The Accelerating Excellence In Translational Science (AXIS)Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science


The AXIS Biomedical Informatics function is dedicated to providing investigators at Charles Drew University (CDU) with state-of-the-art informatics solutions for their research projects. AXIS Biomedical Informatics comprises a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds and interest in clinical medicine, biomedical informatics, medical geography and geographical information systems, computer science, sociotechnical theories and qualitative methods.

The Biomedical Informatics Core’s aims are as follows:

Specific Aim 1: Service. The BIC will provide standards-based data infrastructure, consultation and applications to facilitate translational research and collaboration.

Specific Aim 2: Innovative Research in Biomedical Informatics. The BIC will advance knowledge in the field of Biomedical Informatics through its own innovative research that will address key scientific questions in data acquisition, standards, and clinical decision support and geospatial studies.

Specific Aim 3: Education. The BIC, through classroom instruction, mentoring and knowledge dissemination generally, will provide intensive training for students and professionals wishing to practice or conduct research in Biomedical Informatics as well as educational opportunities for students and practitioners in other disciplines to learn about and use the science of Informatics in their own work