Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute Workshops

The Bakar Institute sponsors several organized workshops throughout the year, partnering with various internal and external organizations to deliver key trainings in computational health sciences.

  • Data science foundations
  • Computational methods

Bioinformatics PhD Program

Prepares scientists to gather, store, analyze, predict, and disseminate information about human biology. Areas of concentration:

  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Systems biology

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Training

Offerings for all career phases include individual courses, certificate programs, graduate degrees and postdoctoral fellowships.

  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests and treatment efficacy in clinical settings
  • Population-based research methods

Health Informatics Fellowship & Externship

Opportunities for physician trainees and undergraduates include:

  • UCSF Clinical Informatics Fellowship (CIF), a two year program in academic and clinical healthcare informatics
  • Healthcare Externship in Advanced Technologies, a one year program for UC undergraduates
  • Medical student elective
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Library Data Science Initiative

Workshops, programs and expertise/office hours in:

  • Finding, Managing & Sharing Data
  • Statistics, Bioinformatics and Genomics
  • Programming in R, Python and more
  • Data Visualization with Tableau


UCSF's NLP community curates knowledge as participants experiment, learn and implement NLP tools in clinical and biomedical research projects.

  • Slack channel and regular meetups
  • Recommended tools for textual analysis of clinical notes

Population Health and Health Equity Training

Training programs across UCSF in population health and health equity. 

Security Awareness and Training

Get up to speed on:

  • Risks associated with using, transmitting, and storing electronic information
  • How to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data
  • Roles and responsibilities of each community member in protecting UCSF's data and systems