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

January 21, 2021

Countrywide Library of Medication (NLM) Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Valerie Florance, PhD, as Performing Scientific Director of NLM’s Intramural Analysis Plan and Hua-Chuan Sim, MD, as Performing Director of NLM’s Extramural Packages — successful January 15, 2021.

NLM Intramural Analysis Plan

Valerie Florance

As Performing Scientific Director of NLM’s Intramural Analysis Plan (IRP), Dr. Florance will oversee a unified application that consists of factors housed in NLM’s Lister Hill Countrywide Centre for Biomedical Communications and the Countrywide Centre for Biotechnology Information and facts. NLM’s IRP conducts study and education in computational biology and computational well being sciences and is unique in its focus on resolving organic and medical complications by way of computational approaches that can be generalized and utilized across many sorts of data, disciplines, and well being problems.

Dr. Florance arrived to the NLM in 2001 and most lately served as Director of NLM’s Extramural Packages, where by she was responsible for all of NLM’s study, source, and education programs. She also served as application director for NLM’s college-based pre-and write-up-doctoral education programs in biomedical informatics and data science.

Dr. Florance acquired her BA and MA levels in health-related anthropology from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in library science from Brigham Younger University, and a PhD in information and library science from the University of Maryland.

NLM Extramural Analysis Packages

Dr. Sim will provide as Performing Director of NLM’s Extramural Packages (EP). In this position, he will oversee NLM’s grant programs for study, assets, workforce growth, and tiny company connected to biomedical informatics and data science.

Dr Sim has served as NLM’s Chief Plan Officer with responsibility for the grant portfolio relating to medical informatics, but will now be responsible for the full assortment of subjects. Dr. Sim is a board-licensed medical doctor with postdoctoral education in biomedical informatics and data science.

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