University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Us

Our Vision

To be recognized as a national leader in providing biomedical informatics (BMI) expertise and resources to promote and advance basic, clinical, translational, and public health research.

Our Mission

To serve as a coordination and communication vehicle for biomedical informatics (BMI) educational and research activities, and resources. Build new collaborations pertinent to both academia and industry by horizontal integration of expertise, resources, and users under one umbrella organization to facilitate effective utilization of BMI resources and expertise in the realms of all types of health research.

Our Goals

  • Strategically position the University of Nebraska to advance from a regional leader in biomedical informatics to a nationally recognized program by actively engaging faculty in developing and expanding unique expertise, growing faculty focused on biomedical informatics, and training students to accelerate biomedical discoveries.
  • Develop and disseminate training and outreach activities, such as seminars, vendor-sponsored workshops, mini-symposia and short non-credit courses related to biomedical informatics to enable faculty and students to collaborate with BMI experts.
  • Develop a platform for sharing personnel and resources across sub-disciplines and campuses, including the acquisition and distribution of BMI data analysis software by leveraging collective bargaining and group licensing.
  • Identify and develop research infrastructure that allows BMI to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of diverse disciplines.
  • Increase the number and variety of services, contracts, and grants that will sustain and grow the Center in the long term. In particular, the expertise and collaborations within CBIRI will be leveraged at UNO to compete for a new COBRE grant focused on the gut microbiome.