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Integrative Biomedical Informatics’ and ‘Translational Bioinformatics’: This research thrust is leading to increased understanding of systems models and mechanisms of human health and disease, and will contribute to our understanding of the basis of ‘individualized medicine’. These new disciplines involve integration of diverse bioinformatics data-types and information bases into disease-specific models and networks, allowing a researcher to explore the systems properties and complexity of biological and biomedical systems. This relies heavily on computer and information sciences, biostatistics, and bioinformatics.
Brian D. Athey, Ph.D., has recently been named “Chair Designate” of a planned new Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical School. Co-founder of the UM Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (CCMB) and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, he is also a Professor of Psychiatry and of Internal Medicine. Brian serves as Director of Academic Informatics of the Medical School. He is also Associate Director of Informatics and IT in the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, home of the UM Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), and has served as elected national co-chair of the (CTSA) Informatics Key Function Committee (IKFC). He is Principal Investigator of the UM NIGMS Bioinformatics T32 Training Grant; and he is the PI of the NIH National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI.org) since its inception in 2005. Brian established the first nationwide Internet2 Visible Human Project demonstration under contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), was also PI of the DARPA Virtual Soldier Project. He is a founder and active board member of Scientists and Engineers for America (sefora.org).
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