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Dr. Crowley received her Bachelors degree in Biology from Swarthmore, and her MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She undertook postgraduate in Pathology with specialization in Neuropathology at Stanford, then returned to Pittsburgh where she undertook both a residency in Pathology and a fellowship in Medical Informatics, for which she was awarded a Masters of Science degree. She the joined the faculty of the departments of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at Pittsburgh, and at the time of election to the College was an associate professor there. Dr. CrowleyĆ­s research has focused on how computer-based representations of medical knowledge facilitate medical research and education, including development and evaluation of intelligent medical training systems, and development of automated systems for processing clinical text. She achieved national recognition through her work on caTIES. Building on methods of Natural Language Processing (NLP), the open source caTIES system builds a repository of de-identified, highly processed and coded, free-text documents that can be searched within and across organizations. caTIES was one of the first developed systems for the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG). The software provided a novel platform for the development of translational research networks, based on a foundation of research on data sharing. Dr. Crowley served as Director of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at Pittsburgh, contributing to teaching, mentorship, and administration of the PhD and MS programs, and has been an active and sustained contributor to AMIA scientific symposia. These academic achievements are recognized by her election to the College.


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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