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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Research Training Programs

As of July 1, 2017, the National Library of Medicine supports research training in biomedical informatics and data science at sixteen educational institutions in the United States. These training programs offer graduate education and postdoctoral research experiences in a wide range of areas including: health care informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, public health informatics. In all of these areas, biomedical data science concepts and methods are part of the core curriculum. Seven programs also offer special tracks in environmental exposure 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 research training program makes special efforts to recruit individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, women, and those from economically, socially, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, into research careers in biomedical informatics and data science. Many programs offer short-term training experiences toward this goal. For further details, please see the table below, and contact the individual training program.

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

NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Research Training Programs

Listed in alphabetical order by state

current training grantee institutions

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

Training Program Healthcare Informatics Translational Bioinformatics Clinical Research Informatics Public Health Informatics Environmental Exposure Informatics Short-term Trainee Positions
1. University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA
Contact: Nancy Herbst
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2. Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Contact: Sylvia Plevritis
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
3. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
Contact: Larry Hunter
No Yes No No No Yes
4. Yale University
New Haven, CT
Contact: Robin Einbinder or Lisa Sobel
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
5. Indiana University/Regenstrief Institute
Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Brian Dixon
No No No Yes No No
6. Harvard University (Medical School)
Boston, MA
Contact: Nils Gehlenborg
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7. Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY
Contact: Marina Bonanno
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
8. State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Contact: Peter Elkin
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
9. Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Javed Mostafa
Yes No No Yes No No
10. Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Contact: Bill Hersh
Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
11. University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Harry Hochheiser
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
12. Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Contact: Cindy Gadd
Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
13. Rice University
Houston, TX
Contact: Lydia Kavraki
Yes Yes Yes No No No
14. University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Todd Bjorklund
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
15. University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Contact: Peter Tarczy-Hornoch
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
16. University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, WI
Contact: Mark Craven
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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) Indiana University/Regenstrief Institute (Indianapolis, IN) Harvard University (Medical School) (Boston, MA) Columbia University Health Sciences (New York, NY) State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) 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)

Last Reviewed: September 4, 2019