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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, Lincoln Tower                                                                                                                           

Lincoln Tower is maintained by Student Life and FOD.  
For housekeeping, maintenance requests, or facility concerns please contact Service 2 Facilities by calling 614-292-HELP or by visiting https://s2f.osu.edu.  
If your issue is significant (no water, leaks, issues that compromise department physical security) please contact the administrative staff in addition to calling facilities (above) by calling 614-292-4778 or afterhours by phoning (609)577-0448.  This will allow us to better track the issue through resolution.

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.

Tornado or Severe Weather Warning                                                                                                                    

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

Lincoln Tower 
A tornado warning is identified by the sounding of the outdoor emergency sirens, a weather alert broadcast by the National Weather Service, notification by local media, or a BuckeyeAlert.  If notified, the Administration Office will make an announcement by phone to the 2nd and 3rd floors.  
Once notified of a tornado warning, occupants should take cover to the lowest floor.  Severe weather shelter areas include interior stairwells, enclosed corridors and the first floor.  

Break Areas and Beverages                                                                                                                                

Break areas are provided in Lincoln Tower and Ackerman.  Coffee and tea are provided by the department.  A toaster, microwave and refrigerator/freezer are also provided for use. Each individual who uses these spaces is expected to wash their own dishes. Lincoln Tower residents should put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher marked dirty and retrieve their dishes from the dishwasher when it is marked clean.

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.

Lincoln Tower
Fresh ground coffee and other hot beverages are available in 330 Lincoln Tower (break room).  Occasionally the coffee maker will need to be refilled or cleared.  If that is the case, please call the Administrative Office (2-4778) and we'll take care of it right away.

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                                                                               

Lincoln Tower has two conference rooms, a classroom and multiple collaboration zones and pickup spaces with varying technological capabilities with varying technological capabilitiesThe following areas can be reserved through Outlook:​

  • Lincoln 220.A
  • Lincoln 220.C
  • Lincoln 220.D
  • Lincoln 240
  • Lincoln 245
  • Lincoln 320.C
  • Lincoln 340.A
  • Lincoln 340.B
  • Lincoln 350

These resources can be scheduled in advance using Microsoft Outlook (you can find a how-to guide here). Additionally, other collaboration and pickup spaces are available throughout the third floor on a first come/first serve basis. Recurring meetings can be scheduled for up to six months. Out of consideration of your fellow space users, please add the conference room as an invitee to your meeting so the room is automatically cancelled if you cancel your meeting. Please review the updated conference room policy before booking a room.

Hoteling Spaces (Lincoln Tower)
Hoteling spaces are located in 250 Lincoln Tower (kitchenette area) or 310D Lincoln Tower.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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​                                                                                                                                                       

The parking lots adjacent to Lincoln Tower (north and south) allow visitor parking. The Department can provide invited visitors with a surface lot day permit or visitors can pay using the Pay by Plate kiosks in each lot.  
Visitor parking is also available at the Cannon Garages, located at the corner of Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue.