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AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium - NLM Update Panel

NLM’s Contributions to NIH Data Science and Data Tools
October 26, 2:30 - 4 p.m., ET

Panel Moderator: Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Executive Director, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director, National Library of Medicine

Dr. Brennan is the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she oversees the world’s largest biomedical library. She has positioned the Library to be the hub for biomedical data science at NIH and across the globe.

Dr. Brennan holds an appointment as associate investigator in the National Institute of Nursing Research Division of Intramural Research, where she directs the Advanced Visualization Laboratory. Before joining NIH, she was the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor in the School of Nursing and College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Dr. Brennan is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the New York Academy of Medicine.



NLM contributions to RADx Data Center

Dr. Yanli Wang, NLM Extramural Programs

Dr. Yanli Wang is a Program Director in the Extramural Program at the National Library of Medicine (NLM EP). Dr. Wang manages a program portfolio in biomedical data science research, scholarly works in biomedicine and health, and informatics training. She currently serves as the Program Officer of the Discovery and Data Coordination Center (DCC) for the trans-NIH COVID-19 RADx Radical (RADx-rad) program. Prior to joining the NLM EP office in 2018, Dr. Wang spent 20 years at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of NLM’s intramural program, whereas she led a number of research projects, and the development of information platforms for collecting, integrating and analyzing protein, small molecular drugs and genomic data. Dr. Wang was trained in Chemistry and Computational Biology, and received her Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the Peking University in Beijing, China.

NIH All of Us Researcher Workbench

Dr. Courtney Wallin, NIH All of Us Research Program

Dr. Courtney Wallin is the Outreach Lead at the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. In this role, she leads efforts to raise awareness about the value of the All of Us dataset, engage researchers from a broad range of communities, and cultivate program partnerships. Prior to joining the program, Dr. Wallin held a position at the National Institute on Aging, where she served as a liaison to a variety of stakeholders with interest in aging research and public health policy issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wallin is a former NIH Presidential Management Fellow and former National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow. She earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the George Washington University, and holds degrees in Biology and Psychology from Providence College.The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing rights and freedoms.

Educating Workforce in Data Science

Dr. Lisa Federer, NLM

Dr. Lisa Federer is the Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, focusing on developing efforts to support workforce development and enhance capacity in the biomedical research and library communities for data science and open science. Prior to joining NLM, Lisa spent five years as the Research Data Informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library, where she developed and ran the Library’s Data Services Program. She holds a Ph.D. in information studies from the University of Maryland and an MLIS from the University of California-Los Angeles, as well as graduate certificates in data science and data visualization.

Stakeholder Engagement for NIH Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR)

Dr. Valerie Schneider, NCBI

Dr. Valerie Schneider, is the deputy director of Sequence Offerings and the head of the Sequence Plus program. In these roles, she coordinates efforts associated with the curation, enhancement, and organization of sequence data, as well as oversees tools and resources that enable the public to access, analyze, and visualize biomedical data. She also manages NCBI’s involvement in the Genome Reference Consortium, the international collaboration tasked with maintaining the value of the human reference genome assembly.

Last Reviewed: October 19, 2021