AMIA Presents Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN with Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award

Monday, December 16, 2013

BETHESDA, MD – The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) honored Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN with the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, presented during AMIA’s Annual Symposium, November 15 – 20 in Washington, D.C. 

The Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished career and significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing. The award honors a professional with exemplary principles and practices and a substantial record of contribution to the field of nursing informatics.

“AMIA’s Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award is our highest recognition for members who focus in nursing informatics,” said AMIA Chair Gilad J. Kuperman, MD, PhD, of New York Presbyterian Hospital. “We congratulate Dr. Staggers’ exceptional accomplishments and thank her for her commitment to AMIA’s mission.”  

Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Dr. Staggers’ 30 year career in clinical informatics began while serving as an Army nurse and led her to revolutionize the field of Nursing Informatics by reworking the American Nurse Association’s Scope and Standards, which have since extended to nursing communities around the world. Dr. Staggers' research program centers on improving the user experience (UX) for care providers.

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.