How an Interagency Smart and Connected Health Program Uses Big Data to Support Personal Health

How an Interagency Smart and Connected Health Program Uses Big Data to Support Personal Health

Guest AuthorDec 21, 20224 min read
Guest post by Yanli Wang, PhD, Program Officer, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine. Solving complex biomedical or public health problems demands interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers who are ready to address important biomedical issues. To meet this demand, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joined in 2013…

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