Faculty Warren Kibbe, PhD, named a 2018 Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics

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Dr. Warren Kibbe
Oct. 10, 2018

Kibbe and 17 others including Dr. Leslie Curtis, Duke DCRI Interim Executive Director, will be formally inducted into the College during the AMIA Annual Symposium next month.

 

Faculty Warren Kibbe, PhD will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) on Nov. 4 at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco. “The election of ACMI Fellows represents the strength and diversity of informatics with recognition of 18 accomplished individuals who are national and international subject matter experts in the science of informatics as it relates to clinical care, research, education and policy,” said ACMI President Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH, of Johns Hopkins University. “It reflects the growing impact of the field in healthcare.”

ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers. Incorporated in 1984, ACMI dissolved its separate corporate status to merge with the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (AAMSI) and the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), when AMIA was formed in 1989. The College now exists as an entity within AMIA, with its own bylaws and regulations.

AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, comprises 5,500 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.

Warren Kibbe, PhD, is chief for Translational Biomedical Informatics in the B&B Department and Chief Data Officer for the Duke Cancer Institute.  Dr. Kibbe joined the Duke last year after serving as the acting deputy director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and director of the NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology and served as an acting Deputy Director for NCI. As an acting Deputy Director, Dr. Kibbe was involved in the myriad of activities that NCI oversees as a research organization, as a convening body for cancer research, and as a major funder of cancer research, funding nearly $4B US annually in cancer research throughout the United States.