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 Post-docs will be starting in September. 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.

Congratulations to Ryan James!

BHI Predoc Ryan James has been awarded the GO-MAP Stroum Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year!  This highly competitive award is based on departmental nomination of graduate students who demonstrate academic merit, have achieved candidacy, are on track to complete their doctorate in the next academic year, and whose graduate academic pursuits will contribute to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of future scholarship and research.

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Myler!

BHI Faculty Dr. Peter Myler has been awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for advances against infectious diseases disproportionately affecting developing countries.  Read more here!

Congratulations to Yong Choi!

Yong Choi has been selected to receive the 2017-18 Graduate School UWRA Fellowship in Aging. This award from The Graduate School was funded by the generosity of the University of Washington Retirement Association. Yong’s selection recognizes his innovative research agenda that contributes significantly to improving quality of life for older adults.