Center for Health-Related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB)

CHIB brings together researchers in computer science at UMCP with experts in genomics and clinical medicine at UMB to collaborate on understanding diseases such as autism, cancer, and diabetes. With MPowering the State funding, CHIB has built its technical infrastructure and brought teams of scientists from both universities together to compete effectively for major funding in critical areas of human health. Recent awards include a five-year, $16 million National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Genomic Center for Infectious Disease grant, a $1.5 million subcontract from the NIH Common Fund Human Microbiome Project, and a $600,000 NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant to study the use of augmented reality in the operating room. Submitted pending proposals include a $2.5 million per year proposal to operate a Nucleome data coordination center for the NIH Common Fund for a five-year period, and a pre-proposal to the NSF Science and Technology Centers program, for a five-year, $24 million Center for Virtual and Augmented Reality Environments. Future plans include a proposal for a five-year, $350,000 grant for graduate training programs in biomedical big data. With the support of MPower funding, CHIB has expanded its research foci to include emphasis in network and systems biology.

Please watch this video that highlights the collaborative work between computer visualization experts at the University of Maryland, College Park and medical professionals at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


Center for Health-Related Informatics and Bioimaging


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