• Informatics Institute is a recent addition to UAB’s School of Medicine. It was founded based on the notion that Informatics, in its broadest sense, plays a crucial role in biomedical discoveries, assisted diagnosis, development of treatments, and novel therapeutics. Informatics contributes toward timely prevention of diseases in individuals and communities, and is rapidly advancing health care and biomedical research.

    Informatics Institute faculty and affiliated faculty members have expertise in various fields of biomedical informatics, including bioinformatics, clinical and clinical research informatics, computational and systems biomedicine, public health informatics, and translational informatics. As a rather young and growing institute, we offer a dynamic environment with numerous opportunities for current and prospective students and postdoctoral researchers to contribute toward cutting-edge research and innovation in biomedicine and health care. 

    In a nutshell, the Informatics Institute’s mission is four-fold:
    • We lead and conduct research at the intersection of informatics, mathematics, data and systems science, biology and medicine, to develop new approaches, techniques, tools, and models that aim at solving problems relevant to human health and disease. 
    • We contribute with our expertise to medical, biomedical, and translational research at UAB and around the world, through partnerships and collaborations with experimentalists and clinicians. 
    • We participate in UAB’s educational programs by teaching Informatics at the undergraduate and graduate level and by training the next generations of Informatics researchers. 
    • We coordinate Informatics-related efforts with other UAB initiatives, most notably the Center for Genomic Medicine and the Personalized Medicine Institute.

  • Upcoming Event

    Biomedical Informatics Journal Club
    Course: GBSC 700, Section 01O, CRN#. 59752
    James Cimino
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