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Board of Regents

The NLM Board of Regents was established in 1956 by the same Act that created the National Library of Medicine. It serves as the advisory body to the Secretary, HHS; Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, NIH; and the Director, NLM, on all important aspects of policy regarding the Library and is the final review body for NLM's extramural grant program. The Board meets three times a year in February, May and September.

Membership Roster | Member Profiles | 2016 Charter (PDF)

Future Meeting Dates

  • September 25-26, 2018
  • February 12-13, 2019
  • May 14-15, 2019
  • September 10-11, 2019
  • February 4-5, 2020
  • May 12-13, 2020

Board of Regents Minutes and Videocasts

Past Working Groups and Planning Panels

Group photograph of the Board of Regents members

Standing from left to right: Dr. Eric Horvitz, Dr. James Deshler, Mr. Stan Kosecki, Dr. Dale Smith, Dr. Daniel Masys, Col. Kent DeZee, Dr. Alessandro Acquisti, Lt. Col. Thomas Mahoney, Dr. Carlos Jaen. Seated from left to right: Dr. Gary Puckrein, Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan (Director, NLM), Dr. Esther Sternberg, VADM Jerome Adams, Ms. Jane Blumenthal, Ms. Sandra Martin.