National Library of Medicine Director, Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., To Deliver Reed M. Gardner Biomedical Informatics Lecture at U of U

National Library of Medicine Director, Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., To Deliver Reed M. Gardner Biomedical Informatics Lecture at U of U

Mar 16, 2012 1:19 PM

(SALT LAKE CITY)—Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., the director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and a pioneer in the field of biomedical informatics, will deliver the 2012 Reed M. Gardner Lecture.

Lindberg will speak about “Unsolved Problems in Medical Informatics,” at 4:15 on Thursday, March, 22, in the George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics auditorium on the University of Utah campus.

A pathologist by training, Lindberg has led the NLM since 1984. He was among the first scientists to apply computer technology to health care and has made notable contributions in medical diagnosis, artificial intelligence, and educational programs. He has written three books and has served on the editorial boards of nine publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Lindberg also has served on boards that include the Computer Science and Engineering Board of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library.

Reed M. Gardner, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been a leader in the field of biomedical informatics for more than 40 years. He is one of the principal developers of the medical expert system known as HELP (Health Evaluation through Logical Processing), which has contributed to improved quality of care, reduced health care costs, and fewer medical errors.

Gardner is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and is a past president of the American Medical Informatics Society. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 articles in the fields of biomedical informatics and bioengineering and previously served as co-director of medical computing at LDS, Cottonwood, and Alta View hospitals in Salt Lake City.

In 2005, Gardner received the Morris F. Cullen Award, a national honor named after a physician who made seminal contributions to applying computer technology to medicine.

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