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Program in Biomedical and Health Informatics

During the past two years, the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) and Office of Strategic Investments has sponsored training programs for developing informatics skills among early career faculty, residents, fellows, and selected staff, through coursework known as the AMIA 10 x 10 program.  The CCOM aims to build an Informatics community to develop a cadre of faculty, residents, fellows, and staff practicing at University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) with Informatics skills to improve their clinical practice and advance scientific scholarship in this field.

The AMIA 10x10 course

The course provides a detailed overview of biomedical and health informatics to those who will work at the interface of healthcare and information technology (IT). It also provides a broad understanding of the field from the vantage point of those who implement, lead, and develop IT solutions for improving health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research. 

An overview of the AMIA 10x10 program with a brief video of William Hersch, MD is available here.  Dr. Hersh was a principal in creating the program with the American Medical Informatics Associateion (AMIA) during 2005.  Links are provided on this page to course descriptions, an introductory video by Dr. Hersh, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).  

CCOM faculty member Dr. Matthew Rysavy (Pediatrics) states "The AMIA 10x10 program allowed me to better appreciate the scope, terminology, and major questions and focus areas of biomedical and clinical informatics.  As a physician and clinical researcher, the program provided insights and practical skills to help with my own work." 

Interested in completing this coursework?

We are funding a limited number of faculty, residents, and fellows to complete this coursework.  An application form is available online.  In addition to completing the online coursework, participants are expected to write and present a final paper which may be considered for publication or presentation. 


The CCOM Informatics Community

We have established a community of CCOM Informaticists who are applying these skills in their work at UIHC.  You are invited to join us with presentations, journal clubs, and other activities. Previous meeting information and links to recorded presentations can be found here.

Next Meeting: October 13, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm | via Zoom  Request the zoom link

 Thomas Campion, PhD

Thomas Campion, PhD
Associate Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences
Weill Cornell Medicine

Presentation Information: "Supporting Clinical and Translational Researchers with Electronic Patient Data"

Thomas R. Campion, Jr., PhD leads Weill Cornell Medicine's efforts to support clinical and translational investigators with electronic patient data, especially through the secondary use of electronic health record (EHR) data.  Dr. Campion is Associate Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences in the Division of Health Informatics.  As Chief Research Informatics Officer as well as Director of Biomedical Informatics in the Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC), he leads the Architecture for Research Computing in Health (ARCH) program, which matches scientists with tools and services for obtaining electronic patient data.  His research interests include electronic infrastructure to support clinical and translational scientists, measurement of the biomedical research enterprise, computable phenotyping, clinical decision support, health information exchange, and organizational issues in informatics.  He earned a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and German from the University of Michigan.

Clinical Informatics Journal Club

The Clinical Informatics Journal Club, hosted by Dr. Lindsey Knake, meets every two months. The next Journal Club meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2022, from 3 - 4 pm via Zoom or in person in 7830-C JPP.  To receive a Zoom link, please contact Marian Carson.


For more information, contact Dr. Kirk T. Phillips, Director of Biomedical and Health Informatics Development at kirk-phillips@uiowa.edu or (319) 430-9566.