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NLM Assistant Director for Policy Development Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD, to be Inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Medical Informatics

September 29, 2021

Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD, Assistant Director for Policy Development at the National Library of Medicine

Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD, Assistant Director for Policy Development at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), will be inducted as a fellow into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). In her role at NLM, Dr. Zayas Cabán leads policy and legislative activities to promote access to scientific data and information as well as more widespread use of health data standards.

The ACMI has accepted 11 new fellows to its honorary college of elected informatics fellows. The inductees have made significant contributions to the field of biomedical informatics. The induction ceremony will be held in October during the American Medical Informatics Association 2021 Annual Symposium.

“For the past 15 years, Dr. Zayas Cabán has shaped the landscape of funding opportunities to accelerate effective use of clinical data for research,” said NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. “We are very proud of her accomplishments and glad she is part of the NLM team.”

Dr. Zayas Cabán was previously Chief Scientist at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) where she led ONC’s scientific efforts and activities.  Prior to her position at ONC, Dr. Zayas Cabán was the Chief of Health IT Research and Acting Director of the Division of Health IT at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Following her induction into the ACMI, Dr. Zayas Cabán will be eligible to use the designation FACMI thereby indicating she is an elected fellow of ACMI.


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Last Reviewed: September 30, 2021