A young man returns a volley in tennis

National Library of Medicine Athlete Wins Olympic Gold

The idea that one day he would stand on a podium with gold medals around his neck for tennis as the Olympic theme song played seemed as far away as Wimbledon for NLM’s Bijan Bagheri. After all, he wasn’t a competitive athlete in high school. His mother was told that Bagheri would never even be…

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NLM Associate Fellow Achieves and Inspires

Librarian and Gold Award Girl Scout alum Nicole Strayhorn can trace the roots of her career directly to the Girl Scouts project that earned her the highest award when she was in high school. “I was very interested in both HIV/AIDS and visual arts, and I wanted to combine my two interests to increase awareness…

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Halloween Treats from the National Library of Medicine

In this season of skeletons and specters, monsters and mayhem, the National Library of Medicine offers a few goodies that, unlike candy, won’t add to your waistline—though they might help pass the time between knocks on your door. Spine Tingling Skeletons The human skeleton evokes more shivers than science this time of year, but whether…

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The Joy of Stacks

Library stacks tend to be functional, consistent in appearance, and, while a source of delight to bibliophiles, pretty ordinary. However, the stacks at the National Library of Medicine have tales to tell. Literally and figuratively, the stacks at NLM are the foundation of the world’s largest medical library, occupying three football field-sized floors beneath the…