Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, has recently renewed her credentials as a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). AHIP is the Medical Library Association’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition program. The academy recognizes the personal investment of time and effort required for exemplary professional performance and for contributions to the association and to the profession of health sciences librarianship.
Other UT Health Science Center librarians who are members of the Academy of Health Information Professionals are: Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries; Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Special Collections; and Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services.
Kathy Carter, Ramirez Library Librarian at the Regional Academic Health Center, has been accepted to the Woods Hole BioMedical Informatics course. Kathy will spend one week at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA learning about the application of computer technologies and information science in the health sciences.
The week-long survey course, to be held May 26 through June 1, is designed to familiarize individuals with the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises, participants are introduced to the conceptual and technical components of biomedical informatics. The conceptual components include principles of database design, human-computer interfaces, medical terminologies and coding systems, medical decision analysis methods, clinical information systems architectures, and methods for measuring costs and benefits in health care systems. The technical components include use of the Internet for biomedical applications, current and emerging wide area network technologies, use of literature and molecular sequence databases, and systems for telemedicine.
The Woods Hole BioMedical Informatics course is a National Library of Medicine fellowship program directed at medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, and young faculty who are not currently knowledgeable in the field of informatics but can become agents of change in their institutions.