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In January 2018, the AMIA Board approved a resolution to launch an Applied Informatics Recognition Program, to recognize members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting, who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership, and who have a sustained commitment to the betterment of AMIA.

The resulting Fellows of AMIA, or FAMIA, was established in May 2018, following several months of deliberation by an interdisciplinary Advisory Group of AMIA members to define the FAMIA Eligibility Criteria.

These deliberations reaffirmed that FAMIA be inclusive – balancing the needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others working within clinical informatics settings, with the needs of professionals working in public health, clinical research, and other areas where informatics is applied to practice.

2022 Induction Ceremony

The Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA) inducted 92 Fellows with more than 30 new Fellows in attendance at the AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference. The class of 2020 and 2021 were also recognized and all Fellows celebrated with a reception in the evening.

FAMIA Induction 2022