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The Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing is Awarded $6.1M in Renewed Funding.

Tens of thousands of scientists have downloaded software tools and data sets from the U’s

Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing

CIBC), and more than 200 papers published by scientists outside the center reference its software or computing infrastructure. The

National Institutes of Health

(NIH) grant for $6.1 million has a five-year term. The principal investigators are bioengineering professor

Rob MacLeod

, computer science professor

Ross Whitaker

and computer science professor

Christopher Johnson

, who also directs the

Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.

Whitaker and Johnson also hold adjunct positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and contribute to its Ph.D. training program.

The CIBC has been receiving funding from the NIH since the CIBC was established as the NIH Center for Bioelectric Field Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization on September 15, 1999. During the first five years, the center focused on creating an extensible, scalable, scientific problem-solving environment (PSE) and on developing corresponding research to solve real-world problems relating to bioelectric fields.

The NIH, a part of the

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.