Located on the Columbia University Medical Center (CUIMC) campus, the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is both an academic department and an information services partner to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a major healthcare provider in greater New York.
One of the oldest informatics departments in the nation, faculty and students at DBMI have set the path for design of clinical information systems, methodologies in clinical natural language processing, and machine learning over electronic health record data. Faculty research includes the development and evaluation of innovative information technologies, which has led to enhancements in both health and healthcare.
Both faculty and students work in a highly collaborative environment, applying informatics from the atomic level to global populations.
Despite the rapid growth of biomedical literature, unfortunately, much remains either not applicable or not actionable to clinicians and patients. Chunhua Weng, PhD, FACMI, a tenured Full Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia, is leading efforts to systematically uncover and bridge knowledge gaps in clinical research to help us realize evidence-based precision medicine.