Dawn Field

Dawn Field

Medical Informatics Librarian Medical Education

Dawn Field is the Medical Informatics Librarian at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM). In 1983, she graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science.

She earned her Master of Library and Information Sciences with a concentration in Medical Information in 2007 from University of North Texas. In the Spring of 2012, she became a Biomedical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow after attending a weeklong intensive course sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA. She earned her Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) Senior level accreditation through the Medical Library Association in 2013 and has kept it current.

Dawn has been in medical librarianship for the past 15 years. She has worked with medical, nursing, pharmacy, allied health and biomedical science students, staff and faculty. She spent seven of those years working with researchers in infectious diseases, virology, immunology, genetics and non-human primates. She also spent a year at UIW's main campus library working with STEM courses and the School of Nursing.

Dawn is excited to be at UIWSOM assisting students, staff and faculty with research needs or skills and to be allowed to share those skills with the SOM curriculum. She enjoys the confident look on people's faces when they learn the skills to find what they need. She feels fortunate to be part of the UIWSOM family.

  • M.S. in Library and Information Sciences with a concentration in Medical Information, University of North Texas, 2007
  • B.S. in Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University in College Station