Biomedical Informatics
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The Biomedical Informatics team at Cincinnati Children’s offers several event series for the research community. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome. 

Our Friday Research Seminar Series is offered virtually via Zoom. Topics will rotate between:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Genomics
  • Systems Biology

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Fall 2023 Schedule (11 am - 12 pm)

August 25, 2023

  • Topic: Systems Biology
  • Speaker: Tongli Zhang, PhD; Associate Professor; Pharmacology & Systems Physiology; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Presentation: Developing digital twins to guide personalized diagnosis and treatment

September 8, 2023

  • Topic: Genetics
  • Speaker: Anne Slavotinek, PhD, MBBS; Director, Division of Human Genetics; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • Presentation: Improving care for pediatric patients with next-generation sequencing

September 22, 2023

  • Topic: Genomics
  • Speaker: Carl de Boer, PhD, PLEng; Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering; University of British Columbia
  • Presentation: Deciphering genome regulation or: How I learned to stop worrying and love random DNA

October 6, 2023

  • Topic: Biomedical Informatics
  • Speaker: Daisuke Kihara, PhD; Professor; Department of Biological Sciences; Department of Computer Science; Purdue University
  • Presentation: Biomolecular structure modeling for cryo-EM using deep learning

October 20, 2023

  • Topic: Systems Biology
  • Speaker: John Burke, PhD; CEO, President, and Co-Founder, Applied BioMath
  • Presentation: To be announced

November 3, 2023

  • Topic: Clinical Informatics
  • Speaker: Evan Orenstein, MD; Pediatric Hospitalist & Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Assistant Professor; Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Presentation: To be announced

November 17, 2023

  • Topic: Systems Biology
  • Speaker: Rafael Irizarry, PhD; Professor, Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Chair, Biostatistics and Computational Biology , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Presentation: Statistical challenges in single cell and spatial transcriptomics data analysis

December 1, 2023

  • Topic: Clinical Informatics
  • Speaker: Cui Tao, PhD; Dr. Doris L Ross Professor, Director for Center of Biomedical Semantics and Data Intelligence, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Presentation: To be announced

Zoom Meeting Information

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Presentations may be recorded for the University of Cincinnati's distance learning, graduate-level course BMIN 7003 – Biomedical Informatics Seminar

The Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG) is a community of bioinformatics researchers and data scientists looking to sharing knowledge, insights, and build community. We organized a series of user-led, informal talks and discussions by and for data researchers at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati. Please contact Krishna Roskin at for more details or to sign up to present at a future BUGs meeting.

We offer training on various software packages used for research purposes.

  • REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed exclusively to support data capture for research studies, allowing users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely. Various levels of training are offered on an ongoing basis for researchers at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati. For a complete schedule of upcoming training opportunities, visit UC's Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST). For more information on REDCap, please visit the Cincinnati REDCap Resource Center.
  • University of Cincinnati Libraries Workshops. The UC Libraries provide training on topics such as REDCap, MEDLINE, Programming in R, Prezi, Scopus and more. Check the library's workshop schedule here. All workshops are open to Cincinnati Children’s employees but you cannot register online. To register, call the library at 513-558-0127. If you have an urgent need for instruction on a class normally scheduled by the libraries, please contact Assistant Director Lori E. Harris.

Biomedical Informatics 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 T9.121.

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