Reed M. Gardner Award

For Faculty Excellence

The Reed M. Gardner Award for Faculty Excellence was established in 2005 to acknowledge the contributions of faculty members to the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing Informatics. The award was created by students to acknowledge the achievements of faculty members in the areas of teaching, mentoring, and service to the departments. The award is given annually after a competitive nomination and decision process supervised by a committee of students.

Reed M. Gardner, PhD

Reed M. GardnerDr. Gardner is one of the principal developers and evaluators of the medical expert system known as HELP (Health Evaluation through Logical Processing). He previously served as a co-director of medical computing at LDS, Cottonwood, and Alta View Hospitals in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Gardner received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah in 1960. In 1968 he received a PhD in Biophysics and Bioengineering from the University of Utah. Dr. Gardner’s primary academic and research interests are in hospital informatics systems, computerized medical decision-making, computerization of critical care, automation of nursing processes, medical informatics education, and public health informatics.

He is author or co-author of more than 350 articles in the fields of Medical Informatics and Bioengineering. Dr. Gardner is currently on the editorial board of Methods of Information in Medicine, and has been a journal editor and on editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine and other critical care journals, as well as the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). He also served as editor-in-chief of International Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing.

Dr. Gardner is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He is a past president and served on the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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