Michael J. Becich MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, focuses on developing datawarehouses and data mining strategies for genomic and proteomic data derived from high throughput methodologies such as expression microarrays and tissue microarrays. His interests also include tissue bank information systems, clinical information systems and imaging repositories that are currently operating in the Pathology Department at University of Pittsburgh. He is also the leader for the University of Pittsburgh’s Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) projects and the Informatics Codirector of Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Becich currently serves as PI or Co-PI on eight funded grants, including grants from the NCI, the Department of Defense, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the PA Commonwealth Department of Health.
Patel AA, Kajdacsy-Balla A, Berman JJ, Bosland M, Datta MW, Dhir R, Gilbertson J, Melamed J, Orenstein J, Tai KF, Becich MJ. The development of common data elements for a multi-institute prostate cancer tissue bank: The Cooperative Prostate Cancer Tissue Resource (CPCTR) experience. BMC Cancer. 2005 Aug 21;5:108.