Program in Biomedical and Health Informatics

During the past four 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 10x10 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, course descriptions, FAQs, and a brief video with William Hersh, MD is available here.  Dr. Hersh was principal in creating the program with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in 2005, with the aim to educate 10,000 health care professionals and others in biomedical informatics by 2010 ("ten by ten").

Interested in completing this coursework?

The CCOM Office of Research is 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 Biomedical and Health 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: June 13, 2024 | 12:00-1:00 pm | via Zoom | CME, CNE Credit Available

Request the zoom link

Details coming soon!

Julie Vignato, PhD, RN, RNC-LRN, CNE


Julie Vignato, PhD, RN, RNC-LRN, CNE
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing 
University of Iowa


Dr. Julie A. Vignato, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing with a program of research in perinatal mental health, adverse maternal child outcomes, and biomarkers. Her research interests include perinatal depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, reproductive pain, preeclampsia, and the perinatal biomarkers/biological mechanisms that link these conditions.

Dr. Vignato has been the principal investigator of studies that have examined the relationships between perinatal mental health and pain during pregnancy through innovative methods in online recruitment. In addition, Dr. Vignato is currently funded by the University of Iowa’s Center for Advancing Multimorbidity Science in a study to 1) develop a clinical predictive model of preeclampsia based on longitudinally collected information on Multiple Chronic Conditions (i.e. perinatal depression symptoms, obesity, headaches, and hypertension) using machine learning and 2) further our understanding of the biological mechanisms that may be able to serve as early biomarkers for preeclampsia.

If you are interested to present at future meetings in 2024, please contact Lindsey Knake. We currently have opportunities open for presentations on July 11, October 10, November 14 and December 12, 2024.

Program Director

Dr. Lindsey Knake, MD, MS


Dr. Lindsey Knake, MD, MS
Director, Biomedical & Health Informatics Development 
(319) 353-6368


Clinical Informatics Journal Club

The Clinical Informatics Journal Club, hosted by Dr. Lindsey Knake, meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 3 - 4 pm via Zoom or in person in 7830-C JPP.  To receive a Zoom link, please contact Marian Carson.