The Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence is presented to an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics have made a lasting impression on the field. James Cimino, M.D., was named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious award. Dr. Cimino is the Director of the Informatics Institute at UAB and Co-Director of the CCTS.

The Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence is named in honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics. The recipient is selected by the American College of Medical Informatics’ Awards Committee.  “The Morris F. Collen Award is awarded only to the most distinguished informaticians,” said ACMI President William M. Tierney, M.D. “ACMI is honored to recognize Dr. Cimino for his substantial accomplishments in the field of biomedical informatics. Dr. Cimino has created incredibly useful and impactful tools for health care providers like me to use every day in providing high-quality care. His dedication and passion for improving patient care are truly inspiring.” 

Listen as other informatics experts honor Dr. Cimino’s contributions through this video that was shown at the awards presentation.