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NLM Intramural Research Program

NLM Board of Scientific Counselors

Each NIH Intramural Research Program has a Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) that provides advice on the quality of the intramural research program at its home Institute or Center. The BSC is be composed of individuals who have outstanding scientific credentials and who are committed to providing rigorous, objective reviews. Although the principal purpose of these independent evaluations is to advise the Scientific Directors, the reports of the BSCs are also distributed to the Director, National Institutes of Health, the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, and the appropriate Institute or Center (IC) Director. The NLM BSC also reports annually to the Board of Regents of NLM.


Johnson, Kevin B., MD
Professor & Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief Information Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37203


Kang, Hyun Min, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Makova, Kateryna, PhD
Department of Biology
Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Matney, Susan A., PhD
Nurse Informaticist
Intermountain Healthcare
Murray, UT 84107

Ohno-Machado, Lucila, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, University of California San Diego Health
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Dean for Informatics and Technology
San Diego, CA 92093

Po,  Ming Jack, MD, PhD
Product Manager
Medical Brain Division (Machine Learning) and
Health Care Division
Google, Inc.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Salzberg, Steven L., PhD
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetics Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21205

Slonim, Donna K., PhD
Department of Computer Science
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Soltis, Pamela S., PhD
Professor and Curator
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Tarczy-Hornoch, Peter, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Head, Division of Biomedical & Health Informatics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98109

Tenenbaum, Jessica D., PhD
Assistant Professor
Duke Translational Medical Institute
Duke University
Durham, NC  27705

Executive Secretary

Florance, Valerie, PhD
Acting Scientific Director
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

Upcoming Meetings

The next NLM BSC meeting will be held virtually on Thursday October 21st, 2021 11:00am - 4:15pm

Past Meeting Minutes

NLM IRP BSC October 15-16, 2020 Minutes
NLM IRP BSC April 23, 2020 Minutes
NLM IRP BSC Nov 12 2019 Minutes
LHC BSC April 4-5 2019 Minutes
NCBI BSC April 9 2019 Minutes
NCBI BSC Nov 2018 Minutes
LHC BSC Sept 6 2018
NCBI BSC April 24 2018 Minutes