RSVP for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD, from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.Lu...
10/31/2019

Reminder!

Please RSVP for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD, from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Lunch will be provided. http://bit.ly/33R0NIW

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: HSEB 4100B

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
10/30/2019
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#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Ken Kawamoto, on their co-authored article "Development and validation of a pragmatic electronic phenotype for CKD." Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/33tkFSp

The Department of Biomedical Informatics Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at the University of Utah held an informative and...
10/29/2019

The Department of Biomedical Informatics Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at the University of Utah held an informative and engaging event on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The event was a hit! Mark your calendars for the next IABtalks in April 2020.
We are looking forward to another memorable event!

http://bit.ly/2JodOBS

#informatics #uofu

If you are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral job after your degree, check out the opening at Weill Cornell Medicine....
10/24/2019
Postdoctoral Job in New York, New York - 180693 | Postdoctoral Research Associate at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York | Postdoctorals.com

If you are interested in pursuing a postdoctoral job after your degree, check out the opening at Weill Cornell Medicine.

View & Apply Now: httpslink.com/dt82

#postdoc #informatics #UofU

Postdoctoral Job: Postdoctorial Position at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Job ID 180693. Find postdoc jobs daily on Postdoctorals.com, the place to search postdoc jobs and fellowships.

Please join us for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD from University of Alabama-Birmingham.Lunch will be ...
10/24/2019

Please join us for our next Grand Rounds featuring James Cimino, MD from University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Lunch will be provided. http://bit.ly/33R0NIW

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: HSEB 4100B, The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, 4th floor, 26 South 2000 East

10/22/2019

Congratulations to Drs. Del Fiol and Kawamoto on being renewed for their 3rd year on their U24 Scalable Clinical Decision Support for Individualized Cancer Risk Management. Congrats and we wish you continued success!

Congratulations to Dr. Polina Kukhareva and Dr. Younghee Lee for being inducted into our inaugural 2019-2020 cohort of w...
10/17/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Polina Kukhareva and Dr. Younghee Lee for being inducted into our inaugural 2019-2020 cohort of women's informatics leadership training! The Women's Informatics Leadership Training is a seven- month course focus on improving female data scholars' leadership strengths.

https://sites.google.com/view/amiawomen/home?authuser=0

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th, for our Business Seminar! We will be hearing from Dr. Lincoln Smith, the Director of Ana...
10/15/2019

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17th, for our Business Seminar! We will be hearing from Dr. Lincoln Smith, the Director of Analytic Enablement Highmark Inc. Dr. Smith will be presenting "Advanced analytics and technologies enabling payer clinical services."

Date and Time: Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5:00pm
Location: PA Area, Room 1016

10/10/2019

Dr. Alexander Au, a Masters's student in our department, has developed a global mental health app to provide rural populations with mental health care. He has received international attention about the benefits of his app; he was asked to attend the World Mental Health Day. Check out an interview with Dr. Au below! We are proud of the work our students are producing.

#whyinformaticsmatter #masters #gradschool

https://medicine.utah.edu/dbmi/news/2019/10/alex-au.php

#Writingwednesday!We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we ...
10/09/2019
An Evaluation of Digital Health Tools for Diabetes Self-Management in Hispanic Adults: Exploratory Study

#Writingwednesday!

We would like to spotlight the publications of our faculty and students every Wednesday! This week we would like to spotlight Dr. Bryan Gibson and Leah Yingling, on their co-authored article "An evaluation of digital health tools for diabetes self-management in hispanic adults: Exploratory study" Check out the article below!

http://bit.ly/2kGCLiV

Emerging Technologies, Medical Devices, Apps, Sensors, and Informatics to Help People with Diabetes

Reminder to RSVP to our IAB Talks. Our next IAB Talk is October 15, 2019, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the SJ Quinney School of...
10/08/2019

Reminder to RSVP to our IAB Talks. Our next IAB Talk is October 15, 2019, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the SJ Quinney School of Law building (6th-floor rooftop).

This event’s Keynote address is “Intermountain Healthcare’s Center for Standards-Based Healthcare Interoperability” by Peter J. Haug, MD and Stanley M. Huff, MD.

REGISTER:http://bit.ly/2k50etW

#IAB #informatics #healthcareit

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