Using Large Datasets to Improve Health Outcomes

Guest post by Lyn Hardy, PhD, RN, Program Officer, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Before the advent of algorithms to determine the best way to treat and prevent heart disease, a health care provider looking for best practices for their patients may not have had the resources to … Continue reading Using Large Datasets to Improve Health Outcomes

Celebrating Independence Day: Fortitude in Philadelphia, 1776

Guest post by Susan L. Speaker, PhD, Elizabeth A. Mullen, and Erika Mills, History of Medicine Division, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Stories of the momentous political events of the American revolution can often leave out the broader context in which they happened, and the concurrent day-to-day challenges Americans faced, … Continue reading Celebrating Independence Day: Fortitude in Philadelphia, 1776

Renovating and Rebuilding to Advance Our Future

Guest post by Dianne Babski, Associate Director for Library Operations, and Patrick Casey, NLM Building Engineer. This serves as a follow up to a previous blog post, (Re)Engineering the National Library of Medicine Building, from July 2021. In fall 2017, NLM engaged with NIH facilities management, architects, and historic preservation specialists to explore ways to … Continue reading Renovating and Rebuilding to Advance Our Future

What is the Role of a Mentor?

Guest post by Karmen S. Williams, DrPH, MBA, Assistant Professor at City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and Meera G. Subash, MD, Assistant Professor and Division Quality Officer for the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical School. “Everyone, at every point … Continue reading What is the Role of a Mentor?

What’s New in NLM’s Extramural Programs?

Guest post by Andrew Wiley, Video Producer, NLM Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL). NLM recently released videos on two exciting projects funded through the Extramural Programs Division. Using Machine Intelligence to Prevent Medication Dispensing Errors With help from an NLM grant, Drs. Corey Lester, Raed Al Kontar, and Xi Jessie Yang of the … Continue reading What’s New in NLM’s Extramural Programs?

Funding Announcement: NLM Encourages Diversity by Expanding Educational Opportunities

Guest post by Meryl Sufian, PhD, Chief Program Officer, NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Extramural Programs. Biomedical informatics and data science are exciting fields with careers that are in great demand and will continue to grow. As these areas of research have expanded, it is clear that individuals from racial and ethnic … Continue reading Funding Announcement: NLM Encourages Diversity by Expanding Educational Opportunities

MLA ’22: NLM as an Engine for Innovation and Discovery

Guest post by Amanda J. Wilson, Chief of the NLM Office of Engagement and Training (OET), and Dianne Babski, Associate Director for Library Operations. NLM is excited to participate in the annual Medical Library Association (MLA) conference MLA ’22: Reconnect, Renew, Reflect, held virtually from April 27 to May 2 and on-site in New Orleans … Continue reading MLA ’22: NLM as an Engine for Innovation and Discovery

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Safely

Guest post by George F. Koob, PhD, Director of the NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Because drinking alcohol is a large part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities for many people, this is a good time to be mindful of how alcohol can impact your celebrations and … Continue reading Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Safely

(Re)Engineering the National Library of Medicine Building

Guest post by Dianne Babski, Associate Director for Library Operations and Patrick Casey, NLM Building Engineer NLM, the largest biomedical library in the world, is housed in Buildings 38 and 38A on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. As we head into our third century of existence, we are guided by our ten year NLM … Continue reading (Re)Engineering the National Library of Medicine Building

How an Interagency Smart and Connected Health Program Uses Big Data to Support Personal Health

Guest post by Yanli Wang, PhD, Program Officer, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine. Solving complex biomedical or public health problems demands interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers who are ready to address important biomedical issues. To meet this demand, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joined in 2013 … Continue reading How an Interagency Smart and Connected Health Program Uses Big Data to Support Personal Health