American College of Medical Informatics

American College of Medical Informatics Fellows and International

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Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Correspondence: Daniel R. Masys, MD, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (Email: dan.masys/at/vanderbilt.edu).

An external file that holds a picture, illustration, etc. Object name is 307.S1067502708000248.gr2.jpgIn 2007, 14 new fellows were elected to the American College of Medical Informatics, and were inducted into the College at a ceremony held in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association conference in Chicago, IL, on November 11, 2007. A brief synopsis of the background and accomplishments of each of the new fellows is provided here, in alphabetical order.

Constantin Aliferis

Dr. Aliferis received his undergraduate and MD degrees from Athens University in Greece, and a Masters and PhD in Intelligent Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a research associate in epidemiology at the University of Athens, and since 2000 has been on the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, where he serves as director of the Discovery Systems Laboratory. Dr. Aliferis has published extensively on the application of machine learning methods to various classes of data, ranging from development of class prediction methods that use gene expression and proteomic data for cancer diagnosis, to automated methods for assessing the quality of the published literature and whether medical websites contain quackery. His nomination to the College notes that he is a superb teacher, and his students have won many awards at AMIA and IMIA conferences. His election to the College recognizes these sustained achievements.

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