In April, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780 by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and others to honor the finest minds and leaders of each generation, named National Library of Medicine Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, one of 175 new Fellows.
Among the foremost elected with Lindberg were: former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton; Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts; and Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and Rockefeller University President Sir Paul Nurse. A pathologist and medical informatician, Dr. Lindberg has directed the NLM since 1984.
Later, in October, Dr. Lindberg was hailed by the University of North Carolina as a trailblazer in information and library science, and awarded its The Knowledge Trust Wilson Prize for a “lifetime of accomplishment in knowledge exploration, compilation and stewardship in service to society.”