The Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) established its biomedical informatics program as part of a National Library of Medicine Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) grant in the late 1990s.
The director of the Biomedical Informatics Research, Training and Scholarship program is Philip Kroth, MD. He also is an associate professor in the UNM School of Medicine and serves as the Section Chief for Clinical Informatics in the Division of Translational Informatics in the Department of Internal Medicine.
The program includes a post-doctorate-level research training fellowship. It also provides curricular support for the biomedical informatics portions of the curriculum in the UNM Clinical and Translational Sciences Center’s Master of Science in Clinical Research program. In addition, the program conducts its own extramurally funded research.
The group’s vision statement and mission statement are as follows:
The unrestricted transformation of biomedical information into health knowledge
Our interdisciplinary team advances the science of biomedical informatics by finding innovative ways to eliminate information barriers to health through research, training, scholarship and service.