Historic ACMI Biography
Jerry Cox is Professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Washington University. From 1964 to 1975 he was Founder and Director of the Biomedical Computer Laboratory (BCL) at the Washington University School of Medicine. A 1947 graduate in electrical engineering from MIT, he earned his MS (1949) and ScD (1954) with specialization in electro-acoustics. Other responsibilities at Washington University include Chairman of the Washington University Computer Laboratories (1967-1973), Professor of Biomedical Engineering (1965-1984) and Program Director of the Training Program in Technology in Health Care (1970-1978). During the late 1960s, Cox and his colleagues at BCL developed several small-computer applications including an interactive radiation treatment planning system, an arrhythmia monitoring system for a coronary care unit and a dynamic brain imaging system for radioactive tracer studies. In 1971 Cox was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and in 1975 he became the founding Chair of Washington University's Department of Computer Science.
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.