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From the GMR: Two Apponitment Anouncements from NLM

Please see two Appointment Announcements from the National Library of Medicine:

1.) Valerie Florance, Ph.D., has been designated to serve as Acting Associate Director for Extramural Programs at NLM, effective immediately.

2.) I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Milton Corn, M.D., as NLM Deputy Director for Research and Education.

Prior to joining the NLM, Dr. Corn served with distinction in numerous top leadership positions at Georgetown University including Dean of the School of Medicine. Since 1990, as NLM Associate Director for Extramural Programs, Dr. Corn has led the Library's Division of Extramural Programs in an exemplary manner, establishing numerous collaborations with other agencies and organizations that have expanded informatics research and training opportunities. Dr. Corn creatively modified NLM's Training Program in Biomedical Informatics to keep pace with developments in biomedical computing. At present the 18 NLM training grants (involving 27 academic medical centers) offer tracks in clinical care informatics, bioinformatics, public health and health services research informatics and the informatics of clinical and translational research and supports over
250 pre- and post-doctoral trainees. As administrator of the largest Federal programs for training in informatics and for a significant share of the research grants available to informatics scientists, Dr. Corn has become nationally and internationally known as an expert in research directions in biomedical informatics.

As you know, Dr. Corn brings rich experience, leadership, and talent - as well as a world class sense of humor - to the position of Deputy Director for Research and Education, where he will serve as principal medical advisor on research and development and medical education priorities for the NLM. Dr. Corn will provide direction and advice on the full range of NLM's intramural and extramural research portfolio.


Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D.
Director
National Library of Medicine

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