Penn State Shenango will continue its 2013-14 Faculty Lecture Series with Kathy Mastrian, associate professor and program coordinator for nursing, who will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Sharon Hall Room 105. Mastrian’s talk is titled "Big Data in Health Care: What is it? Why is it Important?" The event is free and open to the public.
Mastrian is a leader and expert in nursing informatics, a discipline on the cutting edge of nursing science. She received her doctorate in medical sociology from Kent State University. Mastrian has written two books on the subject: "Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge," the third edition of which will be released in March, and "Teaching with Technology: Tools for the Knowledge Age." In 2012, she received the Penn State Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award.
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