Science Market Update

UPenn Announces New Institute for Biomedical Informatics

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Apr 23, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine announced the establishment of a new biomedical informatics program this March. The Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI) received founding support from the Smilow Center for Translational Research. According to Dr. J. Larry Jameson, dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, the Institute for Biomedical Informatics will "bring together the large number of Penn faculty who work in the broad field of biomedical informatics to inform science and medical care. We will expand the number of faculty even more to create a wide-ranging program of research and education to find and clinically apply the treatments of the future and to train the next generation of physician-scientists.”

The Institute for Biomedical Informatics has made one of its goals preparing students of biomedical informatics by giving them the knowledge they need and allowing for a combination of a new Masters in Biomedical Informatics degree program with the existing PhD program in Genomics and Computational Biology. Furthermore, graduate and medical training programs will focus on foundational knowledge while evolving with the biomedical field.

According to the University of Pennsylvania’s Almanac, Professor of pharmacology Dr. John Hogenesch will serve as interim director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine. The school will continue its countrywide search for a formal director this year. Associate professor Dr. John Holmes, professor of genetics Dr. Klaus Kaestner and professor of radiology Dr. Curtis Langlotz will also serve as associate directors.


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Given the establishment of a new biomedical program at the University of Pennsylvania, biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers may want to take note of what lab supplies the Perelman School of Medicine may need for students and researchers. The University of Pennsylvania is a very well-funded market for laboratory equipment sales. In 2012, the NSF gave the school $32 million in research funding. Of that funding, $2 million went towards life science research alone. In addition to receiving NSF funding, the University of Pennsylvania also received $455 million in research funding from the NIH in 2012. The NIH ranked the University of Pennsylvania third in the nation for direct plus indirect costs of life science expenditures, excluding R&D contracts and ARRA awards in 2011.

If you are a lab supplier or biotechnology vendor interested in networking with science researchers, learning about the University of Pennsylvania laboratory equipment sales market and getting to know more about what lab supplies researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine need , Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Philadelphia BioResearch Product Faire™  at the University of Pennsylvania on May 16, 2013.  Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and event-planning company that has been organizing trade shows at top research institutions across the nation for 20 years. If you are interested in learning about a laboratory equipment sales market closer to home, we encourage you to check out our 2013 calendar of events. For more funding information on the University of Pennsylvania, click on the button below.


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