Lindberg Symposium Examines Informatics in Public Health

On May 8, the University of Pittsburgh’s Donald A.B. Lindberg Lecture and Symposium, “Informatics in Public Health,” named in honor of National Library of Medicine Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, for his pioneering work in the field, featured expert discussion of informatics in surveillance, epidemic models and other aspects of public health.

Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Graduate School of Public Health, the symposium was established in 1997 to address important biomedical informatics issues.

The Donald A.B. Lindberg Lecture “Real Time Biosurveillance: Into Maturity or Obscurity?” was delivered by Leslie Lenert, MD, MS, director of the National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.