BioMedical Informatics Unit Core

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 Biomedical Informatics Core Services


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Alexander Quarshie, M.D., M.S.

Director of Biomedical Informatics


Biomedical informatics is a scientific discipline that focuses on the acquisition, storage, and use of information in health and biomedicine. There are basically four levels of medical informatics.

Though much of clinical practice involves gathering, synthesizing, and acting on information, there is a growing concern that information is not being used as effectively as possible in health care. We are in an era of uncontrolled health care costs, compromised patient safety, and a lack of utilization of information technology applications that have the potential to improve the situation. The role of biomedical informatics is therefore critical as we advance clinical and translational research in modern times.

Key Biomedical Informatics Capabilities


  • I2b2
  • Data Analyst Support
  • A-CTSI web portal
  • Collaborative projects support
  • Consultative support
  • Internet 2 connectivity


  • eHealthstrides/Health Vault Initiative


  • I2b2
  • Gene Profiling Core
  • Biomarker and Protein Profiling Core
  • Cells and Tissues Core/Imaging Lab


  • Recruitment Database
  • Study Manager Clinical Research Management Software
  • Diabetes Registry
  • Hypertension Registry
  • Heart Failure Registry


  • I2b2
  • Integrated Health disparities clinical and translational data repository using i2b2 platform
  • Clinical and Translational research web-portal
  • Additional biomedical informatics support (e.g. programmers, RTRN DTCC informatics resources)
  • Enhance mentored research training of CRECD scholars and other RCMI supported trainees

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 Alexander Quarshie

Alexander Quarshie, MD, MS





Biomedical Areas
Public Health Informatics
Imaging Informatics
Clinical Informatics

Biomedical informatics capabilities Currently enabled through other sources Biomedical informatics capabilities Currently enabled through RCMI Biomedical informatics capabilities through the resources provided by RCENTER