Informatics Research Seminar: The State of Health Informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical & Translational Research

November 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker:  David L DeMets, PhD



With the arrival of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Marshfield Clinic, established the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). ICTR includes several schools on the Madison campus as well as other sites around the state.

The CTSA focused efforts on many opportunities and gaps, including informatics, and stimulated activity to address those needs. For informatics, several areas were identified including bioinformatics, image analysis,clinical/health informatics and public health informatics that were either existing strengths to be made stronger or gaps that needed attention.

In addition to the activity on the Madison campus,there is a challenge to establish data exchange with the other ICTR sites in the
state, especially the Marshfield Clinic campus. For some goals, considerable progress has been made, and for others,work is in progress. The accomplishments and plans for the future will be described.


Dr. David L DeMets is the Assistant Director for Biostatistics and an Informatics Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.