University of California - San Diego

University of California - San Diego
Type Public
Established 1960 (1960)
Chancellor Pradeep Khosla
Location San Diego, California, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Navy blue and gold
Nickname Tritons
Website ucsd.edu
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=17954

University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, United States. UC San Diego is home to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the first centers dedicated to ocean, earth and atmospheric science research and education. UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, provides patient care, conducts medical research, and educates future health care professionals. UCSD is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1] The university enrolled more than 32,000 students, and it ranked 44 among national universities and tenth in "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with emphasis in Biomedical Informatics
?? credit hours; features both a bioinformatics and biomedical informatics (clinical) core
Available online? No
Program URL: https://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/som/dbmi/education/Pages/Bioinformatics-PhD.aspx


Certificate in Life Sciences Information Technology
"The different focus areas within the certificate permit specialization in IT support, bioinformatics research or programming applications for the life sciences industry."
Available online? Yes
Program URL: http://extension.ucsd.edu/programs/index.cfm?vAction=certDetail&vCertificateID=152&vStudyAreaID=115


Fellowship in Translational Bioinformatics
The National Library of Medicine offers a training grant fellowship in translational bioinformatics
Available online? No
Program URL: https://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/som/dbmi/education/NLM-Fellowship-Program/Pages/default.aspx


Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Technology
Sometime in late 2016 the school chose to no longer accept applicants. They have left an email address for inquiries into the certificate program's status.
Available online? Yes
Program URL: http://extension.ucsd.edu/programs/index.cfm?vAction=certDetail&vCertificateID=173&vStudyAreaID=108


Internship in Biomedical Informatics
"Projects in our 10-week summer internship program cover a range of topic areas and vary according to the intern’s background and interests." Open to undergraduates, graduates, and postgrads.
Available online? No
Program URL: https://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/som/dbmi/education/Pages/Internships.aspx


Fellowships in Health Care & Clinical Research Informatics and Public Health Informatics
The National Library of Medicine offers training grant fellowships in the mentioned fields of professional study.
Available online? No
Program URL: https://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/som/dbmi/education/NLM-Fellowship-Program/Pages/default.aspx


Fellowship in Clinical Informatics
The National Library of Medicine offers a training grant fellowship in clinical informatics.
Available online? No
Program URL: https://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/som/emergency-med/education/fellowships/Pages/Clinical-Informatics.aspx


Additional external links

References

  1. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/standard.php. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  2. "University of California--San Diego". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/ucsd-1317. Retrieved 29 November 2016.