NLM in Focus

Marjorie Cahn Receives Public Health Award

In April, in recognition of her many contributions to its mission, the Public Health Foundation recognized Marjorie Cahn, former head of NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), with its Theodore R. Ervin Award. The NICHSR coordinates development and management of NLM information services in the fields of health services research and public health.

Cahn joined the NLM staff in 1991 and retired in 2006. Among other honors in a distinguished career that included posts at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Urban Institute, she received the NIH 1997 Merit Award for establishing and leading NICHSR.