Directed by Dr. Marylyn Ritchie, the mission of the Center for Translational Bioinformatics is to develop infrastructure, create an environment that fosters collaboration, and provide education and leadership for advancing biomedical research at the interface between the basic and clinical sciences. A central focus is on the integration and analysis of genomics data linked with data from electronic health records.
Genomic measurements derived from patient DNA are a key component of precision medicine strategies to improve health. The Center for Translational Bioinformatics was created to facilitate precision medicine by 1) helping to build information technology infrastructure to facilitate the integration of genomics and clinical data, 2) fostering key collaboration among basic scientists and clinicians needed to translate genomic research results into the clinic, 3) providing education and training opportunities for students, staff, and faculty in the areas of translational bioinformatics and precision medicine, and 4) providing leadership to chart a path forward. One of the primary activities is working closely with the Penn Medicine BioBank and facilitating broad engagement with the Penn Medicine research community.
Marylyn Ritchie, PhD, Director
A306 Richards Building, 3700 Hamilton Walk
marylyn at upenn.edu