Presenters, Panelists and Exhibitors

InfoFair 2006: The Access Horizon
Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D.

Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D.

Director, National Library of Medicine

Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D., is a scientist who has pioneered computer technology in health care beginning in 1960 at the University of Missouri. In 1984, Dr. Lindberg was appointed Director of the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest biomedical library (annual budget $275 million; 690 career staff). From 1992-1995 he served in a concurrent position as founding Director of the National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. In 1996 he was named by the HHS Secretary to be the U.S. Coordinator for the G-7 Global Health Applications Project.

In addition to an eminent career in pathology, Dr. Lindberg has made notable contributions to information and computer activities in medical diagnosis, artificial intelligence, and educational programs. Before his appointment as NLM Director, he was Professor of Information Science and Professor of Pathology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has current academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia and Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Lindberg was elected the first President of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). As the country's senior statesman for medicine and computers, he has been called upon to serve on many boards including the Computer Science and Engineering Board of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Lindberg is the author of three books: The Computer and Medical Care; Computers in Life Science Research; and The Growth of Medical Information Systems in the United States, several book chapters, and more than 200 articles and reports. He has served as editor and editorial board member of nine publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association. A complete bibliography is available.

Dr. Lindberg graduated Magna cum Laude from Amherst College and received his M.D. degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Among the honors he has received are Phi Beta Kappa, Simpson Fellow of Amherst College, Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine, Surgeon General's Medallion, recipient of the First AMA Nathan Davis Award for outstanding Member of the Executive Branch in Career Public Service, the Walter C. Alvarez Memorial Award of the American Medical Writers Association, the Presidential Senior Executive Rank Award, Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Outstanding Service Medal of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 Award, Computers in Healthcare Pioneer Award, Association of Minority Health Professions Schools Commendation, RCI High Performance Computing Industry Recognition Award, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Silver Award, Council of Biology Editors Meritorious Award, HHS Meritorious Service Award, Medical Library Association President's Award, American College of Medical Informatics Morris F. Collen, M.D. Award of Excellence, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award, New York Academy of Medicine Information Frontier Award, Cosmos Club Award, American Medical Women's Association Lila A. Wallis Women's Health Award, U.S. Medicine Frank Brown Berry Prize, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Medicine, and honorary doctorates from Amherst College; the State University of New York at Syracuse; the University of Missouri-Columbia; and the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Innsbruck, Austria.


Clifford C. Snyder, M.D. and Mary Snyder Lecturer
Keynote address

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Lisa Cannon-Albright, Ph.D.

Lisa Cannon-Albright, Ph.D.

Professor and Division Chief, Genetic Epidemiology,
Department of Biomedical Informatics,
School of Medicine, University of Utah

Lisa Cannon-Albright, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

A leading genetic epidemiologist, Cannon-Albright was on the research team that identified the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations associated with the inherited risk of breast cancer. She helped identify the inherited p16 gene that increases the risk of melanoma and the HPC2/ELAC gene predisposing to prostate cancer. Currently, she is studying inherited genes that predispose certain families to a higher risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. The Utah Population Database provides a valuable resource in Cannon-Albright's study of inherited diseases.

Cannon-Albright received her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah.

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Biomedical Informatics Faculty Research Projects

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Valeri Craigle

Digital Initiatives
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah

Valeri Craigle is currently project coordinator for the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL) at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. Valeri started at Eccles Library as a student assistant in 1996 and a year later became part of the Knowledge Weavers Web development team, where she developed websites, animations, and interactive cases. In addition to coordinating NOVEL, Valeri is also the Web developer for the history of the health sciences digital library project at the University of Utah and is the Web developer for Utahealthnet, a consumer information initiative serving all citizens in the State of Utah. Valeri received her MLS in the fall of 2005 from Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management.

A Call to Change: Open Access Initiatives and the
Movement to Transform Scholarly Communication presenter

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Claire Hamasu

Claire Hamasu

Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine/ MidContinental Region
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Claire Hamasu has an MLS from the University of Hawaii and over 20 years experience as a health sciences librarian. As Associate Director for the NN/LM MidContinental Region, Claire manages a program that works with health sciences librarians and coordinates outreach to health professionals and consumers over a six state region. Staff for the MidContinental Regional Medical Library program work out of 8 libraries in those same six states. Communication technologies have been instrumental in the successful management and operations of this program. Breeze is just one of the technologies that has been incorporated.

Breeze Meeting: Online Communication for Many Needs, presenter

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John F. Hurdle, M.D., Ph.D.

John F. Hurdle, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Chair, Institutional Review Board
School of Medicine, University of Utah

Dr. Hurdle is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, specializing in clinical data mining, research translational informatics, and regulatory/ethics informatics. He chairs the University's Institutional Review Board, was the founder of the Informatics and Patient Safety Infrastructure Project at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Medical Center, and was a Fulbright Scholar to India (Health Informatics). Dr. Hurdle's research interests include natural language processing in clinical applications, patient safety, and exploring new application domains in the emerging science of research translational informatics with a special focus on the intersection of informatics and regulatory issues. Dr. Hurdle received his M.D. from the University of Colorado in 1981, his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah in 1994, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the University of Utah/VAMC in 1996.

