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Computing a healthier future: Biomedical informatics rising at UF

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A Star Trek-like device that can monitor and diagnose your health while you’re on the go.

A prescription that truly factors in “you” (your medical records, genetics, behavior, and community) when choosing the right medicine and dosage.

A supercomputer, much like IBM’s Watson of Jeopardy! fame, able to easily absorb the often overwhelming inflow of new medical research while offering invaluable advice to doctors in their decision making.

These are the medical advancements Dr. Parisa Rashidi envisions for biomedical informatics in the next decade or so, and the University of Florida is making headway in its focus on the rising field, adding faculty members, including Rashidi, and planning the launch of a certificate program in the fall.

Read my full story in CrossLink magazine.

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