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, where he performs evidence based consults for NYU residents on inpatient medicine rotations. At the Manhattan VA Medical Center Pete is overseeing the changing of the library into a Learning Resources Center, 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. Mr. Cole’s idea of a perfect day begins with a 15 mile run, followed by 10 hours of flying down dangerously steep slopes on his snowboard, topped off by a Wagnerian opera at the Met. (with children sitting quietly and enjoying it).