Duke Awardees at AMIA 2012 Annual Conference

Six hundred seventy three papers, posters, panels, tutorials, roundtables and more were offered during the 2012 AMIA Annual Symposium.  The 3 AMIA 2012 Scientific Program Committee chairs, Dr. Bill Hersh, MD, FACP, FACMI, from OHSU, Dr. John H. Holmes, PhD, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Dr. Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, perused these entries and selected “hot picks” or those “most likely to draw attention: popular topics, new features, innovative research areas and highlights of presenters who are well-known plus some rising stars to watch.”  Dr. Tiffany Kelly, PhD, MBA, RN and Dr. Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN, both recent Duke PhD graduates from the Duke School of Nursing, were a “Best of AMIA 2012 hot pick” for their panel, “The Paths Toward Informatics Careers in the Post-HITECH Era.“  Congratulations to Dr. Kelly and Dr. Shaw!

Dr. Constance Johnson, PhD, won the Harriet H. Werley Award at the AMIA 2012 Annual Conference.  This award consists of a cash prize and is given for the paper whose first author is a nurse and is judged to make the greatest contribution to advance the field of nursing informatics.  Dr. Johnson and Dr. Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN wrote the paper titled “A Usability Problem: Conveying Health Risks to Consumers.”  Congratulations Dr. Johnson!

Swati Chakraborty is an author on the paper “Ontology-Based Federated Data Access to Human Studies Information” which was selected as one of the five “Distinguished Papers” at the Annual Conference.  The other authors are Ida Sim, MD, PhD, Simona Carini, MA, Samson W. Tu, MS, Landon T. Detwiler, MS, James Brinkley, MD, PhD, Shamim A. Mollah, MA, Karl Burke, MS, Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD5, Swati Chakraborty, MS, Knut M. Wittkowski, ScD, Brad H. Pollock, PhD7, Thomas M. Johnson, BS, and Vojtech Huser, MD, PhD.

Congratulation to Martha Adams, MD, who was elected to the AMIA Board of Directors for a three year term starting January 1, 2013.

Martha Adams, M.D, won an AMIA Leadership Award for her leadership of the Working Group Steering Committee.  Dr. Adams has been a member of this Committee for many years and the Chair of this committee since 2010.  She will continue as Chair through 2013.  This committee “identifies trends and interests in biomedical and health informatics and oversees the Working Groups who exist to address the interests of AMIA’s members. The committee is responsible for communicating the vision and policies of the Board, serving as advocates on behalf of all Working Groups to the Board, and mentoring the working group leadership.”