October 22, 2004

Miller named Lindberg Chair; Lindberg delivers talk as part of Eskind Library Celebration

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Left to right: Linda Miller, Ph.D., and her husband, Randy, a M.D., talk with Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D., and his wife, Mary. The Lindbergs are the namesakes of the professorship Randy Miller was honored with last week. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Randolph (Randy) Miller, M.D., was announced the Donald A. B. and Mary M. Lindberg University Professor of Biomedical Informatics Oct. 13.

The namesake, Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., honored Miller in a ceremony during celebrations for the Eskind Biomedical Library's 10th anniversary. This is the first named chair in the department.           

Miller came to Vanderbilt in 1994, which doubled the size of the innovative program, at the time, from one to two.

In the past 10 years, Miller grew the department to 23 faculty, making it one of the three largest and possibly the most dynamic academic informatics departments in the country. It has produced StarChart, StarPanel and WizOrder, which was licensed in 2000 to McKesson HBOC.

During a visit to Nashville last week, Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, gave a Oct. 14 talk, “Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Informatics and Librarianship.”

Lindberg's appearance was part of a colloquium, “Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence and Informatics,” sponsored by Eskind Biomedical Library and the Informatics Center in celebration of a decade of accomplishment and innovation and the 10-year anniversary of Eskind's award-winning building.