Iain Sanderson is Named Vice Dean for Research Informatics

By Jill Boy

Iain Sanderson, BM, BCh, has been named Vice Dean for Research Informatics for the School of Medicine. This new title reflects Dr. Sanderson’s outstanding contributions to the School of Medicine as well as his expanding responsibilities.

Since returning to Duke in 2012 as Chief Research and Academic Information Officer, Dr. Sanderson has served as the primary technology strategist for the School of Medicine. He has overseen the implementation of the research component of Maestro Care and was instrumental in Duke’s successful Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) application. As Vice Dean, Dr. Sanderson will continue to provide leadership in biomedical informatics, research computing, education and technology innovation to support the academic and administrative needs of the research community and also support the School’s activities and infrastructure related to the clinical enterprise.

Dr. Sanderson spent 14 years at Duke as an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and four years as Associate Chief Information Officer for DUHS before leaving Duke in 2007 to become the Chief Medical Information Officer for Health Sciences South Carolina. There, he led the effort to bring an integrated clinical and translational research infrastructure to the state’s research universities and health systems. He also rebuilt biomedical informatics into a cohesive and effective program at the Medical University of South Carolina for its successful CTSA.