UD Library's Lydia Collins Selected for BioMedical Informatics Fellowship at Woods Hole

    The University of Delaware Library announces that Lydia Collins has been accepted into the Fall session of the National Library of Medicine 2010 fellowship program in BioMedical Informatics II at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

    Lydia Collins is Assistant Librarian in the Reference Department at the University of Delaware Library where she is responsible for reference, information literacy and instruction, collection development and faculty, staff and student liaison to all departments within the College of Health Sciences. 

    This fellowship familiarizes individuals with the application of information science and computer technologies in health care, biomedical research, and health professions education, and fellows are introduced to the conceptual and technical components of medical informatics.

    The conceptual components of the experience includes principles of database design, human-computer interfaces, medical vocabularies and coding systems, medical decision analysis methods, evaluation methods in medical informatics, and strategies for designing and managing clinical information systems.

    BioMedical Informatics II Fellows discuss use of the Internet for biomedical applications; current and emerging wide area network technologies; use of literature and molecular sequence databases; enterprise-wide clinical data systems; and systems for telemedicine.

    A nationally known faculty interacts with Fellows to further the Fellows active involvement in making informed decisions about computer-based tools and technology related to Bioinformatics in their own organizational environment.

    This National Library of Medicine Fellowship program is directed at medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, and young faculty who may become agents of change in their institutions.

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