After over three decades of public service, Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg has announced his retirement as the Director of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Lindberg was a founding member of AMIA, its first president, and one of the founders of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). Many AMIA members have benefited from his strong leadership in training programs, research activities, and educational programs.
"Dr. Lindberg has had a remarkable career at the National Library of Medicine,” said AMIA president and CEO, Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD “and we are deeply grateful for his service and support of the biomedical informatics community. He was an advocate for informatics well before it was popular, and his leadership has touched nearly everyone in our field".
Since 2005, Dr. Lindberg’s contributions to the field have been honored annually through the AMIA Signature Award, the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovations in Informatics. The Award recognizes an individual at any career stage for a technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics, and reflect Dr. Lindberg’s continuous commitment to the field that has dramatically altered the scope and extent of informatics practice and research.
At the upcoming AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. from November 15-19, AMIA and the informatics community will have an opportunity to recognize Dr. Lindberg personally and celebrate his achievements.