AMIA Honors Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, with Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BETHESDA, MD – The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will present Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, FACMI, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Population Health, with the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics during AMIA’s Annual Symposium, November 15 – 19 in Washington, D.C. 

“AMIA is proud to honor Dr. Mandl with the Lindberg Award to recognize his accomplishments in population health and patient engagement,” said AMIA Chair, Board of Directors, Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Dr. Mandl’s transformative SMART Platforms initiative is just one of his projects that has advanced the field of informatics. We thank him for his commitment to AMIA’s mission.”  

The Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics recognizes an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lindberg's continuous commitment to the field, which dramatically altered the scope and extent of informatics' practice and research. Dr. Mandl leads the transformative SMART Platforms initiative to design the “app store for health" and is principal investigator of the Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Health System across Boston hospitals and nationally. He pioneered the use of IT and big data for population health, discovery, patient engagement and care redesign. Recognized for research and teaching, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Clifford A. Barger Award for top mentors at Harvard Medical School. His clinical training and experience is in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.   

AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the premier educational event in the field. The symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics and over 100 scientific sessions. The Symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field -- translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.

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AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 4,000 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy, and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.