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Prudence W. Dalrymple received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her research focused on a cognitive model of electronic database searching. In 2005, she was awarded a two-year National Library of Medicine Informatics training fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While at Johns Hopkins, she focused on the dissemination of research evidence for improving clinical practice, looking specifically at the barriers and incentives for evidence-based medicine and guideline adoption.

In addition to her career as a health information professional, she has been a member of the faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ay Dominican University where she was dean from 1997-2005. She directed the American Library Association Office for Accreditation from 1993-1997. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Phi Mu and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and represents Drexel's iSchool in the Academic Forum of the American Medical Informatics Association. She was president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education in 2001-2002 and was elected a member of the Council of the American Library Association. She is the author of numerous publications.

Her informatics activities include appointment to the Biomedical Library Review Committee, (now the Biomedical Library and Informatics Committee) a study section at the National Library of Medicine from 1998-2002, and to advisory boards of several grant projects. She was a member of the Student Editorial board for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and currently is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the Medical Library Association and Education for Information.

Education
A.B. cum laude, Clark University
M.S., Simmons College
PhD , University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Current Course Responsibilities
INFO 204 Nursing Informatics
INFO 526 Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice
INFO 640 Managing Information Organizations
INFO 648 Healthcare Informatics
INF0 780 Advanced Topics in Healthcare Informatics
INFO 782 Current Issues in Information Science & Technology