The Biomedical Informatics Certificate Program is a 15 credit (minimum) experience. The Certificate program will serve students with a wide variety of goals and backgrounds, including those in the Health Science Libraries' Library/Informatics Traineeship. For this reason, each certificate trainee’s program of study will be developed in collaboration with, and with the approval of, his/her biomedical informatics advisor.
The Department of Pathology plays an integral role in advancing the frontiers of biomedical research, education and patient care at the University of Pittsburgh. The faculty invests substantial time and energy in the education of graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows and both academic and subspecialty pathologists. According to NIH rankings for 2004, the Department of Pathology was ranked 5th nationwide in the amount of grant funding received (exceeding $19.5 million), and has been in the top 10 in NIH funding to pathology departments for the last four consecutive years. The department has more than 150 full-time faculty bridging excellence in basic science, translational, and clinical achievements.
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The Department of Biomedical Informatics offers a traditional non-degree postdoctoral research fellowship only to those with doctoral degrees specifically in informatics or very closely related fields. Some previous training in computer science is highly desirable. Research fellows are expected to join or establish a research project and to collaborate on that project with a University faculty member (see Biomedical Informatics Research Interests).
Postdoctoral applicants whose backgrounds are not in informatics, and who do want to pursue a masters or doctoral degree, should apply to the Biomedical Informatics Certificate Program. Such research fellows will be expected to fulfill all of the requirements of the Biomedical Informatics Certificate Program, including coursework. Requests to waive any certificate requirement, including coursework, will be considered, based on an individual applicant’s background and previous education; if a waive is granted, the student will be required to select a substitute biomedical informatics elective course in order to fulfill the 15-credit requirement.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics is pleased to offer short-term training opportunities during the summer of 2014 to appropriately qualified undergraduate, graduate, or medical students from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. These groups include: Black or African American, Native American, Alaskan Indian, Hispanic, Hawaiian Native, or Pacific Islander. Students may be enrolled at ANY institution in the Pittsburgh area (e.g., Pitt, CMU, Chatham, etc). Possible academic backgrounds that we will consider include (but are not limited to): the health sciences, computer science, linguistics, human-computer interaction, engineering, or psychology. The goals of this training opportunity are to permit individuals who have a nascent interest in informatics to gain research experience and to encourage minorities to consider informatics as a career field.