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BMI joins Academic Forum


July 04, 2007

ASU’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, within the School of Computing and Informatics, recently joined the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Academic Forum as a charter member. The Academic Forum is, “ a new membership unit within the American Medical Informatics Association dedicated to serving the needs of post-baccalaureate biomedical and health informatics training programs.” 

For more information on AMIA’s academic programs, please visit: http://www.amia.org/inside/initiatives/acadforum/

Vimla Patel, the interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, gave a presentation at the inaugural meeting of the AMIA Forum, which was held at Stanford in May. Patel’s lecture was entitled, “Perspectives about Leadership and Administration: BMI Experience at ASU.” Elizabeth Kittrie, the associate director, noted that, “ASU’S BMI Department will gain a tremendous amount from participating in the AMIA Academic Forum. The forum provides a unique opportunity for us to work closely with other leaders in the biomedical informatics community to develop a world-class teaching and research department at Arizona State University.”

ASU’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, in partnership with The University of Arizona, supports a partnership between academic researchers, clinical practitioners and regional healthcare providers to advance research and education in the science and practice of biomedical informatics. The BMI master’s program is launching this fall and will be centered at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus of the Arizona University System in downtown Phoenix. For more information about the Department of Biomedical Informatics go to http://bmi.asu.edu/.