METRO & NY/NJ-MLA Present: Demystifying Molecular Biology

Speaker Colette Saccomanno, PhD, MLIS and Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, MLS, MS, AHIP

Spend your time as a medical librarian fascinated and no longer confused. Get to know your way around DNA, RNA, and ask every "-omic question" you were ever afraid to ask. You'll have a BLAST, and you won't even want to BLINK as a librarian colleague who also holds a PhD in Molecular Biology shares her knowledge and shows you how to unravel any helix with ease. With concepts made clear, take an Evidence-Based approach led by a librarian colleague expert searcher to interpret stories, compose the searchable question, and use the NCBI resources to find the answer.


  • Demystify the basic concepts of Molecular Biology for the non-scientist librarian
  • Guide the integration of that knowledge into more efficient and effective use of NCBI resources
  • Emphasis on cultivating an appreciation of how important this basic information is to the future of medical practice and the implementation of Precision/Personalized Medicine

MLA recertification credits will be given to attendees.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.


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Mon, Sep. 30, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

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