6 Named Distinguished Fellows of the American College of Medical Informatics

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) have named six inaugural Distinguished Fellows who will be presented with their awards at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium.

This new recognition program aims to recognize senior Fellows who have made significant and sustained contributions to ACMI in areas such as policy formulation, the practice of informatics, and applied research.

Distinguished Fellows:

“I am proud to honor these esteemed ACMI Fellows with this new recognition” said ACMI President, William M. Tierney, MD, FACMI, FIAHSI, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin. “Being elected to ACMI fellowship is a prestigious honor in the field of biomedical informatics, and these six remarkable individuals have been ACMI fellows for at least 10 years. They continue to serve ACMI and the biomedical informatics community with their expertise and commitment to our growing field.”

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 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.

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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.