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”

NLM Scientists Contribute to AI for Medical Image Interpretation

Guest post by Sameer Antani, PhD, Staff Scientist, Acting Branch Chief for the Communications Engineering Branch and Computer Science Branch at the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Institutes of Health. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the hottest fields of the 21st century. But AI isn’t a … Continue reading “NLM Scientists Contribute to AI for Medical Image Interpretation”

Taking Flight: NLM’s Data Science Journey

Guest post by the Data Science @NLM Training Program team. Data science at NLM is ready to soar! In 2018, we embarked on a journey to build a workforce ready to take on the challenges of data-driven research and health, and earlier this year we shared our plans for accelerating data science expertise at NLM. Now, … Continue reading “Taking Flight: NLM’s Data Science Journey”

Engaging Users to Support the Modernization of ClinicalTrials.gov

Guest post by Rebecca Williams, PharmD, MPH, acting director of ClinicalTrials.gov at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. ClinicalTrials.gov is the largest public clinical research registry and results database in the world – providing patients, health care providers, and researchers with information on more than 300,000 clinical studies of a wide range … Continue reading “Engaging Users to Support the Modernization of ClinicalTrials.gov”

On the Ethics of Using Social Media Data for Health Research

Guest post by Dr. Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, associate professor of informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Social media has grown in popularity for health-related research as it has become evident that it can be a good source of patient insights. Be it Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Facebook, Amazon reviews or health forums, researchers … Continue reading “On the Ethics of Using Social Media Data for Health Research”