NLM Board of Regents Welcomes Three New Members

Three men and two women stand shoulder to shoulder

From left, Dr. Eric Horvitz, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, NLM Director Dr. Patricia Brennan, Ms. Jane Blumenthal, and Dr. Gary Puckrein.

The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. The new members are:

Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, the associate university librarian for health sciences and director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A past-president of the Medical Library Association, she has more than 30 years of experience in information and library services.

Eric Horvitz, MD, PhD, managing director and technical fellow at Microsoft Research. His research focuses on principles of machine intelligence and leveraging the complementarities of human and machine reasoning.

Gary Puckrein, PhD, executive director of the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), in Washington, DC. The NMQF strengthens efforts to use evidence-based, data-driven initiatives to eliminate premature death and preventable illness for racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations. Dr. Puckrein created and launched Minority Health Today, which served clinicians practicing in minority communities.