Following their recent election, 13 new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium.
AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the largest informatics event worldwide. The Symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics, and more than 150 scientific sessions. The work presented spans the spectrum of the informatics field: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.
ACMI President, William M. Tierney, MD, FACMI, FIAHSI, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, will welcome the esteemed new Fellows to the College:
- Tiffani J. Bright, PhD, IBM Watson Health
- Theresa A. Cullen, MD, Pima County Health Department
- Amar K. Das, MD, PhD, IBM Research
- Melissa A. Haendel, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
- Tina Hernandez-Boussard, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Farah Magrabi, PhD, Macquarie University
- Marylyn D. Ritchie, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Renato Sabbatini, PhD, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health
- Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, Columbia University
- Kim Unertl, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Dennis P. Wall, PhD, Stanford University
- Griffin Weber, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
- Rong Xu, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
“I am proud to welcome these 13 new ACMI Fellows to the College,” said Dr. Tierney. “Their expertise and distinguished accomplishments across the diverse profession of biomedical and health informatics reflects the impact informatics continues to have on health care. Being elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics is the most prestigious honor in the field of biomedical informatics, and these new fellows have been recognized by their peers as being at the very top of their field.”
ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers. Incorporated in 1984, ACMI dissolved its separate corporate status to merge with the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI) and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), when AMIA was formed in 1989. The College now exists as an entity within AMIA, with its own bylaws and regulations.
AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 5,500 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.