NLM General Announcements


 

NLM Announces 2019-2020 Associate Fellows

Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:59:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest biomedical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 class of Associate Fellows.


NLM Launches a New Exhibition

Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:37:00 EDT

Banner display and online exhibition open June 3, 2019


NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020

Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:01:00 EDT

The NLM is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, supporting research in the historical collections of the NLM.


NLM is Moving its Sequence Read Archive (SRA) to the Cloud

Published: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:01:00 EDT

April 10, 2019. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has begun moving biomedical sequence data from the SRA onto Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services cloud platforms.


NLM Announces New Online Course

Published: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 12:59:00 EDT

April 8, 2019. The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of NLM is pleased to announce the newly revised tutorial, Finding and Using Health Statistics. Designed to introduce librarians and students to the basic terminology and principles of health statistics, the course also provides a useful outline of the various U.S. sources for important statistical data.


Open-Access Book Based on 2018 1CViral Networks 1D Workshop Now Available

Published: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:57:00 EDT

A much anticipated open-access book entitled Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History, comprising a collection of research papers, is now available from VT Publishing and NLM Digital Collections.


NLM Launches a New Exhibition

Published: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 10:23:00 EDT

Online Exhibition and Banner Display Open March 18, 2019


NLM Launches Medicine on Screen

Published: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 EDT

Widely-appreciated research resource available ahead of February 28 public lecture by the University of Maryland’s Oliver Gaycken, “Fantastic Voyages Through the Historical Audio-Visual Collections at the National Library of Medicine”


NLM and Wellcome Complete Partnership to Provide Free Access to Hundreds of Years of Medical Research

Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Wellcome have completed their partnership to make thousands of full back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available through the National Institutes of Health life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC), and through its European counterpart, Europe PMC.


NLM Classification Updated, January 31, 2019

Published: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:38:00 EDT

For the winter edition, the 2019 MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) vocabulary was evaluated for inclusion in the Classification index. Several additions and changes were made to the Index and Schedules based on this review. All main index headings are now linked to the 2019 vocabulary in the MeSH Browser. Additional minor updates were made to the Index and Schedules.


Job Opening: Health Program Specialist Position

Published: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:58:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine is seeking a Health Program Specialist. Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2019.


Job Openings

Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:17:00 EDT

New Job opening added: Scientific Director - Applications will be accepted to March 18, 2019


NLM Launches VSAC Intensional Definition Functionality

Published: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 14:51:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is pleased to announce the launch of


NLM Launches a New Banner Exhibition

Published: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 08:24:00 EDT

Special Display and Online Exhibition Open January 11


MEDLINE PubMed Production Statistics [New]

Published: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 11:32:00 EDT

Statistics on citations indexed, journal titles, number of searches, Web/Interactive, and Script/E-Utilities.


NLM Announces 2019 Michael E. DeBakey Fellows in the History of Medicine

Published: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 08:57:00 EDT

Following its April 27, 2018, call for applications to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, the NLM is pleased to announce its 2019 DeBakey Fellows:


NLM Introduces 1CExhibitions Connect, 1D a New Opportunity for Institutions Hosting NLM Traveling Exhibitions

Published: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:12:00 EDT

Announcement features an exhibition on the history of U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic in commemoration of World AIDS Day.


Blue Ribbon Panel Review of NLM's Intramural Research Program Released

Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:19:00 EDT

A Blue Ribbon Panel established to review the intramural research program of the National Library of Medicine has issued its report. The Panel was chaired by Russ Altman, MD, PhD, from Stanford University, and included eight additional leading experts with a broad knowledge of biomedical informatics, computational biology, and data science.


AMIA GIVES TOP HONOR TO NLM DIRECTOR PATRICIA FLATLEY BRENNAN, RN, PhD

Published: Wed, 7 Nov 2018 15:27:00 EDT

This past weekend, NLM Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, was presented the 2018 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence at the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco.


Job Openings: General Engineer

Published: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 17:11:00 EDT

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) is hiring a General Engineer. This position opens 11/07/2018.


NLM Mourns the Loss of Donald West King, MD, former Deputy Director for Research and Education

Published: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 14:04:00 EDT

Donald West King, MD, died from complications of cancer on October 21, 2018.


NLM Names Dr. Olivier Bodenreider as Acting Director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Published: Thu, 1 Nov 2018 07:40:00 EDT

NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has announced the appointment of Olivier Bodenreider, MD, PhD, as Acting Director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC), effective November 1, 2018.


NLM Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Fee, PhD, former Chief of the NLM History of Medicine Division

Published: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:31:00 EDT

NLM Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Fee


National Library of Medicine Launches Redesigned Tox Town Website

Published: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:09:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur.  


NLM Names Dr. Clem McDonald First Chief Health Data Standards Officer

Published: Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:23:00 EDT

NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has announced the appointment of Clem McDonald, MD, to the newly created position of Chief Health Data Standards Officer for the National Library of Medicine. Dr. McDonald’s appointment will be effective November 1, 2018.


NLM Funds Study to Forecast Long-Term Costs of Data

Published: Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:23:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has teamed up with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to conduct a study on forecasting the long-term costs for preserving, archiving, and promoting access to biomedical data.


NLM VSAC Publishes an Addendum Update to the Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 2019 Reporting

Published: Wed, 3 Oct 2018 09:37:00 EDT

On September 17, 2018, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in May 2018.  This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 2019 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and the performance period for Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Clinicians.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2017, Updated Algorithm for the PubMed Best Match Sort Order [Editor's Note Added]

Published: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:08:00 EDT

Editor's note added on September 27, 2018 — PubMed Labs: an experimental system for improving biomedical literature search.


Job Openings

Published: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:19:00 EDT

An opening for a Supervisory Bioinformatics Specialist is now open and accepting applications until October 10, 2018.


