Albert Accepted Into Fellowship Program in Medical Infomatics
PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2003) — Karen M. Albert, MLS, AHIP, of Dresher, Pa., director of library services at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been accepted into the National Library of Medicine's fellowship program in Medical Informatics. This program is designed for medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, and young faculty who can become agents of change in their institutions. The course will be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and will familiarize the fellows with the application of computer technology and information science in medicine, biomedical research, and health professions education.
Only 30 fellows, out of hundreds of applicants are selected per session for this prestigious program.
"I am eager to stay on the forefront of technology-related skills, concepts and issues relevant to Fox Chase Cancer Center," said Albert. "The spirit of excellence at Fox Chase goes beyond patient care and research. Advancing information technology is critical to our overall mission." Albert has also recently received her re-certification as a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). The AHIP program is sponsored by the Medical Library Association.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).