Peter L. Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM, CTSI Informatics Core Director

Advancing translational research across communities and disciplines is a key component of our CTSI hub. Coordinating data exchange, advancing research recruitment and ensuring security of data access and management are critical to supporting our CTSI’s research endeavors. 

Informatics and translational science

The Informatics Core of the Buffalo CTSI strives to facilitate the exchange of data among various sources required by translational researchers, to explain how electronic or other medical records interface with clinical research data systems, and to notify clinicians and patients of research opportunities via electronic health records (EHRs) at the time of the clinical encounter.

Through Informatics, we can develop novel informatics tools, create common data models and enhance our ability to share data across CTSIs. We have created a number of tools and services that are being made available across our campus and also are being shared throughout the CTSA consortium.

We are committed to training the next generation of Informatics professionals in our Masters, PhD and Clinical Informatics programs and through our Research fellowships in Biomedical informatics (NLM T15 and the BD-STEP) programs.