j cimino webJames Cimino, MD, Director, Informatics Institute, Co-director, UAB Center for Clinical and Translational ScienceHistory:
When Dr. Selwyn Vickers came to UAB in 2013, one of his first initiatives was the establishment of the Informatics Institute, to coordinate, accelerate and enhance informatics activities already in place throughout the University.  Dr. James Cimino arrived in 2015 to assume the directorship, with Dr. Jake Chen arriving the following year to take on the dual roles of Associate Director and Chief Bioinformatics Officer for the Institute.  The Institute moved to its newly renovated space on the first floor of the Tinsley Harrison Tower in April, 2016. 

Vision:
The UAB Informatics Institute envisions the sharing of data between biomedical research and patient care that results in greater knowledge and improved health for people everywhere.

Mission:
From data to knowledge to better health, the Informatics Institute’s researchers will apply their tools and techniques to the problems facing the researchers, practitioners, and patients at UAB and its partners, while conducting our own hypothesis-driven informatics research to develop the tools, and train the informatics researchers, of tomorrow.