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Quick Q&A with NCBI’s Gene Regulation Group

We were curious. What is going on in Ivan Ovcharenko’s group in NCBI’s Computational Biology Branch? On the sixth floor of NLM’s Lister Hill Center, Dr. Ivan Ovcharenko and his team are deciphering what he calls the “second language” of the human genome. He explains, “The primary language of genomes—which represents the genetic code of…

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First Lindberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Named

In a ceremony on March 30, pediatrician and medical informatics specialist Kenneth Mandl, MD, was named the first Donald AB Lindberg professor of pediatrics at Harvard University School of Medicine. Dr. Mandl is a professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital where he directs the Computational Health Informatics Program. Dr. Mandl also is a professor…

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“Rock Star” Medical Librarians, Part 4

For many rock stars, this is their favorite day of the week. Read on. Rock on. Kevin Read Current gig:  Knowledge Management Librarian at the NYU Health Sciences Library Three words on what it’s like to be on the library beat: Challenging. Collaborative. Ever-changing. Rock solid advice for wannabe medical librarians: Get as much experience as…

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“Rock Star” Medical Librarians, Part 3

“I’m all for the ‘rock star’ librarian idea.” —Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director, National Library of Medicine It’s National Library Week, and we’re celebrating by posting pictures and profiles of medical librarians all week. Be sure and check back tomorrow when we bring you more profiles. Karen Gutzman Current gig: Impact and Evaluation Librarian, Galter Health…

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Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John Shaw Billings

In this week of featuring rock star medical librarians, we’re delighted to wish a happy 179th birthday to the librarian who could be considered the “king of rock” in the field. On Thursday and Friday, we’ll bring you more current profiles and pictures. The largest and arguably most distinguished portrait in the NLM Reading Room…