William Hersh, MD, professor and chairman, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, was named the 2008 recipient of the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Bestowed annually by the AMIA in honor of NLM Director Donald A. B. Lindberg, the award recognizes an individual who has made a specific technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics, the field which acquires, stores and uses health care information.
Hersh was cited for his “innovative and highly successful ’10 x 10′ program” developed in collaboration with AMIA to train 10,000 health care professionals in applied health and biomedical and health informatics by the year 2010.