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The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project is an exciting new program that brings together the University of Utah and The University of Texas at Brownsville through the Biomedical Informatics Department at Utah.

Qualified candidates begin their Masters research at UTB working with an outstanding faculty from diverse disciplines that offer students a wide variety of options for course work, research projects, and interdisciplinary training.

Under the auspices of Dr. Luis Colom, Director of the Center for Biomedical Studies, the BMI Masters program consists of four tracks, requiring at the minimum:

  • 30 credit hours of course work
  • 6 credit hours of research
  • Thesis (written)

The four master's program tracks are:

  • Biology under Dr. David Hicks
  • Computer Science under Dr. Juan Iglesias
  • Mathematics under Dr. Jerzy Mogilsky
  • Physics under Dr. Natalia Guevara

Curricula for all four tracks includes prerequisite courses for entry into the University of Utah Department of BMI Ph.D. program. Ph.D. candidates should be well versed in the areas of:

  • Computer Programming
  • Database Management
  • Statistics Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

Also included are six semester hours of University of Utah BMI “core courses.”

Contact Information:
Biomedical Informatics
Masoud Zarei

BRHP 2.116
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
Office: 956-882-5027

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