Biomedical Informatics (BI)

Biomedical and Health Informatics Colloquia

UIC has a diverse and robust health informatics teaching and research portfolio, but there is often an overall lack of awareness of other researchers working in health informatics as well as resources and sources of collaboration. The purpose of the colloquia is two-fold: to provide a forum for presenting current & ongoing research and to help connect researchers with one another. Monthly meetings are generally structured such that the first half of the meeting features a presentation of actual or proposed research UIC, and the second half of the meeting is to explore opportunities for collaboration through future grant funding. Because informatics is so extraordinarily broad and diverse, the colloquia aims to help researchers at UIC keep a pulse on activities outside of their immediate research interest and help to spur additional collaborations.

The colloquia usually occurs on the last Monday of the month during the Academic Calendar year at noon in Room 5175 COMRB (909 S. Wolcott). For more information, contact Andrew Boyd at

Prior Lectures

Date Speaker Title
09-26-2011 William O'Neill
“Statistical Image Modeling for Identification, Classification, and Maximal Discrimination: Examples of Human and Rodent Mammary Tumor Ultrasound Images, and SPECT Scans”

10-31-2011 Jerry Bona
" A Model for Arterial Blood Flow"

Sharon Telleen, PhD, School of Public Health, Epi/Bio

"Accessing Evidence Based Practices in Population Health" (Room 3175 COMRB)

02-27-2012 Yves A. Lussier, MD, FACMI
"Genome-wide Network Models as Underpinning Mechanisms of Personal Therapeutics"

03-26-2012 Stephen Brown, MSW, LSW
Leveraging the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Informatics to identify ER Frequent Visitors

Alan Schwartz, Professor and Associate Head, UIC Department of Medical Education


06-11-2012 Karen Dunn Lopez, RN, MPH, PhD
Benefits and Unintended Consequences of Communication Technology between Nurses and Physicians

09-24-2012 Sandy De Groote, MLIS, Scholarly Communications Librarian
"Support for Research Data Management: Planning Tools, Storage Options, and Other Collaborative Assistant from the University Library"

10-29-2012 Neil R. Smalheiser, MD, PhD, Psychiatric Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Informatics Tools to facilitate Evidence Based Medicine"

11-19-2012 Haiquan Li