Following their recent election, 11 new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on Oct. 31 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2021 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 will welcome the following distinguished new Fellows to the College:
- Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Yale School of Medicine
- Adi Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS, FAMIA, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Jianying Hu, PhD, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
- Jonathan Nebeker, MD, MS, FAMIA, Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City
- C. David Page, Jr., PhD, Duke University
- Patrick Ryan, PhD, Janssen Research and Development
- Rebecca Schnall, RN, PhD, Columbia University
- Patricia Sengstack, DNP, Vanderbilt University
- Martin Were, MD, MS, FAMIA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD, U.S. National Library of Medicine
- Zhongming Zhao, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
“I am more than pleased to welcome these 11 new, highly-acclaimed ACMI Fellows to the College,” said ACMI President Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, FACMI, Professor of Surgery and Health Informatics and Director of the Center for Learning Health System Sciences, University of Minnesota; Chief Analytics and Care Innovation Officer, Fairview Health Services. “They represent an outstanding cohort with diverse and important contributions across our field and more broadly contributions to biomedicine and healthcare. These 11 fellows should be proud to carry the FACMI designation, one of the highest honors in the field of biomedical 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.