The Mission of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics

The Institute for Biomedical Informatics strives to provide an interdisciplinary home for basic science and clinical faculty and students with a research or applied interest in biomedical informatics.

What is Biomedical Informatics?

Biomedical informatics (BMI) is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health.

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Penn Medicine Researchers and Collaborators Receive $12.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer’s disease risk. […]

 

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