Meharry Medical College to Add a New Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Data Science

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville has announced a new Ph.D. program in biomedical data science in the School of Applied Computational Sciences at the medical school. The first students in the program will begin this coming August.

Biomedical data science is a relatively new field that has great potential to transform health care, medicine, biology, and scientific discovery. Students in the new program will take courses in mathematics, computational science, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, biomedical image processing and analysis, artificial intelligence and deep learning, and computer programming.

“This is an exciting addition to our master’s degrees and graduate certificates in data science and biomedical data science,” says Fortune S. Mhlanga, dean of the School Applied Computational Sciences. “Our Ph.D. students could discover new knowledge from biomedical data sets and develop new technologies and novel data analysis methods through their research.”

“Our students can impact society by helping to develop drugs faster and cheaper, detect diseases earlier, and improve clinical decisions for the underserved,” added T.L. Wallace, chair of the biomedical data science department.


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