The Georgetown University Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) is a multi-disciplinary, academic hub for innovative research in the field of data science and informatics. Established in the Spring of 2012, our vision is to enable a more individualized approach to healthcare through data science. Our mission is to enhance clinical and translational research at Georgetown, through collaborative research partnerships involving biomedical data analysis. This includes educating the next generation of data scientists biomedical scientists, physicians who are poised to transform life sciences and Healthcare with responsible applications of data and technology.
Our research activities are focused primarily on the emerging Precision Medicine approach to healthcare that includes the analysis of data associated with individual’s variability in health data, genes, environment and lifestyle. As such, our key pillars include Omics and Bioinformatics, Big Data Methods & Technology, Medical Informatics. Work in these focus areas is led by our faculty members and supported by a team of professionals with highly developed skills and experience in bioinformatics tools and methods, Health Information Technology, cohort discovery from electronic health records (EHR), analytics and visualization, software and database application development, security and privacy in Big Data, project management and grants/contract development for sustainability.