Adler-Milstein honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Julia Adler-Milstein

Julia Adler-Milstein, assistant professor in the School of Information and the School of Public Health, has been selected by the American Medical Informatics Association to receive the organization’s 2014 New Investigator Award.

Part of the AMIA Signature Awards program, the New Investigator Award recognizes an individual for early informatics contributions and significant scholarly contributions on the basis of scientific merit and research excellence. 

Recipients must also demonstrate substantial scientific productivity in informatics prior to reaching eligibility for fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics, acquire multiple significant scientific publications, and show commitment to AMIA through membership, presentations at AMIA conferences, and/or publications in the organization’s journal.

The work usually precedes an individual becoming eligible for fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics.

Adler-Milstein is the third faculty member from the Health Informatics program to be honored by the AMIA. Kai Zheng, the current director of the program, received the AMIA new investigator award in 2011. 

Charles Friedman, the first Health Informatics director and now the chair of U-M’s newly-formed Department of Learning Health Sciences, was honored with the Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics in 2012. The award recognizes an individual that has made significant singular contributions or a series of contributions in health policy and informatics over the course of a career.

The 2014 New Investigator Award will be presented at the AMIA Leadership Dinner on November 15 in Washington, DC.

Posted September 4, 2014