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Applications Being Accepted for 2016 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in partnership with Georgia Regents University (GRU), (soon to be Augusta University) is pleased to open applications for the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics course.

The Biomedical Informatics course, now entering its 23rd year, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field. The Spring 2016 course is scheduled for April 3-9 and the Fall 2016 course will be held September 11-17. The course will be held at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in Young Harris, GA, at no cost to participants. Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2015 at 8 AM. All applicants will be notified by the end of January/early February of their application status.

Application to the course is open to US citizens and permanent residents. Applicants will demonstrate through a brief application letter, that they have the significant need for an understanding of the informatics solutions that are available to address their biomedical research, practice and education challenges and that, through their official position, they are significant "change agents" who can influence the adoption of best practices in their own environment and expand the influence of the course to others through teaching or by example. Successful applicants will be asked for a commitment to attend the entire course and all sessions. Travel, hotel, and meals of all successful applicants will be paid for by Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) under its contract with NLM.

For more information and to apply for the course, go to: http://www.gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/index.php

The course, directed by Michael J. Ackerman, PhD, Chief, Office of High Performance and Computing Center at the National Library of Medicine, will guide participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

The principal investigator is Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, Professor and Director of Libraries, and the project manager is Kathy J. Davies, MLS, Chair, Research and Education Services, Robert R. Greenblatt, MD Library.

GRU is one of four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia, home to the Medical College of Georgia and the state's sole dental college. The University traces its roots to 1828, and in its present-day incarnation boasts nine colleges and schools with nearly 10,000 students.

Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine https://www.nlm.nih.gov has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice and is a leader in information innovation. NLM is the world's largest medical library, and millions of scientists, health professionals and the public around the world use NLM services every day.

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