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NLM Announces 2023 Lindberg-King Lecture

September 29, 2023

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will host the annual Lindberg-King Lecture on Friday, December 8, 2023, via NIH Videocast.

This online event is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, and American Medical Informatics Association.

The Lindberg-King Lecture honors the legacy and contributions of former NLM Director, Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, and former NLM Deputy Director for Research and Education, Donald West King, MD. 

The lecture, “Got Community? Reflections on the relevance of community engagement in equitable health informatics and data science innovations,” will be delivered by Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, The Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University; Director, Center for Community-Engaged Health Informatics and Data Science, Columbia University; and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

This year’s lecture will focus on the importance of engaging communities to advance health equity across health informatics and data science innovations. These emerging priorities raise multiple questions surrounding community engagement such as how community perspectives can be elicited and considered throughout the design and implementation life cycle. They also reveal how can we return value from such innovations to communities and what strategies are needed to resolve “values collisions” between stakeholder groups such as algorithm developers, clinicians, patients, and community members. These questions play a critical role in advancing health informatics and data science innovations in health equity.

Learn more and register.

For specific questions about the Lindberg-King Lecture, please contact the NLM Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) at