A Cross-Sectional Study Approach to Understanding Information Needs in Genomic Medicine

Project: Research project

Project Details


The Human Genome Project, increased use of personalized medicine, and a strong focus toward a translational approach to medicine have inspired a paradigm shift across multiple communities in the academic medical research setting in terms of research efforts and techniques, by how diagnosis and treatment options are considered and applied in the clinical environment, and how patients are engaged and educated about the relationship of genes and disease. In in-depth investigation in this area is warranted, given the quickly changing information landscape related to genomic medicine. This work proposes to carry out a cross sectional study to understand information needs in the academic medical environment through a survey-based needs assessment and focus groups, comparison of findings across populations, development of a model for supporting the identified needs, and broad dissemination of the research findings. The library is particularly well-poised to carry out the proposed work; the primary mission of medical libraries is to provide information resources and technology in support of educational, research, and patient care objectives. Given the rapidly changing landscape of clinical medicine in the genomic age, it is imperative that libraries understand the evolving information needs of the clinical community to continue to successfully meet those requirements.
Effective start/end date5/1/1411/30/16


  • Medical Library Association (Award Letter 4/8/14)


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