Appl Clin Inform 2021; 12(01): 179-181
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725968
Invited Editorial

So What? A Tribute to Dr. Reed M. Gardner, PhD, FACMI

R Scott Evans
1   Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Dr. Reed M. Gardner, PhD, FACMI, a pioneer and noted international leader in the field of Medical Informatics passed away on November 27, 2020. Dr. Gardner earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1960 and a PhD in Biophysics and Bioengineering in 1968 from the University of Utah, United States. He was one of the first graduate students of Dr. Homer Warner and after graduation continued to work with Dr. Warner at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He later served as co-director of the Medical Informatics department at LDS Hospital in the late 1980s and early 1990s while Dr. Warner continued as chair of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. After Dr. Warner retired, Dr. Gardner became the Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah from 1996 to 2005. After retiring in 2005, Dr. Gardner continued to participate in projects, reviewed submitted publications for various peer reviewed journals, and was a valued contributor to books.

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Publication History

Received: 19 January 2021

Accepted: 10 February 2021

Article published online:
26 February 2021

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