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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

  • May 8-9, 2018
  • September 25-26, 2018
  • February 12-13, 2019
  • May 14-15, 2019
  • September 10-11, 2019
  • February 4-5, 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. James Deshler, Mr. Stan Kosecki, Dr. Mary Mazanec, Dr. Dale Smith, Dr. Alessandro Acquisti, Col. Thomas Cantilina, Dr. Wayman Cheatham, Dr. Daniel Masys, Dr. Jill Taylor Seated from left to right: Dr. Gary Puckrein, Ms. Jane Blumenthal, Dr. Esther Sternberg (Chair), Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan (Director, NLM), Dr. Robert Greenes, Ms. Sandra Martin, Dr. Eric Horvitz.