Division of Biology and Medicine
Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

Seminars, Journal Clubs and Workshops

BCBI Seminars

Presentations on methods and applications across the spectrum of biomedical informatics.

Fall 2021

This five-part virtual seminar series was conducted in October 2021 to explore machine learning, its methodology, and application in biomedicine and health. This series was co-led by the Advance-CTR BIBCE Core and Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core as well as co-sponsored by the Brown Data Science Initiative.
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This six-part virtual seminar series conducted in November/December 2021 provided a high-level overview and introduction to implementation science and its applications in the different areas of clinical and translational research. The series was co-led by the Advance-CTR BIBCE Core and Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior Implementation Science Core. It was co-sponsored by Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH).
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Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Spring 2019 to Spring 2020

BCBI Journal Club

Discussion of articles covering the breadth of topics in biomedical informatics.

In Summer 2022, selected articles from the 2021 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics (Managing Pandemics with Health Informatics: Successes and Challenges) will be discussed covering topics such as:

  • Clinical Information Systems
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Research & Education
  • Knowledge Representation and Management
  • Human Factors and Organizational Issues

IMIA Yearbook


  1. Biomedical Informatics & Its Sub-disciplines
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Standards & Interoperability
  4. Natural Language Processing & Information Retrieval
  5. Human Factors Engineering & User-Centered Design
  6. Implementation Science
  1. Machine Learning & PredictMD
  2. Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  3. Data Science - From Data to Knowledge
  4. Informatics for COVID-19
  5. Standards & Interoperability
  6. Natural Language Processing
  7. Implementation Science
  8. Clinical Decision Support
  9. Human Factors Engineering Further Acculturation to Biomedical Informatics
  1. Artificial Intelligence in Health
  2. Human Factors and Organizational Issues
  3. Clinical Information Systems
  4. Decision Support
  5. Consumer Health Informatics
  6. Knowledge Representation & Management
  7. Translational Bioinformatics
  8. History & Future of Artificial Intelligence in Health
  9. Medical Education
  1. Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  2. Electronic Health Records
  3. Decision Support
  4. Standards & Interoperability
  5. Information Retrieval & Natural Language Processing
  6. Human Factors &. Usability
  1. Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  2. Code Optimization
  3. Electronic Health Records
  4. Clinical Decision Support
  5. Standards & Interoperability
  6. Natural Language Processing
  7. Identification & Prediction
  8. Deep Learning
  9. Information Retrieval & Evidence-Based Medicine
  10. Consumer & Population Health
  11. Human Factors & Usability
  12. Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications (ELSI)
  13. Policy & Career Development
  1. Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
  2. Statistics & Data Mining in Julia
  3. Plotting & Visualizations in Julia
  4. Predictive Analysis
  5. Information Extraction & Retrieval
  6. Consumer & Population Health
  7. Human Factors & Evaluation

Research & Scientific Skills Workshops

Foundational research and scientific skills for students conducting research over the summer in BCBI, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute.

  • Advanced Literature Search
  • Research Data Management & Sharing
  • Basic Statistics & Evaluation Metrics
  • Oral and Poster Presentations
  • Scientific Publications
  • Surveys & Qualitative Methods
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Using the Library for Health Research
  • Basic Statistics and Evaluation Metrics
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Surveys and Qualitative Methods
  • Data Management
  • Scientific Writing Tips
  • Using the Library for Health Research
  • Data Management
  • Human Subjects & IRB
  • Professionalism in Research
  • Publishing and Writing: Getting Started