Summer 2018 Courses


Design & Analysis of Biomarker Studies (2 credits) 

The objective of this course is to identify, describe and apply the statistical and epidemiological knowledge, tools and perspectives necessary for effectively designing, analyzing and interpreting biomarker studies (which may include diagnostic and medical tests, prognostic markers for prediction of future disease outcomes, and/or predictive markers for treatment response). The course will also focus on writing a funding proposal; students will develop a 3-4 page concept proposal as the class project.

Instructor:  Douglas Landsittel, Ph.D.

Term:  Summer

Days/Times:  Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

Location:  407A BAUM, 5607 Baum Blvd.

Prerequisites:  BIOINF 2118

Expected class size: 15



Concepts of Software Project Engineering in Health Care (HRS 2428) (3 credits)

This course examines how health care organization implement both clinical and financial information systems. The course will study the implementation process and how to integrate systems to create the computerized patient record (CPR). Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the industry-wide implementation data standards and how to manage them.

Instructor:  Melissa Saul, M.S.

Term:  Summer                                                                     

Days/Times:  Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:00-7:55 p.m.         

Location:  6048 Forbes Tower.

Expected class size: 30

Special permission from instructor is required for this course.



Internship in Global Health Informatics (3 credits)

The Summer Internship in Global Health Informatics will be expanded to accommodate 5 students from the US. Students will travel to Malawi to study Global Health Informatics in low-resource settings alongside Malawian health and technology professionals. Students will have an opportunity to propose, design and develop a product or intervention relevant to solving a particular problem the group has identified.

Instructor:  Gerald Douglas, Ph.D.

Term:  Summer

Days/Times:  TBA

Location:  Malawi, Africa

Prerequisites:  BIOINF 2124 and permission from instructor

Expected class size:  4-5



Special Topic: Grantsmanship (3 credits)

This course serves as an intensive introduction to grantsmanship in biomedical informatics. It is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral student students who anticipate writing an intramural or extramural grant application within the next year. The course will focus on NIH grants, but will also briefly consider NSF mechanisms.

Instructor:  Harry Hochheiser, PhD

Term:  Summer

Days/Times:  Monday-Friday, May 21-25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  407A BAUM, 5607 Baum Blvd.

Expected class size:  10