NCBI to Spur Epigenomics Advances

Over the next five years, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and a consortium of NIH Institutes plan to invest more than $190 million to accelerate studies in the emerging field of epigenomics, the study of the biochemical networks and linkages that control the function…

NLM Awards Over $75M in Biomedical Informatics Training Grants

Continuing a 30-year tradition of sponsoring biomedical informatics research training, in November the National Library of Medicine awarded 18 grants totaling more than $75 million to a programmatically diverse group of physicians, biologists, computer scientists and engineers from around the country. The Biomedical Informatics Program, which seeks to apply computer and communications technology to improve…

NLM Continues Funding Community-Based AIDS Outreach

In September, the National Library of Medicine announced the twelfth round of funding for its AIDS Community Information Outreach Project covering 18 community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health and libraries. Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories: information retrieval; skills development; Internet access; resource development; and document access.

NLM Trains Future Leaders in Public Health Informatics with RWJ Grant

The National Library of Medicine began administering a $3.68 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop tomorrow’s leaders in public health informatics at four universities — Columbia, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Utah and the University of Washington. Students at the sites will receive training in basic information…