November 22, 2002

Lorenzi to lead national association

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Nancy Lorenzi, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs and professor of Biomedical Informatics, was named president-elect of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) for 2003 during its annual conference in Taipei, Taiwan. She will become president of the association in September 2004.

IMIA is an independent, international organization with a membership of more than 20,000 distributed among four major regional groups (Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia/Pacific, and Africa) and some 60 national health and medical informatics associations and institutional academic and corporate members. IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of health care and research in medical, health and bioinformatics.

“Nancy’s appointment to this prestigious position not only brings deserved recognition to her for her many accomplishments, but it also brings increased recognition and respect to Vanderbilt as a home for distinguished scholars,” said Dr. William Stead, associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and professor of Medicine and Bioinformatics.