Student at work

The department is pleased to introduce our new Master of Biomedical Informatics program for students with a bachelors degree and a strong quantitative background.

Poster for thirtieth annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)

Last week, postdoctoral research fellow Andrew Beam attended the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), one of the world's top conferences on machine learning (ML). He has described the experience in

Rhabdoid tumor. Photo Credit: Vitanovski, Getty Images

Rhabdoid tumors are among the most recalcitrant childhood cancers, and scientists have long sought ways to understand what drives their resilience and makes them impervious to treatment.

Evening barbecue with class of 2016 Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics

DBMI and the BD2K PIC-SURE project are pleased to announce that applications are currently open for our Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics. This program, now in its 13th year, is open to undergrads majoring in the hard sciences and interested in progressing to post-graduate study (PhD, MD

THE CHALLENGE IS ON (NO PRESSURE)

Can you use the clinical trial data underlying a recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article to identify a novel finding that advance

Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences (National Academies Press, 2016)

Alexa McCray and fellow members of a Committee on Science Literacy and Public Perception of Science recently published the results of their evidence-based consensus study, which was conducted on behalf of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Oren Miron (l), Ya-El Mandel-Portnoy (c) and Heather Painter (r) - the winners of the NYC Lab

On August 30, DBMI Research Associate Oren Miron won first place for his three-minute pitch at Falling Walls Lab of New York, describing how he plans to break the wall of autism by detecting the disorder in newborns using the same standard testing device used to check for hearing impairment.

Banner for Biostatistics - Biomedical Informatics - Big Data (B3D), a new seminar series jointly organized with the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

The Department of Biomedical Informatics will be co-hosting the Seminar on Biostatistics - Biomedical Informatics - Big Data (B3D), a new series jointly organized with the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics glass sculpture held by 2015 recipient Dr. Ed Hammond of Duke University

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has announced its 2016 Signature Award recipients. DBMI Chair Zak Kohane has been chosen for the William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics.

Precision Medicine

The Master of Biomedical Informatics Program will be offering two new half courses in Precision Medicine led by Isaac Kohane and Paul Avillach.