New MLIS alum named National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow

Frank Vitale (UWM MLIS, 2021).

Frank Vitale (UWM MLIS, 2021) is one of only four students nationwide to be named a 2021-22 National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellow.

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The Associate Fellowship Program will begin in September and offer a robust educational and leadership experience ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage. The 2021-2022 fellowship year will be conducted remotely.

More information on the Associate Fellowship Program is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html

Frank Vitale received his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2021. While completing the degree, Frank worked on document digitization and technology modernization projects at a Fortune 500 insurance company. He is closely affiliated with the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center at Dickinson College and published research on both the history of medicine and the digital humanities. Additionally, Frank holds a BA in history from Dickinson College and an MS in the history of science, medicine, and technology from the University of Oxford.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is a leader in research in biomedical informatics and data science and the world’s largest biomedical library. NLM conducts and supports research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating health information. NLM creates resources and tools that are used billions of times each year by millions of people to access and analyze molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health, and health services information. Additional information is available at https://www.nlm.nih.gov.