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Dr. Homer R. Warner dies at age 90

Homer R. Warner, M.D., the founding chair of the U’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, died November 30, 2012 after a brief illness. Dr. Warner was a pioneer in the field of biomedical informatics and helped usher in the modern era of using computers in medicine. His legacy is felt not only in medical technology, but also in the hundreds of students he taught and mentored throughout his career in his labs and classrooms. Dr. Warner founded and became the first chair in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine, which existed under various names since 1972. Dr. Warner’s legacy of excellence and innovation has persisted and the department remains a leader in informatics research, training and implementation. He will be greatly missed. Click here to make a donation to the Homer Warner Scholarship Fund.

Read more about Dr. Warner:

Dr. Vivian Lee interviewed Dr. Warner shortly before his death.

The Salt Lake TribuneHomer Richards Warner - Obituary

University of Utah Health SciencesHomer Warner, Found of Biomedical Informatics

Deseret NewsDoug Robinson: Utahn Homer Warner led a full life of service to all.

The New York TimesHomer R. Warner, a Pioneer of Using Computer in Patient Care, Dies at 90