CNI Fall 2018 Membership Meeting
December 10-11, 2018 | Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
Patricia Flatley Brennan
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Responsible Stewardship, Technology Realities,
and Renewing Collaborations: CNI’s Agenda for the Coming Year
PATRICIA FLATLEY BRENNAN
Director, US National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of
Health Partnership in Accelerating Discovery Through Data
The first pillar of the US National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan 2017-2027 is to accelerate discovery and advance health through data-driven research. In 2018, the NIH released its Strategic Plan for Data Science. Accomplishing the goals of these ambitious plans will require partnerships between the US National Library of Medicine and the US National Institutes of Health, and with public and private entities broadly. This talk will lay out the challenges and opportunities facing the scholarly communications community, and advance a call for action through partnerships.
About the Speaker
Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, is the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals, and members of the public worldwide.
Since assuming the directorship in August 2016, Dr. Brennan has positioned the Library to be the hub of data science at NIH and a national and international leader in the field. She spearheaded the development of a new strategic plan that envisions NLM as a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health. Leveraging NLM’s heavily used data and information resources, intramural research, and extramural research and training programs, Brennan aims for NLM to accelerate data-driven discovery and health, engage with new users in new ways, and develop the workforce for a data-driven future.
Her professional accomplishments reflect her background, which unites engineering, information technology, and clinical care to improve the public health and ensure the best possible experience in patient care.
Dr. Brennan came to NIH from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor at the School of Nursing and College of Engineering. She also led the Living Environments Laboratory at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, which develops new ways for effective visualization of high-dimensional data.
She received a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following seven years of clinical practice in critical care nursing and psychiatric nursing, Dr. Brennan held several academic positions at Marquette University, Case Western Reserve University, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A past president of the American Medical Informatics Association, Dr. Brennan was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2001. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
A selected bibliography is available.