April 2018

NLM's director, Patti Brennan, speaks at HSI Grand Rounds on Friday, April 13

Submitted by jo on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:09pm

Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), gave a moving and energetic presentation on "NLM: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health" (Strategic Plan, 2017 - 2027) Dr. Brennan spoke of the National Library of Medicine as the “instigation engine” for knowledge and research, and provided vivid examples of the role Data-Powered Health will play in the future of patient care.

Impact factor creator and chemical information pioneer Eugene Garfield honored

Submitted by jo on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:50am

Eugene Garfield, who passed away in 2017, was honored by chemists speaking at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting this past week.

Eugene Garfield is known as the creator of the impact factor.  During his time at Welch Medical Library as a research assistant, he helped with the investigation in the potential of using computers for information services.