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The Bridge Project

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

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

The Bridge to Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics (BMI) program, inaugurated under the auspices of late Dr. Luis Colom, consists of four master’s 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:

  • Dept. of Biology under Dr. David Hicks
  • Dept. of Computer Science under Dr. Juan Iglesias
  • Dept. of Mathematics under Dr. Jerzy Mogilsky
  • Dept. of Physics under Dr. Soma Mukherjee

Curricula for all four tracks include 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
  • Genomics

Contact Information:

Biomedical Informatics
Saraswathy Nair
Office: BRHP 1.120
Phone: 956-882-5108​

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