COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY POST-DOCTORAL
TRAINING PROGRAM IN MEDICAL INFORMATICS
The Columbia University Center for Medical Informatics offers a
training program in medical informatics. The goal of the program is to
train medical informatics scientists for careers as productive researchers
and teachers. The fellowship is funded by the National Library of
Medicine, an agency of the National Institutes of Health, and is open to
those with an M.D. or Ph.D. degree. The Center is located at the Columbia-
Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
The Center for Medical Informatics has ten faculty members with diverse
backgrounds and an active research program. Areas of special interest
include clinical information system development, clinical decision support,
database design, natural language processing, medical vocabularies, medical
knowledge representation, information retrieval strategies, physician data
entry, genome mapping, molecular modeling, and high-performance computing
and communication. The Center has particularly close ties with the
Departments of Computer Science, Biochemistry, Medicine, Radiology, and
Pathology. Opportunities also exist in the areas of computer applications
in medical librarianship and computer-aided learning. A particular
strength of the Center is the ability to provide research opportunities in
the context of working production systems. We are seeking to attract
applicants who want a "hands-on" experience.
The training program covers three years and includes tuition support
for course work in medical informatics, computer science, evaluation study
design, and biostatistics as well as a stipend. Educational programs will
be individualized to address the needs and directions of each fellow. In
addition, each fellow will be expected to develop, conduct, and report an
original research project.
Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer and takes
affirmative action. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. Applicants must be citizens, lawful permanent residents, or
noncitizen nationals of the United States at the time of application.
Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Enquiries should be sent to James J. Cimino, M.D., Atchley Pavilion
1310, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032. Additional
Information may be obtained by calling Dr. Cimino at 212-305-9127 or by
e-mail to ciminoj at cucis.cis.columbia.edu.