NIH Appoints Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, to Lead the NLM


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Patricia Flatley ­Brennan, RN, PhD

Patricia Flatley ­Brennan, RN, PhD

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. ­Collins, MD, PhD, has named ­Patricia Flatley ­Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals, and members of the public worldwide. Dr. ­Brennan is expected to begin her new role in August 2016.

“Patti brings her incredible experience of having cared for patients as a practicing nurse, improved the lives of home-bound patients by developing innovative information systems and services, … and pursued cutting-edge research in data visualization and virtual reality,” said Dr. Collins. “This combination of skills makes her ideally suited to lead the NLM in the era of precision medicine.” ■



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