The Jacobs School building, the venue for the 2022 T15 Training Grant Conference. Photographer: Douglas Levere. Image ©2018 University at Buffalo.

Through the T15 training grant, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) supports pre- and post-doctoral research in biomedical informatics across the fields of clinical informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, public health informatics, and consumer health informatics. Currently, students at 16 educational institutions across the United States receive this grant.

Every summer, a conference of NLM trainees is hosted by a participating college or university. In 2022, the conference is expected to be hosted in-person by the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. The conference took place from Wednesday, June 22nd, to Friday, June 24th, 2022.

The university’s Department of Biomedical Informatics was founded in 2013 as part of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The department joined the T15 program in 2017, with Dr. Peter Elkin as the primary investigator.

As one of the 27 departments in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Department of Biomedical Informatics offers informatics training at the undergraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral level across the sub-fields of bioinformatics, biomedical ontology, clinical informatics, public health informatics, and sociotechnical and human-centered design.

An aerial shot of the attendees at the 2022 NLM T15 Training Conference.