Guest post by Kim Unertl, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Biomedical Informatics MS/PhD Program at Vanderbilt University. Who Belongs in Informatics? I often ask colleagues and trainees about how they decided on a career in biomedical informatics. Over the years, … Continue reading Want to Improve Informatics? Don’t Forget About First-Generation College Grads
What’s New in NLM’s Extramural Programs?
Guest post by Andrew Wiley, Video Producer, NLM Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL). NLM recently released videos on two exciting projects funded through the Extramural Programs Division. Using Machine Intelligence to Prevent Medication Dispensing Errors With help from an NLM grant, Drs. Corey Lester, Raed Al Kontar, and Xi Jessie Yang of the … Continue reading What’s New in NLM’s Extramural Programs?
When You Stand on the Shoulders of a Giant, What Do You See?
This blog contains my remarks from the 2022 Lindberg-King Lecture and Scientific Symposium: Science, Society, and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., which took place on September 1, 2022. Watch a recording of the event here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTDPTxjL6oc&t=10617s I had the great fortune of becoming the director of the National Library of Medicine immediately following … Continue reading When You Stand on the Shoulders of a Giant, What Do You See?
NLM is Celebrating 40 Years of Biomedical Training
Guest post by Richard C. Palmer, DrPH, JD, Acting Director, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH). This summer, NLM is marking its 40th year of supporting Biomedical Informatics and Data Research Training (T15). This is an amazing accomplishment, and I extend my congratulations to all the past … Continue reading NLM is Celebrating 40 Years of Biomedical Training
RADx-UP Program Addresses Data Gaps in Underrepresented Communities
Guest post by Richard J. Hodes, MD, Director, National Institute on Aging, and Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH. A few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we shared how NIH was working to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 through NIH’s Rapid … Continue reading RADx-UP Program Addresses Data Gaps in Underrepresented Communities
Meet the Next Generation of Leaders Advancing Data Science and Informatics at NLM
Guest post by Virginia Meyer, PhD, Training Director for the Intramural Research Program, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Working at NLM means being at the forefront of innovation in the rapidly evolving fields of data science and informatics. Within that environment, the NLM Intramural Research Program (IRP) is dedicated to supporting individuals … Continue reading Meet the Next Generation of Leaders Advancing Data Science and Informatics at NLM
The Importance of Listening—and Listening More—in Strategic Planning
I have spent much of the last year deeply involved in the creation of the very first NIH Digital Strategy Plan—an effort that requires listening across myriad NIH institutions and our stakeholders to glean what each finds important to our mission of seeking out and applying fundamental health care knowledge. I am proud to serve … Continue reading The Importance of Listening—and Listening More—in Strategic Planning
Meet the NLM Investigators: Dr. Demner-Fushman Knows the Answers to Your Questions!
Meet my close colleague, Dr. Dina Demner-Fushman! This brilliant researcher is the face behind what many of you have already accessed on NLM’s websites. Many of you will agree with me when I say that having one PhD is extremely impressive–but would you believe she has TWO?! In addition to her master’s degree, Dr. Demner-Fushman … Continue reading Meet the NLM Investigators: Dr. Demner-Fushman Knows the Answers to Your Questions!
Is Age Really Just a Number?
Last week I turned 69! Can you believe that??? This is so amazing to me—how could I be THAT OLD?? Two years ago (when I was just 67!), I shared that… In midlife, I think I’m where I’m supposed to be, because I feel like I’m 39, think I look like I’m 49, believe I … Continue reading Is Age Really Just a Number?
Using Large Datasets to Improve Health Outcomes
Guest post by Lyn Hardy, PhD, RN, Program Officer, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Before the advent of algorithms to determine the best way to treat and prevent heart disease, a health care provider looking for best practices for their patients may not have had the resources to … Continue reading Using Large Datasets to Improve Health Outcomes