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The department calendar is available here​​.

Mail and Packages                                                                                                                                                

All mail and packages for the department can be directed to:

(Addressee Name)
Department of Biomedical Informatics
1800 Cannon Drive
250 Lincoln Tower
Columbus, OH 43210

Mail is distributed once per day at the mail slots located in 330 Lincoln Tower (break room).  Packages or mail that does not fit in that space will be delivered directly to the workstation assigned to the individual or held in 250 Lincoln Tower.

Restaurants and Food                                                                                                                                          

All campus dining locations can be found here​.  

Facilities Issues, 650 Ackerman                                                                                                                          

650 Ackerman is managed by OSUMC Facilities.  
Urgent facilities issues (flooding, running water, no heat) should be reported by phone only to:
(1) OSUMC Facilities - 614-293-8645 and
(2) BMI Administration - 614-292-4778

If you are off-campus and do not have access to the OSUMC intranet, please report your issue by calling (614) 293-8645.

Physical Access to Spaces                                                                                                                                 

Access is managed differently depending on the location you are attempting to access.  Descriptions for each location are below.  Access to each area is maintained by the BMI Administrative Office.  Permissions are granted based on your status (faculty, staff, visitor, student employee, or student) which determines the areas and times you can enter the space.  Below outlines the badge type you should be using for the facility.

Lincoln Tower
OSU Faculty and Staff:  Use OSUMC ID - BuckID will not work.
OSU Students (undergrad and grad):  Use BuckID - OSUMC ID will not work.

650 Ackerman Road
OSU Faculty and Staff:  Use OSUMC ID - BuckID will not work.
OSU Students (undergrad and grad):  Use OSUMC ID - BuckID will not work.

Biomedical Research Tower
OSU Faculty and Staff:  Use OSUMC ID - BuckID will not work.
OSU Students (undergrad and grad):  Use OSUMC ID - BuckID will not work.

Tornado or Severe Weather Warning                                                                                                                    

In the event of a tornado warning, the notification and response will vary based on your location.

Ackerman Complex
A central announcement is made throughout the Ackerman Complex by OSUMC Security.  
Nearby shelter options include:
central stairwells
Legal Services interior offices
660 Ackerman, first floor offices
A comprehensive guide and map are available here.

Break Areas and Beverages                                                                                                                                

Break areas are provided in Lincoln Tower and Ackerman.  Coffee and tea are provided by the department.  A toster, microwave and refrigerator/freezer are also provided for use. Each individual who uses these spaces is expected to wash their own dishes.

Users are asked to clean up spills promptly in and around our appliances.  Additionally, food in the refrigerators should be clearly labeled with your name.  Refrigerators are cleaned monthly. There is no space available for personal storage of containers, dishes, etc.​

If you notice supplies are running low, please send a note to biomedical.informatics@osu.edu and we'll order a restocking immediately.

Campus Area Bus Service (CABS)                                                                                                                      

The Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) provides bus services throughout the campus area.  Some commonly used lines are listed below and often can be faster than walking or moving your car!

A system map can be found here.  A real-time trip planner is available online or via your iPhone or Android device showing when the next buses will arrive.

Conference Rooms, Collaboration Zones, Hoteling Spaces                                                                               

650 Ackerman has one conference room available, which can be scheduled via Outlook.

Additional Spaces
Additional conference room spaces are available throughout the medical center.  A comprehensive listing is available here. The link to see available conference rooms is here.
Room scheduling can be done using the Medical Center Room Scheduling Form and audio/visual services can be requested through Event Technologies.

Guest Parking                                                                                                                                                       

Guest parking is available in front of 660 Ackerman and behind 650 Ackerman using the Pay by Plate kiosks.