• Biomedical Informatics Research

    The Division of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation has both an academic and a service mission.  

    We develop and maintain systems, software and other IT infrastructure to support a growing number of basic, clinical and translational research programs at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Our research in bioinformatics and medical informatics advances the understanding of comparative/functional genomics, systems biology, proteomics and natural language processing. And we educate the next generation of researchers through our graduate student training in the Bioinformatics Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati.

    Current Research

    Through both collaborative and independent research, our faculty focus on a number of investigational areas. Bruce Aronow, PhD, and Anil Jegga, DV, work toward the discovery and analysis of gene regulatory networks. John Pestian, PhD studies natural language processing of clinical information. Jun Ma, PhD, studies modeling patterns of gene expression during embryogenesis, and Jason Lu, PhD, studies patterns of gene expression and protein interactions in metabolic pathways of human pathogens. Michael Wagner, PhD, conducts genome-wide association studies of diseases such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, while Keith Marsolo, PhD, investigates data warehousing and data mining, and Michal Kouril, PhD investigates high-performance computing.

  • Research Resources, Services and IT Support

    Learn how we support research by developing and maintaining technologies such as the i2b2 research data warehouse, electronic data capture software, data storage systems, a cluster computing environment, collaborative web portals and more.

    Learn more about our resources and services.
  • Education Opportunities

    We teach and advise students in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. Learn more about research and career growth opportunities through our program.

    Learn more about our education opportunities.
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  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details

    Number of Faculty13
    Number of Joint Appointment Faculty11
    Number of Research Fellows6
    Number of Research Students11
    Number of Support Personnel107
    Direct Annual Grant Support$2,182,122
    Direct Annual Industry Support$414,547
    Peer Reviewed Publications54

    Clinical Activities and Training