Peter Cole

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  • Title: Chief, Library Service, VA Hospital
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Pete Cole has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, where he concentrated in biomedical informatics and worked as a research assistant in clinical trials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic. Mr. Cole is currently the Chief of Learning Resources at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and Adjunct Assistant Curator at the New York University Health Sciences Library, supporting faculty and trainees at both the VA Brooklyn and Manhattan Campuses. At the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Pete is overseeing the changing of the libraries into Learning Resources Centers, where VA patients and clinicians alike can learn more about VA Care and patient health education through the leveraging of technologies for increased patient-provider interaction. Pete is also on the VHA Field Health Informatics Council and runs a consumer health informatics training program, which is heavily integrated into the healthcare system's Whole Health program.