Dr. Zhe He Recognized with ASIS&T Lois Lunin Award

Dr. Zhe He of the FSU iSchool was recently honored with the Lois Lunin award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of Information Technology. Established in 2021, the award is named for pioneer Lois Lunin. Lunin was a longtime member of ASIS&T, and made a noteworthy impact on the field by mentoring, teaching, and researching. 

“I’m thrilled to receive Lois Lunin Award from ASIS&T this year. In my career, I aspire to become an influential educator and researcher to educate next generation data scientists and conduct research that can improve population health and reduce healthcare disparities. This award is significant because it recognizes my effort and lifetime commitment to such a mission. I owe a debt to my collaborators, my students, and my mentors. Without them I would not have achieved this much in my career.” said Dr. He. 

Dr. He currently serves as an Associate Professor and chair of the MSIT program. He also holds courtesy appointments with the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine in the College of Medicine and the Department of Computer Science. Earlier this year, Dr. He was recognized as a Fellow of AMIA, an honor reserved for those who have made significant contributions to the field of Information Technology. Last month, he and a team of fellow researchers received a grant from the Institute for Successful Longevity (ISL) for their project, “Towards an AI-Assisted Application for Lab Result Comprehension for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions.” 

Dr. He will be honored at the annual ASIS&T meeting in October. In addition to receiving the award, he will also share his findings on helping patients understand their lab test results by formulating relevant questions and recommending tailored credible information sources. To read more about the Dr. He’s recognition, visit https://www.asist.org/2022/06/15/zhe-he-receives-the-2022-lois-lunin-award/.