The current explosion of biomedical data, including Electronic medical records (EHR), biomedical imaging, and genomics/proteomics/metabolomics, provide an awesome opportunity to improve understanding of the mechanisms of disease and ultimately to improve human health care. The Doctoral Degree Program in Biomedical Data Science will provide you with a unique blend of skills including programming, data management, data analysis, and machine learning. Successful graduates will be prepared to fully harness the power of high-dimensional, heterogeneous data. Potential students include both students with bachelor’s degrees in an area of data-science (e.g., computer science, statistics), as well as health professionals, clinicians, and others with degrees related to biomedicine (e.g., biology, biochemistry, genetics). Consider applying today!
Research to improve the analysis of big biomedical data is active at the interface of computer sciences, statistics, and various biomedical disciplines, including genomics, molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and population health. The mission of the Bio-Data Science (BDS) training program is to provide predoctoral research training at this interface, preparing graduate students for key roles in academia, industry, or government.
Interested in quantitative biology? The Quantitative Biology Initiative (QBI) is a university-wide initiative that brings together students, staff, and faculty conducting research in the quantitative biological sciences. We aim to be a hub for computational, experimental, statistical, and theoretical biology on campus.
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Molly Mitchell, program manager for our Biostatistics research area, and Kaitlin Woo, biostatistician, are both leaving the department to pursue other opportunities.
Dr. Bret Hanlon joined the Statistical Data Analysis Center as Associate Scientist.
We are excited that Shelley Maxted chose to join the Department in the role of Student Services Coordinator. She takes over from Whitney Sweeney, who has moved on to an administrative role in the Data Science Hub.
Annual Lecture Series In Health and Quantitative Investigation
The 2018 DeMets Lecture series featuring Marie Davidian, PhD has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances for the speaker.
SDAC - the Clinical Trials Statistical Data Analysis Center
is a Leader in promoting statistical practice, applications, and research in the design and analysis of clinical trials especially in the preparation of Data Monitoring Committee reports necessary to evaluate the accumulating evidence for safety and efficacy.
The Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping is developing innovative computational and statistical methods and software for a broad range of problems that can be cast as computational phenotyping. The Center is investigating how to exploit a wide array of data types, including molecular profiles, medical images, electronic health records, and population-level data; provides training in biomedical Big Data analysis to scientists and clinicians; and is investigating the bioethical issues surrounding the technology being developed.
The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics is home to internationally-recognized faculty engaged in both collaborative and methodological research who have flourished in the university's deep culture of collaborative interdisciplinary science. Faculty areas of expertise include biostatistics applied to pre-clinical, clinical and population health research; biomedical and clinical informatics; and statistical genetics and genomics.