Affiliate Professor Neil Smalheiser, professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois Chicago, is one of twenty-three new Fellows inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). New Fellows are elected annually to the College by the 473-member body of Fellows.
Smalheiser is a major contributor to text mining and bioinformatics research, with over thirty years in translational research in neuroscience. He developed Arrowsmith, a suite of free, public, informatics tools that are designed to accelerate scientific discovery and collaboration. Smalheiser holds an MD and PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Fellows were inducted on November 12 at a ceremonial dinner during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2023 Annual Symposium. The symposium, which presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics, is the largest informatics event worldwide.
"This year we welcome a large and diverse cohort of highly acclaimed ACMI Fellows to the College," said ACMI President Kevin B. Johnson. "They represent excellence from academia, government and industry and are the best and brightest stars in our field demonstrating thought leadership, stellar experience and established scholarship. Together their important contributions to biomedicine and healthcare inform, educate and inspire the informatics community to improve human health."
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.