Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics expertise is key to all types of translational research, including integration and sharing of large and/or confidential data sets from disparate systems and investigators, and collaborating over distance, as is often required to address rural health disparities. Biomedical informatics expertise is embedded in almost all of UNMC‘s colleges, departments, and institutes, and includes active collaborators in the University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Information Science and Technology, which led to the development of a joint biomedical informatics graduate program. 

The UNMC Research Information Technology Office (RITO) is available to assist investigators in determining the appropriate level of data storage and security for their research projects and offers data storage solutions to address those needs.

A partial directory of UNMC biomedical informatics resources are listed below. 

Resources Contact
Research Study Design, Biostatistics, Surveys and Statistical Analysis of Datasets Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA)
Electronic Health Record Research, Feasibility Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Health Outcomes, Retrospective Data Analysis, Quality Improvement Projects, Public Health Research, Subject Recruitment Case Findings Electronic Health Record Research Core
Purnima Guda, PhD
Biological Data Analysis, Development of Database/Application/Web Interfaces, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, Whole Genome Mapping, RNAseq Mapping, Exome Sequencing Mapping Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Core
Development, maintenance and support of data management systems and disease-specific registries and biobanks; Computational tools for studying structure and function of molecules Biomedical Informatics Facility 
High Performance Computing Holland Computing Center
David Swanson, PhD 
Point-of-Care Tools, Literature Databases,  Chemical Abstracts Online (SciFinder Scholar), Pharmaceutical Resources Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library
Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Core
Clinical Informatics, Information Standards (including medical ontologies & vocabularies) and Biomedical Informatics Education Jim McClay, MD 402-559-3587
Jim Campbell, MD   402-559-7505