Welcome to the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research Affiliates Program
Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Biomedical Informatics Affiliates Program. For more than 30 years, our laboratory has pioneered advanced research to develop new forms of information technology that have particular relevance to the biomedical sciences. Members of our faculty have, quite literally, written the book on medical informatics. We have created a unique training environment for full-time graduate students, and have offered extremely successful one-week overview courses, attended by more than 60 people annually since 1994. With the introduction of our distance education program in Biomedical Informatics, we are able to offer more options for education designed for the full-time professional. Choices range from auditing our on-line graduate classes to Certification in specialized topics within biomedical informatics, to a part-time 5 year masters degree. Our ability to offer exciting, broad-based educational opportunities in medical informatics is one of our greatest assets.
We recognize that there are many industrial organizations that seek the kinds of educational offerings that BMIR can provide. We also appreciate that the cutting-edge research of our faculty and staff is of major interest to many commercial enterprises, and that substantive opportunities for technology transfer can be achieved only in the context of close interaction and collaboration between academia and industry.
With these goals in mind, we have developed our Corporate Affiliates Program.
On the following pages, you will learn more about the benefits of joining in our partnership to enhance health care and biomedicine through new models of information management and knowledge processing. You will discover how our Industrial Affiliates receive priority access to our laboratory, to our publications, to our educational offerings, and to the results of our research. We seek to work with industry to translate our ideas and our technologies into products and practices that can have widespread benefits in biomedicine and beyond.
We invite you to join us in this exciting alliance.