Tuesday, September 4, 2018
This month the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School welcomed the next cohort of students in the Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) program.
The program enrolled seven traditional MBI students. These students are joining the program from top undergraduate institutions and have a broad range of educational backgrounds, including applied mathematics, bioinformatics, biology, computer science, economics, electronics engineering, and molecular biology. They are scheduled to graduate within three semesters.
The HMS Master's Programs Graduation Ceremony is featured in the August 2nd edition of the HMS eNewsletter. The full article can be found here. Dr. Alexa McCray, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Research Training Program (pictured), gave the keynote address at the Graduation Ceremony. The full text of her address to the Master's Degree Graduates can be found here.
The Class of 2018 Master of Biomedical Informatics degree candidates will celebrate graduation at the Harvard Medical School Master’s Degree Programs Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22nd. Nine students have fulfilled the requirements for the accelerated MBI degree, which includes a mentored capstone research project. Students completed the program either on a full-time basis in one year or part-time over two years.
MBI Class of 2018 and Capstone Projects
Frank Pandolfe, MD, MMSc in Biomedical Informatics, an alumni from the class of 2017, had his article “Rethinking the outpatient medication list: increasing patient activation and education while architecting for centralization and improved medication reconciliation” published in May 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The Class of 2018 MBI Degree Candidates shared the outcomes of their Capstone projects at a presentation session attended by project mentors, department faculty, and peers. As part of the capstone experience, students were asked to discuss their final projects in a fifteen minute presentation with five minutes allowed for questions from audience members.
Latrice Landry, PhD, MMSc in Biomedical Informatics, an alumni from the class of 2015, had her paper regarding precision medicine and health disparities published in the special edition on Precision Medicine in the Health Affairs journal, May 2018.
Our Master of Biomedical Informatics program was featured in Diversity in Action’s 2018 spring special edition. To read the article, please click here.
John B. Torous MD, MBI ’18 has received a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for his research, ”Digital Phenotyping and Computational Model for Relapse Prediction in Early Course Psychosis.” Dr. Torous’ application was approved in the first round of award funding by NIMH.
Undina Gisladottir, MBI ’19, has been awarded a scholarship from the Chamber of Commerce of Iceland. The scholarship is awarded to Icelandic students who are studying or researching an area related to digital technology development. Gisladottir was one of 4 award recipients out of 127 applicants.
Before joining the MBI program, Gisladottir received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 2017.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Dr. Wei-Hung Weng MD MMSc '17, has had his Master's Thesis published as a paper in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. His paper, "Medical subdomain classification of clinical notes using a machine learning-based natural language processing approach", was published on December 1, 2017 and can be found here.