NCBI Director David Lipman Receives AAAS Accolade

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 Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Director David J. Lipman, MD, one of its 190 new Fellows and 22 Foreign Honorary Members. Along with Lipman,…

NLM Teams with DOT on Electronic Access for Hazmat Guides

Thanks to a joint effort by the National Library of Medicine and the US Department of Transportation (DOT), emergency personnel responding to hazardous waste transportation accidents can now use NLM’s Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) to consult the Emergency Response Guidebook 2008 (ERG2008). WISER runs on stand-alone applications for Pocket PCs, Personal Digital…

NLM Opens Web Site for Disaster Information Management Research Center

Opened in April, the National Library of Medicine’s new Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), offers quick access to disaster health information including preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery. The new site contributes to NLM’s commitment to use library resources to collect, organize, and distribute health information covering natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. DIMRC will focus…

Nominations Sought for IHTSDO Standing Committees

The NLM, as the US member of the International Health Terminology Standards Organization (IHTSDO), recently solicited nominations to four standing committees — Content, Technical, Quality Assurance, and Research & Innovation. The committees contribute to the ongoing development of the Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) systems and the governance of the IHTSDO. Formed…