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RML Grantee Honored by Library of Congress

When Mary Beth Riedner’s husband, Steve, was diagnosed with young-onset dementia, she naturally turned to the library for support. Riedner, a librarian, found lots of information that helped her, but she didn’t find support services for Steve, so she explored ways to help her husband. One way Riedner helped him was by focusing on two…

Chunhua Weng, PhD

2013 NLM Informatics Lectures Announced

The National Library of Medicine Division of Extramural Programs announces the 2013 NLM Informatics Lecture series showcasing NLM-funded research in biomedical informatics. The program kicks off March 6 when Chunhua Weng, PhD,  presents “Bridging the Semantic Gap Between Research Eligibility Criteria and Clinical Data: Methods and Issues.” Dr. Weng is the Florence Irving Assistant Professor…

Focus On: Valerie Florance, Extramural Programs Director

Valerie Florance, PhD, is Director of Extramural Programs (EP) for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Blending background experience from medical anthropology, medical libraries and biomedical informatics, she is as multi-faceted and leading edge as the NLM division she heads. Extramural Programs provides funding to people and organizations studying how computers and telecommunication technology can…

NLM Funds $1 Million Genomics Data Privacy Study

NLM has awarded a $1 million grant to researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas, Dallas, to help ensure the privacy of individual genomic profiles when they are included in a database. The researchers are analyzing how such enormous stores of date, which often originate from multiple organizations and research studies, can ultimately…

Rural Health Care Ethics Handbook Now Available

A new handbook recognizes the unique nature of providing health care in rural communities. The Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School released the Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals. The Handbook is the result of a three-year project funded by the National Library of Medicine. The Handbook…