Congrats! Jacobs School Receives NIH Training Grant to Prepare Next Generation of Biomedical Informatics and Data Scientists – Jacobs School of Medicine and


I’m quite happy to share that the Jacobs College of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo a short while ago acquired a remarkably competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Nationwide Library of Drugs (NLM) T15 Biomedical Informatics and Info Science Training Grant renewal, increasing the school’s potential to prepare the up coming generation of biomedical informatics and knowledge scientists.

Only a handful of U.S. corporations had been selected for this prestigious award, which will give around $2.5 million for an supplemental five decades of total-time aid from 4 doctoral students and four postdoctoral fellows in our Biomedical Informatics system.

This renewal marks the next consecutive 5-12 months cycle of funding for this award since 2017. The T15 NIH funding assists cover stipends, tuition, and other schooling linked bills for the trainees.

Several of the trainees are recipients of the 42 levels and certificates that the revolutionary Jacobs School’s biomedical informatics graduate program has awarded because its inception in 2013.

“I am thankful that we have been given a different round of funding for this award that continues to aid our software which is just one of the prime in the nation,” explained Peter L. Elkin, MD, primary investigator and professor and chair, Section of Biomedical Informatics. “Our teaching application has been bettering the nation’s means to share interoperable details and to complete chopping edge translational investigation for the previous five yrs. Biomedical informatics performs a major role in the achievement of study and education and learning at the Jacobs University of Medication and Biomedical Sciences.”

This grant renewal follows the school’s hosting of the 2022 NLM training grant assembly in-person this past June, exactly where 227 registered members — including NLM extramural systems director Richard Palmer, DrPH, UB Provost A. Scott Weber, PhD, and Dr. Elkin — used two days discussing informatics and knowledge science. Being decided on to host this national convention was a terrific honor and speaks really of the Jacob School’s status nationally and at the NIH.

Thank you, Dr. Elkin and your workforce in the Department of Biomedical Informatics for ushering this grant renewal forward. I’m so happy of all you go on to accomplish and the richness of the exploration ongoing at the University at Buffalo. 

Now more than at any time, the earth demands biomedical informatics experts who do the job relentlessly to diagnose health conditions and take a look at the efficacy of varied solutions.



Allison Brashear, MD, MBA

Vice President for Wellness Sciences
and Dean, Jacobs College of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


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