black button with white letters reading, "Ask me about my AWESOME job at NIH"

“Ask Me About My Awesome Job at NIH”

What happens to former students involved in the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth? Sometimes, they work at the National Institutes of Health and NLM. That’s what happened to Adam Korengold and several NLM interns. On June 25, they joined about a dozen other NIH employees wearing “Ask Me About My Awesome Job at…

two cartoon pills with smiling faces dance to disco music

NCBI Hackathons Hit 25 and Celebrate with Bacon, Disco, and More

Let us explain. You don’t have to have grown up in the ’70s to have danced disco and eaten bacon regularly, but to have developed DrugDisco or created MR BACOn, you must have participated in an NCBI hackathon. DrugDisco is a high throughput automated drug discovery pipeline and MR BACOn is otherwise known as a Mendelian Randomization…

sunglasses rest on a stack of three books, the beach and sand chairs visible behind

What are you reading this summer?

We asked some staff here at the National Library of Medicine what was on their summer reading list, and we were thrilled by the diversity of answers. Every list is different. No two readers even had the same author on their lists. Predictably, many of the titles cover science and medicine. One staffer even recommended…

An African-American woman stands at a podium against a brightly lit backdrop

Social Justice, Health Equity, and All of Us Highlight MLA Annual Meeting

The official tag line for this year’s Medical Library Association conference was “Adapting, Transforming, Leading,” but the real organizing theme appeared to be equity and diversity. From Elaine Martin’s Janet Doe Lecture on “Social Justice and the Medical Librarian” to former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher’s closing plenary on health disparities to the option…