Last week I turned 69! Can you believe that??? This is so amazing to me—how could I be THAT OLD?? Two years ago (when I was just 67!), I shared that… In midlife, I think I’m where I’m supposed to be, because I feel like I’m 39, think I look like I’m 49, believe I … Continue reading Is Age Really Just a Number?
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
In mid-May, at their 2022 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Houston, Texas, I received a great honor from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN): the AACN Pioneering Spirit Award. I was delighted to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes significant contributions that influence progressive and critical care nursing worldwide and … Continue reading How Being an ICU Nurse Prepared Me to be NLM Director
As we start year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time for NLM to take stock of the parts of our past that will support the next normal and what we might need to change as we continue to fulfill our mission to acquire, collect, preserve, and disseminate biomedical literature to the world. Today, I … Continue reading The Next Normal: Supporting Biomedical Discovery, Clinical Practice, and Self-Care
Guest post by Valerie Schneider, PhD, staff scientist at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Kristi Holmes, PhD, Director of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Last year, we described … Continue reading Informing Success from the Outside In: Introducing the NLM Board of Regents CGR Working Group
This blog post is by Lynne Parker, Director, National AI Initiative Office and was originally posted on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog. The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation are seeking comments on the initial findings and recommendations contained in the interim report of the … Continue reading Bridging the Resource Divide for Artificial Intelligence Research
Guest blog by Ken Koyle, MA, Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) at the NIH National Library of Medicine. This post celebrates the important work performed by our archival professionals and the archival collections held by the library, from which the source material was drawn, as NLM celebrates International Archives Week #IAW2022. … Continue reading A New Frontier: The Impact of a 1959 Board Meeting
This guest blog post is by Susan Gregurick, PhD, Associate Director for Data Science and Director for the Office of Data Science Strategy, NIH. It was originally posted on June 6 in the NIH Office of Extramural Research Open Mike blog. We encourage you to learn more about DataWorks! Prize by visiting Challenge.gov. Participants must … Continue reading Building a Culture of Data Sharing and Reuse
In February, I received the Miles Conrad Award from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). NISO espouses a wonderful vision: “. . . a world where all can benefit from the unfettered exchange of information.” As the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), this is music to my ears. Standards are essential to … Continue reading We Can’t Go It Alone!
Right now, I am reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It’s a fanciful story of a woman in limbo between life and death who finds herself in a magical library, and each book represents one of the lives she could have lived had she made even one tiny different decision. She then finds herself … Continue reading Midnight in the Library