The Elsevier Foundation congratulates Dr. Timothy B. Patrick

Health informatics researcher awarded MLA’s Lindberg Fellowship.

New York, 24 May 2004 – The Elsevier Foundation is pleased to congratulate Dr. Timothy B. Patrick, the 2004 recipient of the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) $25,000 Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. Dr. Patrick, assistant professor of health informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Medicine, received his prize today at an awards ceremony luncheon held during the MLA ‘04 annual meeting in Washington, D. C.

The Fellowship, established by the MLA in 2003, funds initiatives aimed at expanding the research knowledge base and linking health science library services. The overall goal is to improve health care and make advances in biomedical research. It is named in honor of Donald A. B. Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine, and recognizes Lindberg’s significant achievements at the NLM and its National Center for Biotechnology Information.

MLA Executive Director, Carla J. Funk, CAE, stated, "MLA is pleased to award the Donald A.B. Lindberg Fellowship to Dr. Timothy Patrick. We believe his study will have a significant, long-term impact on health sciences librarianship and health informatics."

The Elsevier Foundation sponsored this year’s Fellowship. Founded in 2002 by Elsevier, the Foundation recognizes excellence in research and information services. All of the Foundation’s charitable contributions are centered on the quest for knowledge, aimed at facilitating the flow of information and educational resources, and thus improving the quality of life for people worldwide. 

“The MLA and the Elsevier Foundation are both committed to improving the circulation of information in order to make advances in science and health care,” said John Regazzi, Chairman of The Elsevier Foundation

Dr. Patrick’s project, “Evidence-Based Information Retrieval in Bioinformatics” focuses on post-genomic medicine, or health care based upon knowledge garnered from the Human Genome Project. His study addresses the crucial need for evidence-based medicine to ensure high-quality healthcare. This project is expected to further the understanding of how health science information professionals can work closely with bioinformatics researchers.

Dr. Patrick received a master’s degree in both computer science and analytic philosophy; a doctorate in logic/philosophy; and post-doctoral training in medical informatics from the University of Missouri–Columbia. The author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles, he is also co-director of the NLM’s Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Training Program.

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About The Elsevier Foundation

The Elsevier Foundation is a knowledge-centered, corporate foundation making grants and contributions throughout the world. The Foundation is founded and funded by Elsevier, and is a reflection of the culturally rich, global organization. Created in 2002, it supports the many local communities where Elsevier employees live and work as well as the broader scientific, technical, and medical communities.

About the MLA

The Medical Library Association, a non-profit, educational organization, is comprised of health sciences information professionals with more than 4,700 members worldwide. Through its programs and services, MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).