NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Earns APEX Award

NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, the free quarterly consumer health magazine, received an “award of excellence” at the 20th Annual APEX awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding publications. NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine presents the latest medical and healthcare information from the NIH as featured in the MedlinePlus database, and from other sources.

Darlene Dodson Named New NLM Budget Officer

Darlene Dodson was named NLM’s new budget officer in August succeeding Susan Levine, who retired after a distinguished career wtih the federal government. Dodson was deputy associate administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Federal Assistance Management. She oversaw the agency’s grants management.  During 10 years at HRSA, Dodson also served…

Gale Dutcher Named NLM Deputy Associate Director, SIS

In August, Gale Dutcher was appointed NLM Deputy Associate Director, Division of Specialized Information Services, succeeding Jeanne Goshorn and Florence Chang, who had served as Acting Deputy Associate Directors after Marti Szczur retired. Dutcher came to NLM as a Library Associate Fellow in 1978, and has since served in the Cataloging Section, the Collection Access…

Clinical Trials Web Site Adds Results Database

An expanded database for clinical trials, developed and administered by the NLM in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will now include results from clinical trials, in addition to trial registrations. Results from clinical trials will be integrated into the clinical trial records and can be accessed through MedlinePlus, which links to information…

Parkinson’s Disease Information Added to NIHSeniorHealth

Older adults now can visit the NIHSeniorHealth Web site to learn more about Parkinson’s disease. More than one-half million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s, a neurological disorder characterized by tremors and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. Its risk increases with age. NIHSeniorHealth is a health and wellness Web site developed by the National Institute on…