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Focus on Ivor D’Souza, 2017 FedHealthIT 100 Leader

Initially Ivor D’Souza ignored the congratulatory emails. He was on vacation. When he glanced at his phone, he assumed he was being copied on emails. He would add his good wishes to whoever was being congratulated when he returned to the office. Then Dr. Francis Collins’ name appeared on the screen. This email he opened.…

Collage of headshots of the members of the Text Mining Group at NCBI

Quick Q&A with Text Mining Research Group

We ask. They tell. From what motivates them to who inspires them to what the heck they’d be doing if they weren’t here, this team of 12 scientists shares a bit about themselves in today’s “Quick Q&A” feature. Led by Dr. Zhiyong Lu at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), this team does text-mining…

MedlinePlus celebrates its 1,000th health topic

MedlinePlus.gov Reaches 1,000th Topic Milestone!

With the addition of “eye health” and “tonsillitis,” NIH’s website for patients, families, and consumers now covers 1,000 topics. Created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus.gov provides reliable, up-to-date health information on conditions, symptoms, diseases, and medications. Each health topic page provides a description of a condition or issue and directs users…

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Focus on NLM’s Journal Publisher Liaison Rebecca Stanger

“I love NLM!” said an unabashed Rebecca Stanger. The NLM journal publisher liaison, who began her career as a MEDLINE indexer in 1991, said she was hired because she has a science background and speaks several languages. “If you have a basic understanding of science and how to read it, you can learn to master…

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NLM Board of Regents Welcomes Three New Members

The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. The new members are: Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, the associate university librarian for health sciences and director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A past-president of the Medical Library Association, she has more…