Leadership: Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, Chair, Biomedical Informatics, & Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, Vice-Chair, Biomedical Informatics.
About This Program
Ohio State University Clinical and
Translational Research Informatics Training Program (CTRIP) builds upon unique strengths, capabilities,
expertise, and resources present at The Ohio State University (OSU), Wexner
Medical Center (OSUWMC), and the OSU Department of Biomedical Informatics
This program is
one of only 14 in the nation funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
to train biomedical informaticians. We are focused on training the next
generation of biomedical informatics specialists who will drive scientific
solutions to advance efficient, timely, and impactful clinical and
CTRIP focuses on the training of (a) pre-doctoral candidates in the
Biomedical Informatics sub-domain of Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) and (b)
post-doctoral candidates in the sub-domain of Clinical Research Informatics
Bioinformatics (TBI) is the sub-discipline of Biomedical Informatics concerned
with the development of storage, analytic, and interpretive methods to
optimize the transformation of increasingly voluminous biomedical data into P4
medicine (predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory). The
pre-doctoral candidates in this program will be enrolled through the Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP), which is a comprehensive pre-doctoral
biomedical research-training program. This
is the primary degree-granting mechanism for pre-doctoral TBI candidates participating
in the CTRIP.
- Clinical Research
Informatics (CRI) is the sub-discipline of Biomedical Informatics concerned
with the development, application, and evaluation of theories, methods and
systems to optimize the design and conduct of clinical research and the
analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of the information generated. The
post-doctoral candidates in this program will be enrolled through either the Master in Public Health with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics(MPH-BMI) or the Master of Science with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics (MS-BMI), which are both degrees offered through the agency of the
College of Public Health in conjunction with BMI. These are the primary degree-granting mechanisms for post-doctoral CRI
candidates participating in the CTRIP.
TBI and CRI
training necessitates access to a robust living laboratory of clinical and
translational research activities, as well as the participation of faculty and
technical staff with high-levels of expertise in the TBI and CRI domains. BMI is home to a rapidly expanding program of basic
and applied biomedical informatics innovation, which is catalyzed by a wealth
of driving biological and clinical problems generated by the living laboratory
of comprehensive basic science and clinical units that make up OSUWMC; all of
which uniquely position our department as the home for such a program as CTRIP.
At the core of the
CTRIP curriculum, for both the IBGP and MS/MPH-BMI tracks, is a common thread
of fundamental BMI competencies. All trainees will engage in
didactic coursework and mentorship related to these areas. Beyond
such core competencies, the two tracks provide for the creation and use of
tailored curricula focusing on discipline-specific specialization of
trainees. These tailored curricula involve coursework and projects
drawn from BMI, ECE/CSE, CPH, CON, and other COM academic programs from across
Individuals interested in pursuing either a predoctoral or postdoctoral NLM fellowship must submit the following items for consideration:
- A recent curriculum vitae
- A personal statement outlining your interest in the TBI/CRI field(s), how you will bridge the gap from your current research to TBI/CRI, and what you plan on doing upon completing this course
- 3 recommendation letters, collected from research/operational supervisors and/or current/former mentors.
- Any publications or writing examples that you feel accurately represent your accomplishments.
Once you have all of these materials, please submit them to us at email@example.com
. Our Department of Biomedical Informatics Graduate Studies Coordinating Committee (BMI-GSCC) will review your application at our next meeting (meet monthly during the academic year). If the BMI-GSCC approves your application, we will reach out to set-up interviews and an in-person research seminar for you to present on current/former research activities.
For more information
about the CTRIP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.