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Historic ACMI Biography

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Dr. Fridsma received his Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences and MD degrees from the University of Michigan, then moved to Stanford for an Internal Medicine Residency and graduate training leading to his PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford. He joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Medical Informatics of the Department of Medicine and the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Intelligent Systems. In 2007, he moved to Phoenix and was promoted to Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics in Department of Biomedical Informatics of Arizona State University, and Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona College of MedicineóPhoenix in partnership with Arizona State University. Dr. Fridsma has performed and published research in organizational and large-scale simulation modeling, understanding and reducing medical errors, information modeling, and semantic interoperability. He has been a prominent contributor to the CaBIG (Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid) project of the National Cancer Institute, and was a leader of the initial development of the BRIDG project, which is an information model that captures the semantics of clinical research. As part of the project, he developed many of the processes to support the modeling part of the project as well as data harmonization efforts. Dr. Fridsma is an expert in model-driven architectures and the design of system specifications through careful definition and delineation of functional requirements. His election recognizes these sustained contributions to the informatics of clinical and translational research.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.

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