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The AMIA Signature Awards program provides an opportunity for AMIA members at different stages of their career to be recognized for significant contributions to the field of informatics.

Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence

This prestigious award is the highest honor in informatics that is presented by the American College of Medical Informatics to an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to biomedical informatics has made a lasting impression on healthcare and biomedicine.

Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics

The contribution recognized will have advanced the field for example in the form of a significant innovation or a unique approach and contribution to education or training, but not for a lifetime body of work.

Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics

This award recognizes an individual that has made a significant singular contribution or series of contributions over the course of a career exemplifying the expertise, passion, and spirit that Dr. Detmer has for health policy.

Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award

This award recognizes an individual’s distinguished career and significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing.

William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics

Acknowledges people who have influenced our thinking about informatics, especially improving health and health care in ways that are visionary and transformative.

AMIA New Investigator Award

This award recognizes an individual for early informatics contributions and significant scholarly contributions on the basis of scientific merit and research excellence.

The Martin Epstein and Student Paper Awards

The AMIA Student Paper Competition is held annually at the AMIA Annual Symposium. Student papers are selected by the Scientific Program Committee and forwarded to the Student Paper Advisory Committee.