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FYI: Graduate and Post Doctoral Fellowships available in Biomedical Informatics

From: Richard Boyce <rdb20@pitt.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:33:04 -0400
Message-ID: <50893F90.5080009@pitt.edu>
To: "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
FYI: Graduate (MS and PhD) and Post Doctoral Fellowships available in 
Biomedical Informatics

The University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program 
(BMITP) has research fellowships available to qualified applicants. One 
of the oldest biomedical informatics training programs in the country – 
with continuous NLM funding since 1988 – Pitt’s program combines the 
strengths of 17 core faculty with the breadth of a top-10 medical school 
in one of the most livable cities in the US.

Our research combines work in computer science, biology and healthcare 
to tackle basic and applied problems in bioinformatics, clinical 
informatics, and public health informatics:

• Developing touch screen electronic medical records for improving HIV 
treatment in Malawi Africa
• Applying machine learning methods to make better predictions about 
viral-host protein-protein interactions
• Using Bayesian methods to predict the development of Alzheimer's 
Disease in Genome Wide Association (GWAS) Studies.
• Designing computer systems to alert physicians about medication 
problems in nursing homes
• Creating early warning biosurveillance systems that monitor the health 
of populations and detect outbreaks more rapidly
• Programming simulations of infectious disease outbreaks so that public 
health officials can make more informed decisions
• Developing new ways to evaluate protein x-ray crystallography results

We offer:
• Certificate Programs – in classroom or online (1 year)
• Masters (2 years)
• PhD (typically 5 years)
• Postdoctoral research training

Many of our graduating PhD students enter successful academic careers, 
hired by excellent universities in the U.S. and around the world. 
Students with certificates and MS degrees accept key positions in 
bioinformatics start-ups, high-tech companies, government agencies and 
major medical centers. A variety of funding is available for our 
training program and PhD students usually receive four years of full 
funding including living stipend and tuition 

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Computer 
Science, Engineering, Biology, and many others, both directly from 
undergraduate work and with previous experience and/or graduate training.

This year our application deadline is January 30, 2013 for admission 
into the program for Fall 2013.

For more information:
- Read our program brochure 
- Learn more about our program, faculty and students at: 
- See our YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ9jexgkGK8

We hope you will consider applying to our program at 
https://apply.dbmi.pitt.edu. Please do not hesitate to contact us for 
more information at dbmi@pitt.edu. .

Rebecca Crowley, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Director, Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Biomedical Informatics
5607 Baum Boulevard
BAUM 423, Room 523
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3701
412-624-3310|Fax: 412-624-5310

Richard Boyce, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Faculty, Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program
Scholar, Comparative Effectiveness Research Program
University of Pittsburgh
412-648-9219 (W), 206-371-6186 (C)
Twitter: @bhaapgh
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