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How the NLM Extramural Programs Division Advances Key Scientific Initiatives in Bioinformatics and Data Science

Guest AuthorSep 27, 20235 min read
The mission of EP is to provide grants for research projects, resources, and career development in the fields of biomedical informatics and data science. To make this happen, a lot goes on behind the scenes. Here’s a sneak peek behind the NOFO curtain…



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Meet the Director

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, is the director of the NIH National Library of Medicine, a leader in biomedical informatics and computational health data science research and the world’s largest biomedical library. Since joining in 2016, she has positioned NLM as a global scientific research library with visible and accessible pathways to research and information that is universally actionable, meaningful, understandable, and useful. This ensures that scientists, policymakers, clinicians, patients, and the public can access biomedical information when and where they need it.

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About the Mezzanine

Perched over the southeast corner of the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Library of Medicine building is an impressive limestone structure topped with a large gull wing dome (a four-quadrant hyperbolic paraboloid shell made of reinforced concrete, to be precise).

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