Charles Friedman, Ph.D., To Speak at HSC on Dec. 17

Internationally known biomedical informatics scholar and health IT expert

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Charles “Chuck” Friedman, Ph.D., an internationally known biomedical informatics scholar and health IT expert, will give a talk entitled,Educating Health Professionals in the Era of Ubiquitous Informationat UNM Monday, December 17. The talk is part of the Chancellor’s Leadership Forum.

The public is welcome to attend this talk from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, room 2410, on UNM’s north campus. Metered parking is available in the “M” Lot at Tucker and Yale.

This is a reprise of a highly acclaimed talk that Friedman gave at a recent national meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is passionate about the subject of putting technology to good use in academic health centers.

“The great hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said that the secret of his game is to skate where the puck is going to be,” Friedman says. “In my talk, I will outline a vision of where the ‘information puck’ for health is going to be and how programs to educate health professionals can ‘skate’ there. I am concerned that the programs that are currently in place are skating to where the puck used to be.”

Since 2011, Friedman has been a professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, and he is the director of its Health Informatics program. He is also the author of a well-known informatics textbook and serves as associate editor for theJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Previously, he held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To read more about Friedman’s experience, please visit

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