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IGB Receives $216K Biomedical Informatics Training (BIT) Supplement Grant

The supplement received from the NIH National Library of Medicine will be used to create two new courses: (1) a BIT graduate course in High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies and Applicaitons to address the revolution in the life-sciences created by these technologies and their use on the UCI campus and the BIT Program through the new UCI Genomics High-Throughput Facility; and (2) a BIT graduate course in Medical Informatics to take advantage of the momentum and synergies associated with the opening of a new state-of-the-art hospital at the UCI Medical Center, the development of the UCI ICTS (Institute for Clinical and Translational Science), and its recent award of a large NIH CTSA (Clinical and Translations Science Award) grant. All course material will be shared with all other NLM informatics training programs over the (2D) Web. In addition, by leveraging unique expertise at UCI in human computer interfaces and virtual realities, the supplement will be used to create the first 3D Web infrastructure for fostering collaborations in education and research, within the BIT Program, the UCI campus, all NLM informatics training programs, and beyond, through the use of virtual worlds and communities.