Joan Nashelsky

Joan Nashelsky, MLS, FPIN


  • Medical Librarian Editor 
  • Program Coordinator


  • University of Iowa Center for Human Rights


  • Appreciation award, Family Practice Graduating Class, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993

What is it about the FPIN mission that had you want to participate in the organization?

Medical librarians can search for current, high-quality, evidence-based information from the best resources to support the Clinical Inquiries and I want to be part of that. Librarians can save the author's time by evaluating the best resources to search for each question and can package the results for better review of those results.

What goals do you have for your respective FPIN project?

We hope to update and streamline the process of providing high quality searches for Clinical Inquiries. Questions used should be relevant, important and timely on topics important in primary care.

What is your philosophy as a medical librarian editor?

Do the best job possible to find information to support each question and facilitate the work for the authors and editors. This work may ultimately impact patient care.