NLM Names Acting Scientific Director for NLM’s Intramural Research Program and Acting Director for NLM’s Extramural Programs

January 21, 2021

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Valerie Florance, PhD, as Performing Scientific Director of NLM’s Intramural Investigation System and Hua-Chuan Sim, MD, as Performing Director of NLM’s Extramural Packages — successful January fifteen, 2021.

NLM Intramural Investigation System

Valerie Florance

As Performing Scientific Director of NLM’s Intramural Investigation System (IRP), Dr. Florance will oversee a unified method that features elements housed in NLM’s Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications and the National Center for Biotechnology Facts. NLM’s IRP conducts research and coaching in computational biology and computational wellness sciences and is distinct in its aim on solving organic and scientific issues by means of computational approaches that can be generalized and used throughout a number of styles of facts, disciplines, and wellness concerns.

Dr. Florance arrived to the NLM in 2001 and most not long ago served as Director of NLM’s Extramural Packages, the place she was responsible for all of NLM’s research, resource, and coaching courses. She also served as method director for NLM’s university-centered pre-and write-up-doctoral coaching courses in biomedical informatics and facts science.

Dr. Florance gained her BA and MA levels in medical anthropology from the College of Utah, a master’s diploma in library science from Brigham Younger College, and a PhD in information and facts and library science from the College of Maryland.

NLM Extramural Investigation Packages

Dr. Sim will provide as Performing Director of NLM’s Extramural Packages (EP). In this purpose, he will oversee NLM’s grant courses for research, sources, workforce improvement, and tiny business enterprise associated to biomedical informatics and facts science.

Dr Sim has served as NLM’s Main System Officer with obligation for the grant portfolio relating to scientific informatics, but will now be responsible for the total variety of subject areas. Dr. Sim is a board-certified medical professional with postdoctoral coaching in biomedical informatics and facts science.

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