Join our partner, the University of Nebraska–Omaha (UNO) STEM TRAIL Center, at this exciting event that features WoC SEPA advisory board member Dr. Babu Guda! This is an online event. A Zoom link will be sent to you after you register by clicking here.
On Friday, September 24, from 11:00 AM–12 Noon, Drs. Ann Fruhling and Babu Guda will provide an overview of the University of Nebraska Center for Biomedical Informatics Research and Innovation (CBIRI) and facilitate an open forum on opportunities for UNO faculty, students, and community partners to connect with CBIRI’s biomedical informatics resources and expertise and collaborate with CBIRI researchers.
Ann L. Fruhling, Ph.D., M.B.A., Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Distinguished Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Babu Guda, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Core; Professor and Chief Bioinformatics & Research Computing Officer, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC); Member, Molecular Biochemical Etiology Program, UNMC Eppley Cancer Center
When Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education committee approved the CBIRI at its May meeting, it was the culmination of two decades of significant progress in developing a biomedical informatics umbrella infrastructure at both UNO and UNMC. Under the co-direction of Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., professor of Interdisciplinary Informatics within UNO’s College of Information Science & Technology, and Babu Guda, Ph.D., professor in the UNMC Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy, CBIRI’s vision is to be recognized as a national leader in providing biomedical informatics expertise and resources to promote and advance basic, clinical, translational, and public health research.
CBIRI intends to quickly link faculty to the biomedical informatics resources and expertise they need. The center aims to open doors for additional biomedical informatics research and discoveries, sharing and collaboration of personnel and resources across campuses and disciplines, and to provide the support to compete for a new Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant. The center will allow strategic planning, improve communication and coordination, and streamline collaboration opportunities for all types of activities related to biomedical informatics, including bioinformatics, clinical informatics, and public health informatics.
This presentation will provide an overview of CBIRI and facilitate an open forum on opportunities for UNO faculty, students, and community partners to connect with CBIRI’s biomedical informatics resources and expertise and collaborate with CBIRI researchers.