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Historic ACMI Biography

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A 1970 graduate of the medical program at BirminghamUniversity in the United Kingdom, Andrew Grant earned a DPhil in Clinical Biochemistry from Oxford University in 1983 and then served as a lecturer at the University of Leeds until 1989. At that time, he was lured to the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, where he is a professor of clinical biochemistry and Director of CRED (Collaborative Research for Effective Diagnosis). Dr. Grant is a pioneer in medical informatics in Quebec and in Canada. His CRED group is concerned with diagnostics evaluation and technology application. His main research and application interest, which he has dubbed translation informatics, emphasizes knowledge and data communication and feedback at and across the different stages as a technology therapeutic innovation progresses from research to accreditation to clinical use assessment. Dr. Grant has made ongoing contributions to the medical informatics field since 1991 in education (development of an online masterĂ­s level program in medical informatics for health professionals), in the advancement of the field (establishment of a new society in Quebec [] with annual meetings including hosting the International Francophone meeting in Medical Informatics in 2002), in the training of highly qualified persons (co-PI in the establishment of the Pan-Canadian Health Informatics Collaboratory; he is a leader in an initiative toward large-scale collaboration for health informatics accreditation in Canada), and in research (health informatics program to support innovation and research, technology evaluation, and utility assessment) involved in cross-Canada collaborations.


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.

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