Humanitarian Crises Are Focus of 2012 Leiter Lecture

When Dr. Frederick “Skip” M. Burkle, Jr. delivered the 2012 Leiter Lecture he started with an apology. “It’s not that uplifting,” he said of the topic of his talk, “but it is all quite accurate.” Dr. Burkle addressed challenging public health issues, and the potential for enhanced information management, in a talk titled “Future Humanitarian Crises: Challenges to…

Meet NCBI’s Deanna Church, Genome Finisher

Sit down with Dr. Deanna Church, a staff scientist with NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, and you immediately feel at ease. In her office on the fifth floor of NIH’s Natcher Building, she offers a direct gaze and a friendly handshake. She’s wearing jeans and sitting, surprisingly comfortably, on a large blue exercise ball.…