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Historic ACMI Biography

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Nunzia B. Giuse is Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science after earning an MD at Universita' degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt in 1994, Dr. Giuse established herself at the University of Pittsburgh as an independent researcher in the area of multi-center medical knowledge base acquisition strategies. She conducted a systematic sequence of investigations of medical knowledge base methodologies from 1988-95 that represented a significant contribution to the relatively new field of medical informatics. In her current position, Dr. Giuse has pioneered the application of models from the adult learning research literature to continuing professional education within the library. She has also pioneered the idea of actively involving the library in VUMC clinical activities, and has gained national recognition for developing the ├ČInformationist├« model. Dr. Giuse currently chairs the Medical Informatics Section, Medical Library Association and has chaired the Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Develop-ment Grant Jury. She is currently a member of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Editorial Board. In addition, she serves as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Lister Hill Center, National Library of Medicine. A complete list of Dr. Giuse's committee memberships can be found at She has now been elected to membership in the American College of Medical Informatics.


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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