Educational Affairs to host special speaker

The Penn State College of Medicine Office of Educational Affairs will host Charles Friedman for a special guest lecture titled “Lifelong Learning for Health Professionals in the Era of Ubiquitous Information.” Looking ahead to 2020 and grounded in current trends, this presentation will describe the increasingly robust information environment that will support and shape the practice of all health professionals.

The lecture will be given at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in Room T2500 inside the main hospital entrance on the Penn State Hershey campus.

Friedman currently directs the Health Informatics program at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University in 2011, he was chief scientific officer of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the nation’s Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT. He has also held federal positions as associate director for Research Informatics and Information Technology at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health and senior scholar at the National Library of Medicine. Friedman led the creation of informatics programs during his professorships in medicine, information science and biomedical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the author of a well-known health informatics textbook and serves as associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Last Updated January 09, 2015