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Middleton to chair informatics group board

Jan. 23, 2014, 9:26 AM

Blackford Middleton, M.D., MPH, M.Sc., chief informatics officer for Vanderbilt University Health System, has begun a two-year term as chair of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Blackford Middleton, M.D., MPH, M.Sc.

AMIA’s 4,000 members pursue information science as it relates to clinical care, biomedical research, biomedical education and related policy.

Other VU faculty members active in the leadership of AMIA include Cynthia Gadd, Ph.D., professor of Biomedical Informatics, a current member of the AMIA board of directors, and Christoph Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, who recently completed two consecutive two-year terms as secretary of the organization.

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