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NLM Board of Regents Recognizes Dr. Alla Keselman

The NLM Regents Award for Scholarship was presented to Alla Keselman, PhD, at the NLM Board of Regents meeting this month. Dr. Keselman, a senior social science analyst in NLM’s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS), is co-editor of Meeting Health Information Needs Outside of Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges about the ways consumers seek, find,…

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Dr. Brennan Publicly Sworn in as NLM Director

On September 12, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, raised her right hand and publicly swore in as director of the 180-year-old U.S. National Library of Medicine. She is the first woman and first nurse appointed as director. In a ceremony at NLM’s Lister Hill building, Dr. Brennan became the 19th director of the Library and…

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OSIRIS Prolonging Life

A software tool named after the god of the dead in Egyptian mythology and that began as a way to identify the dead is now, ironically, helping to prolong life. In the NIH Clinical Center, OSIRIS, or the Open Source Independent Review and Interpretation System, is being used to computationally assess the quality of DNA…

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NCBI’s Bryant and Bolton Receive 2016 Herman Skolnik Award for PubChem

Stephen Bryant, PhD, and Evan Bolton, PhD, received the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2016 Herman Skolnik Award for their work in developing, maintaining, and expanding the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI) PubChem database of chemical substances and their biological activities. The award was presented at the Society’s national meeting in Philadelphia last month. Thousands access…