The biomedical informatics certificate, a 15-credit, on-campus program, was approved by the University of Florida Graduate School on Nov. 20. The interdisciplinary program brings in courses from across the University of Florida campus to familiarize students with the foundational concepts they need for the growing field of biomedical informatics. The goal is to begin recruiting students for Fall 2015 enrollment next semester.
“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 Bill Hogan, M.D., M.S., professor of health outcomes and policy and director of the biomedical informatics program at the UF CTSI. “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.”