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NCBI to assist in Virus Hunting Data Science Hackathon January 9-11 at San Diego State University!

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

NCBI has announced the second installment of the SoCal Bioinformatics Hackathon, on January 9-11, 2019, hosted by the Computational Sciences Research Center at San Diego State University (SDSU)! Anyone interested in participating should have experience in computational virus hunting or adjacent fields to identify known, taxonomically-definable and novel viruses from a few hundred thousand metagenomic… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Data, Events

Nov

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

Posted by on November 13th, 2018

A Blue Ribbon Panel established to review the intramural research program of the National Library of Medicine has issued its report (PDF). 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. The report highlights the… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Data, Informatics, NLM Resources

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

Posted by on November 7th, 2018

Donald West King, MD, who served as Deputy Director for Research and Education for the National Library of Medicine from 2002 to 2008, died from complications of cancer on October 21, 2018. An ambassador and advocate for NLM’s information products and services, Dr. King created opportunities to highlight NLM’s mission and achievements, and he nurtured… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, Informatics

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

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018

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. Dr. Bodenreider currently serves as Chief of the Cognitive Science Branch and the Acting Chief of the High-Performance Computing and Communications Branch… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Electronic Health Records, General, Informatics

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November 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018

Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods: Communities Affect Health NIH-funded researchers are looking at how the environment around us, from how many trees we can see to how far… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health

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