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BMI concludes lecture series

December 05, 2007

The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first round of the Biomedical Informatics Colloquium Series (BMICS).

The fall 2007 BMI Colloquium Series hosted seven local, national and international speakers presenting basic and applied research in the growing field of Biomedical Informatics. Topics included clinical informatics, bioinformatics, biomedical data standards and security, and cognitive science.

The speakers were: Peter Stadler, Ph.D., Chair of Bioinformatics at University of Leipzig, Germany; David Kaufman, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University; Chris Chute, M.D. Dr.PH., Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic; Nancy J. Cooke, Ph.D., Professor, Applied Psychology at ASU and Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, AZ; Sudhir Kumar, Ph.D., Director, Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics at the Biodesign Institute; Soumitra Sengupta, Ph.D., Information Security Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. John Bruer, Ph.D., President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation was invited to give a lecture, as a part of the distinguished lecturer series.

The lectures took place in the new state of the art biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix and were videocast live to the Tempe ASU campus. They were attended by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and researchers from various ASU departments (BMI, CSE, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biodesign Institute), University of Arizona, TGen, College of Nursing, and various hospitals in the Phoenix area. The BMI Colloquium Series was organized by Drs. Valentin Dinu and Vimla Patel with the help of faculty and staff from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at ASU.