• Peter J. Park recently became a full Professor of Biomedical Informatics, the first such promotion since the department's 2015 founding.
  • Apply to DBMI's New Master of Biomedical Informatics Program by February 28, 2017
  • DBMI "Open Insights" Seminar Series kicked off January 27 with University of Manchester's Iain Buchan
  • Biostatistics – Biomedical Informatics – Big Data (B3D) Seminar Series is co-hosted by DBMI and HSPH Biostatistics on selected Mondays.
  • Our next Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurial Salon, co-hosted by Harvard OTD, will feature the head of Fitbit's Boston office.
  • SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge Qualifying Entries Are In -- Cast Your Vote Now

Welcome

Over 100 years ago, Abraham Flexner reviewed the state of U.S. medical education and its impact on the practice of medicine. What he reported about the lack of modern science in medicine caused half of the medical schools in this country to close. Today we are at another Flexnerian moment. Medicine and biomedical science are data- and knowledge-processing enterprises that are largely conducted without any of the modern tools of quantitative analysis or automation.

On July 1, 2015, we inaugurated the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. This new department, built on our ten-year history as the former Center for Biomedical Informatics, will bring quantitative methods and engineering to biomedicine at HMS. It is our mission to ensure that the next 100 years result in the breakthrough treatments and scientific insights we presaged in a New England Journal of Medicine piece entitled "A Glimpse of the Next 100 Years in Medicine."

—Zak Kohane, Chair

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September 9, 2016

Learn about i2b2 and Redcap for Enterprise-wide Translational Research

As part of the i2b2 Community Collaboration Improvements, we will be having Educational Seminars in which a member of the community will present their work to other members of the community. The first of hopefully many seminars will be held Thursday October 13 from 2:00 to 3:30.

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New! 48-Credit Postbac Masters Degree

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