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BMI offers Ph.D. Program


December 12, 2007

BMI announces the addition of a Ph.D. program which was just awarded approval by ABOR, the Arizona Board of Regents.

The Ph.D. program includes the requirements of the M.S. core curriculum and focuses on development of in-depth expertise in a selected area of concentration, to prepare graduates to assume advanced informatics research and development and leadership roles in academia, industry and healthcare organizations. As with the M.S. program, BMI’s strong collaborative relationships with a variety of healthcare organizations, bioscience, industry and governmental agencies provide an unparalleled opportunity for doctoral students to explore and contribute to advances in bioinformatics, or informatics related to imaging, clinical medicine and public health informatics, and with special foci on cross-cutting areas such as cognitive science, data mining/predictive modeling, embedded sensors and simulation.

Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have similar backgrounds to applicants for the M.S. degree, but should also show evidence of a strong commitment to and potential for research. Ph.D. requirement courses include: BMI 501: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, BMI 502: Foundations of BMI Methods I, BMI 505: Foundations of BMI Methods II, BMI 515: Advanced Biostatistical Methods, BMI 540: Problem Solving in BMI as well as elective courses.

For more information on the program and application, contact sci.advising@asu.edu. The deadline for application submission is February 15, 2008.