Patricia Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, director of the National Library of Medicine, will present “Precision Health and the National Library of Medicine: From Accelerating Discovery to Improving Health and Well-Being” on Thursday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the School of Nursing Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals, and members of the public worldwide. As the library prepares for its third century, Brennan is leading development of strategies to ensure that information critical for discovery and care is available where needed, when needed, and increasingly in the format needed. She became the library’s 19th director in August 2016.
A pioneer in the development of information systems for patients, Brennan brings more than 30 years of experience in biomedical informatics, spanning the application of game theory in the development of health information exchanges; the alignment of clinical information systems with professional practice models; and the design, deployment, and evolution of specialized computer tools to support self-management and self-care in the home. She holds a PhD in industrial engineering and a Master of Science in Nursing.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the following University of Maryland entities:
- Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Organized Research Center
- Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research
- Center for Health Outcomes Research
- Center for Health-Related Informatics and Bioimaging
- Health Sciences and Human Services Library
- Institute for Clinical & Translational Research
- Institute for Genome Sciences
- University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
For more information, go to this School of Nursing webpage.