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DBMI was founded in the summer of 2009; since then, it has been a Division within the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and, in 2015, it also became a Department of UC San Diego Health -- having the tri-partite mission of research, training, and service/collaboration. DBMI designs, implements, and evaluates informatics algorithms and systems that serve biomedical researchers, other healthcare providers, and public health professionals.
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Featured Classes - Fall 2020

  • Principles of Biomedical Informatics (MED264)
  • Current Trends in Biomedical Informatics (MED262)
  • Cancer Genomics Journal Club (MED278)

Featured Projects

  • CA COVID Notify is a new voluntary pilot program that uses Apple and Google smartphone technology to help rapidly control COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • COVID-19 Data Index,, collects and indexes all types of COVID-19 datasets from major data repositories, publications, and individual online sources.
See a full listing of projects at our Projects page.

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Featured Papers

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Featured News & Events

  • Dr. Michael Hogarth receives one of eight 2021 Integrity Champion Award from UCSD.  Sign up to join us in celebrating during the award ceremony on April 21, 2021 from 3:30 - 4:30
  • Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado is one of two US expert speakers at the 4th International Block Chain Forum
  • Congratulations to Sally Baxter for being awarded the 2020 NIH Director's Early Independence Award!
  • Congratulations to Michelle Dow for being awarded her PhD, June 2020
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Featured Research

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the All of Us Research Program. The mission is simple. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we're asking one million people to share information about their health, habits, and what it's like where they live. By looking for patterns in this information, researchers may learn more about what affects people's health. 
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