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Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions

Class Details

Guest Speaker: Cathy Pepper, Medical Librarian and Coordinator of Library Field Services, Texas A&M University

Description: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1) Describe methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools.
2) Describe content, delivery, and assessment approaches of EBM/EBP in some medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and allied health curricula.
3) Identify challenges – and strategies for addressing those challenges – in teaching EBP.
4) Explain the value of teaching evidence-based practice within the context of the availability of sophisticated point-of-care tools, such as UpToDate.
5) Describe variations in librarian participation in EBM/P curricula and courses.

Speaker Bio: Catherine Pepper holds the rank of tenured associate professor and serves as coordinator of library field services for the Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University. Based in Austin, TX, as medical librarian for the Round Rock campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, she also teaches public health informatics courses in A&M’s School of Public Health as well as evidence-based medicine courses for A&M medical students. Cathy graduated from the CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) in 2008 and was recognized for outstanding service to the Informatics Office at the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases. She earned her master's degree in library and information science at the University of Texas-Austin’s School of Library and Information Sciences and her master's of public health in health informatics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health. Cathy’s research has focused on clinical decision support tools, the use of scholarly metrics to quantify faculty research impact, and the use of social network analysis for evaluation of public health information systems. Her current research is a qualitative study on best practices in teaching evidence-based practice.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Region/Office: National
Apr 11, 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT

Class Overview

SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.

Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

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