Betsy Humphreys: Farewell to a Leader Who Set the Standard

As Betsy Humphreys was packing up boxes for archiving at the National Library of Medicine, she took a break to talk to NLM in Focus about her career. Humphreys, who retires as deputy director on June 30, will be remembered for many contributions, including serving as acting director of NLM, the Unified Medical Language System…

Betsy Humphreys speaks at the podium

NLM Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys Receives Congressional Tribute

NLM in Focus is pleased to share this tribute from US Senator Chris Van Hollen that was recently published in the Congressional Record. The tribute features a resolution presented to Betsy Humphreys by the NLM Board of Regents in May. Humphreys will be retiring from the National Library of Medicine at the end of June after 44 years of public…

Holly Herro stands in the NLM History of Medicine Division Reading Room

Focus on Holly Herro: She Lives Up to Her Name

You wouldn’t expect Holly Herro to be a fighter. She’s graceful, slender, and soft spoken. Yet Herro is as tough as any heavyweight champion. When it comes to the threats of time, light, humidity, and potential pests damaging important historical documents, she’s one of the fiercest competitors in town. She does whatever it takes—whether it’s…

Congratulations to the Recently Tenured Zhiyong Lu, PhD

NLM in Focus is pleased to share this profile of Dr. Zhiyong Lu, PhD, senior investigator at NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information. For more information about Dr. Lu and his team, check out this Quick Q&A. Education: Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (BS in computer science); University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (MS in computer science); University of Colorado School of Medicine,…