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AMIA honors informatics professionals who are improving health, changing the world
Date:10/20/2011

AMIA, the association for informatics professionals, honors four leaders in biomedical and health informatics with Signature Awards to be presented during AMIA's Annual Symposium, Oct. 22-26, an event expected to draw 2,500 informatics professionals to the Washington Hilton over the coming week. The Signature Awards highlight extraordinary informatics professionals, whose contributions to the health sector have had significant, positive impact.

"Signature Awards are AMIA's highest honor," explains AMIA Chairwoman Nancy M. Lorenzi, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "The 2011 recipients are innovative individuals who focused on sociotechnical integration, clinical documentation, policy formulation, and decision support. We owe each one of them thanks for the benefits their contributions have made to biomedical informatics, as well as to the improvement of different components of our healthcare system."

The Signature Awards and recipients are:

New Investigator Award

Recognizes an individual for early informatics contributions and significant scholarly contributions of scientific merit and demonstrated research excellence.

Kai Zheng, PhD, assistant professor, University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Information, draws upon techniques from the fields of information systems research and human-computer interaction to study the use of information, communication and decision technologies in patient-care delivery and management. Dr. Zheng's recent work has focused on topics related to interaction design, workflow and sociotechnical integration, and diffusion and evaluation of health information technologies.

Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award

Recognizes a distinguished career that has made significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing. Recipient must demonstrate: use of informatics as transformative in patient care; visionary leadership; and enduring contr
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Contact: Nancy Light
nlight@amia.org
301-275-1203
American Medical Informatics Association
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