The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture was established by her friends and colleagues, recognizing her service to the University of Utah as Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from 1967 - 1984.
Background / Training
PhD in Population Genetics from the University of Wisconsin and with postdoctoral training in clinical genetics. Certified as a Medical Geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American College of Medical Genetics. Postdoctoral training in Medical Informatics Sciences and was elected to be fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics. Spent 25 years on the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine in two departments: Child Health (section on Medical Genetics) and Health Management and Informatics (division leader of Health Informatics). Administratively, served as the Director of the Medical Informatics Group, the Associate Dean for Information Technology for the School of Medicine, and the Chief Information Officer for University of Missouri Health Care. Spent a sabbatical year at the National Library of Medicine in 2001-2 and developed the Genetics Home Reference [http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov] to bridge the genomics research results with consumer health interests in genetic diseases. Recruited in 2005 by the University of Utah to serve as Department Chair for Biomedical Informatics. Administratively, appointed as Associate Vice-President for the Health Sciences Information Technology in 2007.
Current research interests are focused on Informatics of Personalized Medicine; Biomedical Informatics and the CTSA grant; i2b2 partnership between the University of Utah and Harvard; Genetics Home Reference (including a GHR evaluation of the InfoRX for newborn screening; Newborn screening registry; Genetics testing and genetics data in the EMR (including relating genotype to phenotype); Decision support systems for genetic data in the EMR; Pharmacogenetics and decision support for the EMR.