New Editor in Chief for JAMIA

A new editor has been appointed for JAMIA, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which is published jointly with BMJ Group.

Lucila Ohno-Machada, professor and founding chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California at San Diego, will take up her post in January 2011 for a four year term.

Professor Ohno-Machada has been a member of AMIA since 2001 and is the immediate past chair of AMIA’s Annual Symposium, the leading forum for biomedical and health informatics, which is attended by thousands of healthcare and industry professionals every year.

JAMIA is a bimonthly peer reviewed journal that contains research, innovations, reviews, analyses, and opinion related to basic research and applications of informatics to biomedicine and health.

It is the leading journal in its field, with an impact factor of 3.97.

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