The overall goal of the BMI Program is to bring the collaborative power of the university to bear on Translational 1 (“molecules to populations”) and Translational 2 (“data to knowledge”) research problems by developing informatics collaboration capabilities in investigator support, data integration and academics (that is, graduate programs and methods research). The university has particular strength in plant, animal and human science at the molecular level. The BMI Program is focused on developing the informatics skills and capabilities needed to translate that strength and apply it to the improvement of human health.
The BMI Program will provide leadership and capabilities to provide core support services, integrate systems, and develop an academic program. Through these activities we create an environment in which individuals from diverse disciplines can interact, resources, services and technologies can be identified and accessed, and local and regional barriers to collaborative research can be overcome. BMI educational programs will directly train the workforce required to lead, establish and support multi- and interdisciplinary clinical and translational research teams. BMI supports all other CTSI programs by providing foundational services for educational activities. The BMI Program enhances the quality and availability of cutting-edge technologies and novel research programs to accelerate the discovery, development and application of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities by integrating data, enabling data management, and providing visualization and access to complex data sets. By focusing on key informatics needs, the BMI Program will create new opportunities for clinical scientists and the public of Florida to collaborate in advancing education and research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of human disease. The BMI Program provides leadership and insight for major institutional initiatives, including implementation of the Epic electronic medical record system, expansion of the UF Health Integrated Data Repository, and development of the UF Informatics Institute.
For more information on the BMI Program, please contact the program director, Dr. William Hogan, at email@example.com.