Following their recent election, nine new Fellows will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on November 17 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium.
AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the largest informatics event worldwide. The Symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics, and more than 120 scientific sessions. The work presented spans the spectrum of the informatics field: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.
ACMI President, William M. Tierney, MD, FACMI, FIAHSI, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, will welcome the esteemed new Fellows to the College:
- Jake Y. Chen, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Trevor A. Cohen, MBChB, PhD, University of Washington
- Mary K. Goldstein, MD, MS-HSR, Stanford University
- Marcy Harris, PhD, RN, University of Michigan School of Nursing
- Albert Lai, PhD, FAMIA, Washington University, Institute for Informatics
- Zhiyong Lu, PhD, National Library of Medicine
- Omolola I. Ogunyemi, PhD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
- Brigitte Seroussi, MD, PhD, Sorbonne University
- Annette L. Valenta, DrPH, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Applied Health Sciences
“I am proud to welcome these nine new ACMI Fellows to the College,” said Dr. Tierney. “Their expertise and distinguished accomplishments across the diverse field of biomedical and health informatics reflects the impact informatics and information and data science continue to have on healthcare.”
ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers. Incorporated in 1984, ACMI dissolved its separate corporate status to merge with the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI) and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), when AMIA was formed in 1989. The College now exists as an entity within AMIA, with its own bylaws and regulations.
AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 5,500 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.