On September 16, 2015, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine held its annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., to celebrate advances in public health, medicine, and health communications as well as the individuals and organizations dedicated to these causes. The 2015 Gala brought together representatives from the public, professional, and business sectors in health care to show their support for the National Library of Medicine.
Sincerely, Glen P. Campbell,
Chairman, Friends of the National Library of Medicine
Awards and Awardees
Congressman Kevin Yoder (Kansas) receives the 2015 Paul Rogers Award for Public Service from Debra Lappin, JD, Principal, FaegreBD Consulting, who has served as an advisor to CDC and NIH, for his efforts to increase public access to NIH-funded research.
Kathleen McCormick, PhD, RN, is presented the 2015 Nursing Informatics Award for leadership and contribution to the field of nursing informatics worldwide by Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, Vice President of Nursing Informatics at Cerner Corporation.
Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, received the 2015 Distinguished Health Communications Award for consistent and sustained distinction in communicating biomedical and health information to the public.
Walter Koroshetz, MD, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke presented Mahlon DeLong, MD, with the 2015 Distinguished Medical Science Award in recognition of his efforts to develop deep brain stimulation—an effective treatment for those suffering from Parkinson's disease.
FNLM Board of Directors President Barbara Redman, PhD, RN, presents the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award to Claudia DeShay, PhD, MLS, for her exemplary contributions to medical education and librarianship in her community.
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