Announcing New Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa Kepic Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is pleased to announce the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Naeymi-Rad is the founder of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. and an expert in the application of standards-based terminology solutions to problems in healthcare. Dr. Kepic is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician who practices in North Chicago, IL. The $25,000 scholarship will … Read More

DMICE Faculty to Play Major Role in New OHSU-Led National Center for Data to Health

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the lead institution in a new award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to establish a National Center for Data to Health (CD2H). The center emanates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program and its major goal is to support the use of health data, algorithms and information systems to bridge basic science and clinical research. The contact … Read More

Michael Chiang, MD Elected to American College of Medical Informatics

DMICE Professor Michael Chiang, MD has been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).  He will be inducted into the College on November 5 during the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. ACMI is an honorary College of elected fellows from the United States and abroad selected for significant and sustained contributions to the field. Dr. Chiang joins four other DMICE faculty who are fellows of ACMI: Joan Ash, PhD, professor and vice chair; … Read More

September Brings 10 New Grants and Contracts for DMICE

The month of September was highly productive for the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), with 7 new grants funded within the department and 3 more larger OHSU grants funded that include DMICE collaborators. Two faculty received career development grants from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that funds research and training in biomedical informatics. Michelle Hribar, Ph.D., assistant professor, was awarded an R00 grant, Modeling … Read More

Learn About Career and Educational Opportunities in Biomedical Informatics at Prospective Student Open House Saturday October 14, 2017

Discover One of the Leading Programs in Biomedical Informatics! Please join us to learn more about careers and educational opportunities in biomedical informatics – the field at the intersection of health, biomedicine, computer science, and data science – at the annual Open House of the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. The Open House will take place this year on Saturday, October 14th from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Participants can register and look at the schedule … Read More

DMICE Bringing Informatics Education to India

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), in collaboration with Krishmatics, will be delivering a new online course, Health Informatics and Analytics, to an audience in India. The course will be led by DMICE Chair and well-known informatics educator, Dr. William Hersh. At the end of the online portion of the course, Dr. Hersh will conduct an in-person session in India. The course adapts and combines components of … Read More

DMICE NLM Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Training Grant Renewed for Five Years

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology has been awarded $3.8 million for five years from the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) to renew its Training Grant in Biomedical Informatics & Data Science. The grant will provide annual funding for seven PhD students, four postdoctoral fellows, and four short-term training positions for diversity students. This award is a competitive renewal of this training grant that has been held by OHSU since 1992, making it … Read More

DMICE Hosts Inaugural Cascadia-R Conference

The inaugural Cascadia-R Conference was held June 3, 2017 in the OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) on the South Waterfront. The morning featured two workshops. The first was a beginner/intermediate workshop introducing data wrangling and visualization using tidyverse, by Chester Ismay and Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) faculty Ted Laderas, PhD (see photo). The second was a more advanced programming workshop about the functional programming package purr by Charlotte Wickham. There … Read More

DMICE Chair Elected to International Informatics Academy

DMICE Chair William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP has been elected to the inaugural group of 121 international leaders in biomedical informatics. Dr. Hersh was elected to the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI). He will be inducted into the group with his colleagues at the MEDINFO 2017 meeting in August in Hangzhou, China. Dr. Hersh has won numerous other awards in the informatics field. At the national level, he received the 2015 HIMSS Physician … Read More

Celebrating Twenty Years of Graduates of the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program

Each June, we are pleased to announce students who take part in OHSU Commencement as graduates of the degree and certificate programs of the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program. This weekend’s OHSU Convocation marks the 20th year of graduates from the program, and there are 48 graduates, distributed among our four graduate programs: PhD – 3 Master of Science – 6 Master of Biomedical Informatics – 20 Graduate Certificate – 19 This group brings the total number of … Read More


The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The mission of DMICE is to provide leadership, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics / computational biology. This mission is fulfilled through programs of research, education, and service. For more information, visit http://www.ohsu.edu/informatics

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