Building a career as a woman in biomedicine
Insights from the Surgeon General
Guest post by David L. Nash, NLM's Education and Outreach Liaison. A few weeks ago, in observance of African American History Month, five former Harlem Globetrotters spoke at a program in Silver Spring, Maryland associated with a screening of the documentary “The Game Changers: How the Harlem Globetrotters Battled Racism.” Following the short documentary and … Continue reading Education, Health, and Basketball
Personal history impacts how we understand health information.
Guest post by Lisa Lang, head of NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Singer-actress Selena Gomez shocked her fans this past September with the announcement that she had received a kidney transplant to combat organ damage caused by lupus. Lupus, an autoimmune condition, strikes women much more than men, … Continue reading Addressing Health Disparities to the Benefit of All
Guest post by Dr. Fred Wood, Outreach and Evaluation Scientist in the Office of Health Information Programs Development. On June 17, the ocean-going, double-hulled canoe Hōkūleʽa (named for Arcturus, the Star of Gladness) successfully completed its historic Worldwide Voyage. The Hōkūleʽa departed Honolulu, Hawaiʽi, on May 18, 2014 and over the last three years traveled … Continue reading The Hōkūleʽa Worldwide Voyage Comes Full Circle: The NLM Connection
Those bold enough to confront challenges bring change.