One Health: Speakers
- Sunday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.–noon
- Monday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 8, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Sunday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.–noon
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Richard Besser is ABC News’s senior health and medical editor, providing medical analysis and commentary for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, and Nightline. Besser came to ABC News in 2009 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he directed the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, with responsibility for all of the CDC’s public health emergency preparedness and emergency response activities. He has received many awards for his work in public health and volunteer service including the Surgeon General’s Medallion for his leadership during the H1N1 response.
Monday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Joanne Gard Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, alumni distinguished professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, has had a wide variety of experience in medical librarianship, ranging from practice to research to administration to teaching. Marshall earned master’s degrees in health sciences from McMaster University and library sciences from McGill University and received her doctorate in public health from the University of Toronto. In 2005, she received an honorary doctorate from McGill University in recognition of her contributions to health sciences librarianship research and practice.
In 1982, she was awarded the MLA Ida and George Eliot Prize for an article describing her evaluation of clinical medical librarianship. Since then she has been honored by MLA numerous times: doctoral fellowship (1987); Academy of Health Information Professionals Distinguished Member (1991–present); MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant (1991); a second Eliot Prize (1993); MLA Fellowship (2002); and Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship (2010). Marshall has also been honored by the Special Libraries Association, Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothéques de la santé du Canada, and American Society for Information Science and Technology. Marshall has a long and impressive record of contributions to and leadership in MLA as a member of the Board of Directors, as a continuing education instructor, and in committee and task force roles. She showed her passion and commitment for the profession by serving as MLA president in 2004/05.
Marshall is known for being at the forefront of research activities in the medical library field. She produced the highly cited report on the impact of the hospital library on clinical decision making known as the “Rochester Study.” This report led to two other studies that used similar methodologies to study the impact of special libraries on corporate decision making and the impact of government libraries in Canada. The “Rochester Study” is one of the profession’s major research reports and has led to a succession of studies in other areas of librarianship. Marshall’s original research became the foundation for a new nationwide study reported in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), in 2009, “Measuring the Value and Impact of Health Sciences Libraries: Planning an Update and Replication of the Rochester Study,” of which she is a coauthor. The January 2013 JMLA contains an article by Marshall and her colleagues on the “Value of Health Library and information Services on Patient Care” study funded by the National Library of Medicine and the Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. A number of MLA sections and chapters also supported the study.
Wednesday, May 8, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Sheila Davis is currently the director of global nursing at Partners In Health (PIH), an international nongovernmental organization providing health care to three million of the poorest people in twelve countries, including the United States. Davis is also a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA, where she teaches in the global health concentration and the HIV/AIDS specialty areas. She has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1985 and has been an adult nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital in the infectious diseases outpatient clinic since 1997. Prior to completing her master’s degree as an adult nurse practitioner from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, she worked as a registered nurse in the area of HIV/AIDS after completing her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Northeastern University in 1988. Davis graduated as part of the inaugural doctor of nursing practice class in September of 2008 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions with a concentration in global health and an emphasis on health as a human right and the contemporary role of nurses in human rights.
Davis was also one of the inaugural twenty nationwide Carl Wilkens Fellows in 2009, an anti-genocide fellowship from the Genocide Intervention Network. She has been an active member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) since 1990, was the founding president of the Greater Washington Chapter, and is a member at large of the Boston chapter. Davis also served on the National Board of ANAC as both secretary and director at large and received the ANAC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. She was inducted into the Faculty of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in 2008 and was named Distinguished Alumni of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2007. She cofounded a small nongovernmental organization with other nursing colleagues that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004–2010 on health projects including a rural village nurse clinic, vulnerable children feeding program, and an outreach program to Boston’s sub-Saharan African immigrant community. Davis is on the editorial board of Health and Human Rights: An International Journal and the Journal of Nursing Education. In May of 2012, she was selected to be a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally.
Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Plenary Speaker: Laurie Garrett
Joint Presentation by Chapters and Sections with the 2013 National Program Committee
Laurie Garrett is particularly adept at navigating the politics that help, and hinder, how we prepare for, treat, and respond to threats. A senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Garrett is the bestselling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. She has written for Foreign Affairs, Esquire, and the Washington Post, and has appeared frequently on television shows, such as Nightline, Charlie Rose, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Garrett also served as a script consultant to Contagion, the film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon. Garrett is a former president and now a member of the National Association of Science Writers and has been awarded three honorary doctorates, the latest, in 2009, from Georgetown University. She is also serving as a cochair on the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) High Level Commission on HIV Prevention.