CityTech-WCM Big Data Training program in Biomedical Informatics (BD2BMI) recently awarded an NIH training grant


Eugenia Giannopolou, Ph.D.
Jyotishman Pathak, Ph.D.

A joint training program between the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) of Cornell University was recently awarded a 4-year NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) training grant to educate and train undergraduate students in biomedical big data sciences and informatics. The City Tech-WCM Big Data Training Program in Biomedical Informatics (BD2BMI) is led by Eugenia Giannopolou, Ph.D., (Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, New York City College of Techonology) and Jyotishman Pathak, Ph.D., (Frances & John L. Loeb Professor of Medical Informatics, Weill Cornell Medicine).

BD2BMI is one of the few examples of innovative collaborations between New York City academic institutions aimed on providing educational and research training opportunities for underrepresented students in biomedical data science and cultivating new interdisciplinary research collaborations between faculty. BD2BMI will prepare the next generation of innovators and visionaries in the field of biomedical big data science and enhance diversity within the field by:

1) Enhancing research experiences for students in cutting edge biomedical big data science, under the joint mentorship of City Tech and WCM faculty;

2) Establishing educational opportunities in big data science for students and faculty via curriculum development and co-curricular training activities that will incorporate big data methods and applications in biomedical sciences.

BD2BMI aims to elevate the competencies of City Tech student trainees from diverse underrepresented backgrounds as well as faculty, and provide them the necessary skills to further their career in biomedical data sciences.


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