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UB med school wins $2.5 million grant to train research leaders

A $2.5 million National Library of Medicine grant will help University at Buffalo's medical school train a new cadre of research leaders in the field of biomedical informatics.

The National Institutes of Health, through its Library of Medicine, awarded the five-year grant to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The grant will allow UB to train 15 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in biomedical informatics. The training programs are designed to meet the growing need for investigators trained in biomedical computing, data science and related fields with applications in health care clinical informatics, translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics.

Dr. Peter Elkin, professor and chairman of the biomedical informatics department and director of the new training program, said the grant "puts the department at the forefront of this rapidly changing field."


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