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NIH Selects UW-Madison’s Patricia Brennan as Director of National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, has been appointed by National Institutes of Heath Director Francis Collins as the new director of the National Library of Medicine effective August. “Patti brings her incredible experience of having cared for patients as a practicing nurse, improved the lives of home-bound patients …

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NIH Review Aims to Address Quality Control Concerns Over Clinical Drug Production

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with two companies to evaluate agency facilities that produce sterile or infused medicines for clinical research use. NIH said Tuesday preliminary findings of the assessment identified quality and safety compliance problems at a cell-therapy production laboratory and a radiopharmaceutical compound production facility. The agency suspended operations …

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GSA Eyes Combined Prospectuses for Secondary NIH Campus in Maryland

The General Services Administration could open a second Maryland campus for the National Institutes of Health that combines two Congress-approved lease prospectuses from 2014, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Daniel Sernovitz writes that a GSA presolicitation notice on FedBizOpps earlier this month indicated a tentative space requirement of up to …

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FDA, NHLBI Look to Commercial Cloud Tech to Process Medical Data

The Food and Drug Administration and a National Institutes of Health-run facility have moved to adopt cloud computing technology as part of efforts to accelerate processing time for healthcare information, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes the FDA rolled out an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that works to help agency users process …

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100 Lawmakers Ask House Appropriations Committee for $32B in More NIH Funds

At least 100 lawmakers have sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to call for annual funding of more than $32 billion to support the National Institutes of Health‘s biomedical research. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) spearheaded the bipartisan effort, according to a post …

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