Announcing the Appointment of Julia Adler-Milstein as the Founding Chief of the new DOM Division of Clinical Informatics & Digital Transformation (DoC-IT)
Last year, I announced our intent to create a Division of Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation (DoC-IT) in the Department of Medicine (DOM). Guided by a multidisciplinary task force led by Sara Murray and Urmimala Sarkar, I came to believe that a division in the DOM unifying our many initiatives and people in clinical informatics – in areas ranging from research to clinical care and operations to education to policy development and advocacy – would yield enormous advantages to our department and UCSF more generally.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that the founding chief of this new division will be Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, professor of medicine and the director of our Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR). Julia is an exceptional academic leader – a highly productive and collaborative researcher, educator, and thought leader. She asks crucial questions and answers them with diverse and novel methods. She is also uniquely skilled at team building, including within UCSF’s complex informatics ecosystem, across the nation and, indeed, the globe. She is ideally positioned to build an internationally acclaimed academic unit in this burgeoning and remarkably dynamic field.