The Research and Application Seminar Series


Course Description:
This is the multi-module, course with new modules available each week. This seminar provides exposure to current research and application in Biomedical Informatics and the faculty, trainees, and other experts conducting it. Topics include ongoing research, research results, and translation of findings into practice and reflect the breadth of ongoing work across Biomedical Informatics as a discipline.
This weekly seminar is given by local and visiting researchers and practitioners in the discipline. Seminar speakers will highlight relevant informatics and information science principles and methodology. Students participating in the seminar for course credit will be encouraged to explore literature relevant to the seminar topic and participate in constructive critique and academic discussion about the research. Seminar attendance encourages use of critical analysis and appraisal skills to participate in scientific dialog. This course can be taken for 1 credit hour of graduate course credit.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student is able to:

  •  Discuss current Biomedical Informatics research.
  •  Describe different research design and methods used to generate and test knowledge in the field of Biomedical Informatics
  •  Critically appraise presented and written research.
  •  Participate in constructive academic discourse about research presented by scholars in Biomedical Informatics.

Target Audience: Physicians in all specialties

Accreditation Statement:  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The UAMS Office of Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure of Financial Relationships: The following planners, Fred Prior, PhD, Debra Napoli, Tremaine Williams, M.Ed., and Meredith Zozus, PhD, of this activity have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The following planners of this activity have financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Name Nature of the Relationship Commercial Interest
Fred Prior, Ph.D. Siemens AG Stocks/Bonds
Thomas Powell, M.D., MS Meridian Group International Advisory Board Member

The speakers of this activity have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement: This activity does not receive commercial support.


Please follow the steps below to receive credit for watching previously recorded version of our sessions. 

You will need to register for the Blackboard course through GoSignMeUP. You will need to perform the following steps.

1. Go to

2. Click on “Biomedical Informatics Research & Application Seminar”

3. Enter “Biom2016” as the access code. Click the green buttons labeled “Verify” and “Add to Cart”.

4. Enter and set your login information, including a NON-UAMS email address and submit.

5. Your registration is now complete!


After registering, follow the directions below to log into the Blackboard course.

1. Go to

2. Enter the login information you chose.

3. You have now joined us.

To receive CME credit for viewing a recorded session of this course, please make sure to complete the post-test associated with each week’s lecture. A score of at least 80% will allow you to receive credit. All CME Transcripts (proof of your attendance) can be retrieved from the Office of Continuing Education at (501) 661-7962.

Instructions for Receiving Credit


  1. View the entire activity in Blackboard.
  2. Complete the post-test with a score of at least 80%.
  3. Transcript (proof of your participation) can be retrieved from the Office of Continuing Education at (501) 661-7962.


UAMS College of Medicine Office of CE Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education (OCE) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all directly or jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CE.  The ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE describe relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE Activity.