Former Board of Regents Chair John P. McGovern Dies at 85

John Phillip (“Jack”) McGovern, MD, former member (1970-74) and chair (1973-74) of the NLM Board of Regents, died May 31 of pneumonia in Galveston, Texas. He was 85. His tenure on the Board saw the inauguration of MEDLINE, the beginning of a national toxicology online search service, a number of satellite-based communications experiments, and emergency…

Andrew Z. Fire, NLM Scientific Counselor, Wins Nobel Prize

Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, of Stanford University Medical School and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of National of Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2006. He shared the prize with Craig C. Mello, University of Massachusetts Medical School,…