Welcome to BIME

pth-use-this-oneWelcome to the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education.

Our vision is to unleash the potential for information to improve biomedicine, health and education. We do this via a three pronged approach leveraging the bidirectional synergies between a) basic and applied research, b) training the next generation of researchers and practitioners, and c) applying our expertise to the broader operations of UW Medicine including research, clinical care and medical education through the practice of Biomedical Informatics and the practice of Medical Education and Evaluation.

To achieve our vision it is key for us to recruit the next generation of students and faculty. New fellows are on board for our Clinical Informatics fellowship. New MS students, PhD students, and post-docs are arriving. Finally we are in the midst of an annual faculty recruitment cycle as part of our strategic plan to expand by 50% our core faculty, with 6 positions remaining to be filled over the next two years (see link).


Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

News Highlights

Following are some recent BIME news highlights. For more BIME news, publications, and events, check out our News and Events page.

The Center for World University Rankings has ranked medical informatics research as again tied 3rd in the world – read all the details in UW Medicine’s The Huddle article!

Congratulations to BHI Faculty Sean Mooney, Adam Wilcox and Kari Stephens for the CD2H award from NCATS!

CTSA Program Data to Health Coordination Center (CD2H) has been awarded to Oregon Health & Science University, Northwestern University, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Sage Bionetworks, together with The Scripps Research Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, The University of Iowa, and The Jackson Laboratory. The new CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health will be established with a $25M award over 5 years from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (Grant U24TR002306).

Please read the full details here:  https://www.iths.org/blog/news/about-iths/ncats/a-new-national-center-for-digital-health-innovation/

Dr. George Demiris Accepts New Position at the University of Pennsylvania

It is with great sadness for UW BIME and great happiness for George that we are announcing that Dr. George Demiris has accepted a position as the University of Pennsylvania’s 22nd Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor effective Jan. 1, 2018. The Penn Integrates Knowledge program is s a University-wide initiative to actively recruit exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines and who are appointed in at least two schools at Penn. George will hold a joint appointment in the School of Nursing (Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences) and the Perelman School of Medicine (Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics).  This is an incredible honor for George and please join us in congratulating him. We have begun work on a transition and succession plan for George’s various roles in the department and will be sending updates as these transition plans are finalized.

For the news release about George’s new appointment visit: