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NLM Awards $75M for Biomedical Informatics Training Programs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Library of Medicine today said it has awarded a series of grants totaling more than $75 million to fund training in biomedical informatics.
The 18 grants awarded by the NLM, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, will fund five-year programs around the country in a number of areas, including healthcare and clinical informatics, bioinformatics and computational biology, translational informatics, public health informatics, and imaging and signal processing.
NLM director Donald B Lindberg described the training programs as “vital” for areas such as human genome research, applied genomics in treatment and diagnostics, and in maintaining health records.
The training will target physicians, biologists, computer scientists and engineers, the NLM said.
Training centers funded by the NLM include Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, Harvard University, the University of Washington and 16 other education institutions.
Recipients of the funding are responsible for selecting trainees and implementing program specifics, the NLM said.
Further information about the training programs and a complete list of grant recipients is available here.

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