Organization

CBMi consists of a variety of programs, applications, research, and services under an organizational structure that optimizes the ability to manage ourselves. Over the years, we've found that it's easier to talk with our collaborators about what we do rather than what group people map to in our small organization.

However, for those who may not be familiar with the individual CBMi groups or just want to see how CBMi breaks into its individual parts, please read the descriptions provided for each group.

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Operations

The CBMi Operations group provides strategic leadership and administrative support for all CBMi activities. The Operations group manages the annual strategic planning and budgeting process for CBMi, provides all outreach for each of the distributed CBMi groups, interfaces with key offices in the Hospital and the Research Institute, and is ultimately responsible for all center-based oversight and management.

Led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Operations group supports each of the four key areas highlighted on our website: Genome Analysis, Data Management and Reporting, Application Development, and Education.

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Bioinformatics Group

CBMi's Bioinformatics group, formerly the Bioinformatics Core (BiC), provides genome analysis services to Children's Hospital researchers and develops infrastructure and tools to further genomic research. The group's objective is to develop and apply strong bioinformatics capabilities to enable, enhance, and empower research, discovery, and clinical application for researchers and staff at Children's Hospital.

The Bioinformatics group primarily maps to the Genome Analysis section of this website.

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Clinical Reporting Unit

The Clinical Reporting Unit (CRU) has recently expanded from strictly a clinical data reporting role to dual reporting and research data management roles as a result of CBMi's entry into the REDCap program. The goal of the CRU is to make both retrospective data in the electronic health record and prospective research data actionable for the research team.

Led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the CRU primarily maps to the Data Management and Reporting section of our website.

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Translational Informatics Unit

The Translational Informatics Unit (TiU) serves as the home of programming and data integration activities for translational projects and programs within CBMi. The group's mission is to provide informatics solutions for Hospital investigators who are involved with translational research by helping to identify, implement and integrate tools and technologies that support operational effectiveness and innovation.

Led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the TiU primarily maps to the Application Development section of our website.

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Pediatric Research Consortium

The Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC) facilitates research in Children's Hospital's distributed primary care network. The group reviews protocols that involve the practices and serves as an advocate for all three stakeholders in the context of the study: researchers, providers, and patients.

Led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., PeRC's informatics activities primarily map to the Care Assistant through its development of electronic health record-mediated recruitment prompts.

Click here to visit PeRC's website to learn more about their services, view ongoing research projects, and start using the PeRC practice network.

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Education

The CBMi Education (CBMiEd) group provides numerous informatics educational opportunities to the Children's Hospital by highlighting innovations and issues in multiple areas of healthcare informatics, clinical informatics, nursing informatics, translational informatics, and bioinformatics. The group produces multiple events throughout the academic year and incorporates web-based and multimedia learning into several comprehensive curricula.

Led by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CBMiEd's activities primarily map to the Education section of our website.

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