Computer Science Pioneer Dr. Alan Kay to Deliver Lindberg-King Lecture September 26

Published: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:43:00 EDT

Dr. Alan Kay


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2019

Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:02:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, 2019 MeSH Headings Available in the MeSH Browser

Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:02:00 EDT

An alternate link to provide access to 2019 MeSH is available from the top navigation bar on the MeSH Browser homepage.


Annual MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing (YEP): Impact on Searching During Fall 2018

Published: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:00:00 EDT

On November 28, 2018, NLM expects to temporarily halt the addition of newly-indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, PubMed Labs Responsive Web Site

Published: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:32:00 EDT

PubMed Labs is a responsive Web site that can generate different display options depending on a user's device size, e.g., mobile phones.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, Improved Search Now Available Across NCBI Databases

Published: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:32:00 EDT

Earlier this year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the release of a new and improved search feature that interprets plain language to give better results for common searches.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, RxNorm Adds USP Compendial Nomenclature Data Source

Published: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 09:07:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the addition of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Compendial Nomenclature as a new data source in RxNorm.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, RxNorm September 2018 Release

Published: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 09:07:00 EDT

The September full monthly release of RxNorm and release notes are available as of Tuesday, September 4, 2018.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, RxNorm Aligns with International Drug Models by Adding New Attributes

Published: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 09:07:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the addition of basis of strength substance (BoSS) related attributes in RxNorm beginning with the September 2018 release.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, September 2018 SNOMED CT US Edition Available for Download

Published: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 08:01:00 EDT

The September 2018 SNOMED CT United States (US) Edition release is available now for download by UMLS Licensees.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT Available for Download

Published: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 08:01:00 EDT

A new Clinical Observations Recordings and Encoding (CORE) Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is available now for download by UMLS Licensees.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, NLM Webinar Series: Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health

Published: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 08:01:00 EDT

Do you want to improve the quality and flow of clinical information, and facilitate clinical research? Are you working toward making health data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR)?


Supervisory Bioinformatics Specialist, GS-0601-15 - Posted: 9/4/2018

Published: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 07:36:00 EDT

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) performs research on computational biology and creates and maintains information systems and computational tools for the biological research community. The Information Engineering Branch (IEB) of NCBI aims to make biomedical data accessible and useful to scientific researchers, those in the public health field, and the general public through efficient and effective modern information technology (IT) practices and innovative design strategies. IEB production web sites are accessed, on average, by more than four million users who view 21 million web pages and download 100 terabytes (TB) of data daily.


NLM Technical Bulletin, NLM Technical Bulletin - May - June 2018 Issue Complete

Published: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:59:00 EDT

The July-August 2018 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin is now complete.


NLM Classification Updated, August 23, 2018

Published: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:33:00 EDT

The NLM Classification, available online at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/class/, is updated two times a year.


NLM Announces Future Plans of 2017-2018 Associate Fellows

Published: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:24:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the future plans of its 2017-2018 class of Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training program with an optional second year. This competitive program provides associates with a broad foundation in health sciences information services and prepares librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and health services research. This group of Associate Fellows recently ended the first year of their fellowship. All three will continue for a second year of the Associate Fellowship Program in libraries in Chicago and Philadelphia.


Prepared Statement of Patricia Flatley BrennanDirector, National Library of Medicine

Published: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:01:00 EDT

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: I am pleased to present the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request for the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


AAHSL and NLM Announce 2019 Leadership Fellows and Mentors

Published: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:49:00 EDT

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine (https://www.nlm.nih.gov) are pleased to announce the members of the 2018-2019 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. The jointly sponsored program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. Since the program began in 2002, 54 percent of fellow graduates have assumed director positions. 


Tenure-Track Investigator Recruitment in Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, and Computational Biology

Published: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:45:00 EDT

Posted Date: August 13, 2018; Closing Date: Until position is filled.


Tenure-Eligible Senior Investigator Recruitment in Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, and Computational Biology

Published: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:45:00 EDT

Posted Date: August 13, 2018; Closing Date: Until position is filled.


NLM Announces Digitization of Materials from the Leonidas H. Berry Papers

Published: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 08:23:00 EDT

Related Articles Appear in HMD Blog Circulating Now July 17-20, 2018


Dr. Dina Paltoo Named NLM Assistant Director for Policy Development

Published: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:08:44 EDT

NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has announced the appointment of Dina Paltoo, PhD, MPH, as NLM Assistant Director for Policy Development. In this role, she leads NLM’s policy and legislative activities which promote access to scientific data and information, as well as health information technology. Dr. Paltoo had performed the duties in an interim capacity since April 2018 while on detail from the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her official appointment took effect July 9, 2018.


National Library of Medicine Functional Statement

Published: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:08:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine (1) assists the advancement of medical and related sciences through the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health; (2) serves as a national information resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, and institutions; (3) serves as a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources; (4) publishes in print and electronically guides to health sciences information in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases; (5) provides support for medical library development and for training of biomedical librarians and other health information specialists; (6) conducts and supports research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating health information; (7) creates information resources and access tools for molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health, and health services research; and (8) provides technical consultation services and research assistance.


New Website Design for the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center

Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:08:00 EDT

The National Library of Medicine released a new design for the Disaster Information Management Research Center website and the Disaster Lit® database.  The new design improves access to key resources on natural and man-made disasters, as well as public health emergencies such as emerging infectious diseases. 


NLM Announces New Homepage for Main Web Site

Published: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:19:00 EDT

On June 1, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design for its Main homepage featuring simplified navigation, improved access to news and highlights about NLM’s work and training opportunities, and more direct access to NLM’s most popular resources.