Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado is the new editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association as of Jan. 1, with the January-February 2011 edition being the first published under her leadership. She replaces Dr. Randolph Miller, a Vanderbilt University biomedical informatics professor.
Ohno-Machado debuts as JAMIA editor
In 2009, Ohno-Machado, 46, was named the founding chief of the biomedical informatics division within the department of medicine at the University of California at San Diego. Previously, she was the director of a biomedical informatics training program coordinated by Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and Boston University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; holds a doctorate in medical information sciences and computer science from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. She also has an MBA.
Last year, her department received a $16.7 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health and other federal health research agencies to create a national center for biomedical computing.
JAMIA is published jointly by the 4,000-member AMIA and London-based BMJ Group, a publisher of medical journals.
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