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
Feedback Sought on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan Framework for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
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
NLM . . . Bridging the Gap between COVID-19 Data and Resources
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
Pandemic Decision Fatigue: How Can We Help?
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?
How to be an Ally for Change
Guest post by Marguerite Matthews, PhD, a Program Director in the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity, and Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD, a Data Science and Open Science Officer in the NLM Office of Strategic Initiatives. Almost a year ago, the NIH UNITE initiative launched in … Continue reading How to be an Ally for Change
Partners on the Health Care Team: Librarians Collaborating with Nurses
Guest post by Annie “Nicky” Nickum, BSN, MLIS, AHIP, and Rebecca Raszewski, MS, AHIP, faculty and nursing liaison librarians at the University of Illinois Chicago. Occasionally we focus on the intersection between libraries and special clinical practices. Librarians are important partners for nurses who seek to improve their practice within their workplace and continue to … Continue reading Partners on the Health Care Team: Librarians Collaborating with Nurses
Pursuing Data-Driven Responses to Public Health Threats
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
Investing in a Sustained Partnership: A Data-Driven Human Approach to Social Justice and Equity
Guest post by Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, Chair of the Environmental Health Information Partnership (EnHIP) and Rueben C. Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDIV, Scientific Advisor for EnHIP In 1989, after many successful years of developing scientific and technical databases, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) started its first long-term outreach plan to train health professionals how … Continue reading Investing in a Sustained Partnership: A Data-Driven Human Approach to Social Justice and Equity
Thanks, Dr. Fauci!
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!
Going Back to School Safely
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