The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has announced that Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, a professor of Biomedical Informatics at IU School of Medicine, has been promoted to Director of Informatics. Schleyer has had a long-standing engagement with informatics in the Indiana CTSI, primarily in leading its learning health system efforts. His long-term expertise in information technology has helped him service the academic and clinical aspects of biomedical research.
As the new Director of Informatics, Schleyer believes that the discovery, collection, and management of research data is one of the most important aspects of helping CTSI researchers be as successful as they can be.
“We need to focus our efforts on the basics,” said Schleyer, who is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Biomedical Informatics of the Regenstrief Institute. “Researchers need to know how to collect or access data; what research questions the data can help answer; and how various aspects of data quality are likely to influence research results. Our goal is to help every investigator who reaches out as efficiently and effectively as possible.”
The Indiana CTSI informatics team has supported:
- 980 investigators reported utilizing Informatics services since 2013
- More than 61,779 hours for data pulls since 2016
- 2,868 Integrating Biology & the Bedside (i2b2) queries since 2016
Schleyer will be taking the place of the previous Director of Informatics, Umberto Tachinardi, MD.