University of California San Diego Division of Biomedical Informatics
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
biomedical informatics is the study of information and computation in biology and health.
- Located in La Jolla - I can see the ocean from campus
- wants to facilitate sharing of data for research purposes - so much of research is hindered, because sharing clinical and biological data is difficult, so we are trying to come up with processes and software to help assist data sharing
- involved in global health - want to make a difference through informatics bringing information and tools to people in disadvantaged communities across the world (Mozambique right now, perhaps Kuwait next)
- involved in training students, research, and applications