Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics is an interdisciplinary science that integrates clinical research, biology, computer science, Health Information Technology (HIT), biostatistics, and mathematics to solve problems related to biomedical research. Biomedical informatics serves as the backbone that drives discovery from the bench to the bedside.

The success of our current biomedical informatics program capitalizes on Meharry's strong collaborative networks and alliances with regional and national research programs such as the Research Centers in Minority Institutes (RCMI), the RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN), and the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This allows biomedical informatics to leverage resources available through these programs, and to collaborate among biomedical informatics activities.

To fulfill these goals, the specific aims are as follows:

  1. Develop an effective informatics infrastructure that will support the Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center (MeTRC) goals in translational research;
  2. Develop new informatics tools and enhance our existing tools to meet the program's demands for informatics support;
  3. Develop strategies for facilitating internal communication within MeTRC as well as external collaboration and partnerships.

Supported by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54 MD0007593.