Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) delivered the Harriet Cook Carter Lecture at the Duke University School of Nursing on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Titled Transforming Data in Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: The National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017-2027, Dr. Brennan talked about the ten year strategic plan of the NLM, which includes accelerating the discovery through data-driven research, reaching more people through dissemination and engagement, and building a workforce for data-driven research and health. A panel discussion, moderated by Rachel Richesson, PhD (Associate Professor, DUSON) was held that in addition to Dr. Brennan included Erich Huang, MD, PhD (Assistant Dean, Biomedical Informatics & Co-Director, Duke Forge) , Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD (Professor of Medicine, Director of Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine) and Megan Von Isenburg, MSLS (Associate Dean for Library Sciences and Archives, Duke University School of Medicine.)
Dr. Brennan holds a Masters in Nursing and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. She has been a clinical practice nurse in critical and psychiatric care and held academic positions at Marquette University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a pioneer in the development of information systems, having developed a variety of networks and communication services that promote healthcare.
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