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

Imagination – The Cornerstone of Innovation

Part 1 of a series discussing the importance of imagination. Everyone is talking about the “new normal” now — the post-pandemic space after we return to the physical location of work, school or play— and asking, what will life be like? There are many calls for innovative thinking. One of the best things about a … Continue reading Imagination – The Cornerstone of Innovation

To the Nurses Today… And The Nurses Yet To Be

In early May, I had the pleasure of giving the virtual commencement speech to the graduating class of the University of Illinois College of Nursing. It was an honor to speak to the next generation of nurses as they step into a world forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, it takes … Continue reading To the Nurses Today… And The Nurses Yet To Be

Reflect, Reimagine, Reenergize TOGETHER

Guest post by Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director, NLM; Dianne Babski, Associate Director for Library Operations, NLM; and Amanda J. Wilson, Chief of the Office of Engagement and Training, NLM. Welcome to NLM @ MLA ’21 vConference! This year, for the Medical Library Association (MLA) virtual meeting, we organized NLM’s activities around three themes: Reflect on … Continue reading Reflect, Reimagine, Reenergize TOGETHER

Diversity Catalysts: Attracting Talent to NLM and NIH

Guest post by David Landsman, PhD, Senior Investigator, Computational Biology Branch in NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information and Kathel Dunn, PhD, Associate Fellowship Coordinator, NLM NLM is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining diverse library and scientific talent. Professional development at NLM yields completed research, publications, and entrée to a network that extends to … Continue reading Diversity Catalysts: Attracting Talent to NLM and NIH

Thank You, My Nurse Colleagues

A group of nurses.

Writing these blog posts gives me a chance to showcase some of the great work done by our team at NLM, and reflect on the roles I play as part of the NIH leadership team, Director of the National Library of Medicine, a mother-daughter-sister-aunt-friend, and an advocate for self-care management education and support for all … Continue reading Thank You, My Nurse Colleagues

One Year of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, and Anticipating New Challenges

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

Vaccines, Vaccinations, and NLM

Featured image for the COVID-19 blog post showing an illustration of an injection into a coronavirus cell

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