General Information

Our Mission

The mission of the Informatics and Biomedical Communications division (IBMC) is to provide “value added” IT and media services to Health Sciences in general and the College of Medicine in particular. As a “value added” service provider, IBMC’s focus is to utilize the best-in-class combination of software and hardware to address a particular need of its client constituents. As a result IBMC’s mission incorporates the underlying foundation IT infrastructure managed by university’s Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) in combination with additional elements to deliver a customized solution supporting student computing and research

Our Vision

IBMC provides leadership and expertise to the Health Sciences academic community in the effective use of information technologies. This effort includes various visual media as well as traditional information technology in the delivery of health education and healthcare through the promotion of ‘best practices’ in transformational strategic assets.

“We use information technology and communications to change the face of education in healthcare while facilitating research and new learning styles.” —Stephen G. Whetstone, M.S., Director

History

IBMC was created in 1996 by the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences’ office to meet needs of the Health Sciences academy to have access to leading edge technologies and enhanced media services that were not readily available from within the university’s former Information Systems and Services (ISAS) department nor anywhere else within the university community at-large. Health Sciences leadership sought to explore leading edge technological developments in high performance computing, tele-health, teleconferencing, streaming media, etc., to support the delivery of education to students throughout Health Sciences schools. In addition, Health Sciences sought to break new ground in the use of technology in the delivery of health care to underserved populations nationally and internationally.

Values

Informatics and Biomedical Communications operates under the following principles:

  • Integrity in data management
  • Quality delivery
  • Professional competence
  • Collaborative partnering
  • Adaptability to client’s needs
  • Cost effective solutions

Specialties

The Informatics staff is multi-talented supporting a wide range of services including:

  • Data & storage area networking
  • Audio, visual technologies
  • Web development
  • Television
  • Mobile computing
  • Digital multimedia
  • Print
  • Instructional technologies

Contacts

Name/Title

Contacts

Office

Hours

Stephen G. Whetstone, M.S.
Director

(202) 865-0265
swhetstone@howard.edu

Adams Bldg
Room 1301

Monday-Friday:
9:00am-5:30 pm (or by appointment)

Christopher Binns, B.B.A.
Associate Director

(202) 806-9728
cbinns@howard.edu

Adams Bldg
Room 1301

Monday-Friday:
9:00am-5:30 pm (or by appointment)

Gregory Robertson
Multi-Media Technologist

(202) 806-6384
grobertson@howard.edu

Adams Bldg
Room 1301

Monday-Friday:
7:30am-4:30 pm (or by appointment)

Jeffrey Fearing, Ph.D.
Contract Photographer

jeffrey.fearing@gmail.com

Adams Bldg
Room 1301

Monday-Friday: by appointment only

Howard O. Hall, M.S.
Data Technician 2

(202) 806-6383
howard.hall@howard.edu

Adams Bldg
Room 1301

Monday-Friday:
9:00am-4:30 pm (or by appointment)

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