Utah professor appointed to medical library board

Utah professor appointed to medical library board

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The chairwoman of the University of Utah's department of biomedical informatics has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine.

The library is the world's largest repository and distributor of medical information.

Joyce Mitchell's appointment was approved by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

The library houses rare 11th Century manuscripts as well as the most recent scientific journals and vast computer records of the latest research discoveries, including information on the human genome project and toxic spills in the environment.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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