Brookings Registry | The director of the National Library of Medicine will speak at SDSU

BROOKINGS – Health researchers, educators and knowledge-hungry lay enthusiasts have the opportunity to hear from the custodian of a goldmine of health knowledge at the April 21 Distinguished Deans Lecture, presented by South Dakota State University College of Nursing.

Patricia Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine, is the keynote speaker for the 7 p.m. conference at the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom. Free entry.

The National Library of Medicine is one of 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and dates from 1836. The largest biomedical library in the world, the National Library of Medicine, maintains and makes available an extensive collection of printed matter and produces information resources on a wide range of topics.

Brennan, its director since 2016, said: “We work together to ensure that we can provide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, reliable health information…Bringing health information to scientists and to society , accelerating biomedical discovery, improving healthcare and ensuring health for everyone in the world.

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She will discuss the library’s genomics literature and resources, which include the National Library of Medicine network, a 6,500-member group that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the states. United States, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Her speech precedes the induction of members into Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. The event is expected to attract up to 200 people.

The following day, Brennan will give the keynote address at the 33rd Annual Sigma Research Symposium, a day-long event on the campus of Augustana University in Sioux Falls. SDSU and Augustana alternate as hosts for the annual research day. Brennan’s speech then is “Innovation Through Imagination”. The day also includes poster presentations and five other lectures.

Brennan was a professor at the School of Nursing and College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before taking up the position of librarian.

The Deans’ Distinguished Lecture is made possible by donations from Helen Grace, former Vice President of the WK Kellogg Foundation.

For more information about events, contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Nursing at 605-688-5178 or by email at [email protected]

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