The mission of the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) training program is to educate and mentor the next generation of leaders in biomedical informatics research. The program is designed to equip and mentor pre- and postdoctoral trainees to develop novel, state-of-the-art computational methods for advancing biomedicine.
The focus of the CIBM program encompasses the fields of translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, image analysis, and health informatics.
PhD students who are eligible for this interdisciplinary training include those in Biomedical Data Science, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Statistics, Genetics, Nursing, Biochemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, among other graduate programs.
Support for nine predoctoral and six postdoctoral trainees is provided by a grant from The National Library of Medicine. Predoctoral traineeships are generally awarded for a three-year period and postdoctoral traineeships are generally awarded for a two-year period. These traineeships cover tuition and fees, as well as provide a monthly stipend for living expenses.
For NLM support, predoctoral students must be accepted into an affiliated PhD program. All supported trainees must be permanent residents or US citizens. Information about individual graduate programs can be obtained from the relevant biological and computational departments or from the CIBM Training Program Coordinator Louise Pape.