Seventh NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course Begins September 10


By Ginny Durham, Project Manager, Reese Library

Twenty-eight course participants from 16 states and 20 faculty, also from across the country, will converge at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in the north Georgia mountains on September 10, 2017 for the seventh and final National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics course. The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Augusta 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, Leveraging Data and Technology, Security and Privacy, Data Management, Precision Medicine, Natural Language Processing, Consumer Health Informatics, mHealth Technology, Ethical Issues Related to Research, Controlled Terminology, Telehealth, Data Visualization, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources, Public Health Informatics, Imaging Informatics, Organizational Issues, and Mathematical Modeling.

Brenda Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, Professor and Director of Libraries, Greenblatt Library, serves as the Principal Investigator for the course.

Kathy Davies, MLS, Associate Director of Research, Greenblatt Library, and course Project Leader is also one of the 20 faculty members. Her session will highlight NLM resources.  She will also co-lecture on exercises in knowledge retrieval.