Biomedical Informatics Faculty Research Projects

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Jeanne Le Ber

Jeanne Le Ber

Education Services
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah

As the Education Services Librarian, Jeanne Le Ber is responsible for coordinating the formal education efforts of the library in a team environment. She works with faculty from the Colleges of Health, Nursing and Pharmacy and the School of Medicine to identify, schedule and teach information literacy classes, with an emphasis on using electronic resources, applications and tools. In addition, Jeanne teaches a variety of short courses including PubMed, EndNote, PowerPoint, Photoshop, WebCT and full-text databases. Jeanne is the editor of the library's IAIMS Newsletter and she coordinates the Library and Information Technology Forum and annual InfoFair.

Breeze Meeting: Online Communication for Many Needs

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Nancy T. Lombardo

Nancy T. Lombardo

Systems Librarian,
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library,
University of Utah

Nancy Lombardo received her Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University in August 1994 and accepted a position at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library in October 1994. Nancy is the co-principal investigator for a Higher Education Technology Initiative Grant that led to the development of the virtual course Internet Navigator. As the Systems Librarian, Nancy works with the library's technical staff to coordinate, maintain and improve the library's technological capabilities. In addition, Nancy teaches a variety of Internet classes and works with library faculty and staff on projects to enhance Eccles Library services through appropriate use of technology.

Breeze Meeting: Online Communication for Many Needs
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Howard Mann, M.D.

Howard Mann, M.D.

Associate Professor (Clinical) Radiology
School of Medicine
University of Utah

Howard Mann, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. He has been a Program Associate in the Division of Medical Ethics for five years.

Dr. Mann teaches workshops nationally on the ethical design and conduct of randomized controlled trials. For the last three years he has taught a 12-hour research ethics course in the Masters in Clinical Investigation Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. In addition to teaching healthcare professionals about the ethics of clinical research, Dr. Mann hopes to educate the patient about the process of and dispel potential misconceptions about participating in a clinical trail.

As a current member of the Institutional Review Board at the School of Medicine, Dr. Mann encourages dialogue and public debate about the proper role of academic researchers, public universities, and their IRBs in the conduct of biomedical research. He is an advocate for the public conduct of clinical trials, and retention of trial-related outcome data, by a federal entity.

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Joyce A. Mitchell

Joyce A. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
School of Medicine, University of Utah

Dr. Mitchell has a degree in Population Genetics from the University of Wisconsin. She is certified as a Medical Geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, is a founding fellow of the the American College of Medical Genetics, and an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. Dr. Mitchell did postdoctoral training in Medical Informatics Sciences and served in multiple capacities at the University of Missouri-Columbia for twenty-five years before being recruited to be the Chair of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah.

Dr. Mitchell's interests are focused on clinical bioinformatics. She is particularly interested in the form in which pieces of genomic information will be stored in electronic health records. She is working on a project to use data from gene tests of drug metabolizing genes in EMR decision support. She also serves as the senior scientific advisor for the Genetics Home Reference, a consumer health web site hosted at the National Library of Medicine.

Meet the Experts, moderator
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Biomedical Informatics Faculty Research Projects

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Joyce Ogburn, Director, J. Willard Marriott Library

Joyce L. Ogburn

Director, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah

On September 1, 2005 Joyce Ogburn joined the University of Utah as the Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library. Joyce came to Utah from the University of Washington where she was Associate Director of the Libraries for six years.

Besides her most recent position at the University of Washington, Joyce has been a librarian at Old Dominion University, Yale University, and the Pennsylvania State University. Joyce has degrees in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Indiana University, and an M.S. in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her past positions focused on collection development and acquisitions, preservation and access to knowledge resources, digital library development, and scholarly communication. At the University Joyce is co-chair of the Knowledge Management Committee, and is a member of the Council of Academic Deans, the Information Technology Council, the University of Utah Press Faculty Advisory Council, and the Cyberinfrastructure Committee. She is involved in several national organizations including the American Anthropological Association, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (known widely as SPARC).

As a researcher, Joyce is interested in the history of anthropology, scholarly communication, the future of libraries, and leadership studies. She believes strongly in interdisciplinary knowledge and the interweaving paths of scholarship that libraries foster so well and is passionate about the creation, sharing and preservation of knowledge in its many forms.

A Call to Change: Open Access Initiatives and the
Movement to Transform Scholarly Communication presenter

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Wayne J. Peay

Wayne J. Peay
Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library,
University of Utah

Wayne Peay received his B.A. in history from the University of Utah in 1973 and his M.S. degree in Library Service, with honors, from Columbia University in 1977. He has held positions at the Washington University School of Medicine Library, and the Medical Library Center of New York. He was appointed to the library faculty of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library in 1977 and was named director in 1984. He has served as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association. He is also currently the director the Midcontinental Regional Medical Library Program of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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Susan Roberts

Multimedia Developer
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah

Susan Roberts is a Educational Multimedia Developer at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. She has over 12 years of experience designing educational Web sites as well as other multimedia computer-based learning programs for medical and healthcare education. She also teaches workshops on educational multimedia, Web design, and Internet collaboration tools (including Breeze) at the library and is a member of the library's Education Team that provides classes and instructional support for University of Utah Health Sciences Center faculty, staff, students and others.

Breeze Meeting: Online Communication for Many Needs, presenter

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