Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has appointed Holly Shipp Buchanan, Ed.D, director of the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, to a four-year term as a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  The role of the board is to advise the Secretary, the director of the National Institutes of Health, and the NLM director on matters of policy in regard to the National Library of Medicine.

The board makes recommendations about the scope, content, and organization of NLM's services; research conducted at the Library; research in medical informatics and in management of biotechnology information; training for research and for use of information management technology; educational technology; development of its biomedical communications network; acquisition of materials; and reviews and make recommendations about applications for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.

Buchanan joined UNM in 1997.  She also is a professor within the School of Medicine and is responsible for the Health Sciences Center's Knowledge Management and Information Technology (KMIT) initiatives. Before coming to UNM, Buchanan was the director of Libraries and associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  She has a B.A. from Georgetown College, and a M.B.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Louisville and is credentialed at the highest level as a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. 

 

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