InfoFair 2010 Presenters and Exhibitors

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The Clifford C. Snyder, M.D. and Mary Snyder Lecturer

Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D., M.P.H

Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Intelligent Health Laboratory at the Children's Hospital Informatics Program, and the Louis K. Diamond Investigator at Children's Hospital Boston

A pioneer in both consumer informatics and population health monitoring, Dr. Mandl has innovated and published extensively in the areas of personally controlled health records, disease outbreak detection, public health surveillance, and national health information infrastructure. Recognized for his teaching and research, he has received the Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring at Harvard Medical School and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers. Mandl co-directs a Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics.

He is a leader of the SMArtPlatforms project-part of a major federal initiative seeking to create an app store for health. Mandl is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the CDC. He is an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine, a faculty member in the Harvard Medical School Center for Biomedical Informatics and affiliated faculty at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Kenneth Mandl's Presentation - PowerPoint Slides

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Meet the Experts Moderator and Panelists

Meet the Experts Presentation - PowerPoint Slides

Amy Rees Anderson

CEO, MediConnect Global, Inc.

Amy is currently the CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc, an online medical record retrieval company with 1,000 employees worldwide and over 5 million patient medical records in their online repository. The company is also a leading provider in the emerging personal health record (PHR) industry. Its innovative myMediConnect PHR portal was one of only four chosen by the Obama administration to participate in a multi-year Medicare pilot program.

Amy serves on numerous boards including Governor Herbert’s Board of Economic Development (GOED), the Eccles School of Business National Advisory Board at the University of Utah, the UTC Board of Trustees, and the Sundance Institute Advisory Board.

Amy teaches entrepreneurship at several universities, including Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Westminster College. Amy has won numerous awards including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She has been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, Business Week, and was featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine.

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Kirk L. Davis, MLIS

Kirk L. Davis, M.L.I.S.

MyHealtheVet Coordinator / Library Manager

Kirk Davis has been a Librarian with the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City for 29 years, for the past 6 years as the Library Manager. For 7 years he has been the Medical Center's Coordinator for MyHealtheVet, the VA's Patient Health Record.

Kirk is an active member of the Utah Health Sciences Library Consortium (UHSLC) where he has served as Chair and UHSLC Union List coordinator. Kirk is active professionally in the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MCMLA). Kirk received the prestigious MCMLA Barbara McDowell Award for Excellence in Hospital Librarianship in 1990.


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Dr. Leslie Lenert

Leslie Lenert, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.M.I.

Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah

Dr. Leslie Lenert is Associate Chair for Ambulatory Care of the Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, Dr. Lenert was the founding Director of the National Center for Public Health Informatics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, and trained in Bioinformatics at Stanford University, Dr. Lenert also has held faculty posts at Stanford University and University California, San Diego. The author of more than 100 scientific publications, his diverse research interests have included the informatics of disaster response, behavioral change using the Internet applications, and computerized measures of patients' preferences.

Dr. Lenert's current work focuses on development of informatics technologies that support care coordination and collaboration across care systems.

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Nancy Lombardo

Nancy T. Lombardo, M.L.S.

Information Technology Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Nancy Lombardo is the Information Technology Librarian at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Nancy manages the library's IT department, coordinates the library's digital collections, digital media services and Web services, and teaches classes relating to technology.


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Curtis Newman

Curtis Newman, R.N., J.D.

Director of Information Services for Community Clinics,
University of Utah Health Care

Curtis Newman started his employment at the University of Utah Hospital in 1984 where he provided care as a Newborn Intensive Care nurse while attending Brigham Young University. He has worked at many different hospitals in California, Idaho and Utah working in OB/GYN, Pediatric and Newborn Intensive Care Units.

He worked as a legal research consultant for West Publishing for 2 years after graduating from Law School. He started with FHP in 1994 as the Regional Risk Manager. Since then he has held positions in Utilization Management, Quality, Risk Management and Center Operations.

Most recently Curtis accepted the full time assignment as Director of Information Services which includes Risk Management Services, Electronic Health Record Support and Training, and Release and Preservation of Clinical Information. Curtis partners with ITS (Information Technology Services) as they coordinate and provide support to the Community Clinics.

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Jean P. Shipman

Jean P. Shipman, M.S.L.S.

Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Jean P. Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. Previously, she was Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007.

Jean graduated from Case Western Reserve University and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, VCU), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM at the University of Maryland.


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MedlinePlus Connect Presenter

Sarena Burgess

Sarena Burgess, M.S.

Librarian, Health Information Products Unit, National Library of Medicine

Sarena Burgess is a Librarian in the Health Information Products Unit at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), where she is responsible for content management and technical development for, the library's premier consumer health website, and related products such as MedlinePlus Mobile and MedlinePlus Connect. Prior to joining the Health Information products Unit, Ms. Burgess participated in a one year post-graduate training and leadership development fellowship program at NLM. Ms. Burgess holds a M.S. degree in Information Sciences and B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Sarena Bugess' Presentation - PowerPoint Slides


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