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Historic ACMI Biography

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Dr. Buetow received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Indiana University, and Masters and PhD degrees in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh. He undertook postdoctoral training in Genetics at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He stayed on at Fox Chase, working in cancer genetics, and maintained an academic appointment as assistant professor of pediatrics and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1997 he was named a Special Assistant to the Director and Seniors Genetics Network chief at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)ís Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. He came to work full time at NCI, and at the time of his election to the College he was the NCI Associate Director for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, and Chief of the NCI Laboratory of Population Genetics. Dr. Buetow achieved international recognition for his leadership of the NCI Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) program, which developed and deployed a standards-based infrastructure for data sharing and analysis, and computational tools for the management of a wide variety of basic, translational and clinical cancer research. caBIG began as a high priority program of NCI in 2004 and at the time of Dr. Buetowís election to the College, the NCI had invested nearly $300 million of public funding in its informatics tools and resources. His election to the College recognizes his expertise and accomplishments in advancing cancer research informatics nationally.


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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