The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Perry Miller, M.D., a Yale School of Medicine professor and director of Medical Informatics at the Medical School, to plan a center for biomedical computing at Yale.

The grant is part of a NIH initiative to establish biomedical computing centers nationwide. NIH has identified a shortage of scientists trained in both biology and computing, two fields that are increasingly becoming more interdependent.

Yale’s center will be planned by Michael Snyder, professor and chair of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Martin Schultz, a professor of computer science.

— Yale Daily News