Cosponsored by the CCTS and the UAB Informatics Institute, this 9-week series will cover key topics and available resources in biomedical and health informatics for clinical and translational research.

Who Should Attend
Researchers, clinicians, faculty, students (pre- to postdoc), and all others who are interested in biomedical informatics and/or clinical and translational science.

Free unless taken as a 1-credit course. To learn more about this option, email Course Director Eta S. Berner, EdD, at

Seven sessions will be presented live; two will be online as indicated in the agenda below. All live sessions will take place from 3 to 4pm in the PCAMS building at 1924 7th Avenue S. You may also attend live sessions via Go To Meeting (instructions below).

Drop-Ins Welcome
No prior knowledge of biomedical informatics is required, however, participants will receive readings to complete prior to their session. Individuals may attend individual sessions or the entire series.

Interested individuals should email Course Director Eta S. Berner, EdD, at to register for the session(s) of their choice or the entire series.

Agenda* (a more detailed agenda is available here)

Live sessions will take place at PCAMS on Tuesdays 3-4pm from June 14-August 9.

Date Presentation Topic Presenter(s)
June 14 What is Informatics? Eta S. Berner, EdD
June 21 Data Structure/Organization Jake Y. Chen, PhD
June 28 Terminologies, Taxonomies, Ontologies James J. Cimino, MD
June 29-July 11 Electronic Health Records - ONLINE Eta S. Berner, EdD
Julyl 12 Accessing Data in Electronic Health Records Matthew C. Wyatt, MSHI
July 19 Clinical Research Systems and Standards James J. Cimino, MD
July 26 Advanced Literature Searching Lee Vucovich, MLS
August 2 Study Design/Genomic Analysis/UAB Tools Elliot J. Lefkowitz, PhD
August 9 - 16 Linking Genomic and Clinical Data - ONLINE Eta S. Berner, EdD

Please join the Biomedical Informatics Summer Seminar Series from your computer, tablet or smartphone at:
You can also dial in using your phone:
United States +1 (408) 650-3123
GotoMeeting Access Code: 433-262-229 / Audio PIN: 3
For more information, please either email or call us at: (205)-934-6670 /