Paul Taheri, M.D. will speak on October 26 at the UVM/FAHC Community Medical School lecture series. The topic is “Who’s Taking Care of Me? Introducing the Health Care Team.” Dr. Taheri is a UVM Professor of Surgery, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and President of Faculty Practice.
The fall 2010 Community Medical School lecture series is sponsored by Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The series is scheduled for seven Tuesday evenings September 14 – October 26. Lectures are held in the Carpenter Auditorium, UVM Given Building from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, followed by a half-hour Q&A session.
The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, call (802) 847-2886 or visit Community Medical School. Registration is encouraged.
The Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont, has received an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM-NER) to conduct an assessment of the information needs of Vermont’s community healthcare providers. The project also includes a survey of Vermont hospitals’ knowledge-based information resources and services.
The reports resulting from the surveys will help Dana Library, a resource library of the NNLM, to update and improve its services to unaffiliated health care providers, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, and allied health practices. Medical librarians will develop and present classes based on the provider needs assessment survey. The Library will also work with partners and supporters in the UVM College of Medicine Office of Primary Care, the Vermont AHECs (Area Health Education Centers), and the Vermont State Library to plan and advocate for information resources in health-related areas.
The $34,000 award is funded through April 2011. Marianne Burke, Dana Library Director, is principal investigator.