Education and Training

ICBI responds to a nationally recognized and critical need for rigorous graduate education and training programs to develop and nurture the next generation of informaticians. ICBI faculty members partner with several programs to ensure that there is ready access to education and training opportunities in Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University.

Georgetown offers degree and certificate programs in computer science and biomedical informatics. In addition, bioinformatics courses are key components to Regulatory Science, Clinical and Translational Science, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Experts convene to design and teach customized modules that expose students to current use cases and challenges in genomic medicine. At the same time, students are taught to identify or create a range of solutions utilizing informatics methods. Hands-on training opportunities are provided through lab components, practicums, and a fellowship. In addition, short courses developed for specialized areas involving current topics are available through the School of Continuing Studies.

Outreach to the broader scientific community will be achieved through the development of a professional certificate program in cancer systems biology, and through scientific meetings, symposia, and workshops.

There are a number of programs that include course-work in Informatics as part of their curriculum: 


Informatics Courses

Senior Informatics members have been involved in the following teaching initiatives:

1. Advisory Committee for MS/MD joint degree program in Systems Medicine as part of the GU-Howard CTSA program

2. Course Lectures

  • Introduction to Biomedical Informatics (BCHD-591)
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics (BCHB-521)
  • Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (BCHB-580)
  • Resources for Cancer Research (TBIO546)
  • Cancer Genetics (TBIO525)
  • Undergraduate and graduate Bioinformatics courses (2) at George Washington University

3. Course Co-Director, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics (BCHD-591) Planning and design of course curriculum for a new course focused on Biomedical informatics for Master's program.