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CUMC Faculty Receive Biomedical Informatics Honors

Edward Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D., the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at P&S, has received the 2006 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence from the American College of Medical Informatics. The award is named for Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in medical informatics and is presented by the American College of Medical Informatics to an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics has made a lasting impression on the field.
Before coming to CUMC in 2000, Dr. Shortliffe was a professor of medicine and of computer science at Stanford, where he spearheaded the formation of a graduate degree program in biomedical informatics and divided his time between clinical medicine and biomedical informatics research.
Dr. Shortliffe continues to be closely involved with bioinformatics graduate training. His research interests include the broad range of issues related to integrated decision-support systems, their effective implementation, and the role of the Internet in health care.
Dr. Shortliffe is a founding member of the American Medical Informatics Association and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. He has written more than 300 articles and books in the fields of medical computing and artificial intelligence.


The American Medical Informatics Association has named Suzanne Bakken, RN, FAAN, DNSc, Alumni Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and professor of biomedical informatics in P&S and the School of Nursing, the recipient of the 2006 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award. The award honors a professional with exemplary principles and practices and a substantial record of contribution to nursing informatics.