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The Division of Biomedical Informatics is the academic home for biomedical informatics at the University of Kentucky. Division faculty offer informatics courses and conduct basic and applied research.

Informatics support, tools and services for biomedical and clinical researchers are provided through the Biomedical Informatics Core of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.


Lin Yang chosen to represent NANETS at upcoming ENETS meeting in Barcelona

Dr. Lin Yang was selected as one of only three representatives in the United States (one from University of Kentucky, one from Harvard University, and one from University of Pennsylvania) to represent NANETS (the North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society) at an international conference on neuroendocrine tumor society in Barcelona. Dr. Yang was the NANETS young investigator travel award winner and further selected to represent NANETs in ENETs).


BMI Poster Included in the CRI 2013 Silver Medallion Review

A poster based on Dr. Kavuluru's work on diagnosis code extraction from EMRs is one among the four (from a total of 108 posters) selected for the Silver Medallion Review of the AMIA Clinical Research Informatics annual summit conducted in March 2013 in San Francisco. Dr. Kavuluru and co-authors Daniel Harris and Todd Johnson assessed the value of named entity recognition in extracting ICD-9-CM codes from EMRs as a first step in developing robust methods for computational code extraction. 

NCI Designation for Markey Cancer Center

On July 12, 2013, UK President Eli Capilouto announced that the UK Markey Cancer Center has been designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to receive research funding and many other opportunities available only to the nation’s best cancer centers. 

Eric B. Durbin is the Director of the Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility. Tamas Gal, PhD, is faculty leader for the facility.