Category: Public Librarians Symposium

106 - The Center for Data to Health (CD2H): Leveraging Library Expertise

Tuesday, May 22
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM

Objectives: The new National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) was recently funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for the CTSA Program as a data and informatics coordinating center to provide collaborative research infrastructure. Here we describe the CD2H, the areas of cultural and technological importance for focus, CD2H goals and how researchers and librarians can actively participate in the community.

Here we will address several key objectives: describe the mission of the CD2H, including opportunities for collaborative innovation and the barriers that the CD2H center aims to overcome; describe the governance structure and communication channels of the CD2H; describe a wide range of collaborations and activities for community engagement - especially ways that libraries and librarians can get involved and leverage resources from this project for their own campuses; and discuss opportunities for the CD2H to catalyze the work of the clinical and translational sciences community.

There are a number of ways that library and information community members can intersect and partner with the CD2H. Working groups for the CD2H present a great opportunity for collaboration and communication about projects, initiatives, and new ideas. The working groups are topical and cover a wide range of thematic areas: data; software, tools, & algorithms; ontologies & standards; people, expertise, & attribution; engagement; education; and evaluation & analytics. Two additional working groups address the CD2H's major demonstration areas of rare disease and the lifespan. Join us! We’re looking for individuals and teams to help us advance biomedical research informatics and data science to support interoperability, collaborative innovation, and training, and more.

By attending this poster, attendees will learn about the CD2H, understand ways to get involved and benefit, as well as have an opportunity to discuss the CD2H to Health directly in person with librarians actively involved on the project. The CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (Grant U24TR002306).

Keywords: informatics, data, collaboration, team science, education, evaluation, engagement

Kristi L. Holmes

Library Director, and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Health and Biomedical Informatics Division
Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
Chicago, Illinois

Kristi Holmes is the Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center and Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Education. In her role at Galter and through her research, she works to forge strong partnerships and open workflows that facilitate access and use of data and knowledge by all. As Associate Director of NUCATS for Evaluation in the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, she has developed a robust assessment infrastructure for the campus leveraged by programs, centers and institutes. She leads several evaluation and continuous improvement efforts and maintains a keen focus on meaningful impact.

Karen Gutzman

Impact and Evaluation Librarian
Galter Health Sciences Library
Chicago, Illinois

As the Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, Karen supports individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts. Karen was a U.S. National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow where she completed the second year of the fellowship program through her work with the Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis. She is interested in providing information support to basic science researchers and graduate students. She also is learning more about how to evaluate and visualize research impact using bibliometric data. Karen received her MS degree in Library Science in 2012 from the University of North Texas with an emphasis in Health Informatics.