Why Should You Choose Our 12-Week Program?

Curriculum Designed to Meet Your Needs

Our stimulating curriculum includes lectures and interactive notebooks.

For example, you can expect to engage with Jupyter notebooks that develop your programming skills using health care related scenarios and examples.

Compelling biomedical informatics and data science modules are taught by our program faculty.

We train biomedical informaticians in five areas: health / health care clinical informatics; translational bioinformatics; clinical research informatics; public health informatics; and consumer health informatics.

Research Opportunities

The research you’ll conduct in our BRIGHT program — alongside a faculty mentor — will help you develop useful computational and statistical skills.

Moreover, your project will furnish you with research experience that enables you to excel in educational programs you may pursue in the future — as well as in a career in biomedical informatics research.

If you seek a program to help you effectively communicate your research, we can meet your needs. You’ll have opportunities to develop your writing and presenting skills as you go through the process of research presentation and conference abstract submission.

Dedicated Mentors

As a trainee of our program, you can expect our faculty members to instill knowledge that will help prepare you for research leadership.

In addition to the faculty based in our department, we have dozens of adjunct faculty members with a broad range of informatics research from various UB departments in the schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Management and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Diversified Learning Environment

Diverse perspectives and experiences enrich the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Underserved populations in the United States — including racially minoritized students, lower-income students and women — have been historically underrepresented and underserved in the STEM fields.

Our goal is to expose as many students as possible to the STEM fields of biomedical informatics and data science. 

The training in our program is aligned with the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB UP) program, including iSEED and CLIMB programs at UB.

Our program is predicated on the vision that the future of science rests with those who are most adept at communicating and working with others across diverse scientific, intellectual, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural domains.