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

Allan I. Fleming

January 21, 2021

Countrywide Library of Medication (NLM) Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Valerie Florance, PhD, as Acting Scientific Director of NLM’s Intramural Exploration Application and Hua-Chuan Sim, MD, as Acting Director of NLM’s Extramural Plans — efficient January 15, 2021.

NLM Intramural Exploration Application

Valerie Florance

As Acting Scientific Director of NLM’s Intramural Exploration Application (IRP), Dr. Florance will oversee a unified method that contains components housed in NLM’s Lister Hill Countrywide Center for Biomedical Communications and the Countrywide Center for Biotechnology Facts. NLM’s IRP conducts investigation and education in computational biology and computational health and fitness sciences and is unique in its focus on resolving biological and scientific issues by computational approaches that can be generalized and applied across numerous forms of facts, disciplines, and health and fitness difficulties.

Dr. Florance arrived to the NLM in 2001 and most a short while ago served as Director of NLM’s Extramural Plans, in which she was liable for all of NLM’s investigation, useful resource, and education applications. She also served as method director for NLM’s university-based mostly pre-and put up-doctoral education applications in biomedical informatics and facts science.

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

NLM Extramural Exploration Plans

Dr. Sim will serve as Acting Director of NLM’s Extramural Plans (EP). In this role, he will oversee NLM’s grant applications for investigation, resources, workforce enhancement, and little company similar to biomedical informatics and facts science.

Dr Sim has served as NLM’s Chief Application Officer with duty for the grant portfolio relating to scientific informatics, but will now be liable for the full variety of matters. Dr. Sim is a board-accredited doctor with postdoctoral education in biomedical informatics and facts science.

The Countrywide Library of Medication (NLM) is a chief in investigation in biomedical informatics and facts science and the world’s biggest biomedical library. NLM conducts and supports investigation in approaches for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and speaking health and fitness information. NLM creates resources and instruments that are used billions of situations every yr by tens of millions of people to entry and assess molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health and fitness, and health and fitness solutions information. More information is out there at

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