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U.S. National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) supports research training in biomedical informatics and data science at sixteen educational institutions in the United States. These training programs offer graduate education and postdoctoral research experiences in a wide range of areas including: health care informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, public health informatics. In all of these areas, biomedical data science concepts and methods are part of the core curriculum.

Each NLM research training program makes special efforts to recruit individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, women, and those from economically, socially, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, into research careers in biomedical informatics and data science. For more information on the NLM T-15 training program, please go to nlm.nih.gov

Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) was awarded a five-year training program in Fall 2017 and has since recruited 7 pre-doctoral students and 2 post-doctoral researchers. CHIP's training program focuses on Healthcare Informatics and Public Health Informatics with each trainee focused on their own health informatics research project. Along with the training program, every trainees is expected to attend a yearly, summer conference in which T-15 trainees from across the country gather to share their research and strengthen the national health informatics community.


CHIP T-15 Trainees:

Aaron Bohlmann Aaron Bohlmann, PharmD

Vincent Carrasco Vincent Carrasco, MSIS, MD

Roderick Gladney Roderick Gladney, PharmD

Ashley Griffin Ashley Griffin, MSPH

Terika McCall Terika McCall, MPH, MBA

Michael Ortiz Michael Ortiz

Malvika Pillai Malvika Pillai

Alex Rich Alex Rich, MPH, MBA

Rachel Stemerman Rachel Stemerman, MPH


Supplemental Programs


ENABLE stands for Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical & Health Informatics Lifelong learning Environment. ENABLE, an extension of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), was established to encourage students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to explore careers or advanced training in Biomedical and Health Informatics (BMHI). The program has two components: ENABLE HiDAV Summer Program and Online Master's program.

The NLM Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training Program support four short term trainees in the ENABLE HiDAV (Health Informatics Data Analytics and Visualization) Summer Program for underrepresented, minority students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs. The face-to-face boot camp exposes students to Biomedical Health Informatics (BMHI) principles and encourages them to explore advanced training or careers in the BMHI field. The curriculum emphasizes health care data management, data analytics, and data visualization. Students gain a broad introduction to electronic health records management, human-computer interaction, and other technical subjects.

For more information about ENABLE, please go to enable.unc.edu

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Data Analytics for Teen Advancement: Application in the Workforce and Academics with Research Experience is a summer program for high school students hosted by Carolina Health Informatics Program. The NLM Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training Program supports 9 high schools students' training in research methods, text mining, data visualization, clustering and modeling, as well as, research project management. Student receive daily instruction in health data science and research skills from UNC-CH faculty, interactive group projects, guest lectures and field trips to UNC institutes and labs. After 2 weeks of intensive training, students work individually or in pairs on a faculty-mentored research project.

For more information about DataAware, please go to dataaware.unc.edu