by Dr. Brenda L. Seago
Thirty course participants from 19 states and 17 faculty, also from across the country, will converge at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in the north Georgia mountains on September 27, 2015 for the third National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics course. The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Georgia Regents University was awarded a $1.7 million, 4 ½ year contract with NLM to provide twice yearly week-long immersive experiences in biomedical informatics for selected applicants. The course allows attendees to be exposed to a diverse set of skills and experiences incorporating concepts, theories and building blocks of biomedical informatics and the ability to use informatics to solve current health care challenges. Lectures for the fall include Genomics, Natural Language Processing and Semantic Medline, Controlled Terminology, Big Data and the Cloud, NLM Resources, Public Health Informatics, Health Information Exchange and Meaningful Use, Imaging Informatics, Consumer Health/Social Media, Organizational Issues, Disaster Informatics, Mathematical Modeling, Translational Informatics, Clinical, Research Informatics and Data Management, Informatics Standards, and Research Issues in Biomedical Informatics.
Two lectures for the fall will be given by GRU faculty. Kathy Davies, MLS, Associate Professor and Chair, Research and Education Services, Greenblatt Library, will highlight NLM Resources. Jessica Schwind, PhD, MPH, CPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, will lecture on Public Health Informatics. In addition, a GRU team, including Jessica Schwind, PhD, MPH, CPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Kathy Davies, MLS, Associate Professor and Chair, Research and Education Services, Greenblatt Library; Aaron Burkhart, BA, Web and Multimedia Developer, Instructional Design and Development; Ashley Cullum, EdS, Instructional Design Manager, Instructional Design and Development; and Jeff Mastromonico, MEd, Department Director, Instructional Design and Development will lead an interactive workshop, Outbreak Investigation: An Immersive Public Health Experience.
For more information about this course or to apply to attend one of the 2016 courses, go to www.gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/index.php.