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The University of Michigan has tapped Brian Athey to chair its department of computational medicine and bioinformatics.

Athey currently leads the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics, one of eight NIH National Centers for Biomedical Computing. He is also the associate director of informatics and IT in the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, and has served as the national co-chair of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award's Informatics Key Function Committee.

Athey received his PhD in cellular and molecular biology with a concentration in biophysics from the UM in 1990.

In addition to his new role as chair, Athey will continue as professor of psychiatry and professor of internal medicine in the UM medical school

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