TCD Professor Jane Grimson Awarded O’Moore Medal

Posted on: 21 November 2007

Prof Jane Grimson, Director of the Centre of Health Informatics, Trinity College Dublin has been awarded the O’Moore Medal by the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI).  The HISI presented Prof Grimson, President of the society for the past eight years, with this honour in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development of healthcare informatics with Ireland and throughout the world.

Among Prof Grimson’s many achievements, is the founding of the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) at Trinity College in 1990 with Professor Rory O’Moore, after whom the O’Moore Medal was originally named. The CHI brings together researchers from computer science, engineering, management science and clinicians to work together on education, research and awareness of Health Informatics.

Prof Grimson currently holds a personal chair in Health Informatics at TCD and has in the past served as Dean of Engineering and Systems Sciences, Pro-Dean of Research and was Vice-Provost of Trinity College from 2000-2004.  Prof Grimson has also served as President of Engineers Ireland, the Irish Academy of Engineering, and the Irish Computer Society. She is currently a member of the Board of Science Foundation Ireland , of the Energy Research Council, the European Research Advisory Board, and the Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals incorporating the National Children’s Hospital.

The O’Moore Medal is named after Prof Rory O’Moore, Chairman of the Section of Healthcare Informatics in the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and past chairman of HISI Health Care Informatics Society of Ireland and the European Federation for Medical Informatics. The award was first awarded to Prof O’Moore for his contribution to the development of Healthcare Informatics in Ireland . Since then, the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland awards the O’Moore Medal as appropriate to individuals or organisations that have made a major contribution to Healthcare Informatics.