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New Biomedical Informatics Department at Emory University

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Nov 21, 2011

The Emory School of Medicine has launched a new Biomedical Informatics Department.  The new department will create more faculty positions and will help encourage opportunities for improved training, education and research in this emerging field.

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The new department's chair will be Joel Saltz, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Emory Center for Comprehensive Informatics.  

Saltz commented, “The launch of this new department, which has been in the planning stages for several years, is a landmark event that signifies the dramatic growth of the field of biomedical informatics, generally, its critical importance to medical advancement and the growing strengths of bioinformatics and biomedical informatics in the School of Medicine and other areas in the University."

The new department (and new doctoral concentration in biomedical informatics) will attract many top level students and professionals to the Emory School of Medicine.  


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To learn about the latest lab equipment visit and register for our next BioResearch Product Faire™ trade show at Emory University on February 16, 2012. Click the button below for more information.Dean of Emory School of Medicine, Thomas J. Lawley, M.D. said, “We are extremely pleased to add this significant new department to Emory School of Medicine. The field of biomedical informatics is a key component of the future of medicine, and this department will help us assume a leadership role as we continue the rapid progress in our multidisciplinary research and educational efforts.” 

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Tags: Emory University, Southeast, Georgia, Biomedical Research Funding

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