Louise Pape
425 Henry Mall Rm 3445
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-7935
Fax: 608-265-9485


Karen Nafzger
425 Henry Mall Rm 3420
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-4366
Fax: 608-265-9485


The mission of the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) training program is to educate and mentor the next generation of leaders in biomedical informatics research.  The program is designed to equip and mentor pre- and postdoctoral trainees to develop novel, state-of-the-art computational methods for advancing biomedicine.

The biomedical sciences are being radically transformed by advances in our ability to monitor, record, store, integrate and analyze information characterizing human biology and health at scales that range from individual molecules to large populations of subjects. This wealth of information has the potential to substantially advance both our understanding of human biology and our ability to improve human health through smarter methods for risk assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning. 

The focus of the CIBM program encompasses translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, image analysis, and health informatics.  PhD students who are eligible for this interdisciplinary training include those in Chemistry, Computer Sciences, StatisticsGenetics, Nursing, Biochemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, among other graduate programs.


CIBM is funded by a grant from the National Library of Medicine (T15 LM007359), with additional support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School.

Predoctoral traineeships are generally awarded for a three-year period and postdoctoral traineeships are generally awarded for a two-year period. These traineeships provide a monthly stipend and cover tuition, fees, and research-related expenses.

Predoctoral students must be accepted into an affiliated PhD program at the University of Wisconsin. All supported trainees must be permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Information about individual graduate programs can be obtained direclty from the relevant departments or from the CIBM Training Program by contacting Louise Pape, Program Coordinator.