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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently awarded Dr. Terry S. Yoo the 2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America. This is one of the highest awards given annually to select individuals within HHS who contribute to the common good and well-being of our nation’s citizens through leadership and service. Dr.
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Student Editorial Board (SEB). The six newly elected student members will contribute to the peer-review process for JAMIA by attending Editorial Board meetings and reviewing manuscripts. The SEB will receive feedback about their reviews as they learn about the operation of a scientific medical journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.