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March 31, 2014

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) TriagePic® software was used by Suburban Hospital during the March 18, 2014 region-wide PARK PLEX 2014 disaster drill to keep track of simulated patients and to demonstrate family reunification.

March 5, 2014

Mr. Samuel (Sam) Maynard received “First Place Computer Science” for his Senior Research Project work with Dr. Dina Demner-Fushman of the National Library of Medicine' Lister Hill Center on February 27, 2014.

Sir William Osler at the American Women's War Hospital, Paignton, England, 1915
December 27, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has announced the addition of Sir William Osler papers to the Profiles in Science Web site. This presentation is made possible in collaboration with the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University and the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, both of which are repositories of William Osler collections.

August 6, 2013

The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Medical Text Indexer (http://ii.nlm.nih.gov) is being used as one of the baselines for the international BioASQ challenge (http://www.bioasq.org/). The Medical Text Indexer (MTI), a system for producing indexing recommendations, assists in the indexing process at NLM.

July 24, 2013

The Regenstrief Institute Inc. and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation have signed a long-term agreement to begin cooperative work linking their leading global health care terminologies: Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, or LOINC, and SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT).

June 27, 2013

Some persons displaced during the recent flooding in Uttarakhand India now may be found via NLM’s People Locator®. NLM’s People Locator, which began in 2010 to ease the confusion to find lost men and women after a natural or human disaster, became available shortly after the flooding began. 

May 9, 2013

Some persons displaced during the recent Boston Marathon explosions now may be found via NLM’s People Locator®. NLM’s People Locator, which began in 2010 to ease the confusion to find lost men and women after a natural or human disaster, became available within hours after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred.  The full transcript of this NLM Podcast is available.

April 16, 2013

On April 25, 2003, the National Library of Medicine launched Genetics Home Reference (GHR), a free online resource about human genetics created for patients, families, and the general public (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/). The Web site provides a bridge between the public's questions about human genetics and the rich technical data that has emerged from the Human Genome Project (observing the 10th anniversary of its completion on April 25th) and other genomic research.

Photo of Clem McDonald
March 26, 2013

The Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care are establishing an endowed chair named in honor of Clem McDonald, MD, director of the NLM Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications.

March 14, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science.

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