Next Up for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Program

Guest post by Katherine Majewski, NLM Librarian. How are librarians applying informatics? This is the question we want to answer in re-envisioning the NLM Biomedical Informatics training program. The survey-style course, most recently hosted by Augusta University in Georgia, provided a sampling of the vast realms of informatics research and application in the health sciences. … Continue reading “Next Up for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Program”

Can “Nudging” Help?: Improving Clinical Trial Access Using Artificial Intelligence for Standardization

Guest post by Presidential Innovation Fellows Justin Koufopoulos and Gil Alterovitz, PhD. Getting into a clinical trial is challenging for patients. Researchers estimate that only 5% of patients eligible to participate in a cancer clinical trial actually take part in one.  Many factors impact this statistic, including how findable and accessible is information about the … Continue reading “Can “Nudging” Help?: Improving Clinical Trial Access Using Artificial Intelligence for Standardization”

Expanding Access, Improving Health

Guest post by Kathryn Funk, program manager for NLM’s PubMed Central. Last week, National Library Week celebrated how libraries and library workers make our communities stronger. In the spirit of building strong communities, NLM has committed to “democratiz[ing] access to the products and processes of scientific research.” NLM delivers on that commitment by supporting the … Continue reading “Expanding Access, Improving Health”

Building Data Science Expertise at NLM

Guest post by the Data Science @NLM Training Program team. Regular readers of this blog probably know that NLM staff are expanding their expertise beyond library science and computer science to embrace data science. As a result, NLM—in alignment with strategic plan Goal 3 to “build a workforce for data-driven research and health”—is taking steps … Continue reading “Building Data Science Expertise at NLM”

National Public Health Week 2019: How NLM Brings Together Libraries and Public Health

Guest post by Derek Johnson, MLIS, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region Recent articles in Preventing Chronic Disease and The Nation’s Health chronicle how public libraries can complement the efforts of public health workers in community outreach and engagement. Data tell us that more Americans visit … Continue reading “National Public Health Week 2019: How NLM Brings Together Libraries and Public Health”