Travis Osterman, DO, MS, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Hematology and Oncology and director of Cancer Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been appointed to a new role as Associate Vice President for Research Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Osterman will report to Peter Embí, MD, MS, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Neal Patel, MD, MPH, chief information officer for Health IT at VUMC.
In this leadership role, Osterman will be responsible for helping advance VUMC’s research capabilities, particularly at the interface with VUMC Research and Health IT enterprises. Examples of his responsibilities will include advancing the use of electronic health record-based functionality for clinical and translational research, working with colleagues across VUMC to improve data accessibility for research, and leading efforts to align clinical and research genomics initiatives.
“VUMC has a long history of creating, organizing and growing informatics resources such as BioVU to support our research mission,” said Osterman. “In this new role, I look forward to working with our community to further grow those existing resources, identify and develop new opportunities and reduce investigators’ barriers to accessing data.”