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NLM Senior Scientist Olivier Bodenreider, MD, PhD Elected into the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

November 26, 2019

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Olivier Bodenreider, MD, PhD, FACMI, senior scientist and chief of the Cognitive Science Branch of the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications was inducted into the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

Dr. Bodenreider was honored with election into IAHSI for his expertise in biomedical and health informatics internationally.

His research focuses on terminology and ontology in the biomedical domain, both from a theoretical perspective (quality assurance, interoperability) and in their application to natural language processing, knowledge discovery, and information integration.

“Dr. Bodenreider is a highly regarded senior scientist at NLM and his dedication and passion is inspiring,” said NLM Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. “We are happy to see him be recognized in this way for his substantial accomplishments in the field of biomedical informatics.”


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Last Reviewed: November 26, 2019