Addressing Social Determinants of Health with FHIR Technology

Guest post by Clem McDonald, MD, Chief Health Data Standards Officer at NLM; Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD, Chief Data Officer for North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services; and Liz Amos, MLIS, Special Assistant to the Chief Health Data Standards Officer at NLM. We all know that whether you get an annual flu shot or … Continue reading “Addressing Social Determinants of Health with FHIR Technology”

The Healing Nature of NLM’s Herb Garden

Guest post by Kathryn McKay, writer-editor at the National Library of Medicine  Stressed? Perhaps the scent of lavender or the sight of flowers could soothe you. That’s what a group of gardeners have discovered while tending to the NLM Herb Garden. “When the herbs grasp your soul, you can’t just walk past them,” says Pat Keeney, … Continue reading “The Healing Nature of NLM’s Herb Garden”

Biomedical Discovery through SRA and the Cloud

Guest post by Jim Ostell, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. NLM’s Sequence Read Archive (SRA) is used by more than 100,000 researchers every month, and those researchers now have a tremendous new opportunity to query this database of high-throughput sequence data in new … Continue reading “Biomedical Discovery through SRA and the Cloud”

Enhancing Data Sharing, One Dataset at a Time

Guest post by Susan Gregurick, PhD, Associate Director for Data Science and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has an ambitious vision for a modernized, integrated biomedical data ecosystem. How we plan to achieve this vision is outlined in the NIH Strategic Plan for Data … Continue reading “Enhancing Data Sharing, One Dataset at a Time”

Defining the Path Forward for NLM’s New Office of Engagement and Training

Guest post by Amanda J. Wilson, Chief, Office of Engagement and Training, NLM. During the NLM Board of Regents (BOR) meeting held last week, I had the distinct honor of introducing the new Office of Engagement and Training (OET). This office brings together many of the outreach, training, and capacity-building staff, programs, and services from … Continue reading “Defining the Path Forward for NLM’s New Office of Engagement and Training”