Welcome to the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Kentucky. The Institute facilitates data-intensive, multidisciplinary team science to improve the health of patients and populations, in Kentucky and beyond.


Kavuluru named to editorial board of Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Feb 28, 2019

Rama Kavuluru, PhD, has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, a journal devoted to publishing new biomedical informatics methodologies.

IBI members to present at AMIA Annual Symposium

Sep 02, 2018

The AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium will be held in San Francisco, November 3–7. Accepted work from IBI members will be presented as oral presentations, system demonstrations, posters, and in pre-symposium working groups.

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IBI faculty members receive NIH and NSF awards

Aug 23, 2018

IBI faculty members recently received two grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation.

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Dr. Kavuluru receives promotion

Jul 31, 2018

Congratulations to Rama Kavuluru, who has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics as of July 1.

IBI faculty publish article on data commons in JAMIA

Jun 22, 2018

IBI faculty GQ Zhang,  Licong Cui, and Shiqiang Tao published “The National Sleep Research Resource: towards a sleep data commons” in AMIA’s flagship journal, JAMIA. In collaboration with investigators from Harvard, this article describes the design and implementation of the NSRR for integrating, accessing, and analyzing data from sleep studies.

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Eric Durbin receives Kentucky Cancer Registry award with multimillion-dollar contract from NCI

Jun 21, 2018

The Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) has received a $2.6 million contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its participation in the NCI’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program.

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Join our faculty! Accepting applications for position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

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Mining electronic health records narratives for clinical research: The case of lifestyle modification

Eneida A. Mendonca MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMI

Jan 09, 2019|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

University Health Services (UHS), room 130

This talk will address the importance of assessing lifestyle modification and behavior, and the challenges of using EHR data to identify lifestyle modifications and behavior in clinical narratives. Registration is required by January 8.

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The clinical and research informatics role in promoting a knowledge-drive medicine

Umberto Tachinardi MD, MS, FACMI

Jan 08, 2019| 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

CT Wethington Building, room 127

Principles and practical examples demonstrating how biomedical informatics enables translational biomedical sciences, precision medicine, and a learning health system. Registration required by January 7.

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MS in Data Science at UK

Heather Bush, PhD, Miroslaw Truszczynski, PhD and GQ Zhang, PhD

Dec 12, 2018|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

University Health Services (UHS) 130

A presentation of the curriculum and requirements of the proposed MS in Data Science degree program to be implemented at the University of Kentucky

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