Faculty Ed Hammond named a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics

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Ed Hammond, PhD
Oct. 30, 2020

The American College of Medical Informatics recently named Ed Hammond, PhD, as one of six inaugural Distinguished Fellows. This new program recognizes senior Fellows who have made significant and sustained contributions to ACMI in areas such as policy formulation, the practice of informatics, and applied research.  Dr. Hammond reacted to the news “I am most honored to receive this award.  I am lucky to be part of groups that help create the discipline of informatics and watch its tremendous growth and value over the years.”

This is not the first time Dr. Hammond has been recognized for his work. He was awarded the Morris F. Collen Award for lifetime achievement. This Award is the highest honor in informatics presented by ACMI for personal commitment and dedication to biomedical informatics which has made a lasting impression on healthcare and biomedicine.  In 2015, he also won the William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics.  This award acknowledges people who have influenced our thinking about informatics, especially improving health and health care in ways that are visionary and transformative. Dr. Hammond serves as the Program Director of the Master in Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) and Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics.

"In this time of such great synergy between medical informatics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics, Professor Hammond's vision and energy position our department to lead in improving health, health equity, and response to emerging health challenges," said David Page, Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.   

ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers.  Click here to read the official ACMI announcement.