Georgia Regents University to Host National Library of Medicine Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

nlmlogoThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Georgia Regents University a multi-year, $1.7 million contract to host the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course.

The course, previously held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics and provides continuing education to health care professionals interested in the application of computer technologies to medicine. The Georgia course will be held at Brasstown Valley in Young Harris, Georgia.

Course Description

This week-long survey course is designed to familiarize individuals with the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises, participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and application areas of biomedical informatics. The conceptual components will include principles of controlled terminology, standards, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, natural language processing, clinical information systems architectures, and methods for assessing and influencing institutional adoption of information technology.  Application areas will include use of the Internet for biomedical applications, current and emerging wide area network technologies, use of literature and molecular sequence databases, telemedicine, public health, patient-centered care, clinical research, and disaster response. Evening workshops will include hands-on projects to give students the opportunity to bring their own expertise to bear and apply the lessons learned in class to a relevant informatics application.

Taught by a nationally known faculty, the course will prepare the student to become actively involved in making informed decisions about computer-based tools in his/her organizational environment, and improve the student’s own computer skills.

This is a National Library of Medicine fellowship program directed at medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, clinical practitioners, and faculty who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions. Limited to 30 fellows per session.

Costs of attending this course, including travel, housing, and meals at the Brasstown Valley Conference Center, are fully supported by the National Library of Medicine, NIH.

Applications for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Course Fall 2014 are closed.

Spring 2015 class will be held April 12-18, 2015. Applications coming soon.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Brenda Seago
Principal Investigator
Professor and Director
GRU University Libraries
Kathy Davies
Project Leader
Chair, Research and Education Services
Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library


National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD 

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About Kim Mears

Scholarly Communications Librarian for the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Georgia Regents University

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