BMIR Training and Mentoring

BMIR’s faculty members lead initiatives and projects as principal investigators and train and guide postdoc, graduate students and undergraduate researchers in their labs. This “on the job” training is essential for developing the next generation of experts in informatics.

Educational Programs and Other Training

Biomedical Informatics (BMI)

The Biomedical Informatics (BMI) graduate program is an interdepartmental program that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both on campus and through distance learning. The interdepartmental program attracts applicants with training in biology, clinical medicine, computer science, data science, statistics, engineering and related disciplines. BMIR supports the BMI program through its faculty’s participation in BMI core courses, mentoring of graduate students, and service to BMI committees.

Protégé Short Course

BMIR faculty and staff regularly offer a Protégé short course, a 3 day class to assist researchers, students, and colleagues who wish to learn about the Protégé technology—an open-source ontology editor and framework for building intelligent systems.  Short course participants learn about the desktop version of Protégé and WebProtégé, as well as about best practices for ontology engineering.

It is essential to educate the next generation of people who will develop innovative technologies for the storage, retrieval, dissemination, and application of biomedical knowledge, in order to support clinical practice, to drive research breakthroughs, to understand biology and to advance medicine

—Mark Musen, Director of Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research