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A Tradition of Gratitude: NLM Staff Express Thanks

NLM staff members mark the Thanksgiving holiday by answering the question, “Why are you thankful to be at NLM?” I am thankful for working at a purposeful place with such a massive impact. The many resources of the National Library of Medicine continually surprise me and reach far beyond anything at most other organizations. It’s…

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National Library of Medicine Athlete Wins Olympic Gold

The idea that one day he would stand on a podium with gold medals around his neck for tennis as the Olympic theme song played seemed as far away as Wimbledon for NLM’s Bijan Bagheri. After all, he wasn’t a competitive athlete in high school. His mother was told that Bagheri would never even be…

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NLM Associate Fellow Achieves and Inspires

Librarian and Gold Award Girl Scout alum Nicole Strayhorn can trace the roots of her career directly to the Girl Scouts project that earned her the highest award when she was in high school. “I was very interested in both HIV/AIDS and visual arts, and I wanted to combine my two interests to increase awareness…