When faced with the other-worldly, complex challenges of surviving on Mars after being left behind by his shipmates, Matt Damon, who plays an astronaut in the movie, The Martian, knows that his only chance of survival will require him to call on all of his scientific knowledge and understanding of the scientific method in order … Continue reading We’re “Going to Have to Science the **** Out of This!”
All for One…Health for All: The Role of Open Access, Evidence-Based Information to Improve Health for All Species
Guest post by Kristine M. Alpi, MLS, MPH, PhD, AHIP, OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University; Tova Johnson, MPH, MA, MLIS, OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University; and Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, FHEA, PgCert (Vet Ed), University Libraries, Texas A&M University Physical isolation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has led many people … Continue reading All for One…Health for All: The Role of Open Access, Evidence-Based Information to Improve Health for All Species
NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-UP
This piece was authored in collaboration with the leadership across NIH and represents a unified effort to meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with excellence and innovation. Before the nation can safely return to business as usual, it will be essential to develop and deliver effective and reliable COVID-19 testing and then implement … Continue reading NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-UP
Graduation 2020: Tradition in the Midst of Change
Each year around this time, I’m invited to address a new group of graduates, to provide greetings and remarks at this important juncture in their lives. Over the years, I’ve sat in different parts of the commencement audience as a graduate, faculty member, parent, and speaker. It’s inspiring to listen to these speeches and a … Continue reading Graduation 2020: Tradition in the Midst of Change
Sustaining Commitment During Times of Challenge
It’s been more than two months since NLM’s physical workspace radically shifted to maximum telework. More importantly, it’s been six months since the world first heard of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. So much has happened: millions of people infected worldwide, and many more millions affected by changes in employment, schooling, routines, and contact … Continue reading Sustaining Commitment During Times of Challenge
Emergency Funding Allows NLM to Expand COVID-19 Research and Services
I’ve been inspired, but not surprised, to see all the incredible work that’s going on across the NLM and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19. At NLM, we’ve been working on multiple fronts to improve researchers’ understanding of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes … Continue reading Emergency Funding Allows NLM to Expand COVID-19 Research and Services
The New World Ahead
Each of us is experiencing the world in a whole new way. New work practices, new modes of engaging with family and friends, new worries, and new approaches to practicing healthy habits. During this time, the lines between the many roles we play in our day-to-day lives may be blurring. I straddle many roles — … Continue reading The New World Ahead
Answering the Call: Academic Health Sciences Libraries and COVID-19
Guest post by members of a large collaborative network of academic health sciences libraries The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting public health crisis have had a profound impact, reshaping patient care, training, research, learning, and community engagement across academic medicine. Academic health sciences libraries are answering an urgent call to implement the virtual library as an … Continue reading Answering the Call: Academic Health Sciences Libraries and COVID-19
NLM Is Open for Business!
Last week, I shared what NLM is doing to aid in the response to COVID-19 while keeping all of our public-facing services available to the scientists, clinicians, patients, and families around the world who use them millions of times a day. This week, I want to give you an insider’s view of how the 1,700 … Continue reading NLM Is Open for Business!
How Does a Library Respond to a Global Health Crisis?
Around the world, scientists, public health officials, medical professionals, and others are working to address the coronavirus pandemic. At NLM, we’ve been working on multiple fronts to improve researchers’ understanding of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes coronavirus disease, or COVID-19) and aid in the response to COVID-19. By enhancing access to relevant data and information, … Continue reading How Does a Library Respond to a Global Health Crisis?