Biomedical Informatics Training Program at Vanderbilt University

United States
Vanderbilt University

Our program offers NLM- and VA-funded research MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Informatics. In 2016 we are launching an MS in Applied Clinical Informatics (distance learning for the working professional) and an ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Fellowship. We also offer non-degree postdoctoral and short-term training experiences. The research MS and PhD degree programs include a core curriculum of courses in biomedical informatics and the foundation disciplines of computer science, biomedicine, and research methodology. MS & PhD students pursue concentrated study in one of several application domains: clinical informatics, translational bioinformatics, and clinical research informatics (in development). Our new MSACI will provide innovative CI education for working professionals in the health care field with graduates assuming leadership roles in the application and innovation of clinical informatics nationally. This program is the didactic training component for Clinical Informatics Fellows. Faculty-mentored practicum experiences with existing operational teams will be critical to all CI trainees’ development as clinical informatics practitioners who improve patient care through the application of informatics tools. We continue to offer research-intensive non-degree postdoctoral fellowships. The uniquely rich and nurturing environment for informatics at Vanderbilt is a result of the shared vision of the senior leadership of the institution for more than 20 years, that effective management of data, information and knowledge will be the competitive advantage for the university and its medical center in the current century. In this unique setting for education in biomedical informatics, our inaugural group of students has excelled in developing new knowledge that advances informatics as a scientific discipline.

Contact info for more information

Rischelle Jenkins
Program Coordinator - MS&PhD
Department of Biomedical Informatics, VUMC
2525 West End Ave., Suite 1475
Nashville, TN 37232-8340
615) 936 - 1068

Claudia McCarn
Program Manager - MSACI
Department of Biomedical Informatics, VUMC
2525 West End Ave., Suite 1475
Nashville, TN 37232-8340
615) 936 - 9940