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New Members of NLM Board of Regents

New members of NLM board of regents

NLM director Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan (c) and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy (second from l) welcome new board of regents members (from l) Dr. Eric Horvitz, Jane Blumenthal and Dr. Gary Puckrein.

The National Library of Medicine board of regents welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. They are:

Jane Blumenthal, associate university librarian for health sciences and director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. A past president of the Medical Library Association, she has more than 30 years of experience in information and library services.

Dr. Eric Horvitz, managing director and technical fellow at Microsoft Research. His research focuses on principles of machine intelligence and leveraging the complementarities of human and machine reasoning.

Dr. Gary Puckrein, executive director of the National Minority Quality Forum in Washington, D.C., which strengthens efforts to use evidence-based, data-driven initiatives to eliminate premature death and preventable illness for racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations. He created and launched Minority Health Today, which served clinicians practicing in minority communities.

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