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Pioneer in Health-Care Computer Technology is Keynote Speaker at Annual U of U Health Sciences InfoFair

April 21, 2006 — In 1960, Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D., began exploring how computer technology could be used in health care. Almost 50 years later, the country’s senior statesman for medicine and computers is still helping shape the future.

As director of the National Library of Medicine, Lindberg oversees the world”s largest biomedical library, a $275 million budget, and 690 librarians and staff. He is widely recognized for his contributions to information and computer activities in medical diagnosis, artificial intelligence, and educational programs.

Lindberg will share his experiences and speak about access to truthful and relevant scientific information on Tuesday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Utah’s Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building. He is this year’s Clifford C. Snyder, M.D. and Mary Snyder Lecturer and his remarks will kick off the library’s annual InfoFair. The event is designed to provide up-to-date information on computer applications, resources and services, as well as a glimpse into the future of computers and computing in health care and scientific research.

Lindberg’s remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring experts from the University of Utah. Exhibits and afternoon presentations are also scheduled as part of the event. InfoFair is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

For more information about InfoFair, visit the Eccles Health Sciences Library at or call Allyson Mower, at 801-581-5534.