Milton Corn Named Deputy Director for Research and Education

Milton Corn, MD, is the new NLM Deputy Director for Research and Education. Since 1990, he has served as NLM Associate Director for Extramural Programs. He creatively modified NLM’s Training Program in Biomedical Informatics to keep pace with developments in biomedical computing. Today, 18 NLM training grants (involving 27 academic medical centers) offer tracks in clinical care informatics, bioinformatics, public health and health services research informatics and the informatics of clinical and translational research. The training program and supports over 250 pre- and post-doctoral trainees.

“As administrator of the largest federal programs for training in informatics and for a significant share of the research grants available to informatics scientists,” observed NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, “Dr. Corn has become nationally and internationally known as an expert in research directions in biomedical informatics.” In his new position, he will serve as principal medical advisor on research and development and medical education priorities for NLM, and provide  direction and advice on the full range of NLM’s intramural and extramural research portfolio.

Prior to joining the NLM, Corn served as Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, where he held several leadership positions, including Medical Director of Georgetown University Hospital and Dean of the School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Medical School.