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NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs

In April 2012, Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), announced that NLM awarded 14 five-year grants, totaling more than $67 million, for research training in biomedical informatics, the discipline that seeks to apply computer and communications technology to improve health. View press release.

The National Library of Medicine supports research training in biomedical informatics at selected educational institutions in the United States. These programs offer graduate education and postdoctoral research experiences in a wide range of areas including: health care informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and public health informatics. Many programs also offer additional tracks in areas such as imaging and dental informatics. The organizations funded to do this training are responsible for the selection of trainees; questions about eligibility, program specifics, and levels of support should be addressed to the programs themselves. The location and contact information for NLM’s training programs are provided below.

Each NLM informatics research training program makes special efforts to recruit individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and those from economically, socially, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, into careers in biomedical informatics. Each NLM informatics research training program makes special efforts to recruit individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and those from economically, socially, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, into careers in biomedical informatics. For further details, please see the table below, and contact the individual training program.

For general information about NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs, contact: Dr. Valerie Florance, florancev@mail.nih.gov.

NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs

Listed in alphabetical order by state

current training grantee institutions

Areas of Emphasis for NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs

Training Program Healthcare Informatics Translational Bioinformatics Clinical Research Informatics Public Health Informatics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2. Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Contact: Russ Altman
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
4. Yale University
New Haven, CT
Contact: Sandra Frawley
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
7. Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Contact: Peter Embi
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
10. Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Contact: Cindy Gadd
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
11. Rice University
Houston, TX
Contact: Tony Gorry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
12. University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: John F. Hurdle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
13. University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Contact: Akiyo Kodera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

University of California San Diego (San Diego, CA) Stanford University (Stanford, CA) University of Colorado Denver/HSC Aurora (Aurora, CO) Yale University (New Haven, CT) Harvard University (Medical School) (Boston, MA) Columbia University Health Sciences (New York, NY) Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR) University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) Rice University (Houston, TX) University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) University of Washington (Seattle, WA) University of Wisconsin Madison (Madison, WI)