Isaac (Zak) S. Kohane, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, has received the 2009 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). This annual honor recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding
technological, research, or educational contribution in biomedical and health informatics, the field which acquires, stores, and uses health care information.
Kohane was cited for his leadership in multiple collaborations using genomics and computer science in the study of cancer and autism. Kohane developed “i2b2” (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside), a program used internationally at more than 18 academic health centers.
Kohane is the Lawerence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School as well as the the director of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, and director of Countway Library of Medicine.