This blog post by Lynne Parker, Director, National AI Initiative Office, and Rashida Richardson, Senior Policy Advisor for Data and Democracy, was originally posted on the White House OSTP blog. We encourage you to read it and submit comments on the update to the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan by Friday March … Continue reading Request for Public Comment: National AI Research and Development Strategic Plan
NLM is a Leader in Using AI to Improve User Experiences
Guest post by Dianne Babski, Associate Director for Library Operations at NLM; Zhiyong Lu, PhD, Senior Investigator for the Computational Biology Branch at NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI); and Donald Comeau, PhD, Staff Scientist at NCBI. In January 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy … Continue reading NLM is a Leader in Using AI to Improve User Experiences
Help Us Modernize NIH’s Genomic Data Sharing Policy
Guest post by Taunton Paine, MA, Director of the Division of Scientific Data Sharing Policy, NIH Office of Science Policy Behind the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy In November 2021, NIH published a request for information seeking public input on the future of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. Originally published in 2014, the … Continue reading Help Us Modernize NIH’s Genomic Data Sharing Policy
Turning Talent into Treasure
One of NLM’s greatest assets is its talented, creative workforce. Last year, NIH called on its 27 Institutes and Centers to step up to mount an effective response to COVID-19. Supported by Congress, NIH invested more than $2 billion to ensure rapid access to COVID-19 testing for everyone in the United States — funding research … Continue reading Turning Talent into Treasure
Artificial Intelligence, Imaging, and the Promising Future of Image-Based Medicine
In mid-October I gave the NLM Research in Trustable, Transparent AI for Decision Support keynote speech to the 50th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition conference in Washington, D.C. (virtually, for me). The IEEE continues to advance new topics in applied image and visual understanding, and the focus this year … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Imaging, and the Promising Future of Image-Based Medicine
Leveraging the Value of Biomedical Informatics Across NIH
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2021 Annual Symposium is coming to a close today, and I was honored to moderate NLM’s Annual Update Panel. This was an opportunity to talk about NLM’s contributions to NIH data science and tools, common data elements and clinical informatics. Over the last 40 years I’ve proudly served in … Continue reading Leveraging the Value of Biomedical Informatics Across NIH
Using Comparative Genomics to Advance Scientific Discoveries
Guest post by Valerie Schneider, PhD, staff scientist at the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. In a post from earlier this year, A Journey to Spur Innovation and Discovery, I shared news of an exciting NIH-supported NLM initiative, now known as the NIH Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR). … Continue reading Using Comparative Genomics to Advance Scientific Discoveries
Pursuing Data-Driven Responses to Public Health Threats
In my 11th grade civics class, I learned about how a bill becomes a law, and I‘ll bet some of you can even remember the steps. Today, I want to introduce you to another way that the federal government takes actions – executive orders. As head of the executive branch, the president can issue an … Continue reading Pursuing Data-Driven Responses to Public Health Threats
What Did You Do with Your Summer Vacation?
Well, if you are spending the summer at the NIH, you’ve likely been engaged in one of our many activities designed to access critical data and advance our understanding of the human experience by linking data sets together. Today, we are inviting you to engage in some additional best practices in accessing controlled data in … Continue reading What Did You Do with Your Summer Vacation?
Data Science @ NLM Journey Continues and What We Have Learned!
Guest post by the Data Science @ NLM Training Program team. As part of our effort to advance Goal 3 of the NLM Strategic Plan (“Build a workforce for data driven research and health”), NLM launched the Data Science @ NLM (DS@NLM) Training Program in 2019 to help ensure that all staff are prepared to … Continue reading Data Science @ NLM Journey Continues and What We Have Learned!