Biomedical Informatics at Brown

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)


Neil Sarkar
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor of Medical Science

Biomedical informatics is the scientific discipline focused on the development and application of methodologies for transforming biological, clinical, and public health data into actionable knowledge. The Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI) was founded in July 2015 with the three-fold mission to: (1) innovate how electronic biomedical and health data are used, (2) implement solutions for improving biomedical research and healthcare delivery, and (3) inspire the next generation of biomedical researchers and clinicians in partnership with collaborators in existing areas of excellence at Brown, its healthcare affiliates, and statewide healthcare organizations. This presentation will provide an overview of infrastructure being established by BCBI for supporting biomedical research across the Rhode Island healthcare ecosystem. Emphasis will also be given to how Brown-affiliated researchers can leverage electronic health data for biomedical research initiatives, with particular attention to supporting statewide initiatives (e.g., IDeA-CTS/RI- CATS).