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AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium Virtual Awards Gala

The AMIA virtual Awards Gala is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the amazing talent within the AMIA informatics community as well as recognize the incoming class of ACMI Fellows. The Awards Gala program honors those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation and professional achievement in informatics with the presentation of the AMIA 2020 Signature Awards and Leadership Awards , the recognition of the Doctoral Dissertation Awardees , and the ACMI class of 2020. The event is open to AMIA members, invited guests, and all Annual Symposium attendees.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the achievements of your colleagues!

Optional Donation: $100
Date: Sunday, November 15
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET (grab a glass of champagne, sparkling cider or scotch)
Location: Virtual (from the comfort of your home)
Attire: Waist up Cocktail (Have fun; Be creative; wear your AMIA colors - red, black, white)
Note:  After you have registered, a confirmation letter  will be sent. A separate letter will confirm the tax-deductible donation

LEAD Fund Awardees

Congratulations to the 2020 AMIA LEAD Fund Awardees!

Hope Gray , MTS, BCC
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jiancheng Ye
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Matching Gift Challenge Reminder

Thanks to a generous $50,000 anonymous gift to the AMIA LEAD fund, we launched a matching gift challenge through the end of 2020. For every dollar donated to the LEAD fund during this time period, gifts will be matched 1:1, up to the maximum amount of matching funds available. A donation amount of $100 is suggested, however, gifts at all levels are encouraged and our hope is to demonstrate our community’s commitment to future informaticians during this unprecedented time. Please donate so that all gifts can be matched!

As a reminder, funds that are raised via this mechanism will be used to augment and enhance current AMIA LEAD fund programs, including:

  • Providing travel awards or stipends for students to support their attendance at AMIA convening activities and/or virtual meetings; and
  • Providing scholarship to students or early-stage informatics investigators and practitioners to participate in AMIA sponsored training programs.

LEAD Fund Advisory Committee (Host Committee)

  • Philip Payne, PhD, FACMI (Chair)
  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD
  • Peter Embi, MD
  • Eneida Mendonnca, MD
  • Thomas Payne, MD
  • Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI
  • Charlotte Weaver, RN, PhD
  • Karen Greenwood (AMIA)
  • Nina Richards (AMIA)

LEAD FUND Leadership Circle

(Contributed $10,000 to the fund)

  • Atul J. Butte
  • Elizabeth S. Chen and Neil Sarkar
  • Peter J. Embi
  • Douglas B. Fridsma
  • William R. Hersh
  • Eneida A. Mendonca and Umberto Tachinardi
  • Tara B. and Philip R.O. Payne
  • Thomas H. Payne
  • Joel H. Saltz
  • Charlotte A. Weaver
  • Anne Yoshihashi and Robert E. Hoyt
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