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WASHINGTON, DC – Twenty-three new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on November 12 at a ceremonial dinner during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2023 Annual Symposium. New Fellows are elected annually to the College by the 473-member body of Fellows.

AMIA's Annual Symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics, showcasing more than 600 scientific sessions. The Symposium is the largest informatics event worldwide. The work presented spans the spectrum of the informatics field: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.

“This year we welcome a large and diverse cohort of highly acclaimed ACMI Fellows to the College," said ACMI President Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI, David L. Cohen University Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer and Information Science, Pediatrics, and Science Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

The FACMI designation is one of distinction and pride. They represent excellence from academia, government and industry and are the best and brightest stars in our field demonstrating thought leadership, stellar experience and established scholarship. Together their important contributions to biomedicine and healthcare inform, educate and inspire the informatics community to improve human health."

ACMI will welcome the following 23 new Fellows to the College: (directory)

  • Adela Grando, PhD, FAMIA, Arizona State University
  • Allison McCoy, PhD, FAMIA, ACHIP, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Bryant Karras, MD, State of Washington, Department of Health
  • Chi-Ren Shyu, PhD, FAMIA, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Dana Crawford, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Jenna Marquard, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Joseph Finkelstein, MD, FAMIA, University of Utah
  • Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania & Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Kirk Roberts, PhD, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Lipika Samal, MD, FAMIA, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Maxim Topaz, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Neil Smalheiser, MD, FAMIA, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Olena Mamykina, PhD, Columbia University
  • Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing
  • Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD, FAMIA, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Stephen Wong, PhD, PE, FAMIA, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Academic Institute, and Weil Cornell Medicine
  • Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, PhD, Regenstrief Institute/Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Yong Chen, PhD, FAMIA, University of Pennsylvania
  • Yuan Luo, PhD, FAMIA, Northwestern University
  • Yunan Chen, PhD, University of California, Irvine

ACMI will honor the following Fellows with the Distinguished Fellow designation:

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.