October 8, 2004

Events set to highlight Eskind’s 10th anniversary

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These mice, which exhibit the full range of baldness as seen in human alopecia, are helping researchers uncover the genes involved in the disease.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, Eskind Biomedical Library and the Informatics Center will host an open house and a colloquium, “Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence and Informatics,” in celebration of a decade of accomplishment and innovation and the 10-year anniversary of Eskind’s award-winning building.

All lectures are in Light Hall, room 202.

Events are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended for the lectures. Attendees can receive up to four continuing medical education credit hours. For more information or to register, visit www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/biolib/lecture/.


• 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Eskind Biomedical Library Informatics Center and Eskind Biomedical Library open house. Enjoy refreshments and learn about EBL and Informatics Center tools and services.

• 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Informatics and Librarianship.”

Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., director, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

• 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Our Patients are Sicker: Addressing Variation in Practice and Outcomes among Academic Medical Centers.”

Richard A. Bankowitz, M.D., corporate information architect and senior director, Clinical Informatics, University HealthSystem Consortium, Oak Brook, Ill.

• 2-3 p.m. “Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Information Systems: Romeo and Juliet or Jekyll and Hyde?”

Brian Haynes, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

• 3-4 p.m. “Steps Toward a System of Care and Personalized Medicine.”

William Stead, M.D., director, Informatics Center and associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, VUMC.