• Education Opportunities

    The Division of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation offers educational opportunities for graduate students and researchers interested in bioinformatics and medical informatics.

  • The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children's, in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, offers exciting graduate-level programs that offer students the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research while being embedded in one of the premier healthcare centers in the nation.

    Two graduate-level programs are currently being offered:

    Future plans call for the addition of master's-level and fellowship programs.

    The biomedical informatics department is the academic home for informatics faculty at UC and Cincinnati Children's. Students in degree programs work in an exciting environment where basic and applied scientific principles are pursued within a team science framework to better understand many of the fundamental challenges of biomedical research and healthcare. The partnership between two premier institutions provides a unique opportunity for trainees to explore fundamental biomedical problems and quickly transform insights into improvements in health. 

    The BMI Seminar Series focuses on topics in bioinformatics and medical informatics. All interested Cincinnati Children's and University of Cincinnati faculty, staff and students are welcome. To get email notices in advance of each event, subscribe to our mailing list.

    Upcoming Seminars:

    Fri Aug 28, 11 am Andy Spooner, MD, MS, FAAP

    Chief Medical Information Officer and Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's.

    "The Future History of the Electronic Health Record"
    Fri Sept 4, 11 am     Liang Niu, PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Environmental Health, UC College of Medicine. "IUTA: A tool for effectively detecting differential isoform usage from RNA-Seq Data"
    Fri Sept 11, 11 am     Bryan Towne
    Senior Director, Dept of Information Systems, Cincinnati Children's. "The Future of Data at Cincinnati Children's and the Enterprise Data Strategy"
    Fri Sept 18, 11 amHelen Deus, PhD   (Faculty Candidate)
    Associate Director, Foundation Medicine, Inc. "Big Data, Semantic Web and Other Buzzwords: Where Do They Fit in the Biomedical Informatics Toolbox?"
    Fri Sept 25, 11 amEric Hall, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children's. "Informatics Applications in Infant Mortality Research"
    Fri Oct 2, 11 amSteve Potter, PhD
    Professor, Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's.
    Fri Oct 9, 11 amKevin Hommel, Phd
    Associate Professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's. "Development of a Self-Management Web Portal"

    Fri Oct 16, 11 am

    AMIA Practice Presentations

    Fri Oct 23, 11 amDaniel Lin, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children's. "In-Silico Screenings for Environmental Factors that Modify Genetic Effects of Autism"
    Fri Oct 30, 11 amJoshua C. Denny, MD, MS
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
    Fri Nov 6, 11 amTheresa Guilbert, MD, MS and Nanhua Zhang, PhD
    Associate Director, Asthma Center and Professor, Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's (Guilbert) and Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children's (Zhang). "Asthma Phenotype Clusters Using Electronic Medical Records"
    Fri Nov 13, 11 amEric Kirkendall, MD, MBI, FAA and Kristin Melton, MD
    Associate Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Professor, Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's (Kirkendall) and Associate Medical Director, NICU and Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology & Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children's (Melton). "Improving Intensive Care Medication Safety through Electronic Health Record-Based Algorithms"
    Fri Nov 20, 11 amTo Be AnnouncedS10.130
    Fri Nov 27, 11 amNo Seminar
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Fri Dec 4, 11 amAnil Goud Jegga, DVM, MRes
    Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children's. "Mining Genomic and Compound Screening-Based Data for Drug Repositioning"
    Fri Dec 11, 11 amGuergana Savova, PhD
    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital. "Semantic Processing of the Clinical Narrative: Methods and Applications"
    Fri Dec 18, 11 amBiomedical Informatics Graduate Student PresentationsS10.130

    These monthly presentations are targeted to faculty and staff using electronic data collection in their research programs. Each talk is followed by a forum discussion open to all areas of research IT and informatics support. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

    Date SpeakerTopicLocation
    Wed Sept 23, 10-11 amGreg Franseth, Director of BMI Technical Services, Cincinnati Children’s; Gajra Arya, IT Service Support, Cincinnati Children’s; Brett Harnett, Director, UC Center for Health InformaticsBiomedical Informatics Services for Researchers: What We Can Do for YouS1.203     

    BMI sponsors a monthly meeting for application specialists at Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation. The goal of these meetings is to keep everyone updated on the latest resources and services available to Cincinnati Children's researchers, and to discuss any research IT-related issues.

    All research application specialists are welcome to attend. Meetings typically are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am in S11.100. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about upcoming meeting dates and topics.