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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 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.
Michael Watson, PhD, FACMG, the executive director and CEO of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, will share his insights on the future of genomics when the Division of Biomedical Informatics welcomes him at noon on Wednesday, January 28 in the R Building, Research Auditorium, 3rd floor. His talk will focus on “Managing the Introduction of Genome-Scale Analytics into Healthcare.”
The race is on to find crucial gene-drug-disease associations that could lead to earlier diagnoses and improved treatments, and experts in the fast-growing field of biomedical informatics are developing the powerful hardware and software needed to process so much data. Cincinnati Children’s has a rich history of collaboration between scientists and physicians to conduct innovative laboratory and clinical research to improve care for children. This interdisciplinary interaction will be key to unlocking the potential of genomics.
Watson is the founder and first executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics. He has a long-standing interest in the translation of genetic information into healthcare use. Most recently, he was the project director for the MCHB/HRSA funded project to bring uniformity to newborn screening in the United States. He is currently the director of the HRSA-funded National Coordinating Center for Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Newborn Screening Translation Research Network Coordinating Center.
Our collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati gives students the opportunity to work closely with BMI faculty. Through course work and hands-on collaboration with faculty, students develop expertise in core areas of bioinformatics:
Program graduates understand the theory and practice of developing and applying biocomputational models and tools in biomedical research, in addition to the theory and practice of biomedical research itself. With this knowledge, they can conduct methodological research in computational biology and biomedical research using computational methods as their primary tools.
To assist students in meeting their goals, the Bioinformatics Graduate Program’s curriculum combines core requirements with specially tailored interdisciplinary courses in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology and functional genomics. These courses help students develop tools and expertise for the integration and analysis of data and knowledge across a range of disciplines.
For admission requirements and additional program information, visit the website of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
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