The Georgetown Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) is a hub for cutting-edge research in biomedical informatics that applies data science methods and tools to advance Precision Medicine. Members of ICBI engage in innovative research, workforce development and impactful partnerships to advance data-inventive healthcare and life sciences domains.

ICBI is a national leader in data science, clinical informatics, and health IT that seeks to build innovative partnerships to develop answers, tools, and solutions for complex health questions and problems. ICBI is part of a large academic medical center, providing unique access to patient data and an extensive community of researchers and clinicians across a range of disciplines.

ICBI’s core competency in health data science, advanced innovative technical capabilities and a track record of research accomplishments are well demonstrated in the center’s contribution to science, high impact publications and leadership of large biomedical programs impacting human health. With direct and exclusive access to over 4 million patient records from 10 MedStar Health hospitals, ICBI collaborates with world renowned investigators and works with NIH, FDA, DoD, and early-stage startup companies to support the full life cycle of healthcare data from collection to analysis to create impact through peer-reviewed articles product development. Rapid access to a diverse health data sources that include outpatient, inpatient, labs, imaging and other datasets, combined with ICBI developed methods and tools enables the Center to rapidly query real-world clinical and research data to provide data insights and improve patient outcomes. ICBI works with compliance, data governance offices and institutional review boards to ensure information security, patient confidentiality and HIPAA-compliant data access protocols.

  • Technological Innovation : Enabling Systems Medicine: ICBI members collaborate with experts in the fields of Oncology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Neonatology and other clinical specialties to develop informatics tools and resources in support of Systems Medicine.
  • Informatics Knowledge Sharing : ICBI responds to a growing need to ensure that the clinicians, researchers, and students have ready access to education and training opportunities in biomedical informatics through think tanks, symposia, and degree programs.
  • Multi-Disciplinary : Members bring a variety of diverse backgrounds and research to address key challenges in Systems Medicine. These unique areas of interest allow for the exchange of ideas and discovery, creating a dynamic research environment.
  • Top Ranking : Our NLP Method ranked 1st in identifying clinical trials for patients with given molecular anomalies in the NIST TREC Precision Medicine competition.

Focus Area

Health Data Science

Our team is working on various programs in data sciences and precision health, building capacity to analyze ‘big data’ and advance interoperability standards and the ability to collaborate across institutions.

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Precision Medicine

Precision medicine (PM) is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant advances in precision medicine have been made for select cancers, the practice is not currently in use for most diseases. Many efforts are underway to help make precision medicine the norm rather than the exception.

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Education and Training

Georgetown University’s graduate and professional programs are among the most rigorous and respected around the world. These programs offer students access to Georgetown’s distinguished faculty and unique opportunities in the nation’s capital.

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