Stanford adopts AMIA program

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) reported that Stanford University has partnered with it on its 10x10 informatics curriculum. The program prepares professionals in the health, biological and IT areas to address informatics issues in the workplace, according to the Bethesda, Md.-based AMIA.

The 10x10 at Stanford University will introduce basic computational issues and methods used in molecular biology, including an overview of biological data sources available on the Web. Topics will include basic algorithms for alignment of biological sequences and structures, as well as more advanced representational and algorithmic issues in structure and sequence computation. The course is delivered online and includes video of the instructor along with access to the instructional materials.

Dr. Russ Altman, professor of bioengineering, genetics, medicine, and computer science, director of the biomedical informatics training program and chair of the department of bioengineering, will serve as the director of the Stanford University 10x10 offering.