Let’s meet Zhiyong Lu, PhD, a Senior Investigator for our National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Computational Biology Branch and member of the NLM Intramural Research Program. He is leading a team of research scientists to harness the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) to advance the ways our products and services work—advancements … Continue reading Meet the NLM Investigators: Dr. Zhiyong Lu is Teaching Computers to Think Like Scientists
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
Guest post by Stephen Sherry, PhD, Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and Bart Trawick, PhD, Director of the NCBI Customer Services Division. A little over two years ago, America woke to the emerging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that would alter everyone’s perception of ‘normal’ in the months and … Continue reading NLM . . . Bridging the Gap between COVID-19 Data and Resources
As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, I cannot help but be acutely aware of the challenges faced by our frontline workers, from nurses and physicians to grocery store workers and public safety personnel, to teachers, bus drivers, and childcare workers, not to mention the parents of school aged and small children. … Continue reading Pandemic Decision Fatigue: How Can We Help?
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
Perhaps the most famous NIH staffer right now is Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and one of the leading voices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Prepared by more than 50 years of government service and research on infectious diseases, Dr. Fauci is a public servant who brings … Continue reading Thanks, Dr. Fauci!
Guest post by Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health Originally released on the Director’s Corner blog. As schools across the United States begin to resume full-time, in-person education, I am hopeful that this academic year may be a more … Continue reading Going Back to School Safely
This piece was authored in collaboration with leadership across NIH and represents a unified effort to meet the testing-related challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with excellence and innovation. Over the past year, our team of NIH leaders has used this blog to report on an initiative called Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics – or RADxSM … Continue reading One Year of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, and Anticipating New Challenges
As I write this message, I am one of the more than 25 million people in the U.S. who have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on February 4, and my second dose on February 25. NIH is distributing vaccines to employees based on priority … Continue reading Vaccines, Vaccinations, and NLM
Like most of the world, staff at NLM has been engaging with others through various technologies – video conferencing, virtual daily work huddles, and conference-inspired meetings that require screen sharing, virtual breakout rooms, chat features and instant messaging. I’ve gone from a 30-minute commute, including a short walk and a metro ride, to a 3-minute … Continue reading 10 Tips After 10 Months of Video Calls