- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Biomedical informatics (BMI) combines information systems, data, communications and medical care. BMI offers students the opportunity to blend the health sciences with the computational sciences, fostering the solution of complex biological system questions. Students will develop technical skills that have the potential to impact the future of patient care, whether at the bedside, in the C-suite, or in the lab. Instruction in BMI will provide you with the skills needed to manage data and information in a variety of settings and careers. For those interested in an academic or industrial research career, your training will give you a solid foundation for pursuing masters and doctoral level studies. Informatics is revolutionizing the health care industry, as medical institutions become compliant with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). As a result of HITECH, health care facilities are required to maintain electronic records for every patient, giving researchers, clinicians, and medical facilities access to data that has not been available before. Career opportunities in BMI are incredible!
About Our Facilities
The Department of Biomedical Informatics is located at 77 Goodell Street, Suite 540. Courses are offered in both the Department and at North Campus. Courses are offered as seated classes with a focus on interactive classroom discussion and participation by all students. Our school’s shared core instrumentation and transgenic animal facilities support research by UB faculty and investigators at our affiliated institutions. These facilities not only house state-of-the-art equipment but in many cases also provide data analysis, training and grant writing consultation.
About Our Faculty
The BMI faculty includes physicians, basic biomedical and computational scientists, and information scientists. The faculty have expertise in biomedical ontology, genomics and proteomics, gene expression, drug re-purposing, informatics in nephrology, family medicine, neurology, and pathology.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Department of Biomedical Informatics website for additional information about our faculty.