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Laura Abate

Laura Abate

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2233
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992
  • M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1998


Professor Laura Abate is the Electronic Resources and Instructional Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University.

Professor Abate has dual responsibilities in managing the Library’s database and e-text collections and in teaching on health information tools and systems. Professor Abate coordinates online access to the Library’s online collections, and works to integrate and cross-link access to different types of online information tools. Professor Abate’s primary teaching responsibilities include medical students for whom she designs and delivers instruction in the discovery, evaluation, and application of health sciences information, as well as undergraduate students.

Professor Abate has more than 15 years of experience in health sciences information, including nearly 10 years in managing online information tools. She began her career in research and reference and has collaborated extensively with faculty members in developing searches to support educational, human, and animal research projects. Her current work focuses on integrating information sources and services in the clinical environment, and in delivering information via mobile devices. She holds a certificate from the GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s Master Teacher Leadership Development Program.


  • Clinical Health Sciences
  • Clinical Management and Leadership
  • Clinical Research Administration
  • Core Curriculum in Health Sciences
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Intervention and Disaster Response


View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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