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Medical Informatics Caucus

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Since 1991, the Medical Informatics Caucus (MIC) has provided a forum for, and communication between medical librarians, health professionals and other professionals from the information sciences. Although definitions vary, medical informatics focuses on broad-based computer applications involved in the transfer of medical information.

What We Do

Sponsor and co-sponsor invited and contributed papers, pre - or post- conference meetings and sessions, as well as CE courses. We also have close ties with American Society of Information Specialists and Technology (ASIS&T) and The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Offer two Career Development Grants annually to assist individuals to advance their knowledge in the field of medical informatics. Self-assessment and self-directed learning resources.

Who Should Join

Anyone who recognizes how essential information technology is to information science. Anyone interested in health and broad-based computer applications in medical information transfer.

Member Benefits

  • Sharing ideas and networking with peers for professional and educational growth.
  • Facilitating communication with other MIC members through the member forum/email list
  • Being active within MLA by serving on caucus committees and conference activities.
  • Mentoring and being mentored.
  • Access to MIC member directory
  • Keeping up with informatics issues and ideas.
  • Being at the cutting edge through continuing education and conference programs.

Public Resources

MIC sponsors the Medical Informatics Caucus/MLA Career Development Grant. Membership in MIC is preferred but not required for recipients of the grant.

MIC Leaders

NamePosition
Robyn Reed
Penn State College of Medicine
Chair; Community Council Alternate
Sarah Meyer, AHIP
Chair-Elect
Amy Faltinek, AHIP
Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Marianne D. Burke, AHIP
University of Vermont
Secretary
Alison Gehred
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Delegate, Information Management Domain Hub
Emily M. Johnson-Barlow, AHIP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Communications Committee Chair
Karen Keesing
Delegate, Education Domain Hub
Donghua Tao
University of Illinois at Chicago
Delegate, Innovation & Research Practice Domain Hub