The Columbia Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) Summer Research Fellowship provides high-school and college undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds (biology, psychology, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, etc.) with fundamental knowledge, hands-on skills, and research experience in biomedical informatics and health data science.
The fellowship has two goals: (1) to promote biomedical informatics and health data science as a career choice for young scientist in training; and (2) to promote diversity in higher education and biomedical informatics and health data science by engaging students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups and creating an inclusive learning environment.
At the end of the six week program, fellows will have gained computing and research skills, familiarity with the fields of informatics and health data science, experience with real-world, massive health data-sets from electronic health records and the data acumen that comes with handling such data-sets, along with understanding of the complex ethical and fairness questions inherent to biomedical informatics and health data science research.
Select fellows will receive a stipend.