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SEA Currents

Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Beyond the SEA: April 16, 2014 – An update on Strengthening the 21st Century Public Health Informatics Competencies: an NN/LM SE/A Funded Project

Presenter: Xinyu (Cindy) Yu, PhD

Xinyu (Cindy) Yu is an Associate Professor for the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a member of the MLA and the SC/MLA and has served on the research committee of the SC/MLA. Cindy is also the Principle Investigator of the NN/LM SE/A funded project (currently in progress) “Strengthening the 21st Century Public Health Informatics Competencies: Outreach to the Future Public Health Information professionals at the University of Southern Mississippi.”

The University of Southern Mississippi received NN/LM SE/A funding to conduct outreach to future public health professionals through the Department of Public Health. The project includes a community assessment via focus groups and surveys to identify the needs of graduate students at the Department of the Community Health Sciences. Based on analyses of this assessment, the School of Library and Information Sciences and the Department of Community Health Sciences intend to collaborate on developing and implementing a public health informatics course.

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm ET

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Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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