The University of Florida Graduate School is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 admission to UF’s new graduate certificate program in biomedical informatics. Biomedical informatics is a burgeoning field at the crossroads of health care, computer science and statistics. Nationally, demand for qualified biomedical informatics professionals outstrips supply.
The 15-credit, on-campus program will give students the foundational knowledge and skills needed to set and execute organizational strategies for managing biomedical information. It is led by Dr. William R. Hogan, director of the UF CTSI Biomedical Informatics Program, and is offered through the UF College of Medicine’s department of health outcomes and policy. The program is open to health care professionals and graduate students who want to supplement their training with skills in information strategy, as well as non-health care professionals and graduate students who seek health care information careers.
“I am excited that we were able to put together a rigorous program, drawing on existing strengths at the University of Florida, that will equip students to contribute to the field of biomedical informatics as well as to be more effective information managers in their careers,” said Hogan, who was hired in 2014 as part of UF’s preeminence initiative and designed the interdisciplinary program as one of his first priorities. “When I was hired, I was tasked with building a much-needed educational program in this field, and we have created a certificate that will serve the needs of not only graduate students in health outcomes and policy but faculty, staff and students across the University of Florida.”
Over the next few years, Hogan will continue to expand educational opportunities in biomedical informatics at UF, including the development of master’s and Ph.D. programs.
How to Apply
The application deadline for Fall 2015 admission to the graduate certificate program in biomedical informatics is May 29 for U.S. applicants and May 1 for international candidates. Interested candidates should review the program’s curriculum, eligibility criteria and application instructions.
For questions or more information, contact Alana Christou, education and research administrator for the department of health outcomes and policy.