Center for Biomedical Informatics
The Center for Biomedical Informatics is a newly established center at Wake Forest to strengthen the institution’s research, education, and clinical missions and is directed by Dr. Metin Gurcan, Professor of Internal Medicine. This cross-disciplinary
initiative is designed to integrate resources at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Wake Forest University and complement the work of other research centers, including the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
The mission of Center for Biomedical Informatics is to contribute to Wake Forest Baptist Health’s evolution as a learning health care system and to foster better health across the patient populations served by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the nation by advancing and promoting informatics research, practice and education.
We seek to achieve our mission by pursuing the following goals:
- Catalyze: Catalyze biomedical discovery across the spectrum of informatics, including bioinformatics, imaging, healthcare, translational and public health informatics.
- Integrate: Integrate resources for research informatics across Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University and support the informatics needs of other research centers.
- Research: Develop a portfolio of externally funded research in the area of biomedical informatics.
- Train: Support the training of the next generation of investigators in the principles and practice of biomedical informatics.
Save the Date: Informatics Colloquium
The newly created Center for Biomedical Informatics invites you to attend and participate in the Informatics Colloquium to be held on April 12th at 9:00 am. For more information and details on how to register please view the flyer.
The Center for BMI will enhance the use of electronic health record (EHR) data for clinical and translational research to maximize the impact of research on health. Wake Forest investigators can access informatics services including expertise, informatics tools, programming support, and Wake Forest’s Translational Data Warehouse (TDW) through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Informatics Program.
Faculty and Leadership
Metin N. Gurcan, PhD
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Internal Medicine, General
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston Salem, NC 27157
Brian J. Wells, MD, PhD
Umit Topaloglu, PhD