Healthcare, an international, open access journal of medicine and healthcare research published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, has named Amir Karami, associate professor in the School of Information Science, the 2021 Young Investigator of the Year. This prize is awarded to a young investigator in recognition of their excellence in the field of health care systems, industry, technology, policy and regulation.
The editorial board judges lauded Karami's outstanding publication record, comprising 25 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 32 peer-reviewed conference papers. Additionally, they noted his having been awarded grants totalling more than $3 million since receiving his Ph.D. in 2015 — an outstanding achievement in today’s competitive environment.
"I am so proud of Amir for receiving this distinguished international award," says interim iSchool Director Karen Gavigan. "It is a pleasure to see him rewarded for his outstanding scholarly achievements, his global collaborative initiatives and his success in securing grants."
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