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The NLM Scientific Director

The Scientific Director of the National Library of Medicine is responsible for the overall direction and quality of research conducted by the Intramural Research Program (IRP). NLM’s intramural research program supports the mission of the Library “ assist with the advancement of medical and related sciences and to aid in the dissemination and exchange of scientific and other information important to the progress of medicine and to the public health.” It complements other NLM programs and initiatives that collect, organize, and provide access to the biomedical literature; contribute to the growth of molecular biology and clinical research data; and support research, development,and postdoctoral research training in biomedical informatics and data science.

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Valerie Florance, Ph.D.
Acting Scientific Director
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