Every year, NLM’s IRP hosts its Data Science and Informatics Scholars Program, which is open to undergraduate students from diverse and underrepresented groups who are pursuing biomedical informatics training and research opportunities in computer science and related fields. Meet six of this year’s interns and learn about the innovative research they are doing in the NLM IRP!
SDOH research is essential to fulfilling NIH’s mission of enhancing health for all people. The progress in recent years has increased the depth and breadth of the NIH SDOH research portfolio, but there is more to be done. Read more about how we're integrating and accelerating SDOH research across NIH.
Recently, Meryl and I visited in person with the trainees at Gallaudet University, where we were challenged to consider how language affects terminology and knowledge formalization, especially when engaging with the Deaf community.
In honor of Black History Month 2023, we are highlighting positive and protective factors that raise awareness of and show appreciation for the myriad cultural and community strengths that facilitate safe spaces, where the health of children and adolescents can be fortified and maintained.
When NLM wrapped up 2021 last December, we took a moment and considered what our future might bring. What would a hybrid work environment look like? How would we UNITE to show our commitment to health equity? Where are we in regard to our building renovations? And how would we continue to innovate NLM products … Continue reading How Looking Back Leads Us Forward: A Musings Year in Review
Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe to recognize women’s rights and gender equality. This year’s observance encouraged all people to #BreakTheBias and envision a world that values and celebrates diversity. Bias results from the complex interplay of experience, cognition, learning, and stigmatization. It shapes the way people make decisions and influences … Continue reading You Can’t Be What You Can’t See
Guest post by Meryl Sufian, PhD, Chief Program Officer, NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Extramural Programs. Biomedical informatics and data science are exciting fields with careers that are in great demand and will continue to grow. As these areas of research have expanded, it is clear that individuals from racial and ethnic … Continue reading Funding Announcement: NLM Encourages Diversity by Expanding Educational Opportunities
Guest post by Robert Pines, MS, Writer/Editor, and Sarah Ashley Jolly, MPH, Writer/Editor and Graphic Designer (Contractor), NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) Office of Communications and Public Liaison. This week marks both National Library Week (April 3-9) and National Public Health Week (April 4-10) and we are pleased to recognize this intersection of NLM’s … Continue reading At the Intersection of National Library and Public Health Weeks: Celebrating NLM’s Many Roles
Women in history — and women making history — featured in this post.From left to right in the top row: Mary Lasker, Elizabeth Blackwell, Hope Hopps, Florence Sabin, Margaret Pittman, Patricia Palma, and Selma DeBakey. Middle row: Faye Abdellah, Deirdre Cooper Owens, Rosalind Franklin, Inez Holmes, Alice Evans, and Lois DeBakey. Bottom row: Maxine Singer, … Continue reading Recognizing Women in History All Year Round
This blog post is by Marie A. Bernard, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity; Shelma Little, Acting Director of the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Julie Berko, Director of the NIH Office of Human Resources. It was originally posted on February 4 on the NIH Office of Extramural Research Open Mike blog. … Continue reading Feedback Sought on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan Framework for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility