DBMI Goes Live!

Zak Kohane and Jeff Flier
Inaugural Chair Zak Kohane (right) offers a toast to the new department while HMS dean Jeffrey Flier looks on.

On July 1, 2015, the ten-year-old Center for Biomedical Informatics transitioned to formal status as the new Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI). Five members of the Center Faculty (Zak KohaneAlexa McCrayPeter ParkPeter Kharchenko and Chirag Patel) became founding members of the new Department and were joined by new recruit Assistant Professor Nils Gehlenborg. Chaired by Professor Zak Kohane, the Department will begin actively recruiting new faculty in the fall. Dean Flier, friends and colleagues from the quad and informatics community joined the faculty and staff of DBMI at a lovely reception at the Isabella Gardner Museum on June 24 to celebrate the launch.

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