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Aug

10

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Applications Now Being Accepted for NLM’s 2015-2016 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Bioinformatics Course

Posted by on August 10th, 2015

Librarians in the United States who specialize in health and related sciences are invited to participate in the next offering of the bioinformatics training course, A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Informatics, NLM Resources

Jul

02

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Nominations and Applications Being Accepted for Seven IHTSDO Advisory Groups

Posted by on July 2nd, 2015

NLM is announcing on behalf of the IHTSDO (International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization) the formation of seven new IHTSDO Advisory Groups (AGs). The AGs are the successors of the IHTSDO Standing Committees, which will allow for a more agile and flexible structure. The AGs will conduct specific activities that will contribute to the fulfillment… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, E-Science, Informatics

May

13

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Assessing Patient Health Information Needs

Posted by on May 13th, 2015

On May 7th, the Health Information Technology section of AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) sponsored the presentation A National Web Conference on Assessing Patient Health Information Needs for Developing Consumer Health IT Tools. Featured speakers included: Wanda Pratt, Ph.D., Professor, Information School, University of Washington James Ralston, M.D., Associate Investigator/Physician, Internal Medicine, Group… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Electronic Health Records, Informatics

Jan

23

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Nucleic Acids Research Database 2015 Issue Features NCBI Databases

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015

The 22nd annual edition of the Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue features nine free full-text papers from NCBI staff that present recent updates to the databases, including GenBank, Gene, and RefSeq. These papers describe the state of NCBI databases as well as future plans to improve their use, from new reference resources created to improve… Read More »

Posted in: E-Science, Informatics, NCBI, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

Oct

06

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NLM Mourns Dr. Morris F. Collen, Medical Computing Pioneer

Posted by on October 6th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine is saddened at the passing of Dr. Morris F. Collen, known around the world as “Mr. Medical Informatics,” on September 27, 2014. He was 100 years old. In addition to his wide-ranging contributions to medical informatics, Dr. Collen was a valued advisor to NLM. He was a member of the… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Electronic Health Records, Informatics, Public Health

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