On May 11, 2016 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) named Patricia Flatley Brennan RN, PhD, the new director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Dr. Brennan began her service this August and will be publicly sworn in on September 12, 2016. Dr. Brennan is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as Director of the NLM. She was previously the Lillian S. Moehlman-Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland was founded in 1836 and is the world’s largest biomedical library. The NLM not only curates an enormous print collection but also manages PubMed/MEDLINE, a database of over 22 million article citations dating back to 1946. Nearly 6,000 journals are indexed in MEDLINE.
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