Jerry Sheehan Named Assistant Director for Policy Development

Jerry Sheehan, a former principal administrator and senior economist with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, was appointed in September by National Library of Medicine Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, to be the new Assistant Director for Policy Development. Previously, Mr. Sheehan directed two influential NLM reports, For the Record: Protecting Electronic Health Information…

Martha Fishel Named Chief of Public Services Division

Thirty-year National Library of Medicine veteran Martha Fishel became the new chief of the Public Services Division in September, after serving as acting chief since March. Renowned for her broad knowledge of interlibrary loan activities, reference services, preservation, collection management and DOCLINE, Ms. Fishel had served as deputy chief of the Division since 1989.

Clement J. McDonald is New Director for Biomedical Communications

Dr. Clement McDonald, a distinguished physician-scientist and one of America’s top experts in electronic health record systems, joined the NLM in September as the new Director of the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC). He was previously Regenstrief Professor of Medical Informatics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and…

DailyMed Hits 500th Milestone

Access to standard Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  drug label information keeps getting easier, thanks to the National Library of Medicine’s DailyMed Web site, which added its 500th drug label in August 2006. DailyMed’s medication label information also links to, MedlinePlus and PubMed, for the latest info on any drug listed.