The BIDS-TP program represents a unique collaboration between the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics (DCMB) and the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). Feeder graduate programs with eligible pre-doctoral trainees include DCMB and MIDAS doctoral students from engineering, mathematics, statistics, public health, and information sciences. The overarching goal of the BIDS-TP is to train a cadre of data-savvy, computationally-skilled, and highly-motivated biomedical scholars in an intellectually-stimulating environment using an effective competency-based curriculum. All BIDS-TP students are trained in collecting, managing, processing, interrogating, and analyzing large amounts of complex high-dimensional biomedical information with rigor and transparency.
The Program will support professional networking, practical career mentorship, and career opportunities to promote the next generation of biomedical and health data science leaders. The strong, interdisciplinary, and trainee-mentor tailored curriculum facilitates trainee’s growth, employability, and positioning to contribute to the NIH mission to discover, model, understand and treat complex human disorders.