Split screen images: Dr. Collins on the left, Kate Rubins of NASA on the right

NLM Supports Space Chat 2016

NIH went a bit intergalactic on October 18 when, from aboard the International Space Station (ISS), flight engineer and biologist Dr. Kate Rubins of NASA discussed research aboard the orbital laboratory—particularly the DNA sequencing experiments—during an in-flight conversation with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. The National Library of Medicine was glad to help contribute to its success.…

Light pink membranes encase T-cells, creating a flower-like structure

“Beauty of Science” at NLM

When NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, called on NLM staff to unleash their creativity and provide art that captured the “Beauty of Science,” they answered with 23 submissions. Entries included 3D imaging of T-cells, a scarf woven with a double helix, scientific photographs, blown glass, a hand-carved wooden stamp of the Library’s front facade,…

Dr. Collins reads from a piece of paper, while Dr. Brennan stands with her right hand raised, her left hand on a large book held by her sister.

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…