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

The More AMIA Changes, the More It Stays the Same . . .

Right at this very moment, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2022 Annual Symposium is underway in Washington, D.C., and we encourage you to visit NLM @ AMIA 2022 for updates on NLM's products and programs. Now this may sound quite familiar to those of you who have attended AMIA annual symposiums in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading The More AMIA Changes, the More It Stays the Same . . .

Who Really Are Our Users, and How Can We Help Them?

Well, this is a question too big for even the largest biomedical library in the world to answer. Our users are everywhere, and in fact, the same user may approach us with very different needs or personas, such as the brilliant cell biologist who is also the mother of a sick toddler. Today, I am … Continue reading Who Really Are Our Users, and How Can We Help Them?

Want to Improve Informatics? Don’t Forget About First-Generation College Grads

Guest post by Kim Unertl, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Biomedical Informatics MS/PhD Program at Vanderbilt University. Who Belongs in Informatics? I often ask colleagues and trainees about how they decided on a career in biomedical informatics. Over the years, … Continue reading Want to Improve Informatics? Don’t Forget About First-Generation College Grads

Traveling a Bridge2AI in a Quest for High-Quality, FAIR Data Sets

This blog was authored by NIH staff who serve on the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Working Group. In April 2021, we introduced NIH Common Fund’s Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program to tap the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for revolutionizing biomedical discovery, increasing our understanding of human health, and improving the practice of … Continue reading Traveling a Bridge2AI in a Quest for High-Quality, FAIR Data Sets

RADx-UP Program Addresses Data Gaps in Underrepresented Communities

Guest post by Richard J. Hodes, MD, Director, National Institute on Aging, and Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH. A few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we shared how NIH was working to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 through NIH’s Rapid … Continue reading RADx-UP Program Addresses Data Gaps in Underrepresented Communities

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

Informing Success from the Outside In: Introducing the NLM Board of Regents CGR Working Group

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

Bridging the Resource Divide for Artificial Intelligence Research

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

We Can’t Go It Alone!

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!