2013 brochure

How You Can Help the Library Extend Medical Knowledge

You can be a part of the Friends' mission to help educate the health, corporate, and public communities about NIH's many vital research initiatives. If you or your company can help to support and expand the Library's efforts by providing sponsorship and other charitable donations for NIH MedlinePlus magazine's publication and distribution, many more thousands of Americans will gain valuable, free access to the world's best online medical library, www.medlineplus.gov.

Learn more about supportership or call (202) 679-9930. Written correspondence may be sent to FNLM, 4720 Montgomery Lane Suite 500 Bethesda, MD 20814.

2013 Events

2013 Awards Gala

In mid-September, the Friends held its annual Awards Gala to celebrate advances in public health, medicine, and health communications, as well as the individuals and organizations dedicated to these causes. The 2013 Gala brought together representatives from the public, professional, and business sectors in health care to show their support for the Library.

Sincerely, Glen P. Campbell, Chairman Friends of the National Library of Medicine

For their achievements and support of the advancement of health, FNLM recognized:

Michael E. DeBakey Award Library Outreach Services
Rick Wallace, MA, Assistant Director of East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Library

Distinguished Health Communications Award
Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Corespondent

Distinguished Medical Science Award
Professor Raymond F. Schinazi, PhD, DSc, Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine/VA Medical Center

Paul G. Rogers Award for Public Service
The Honorable Chris Van Hollen, United States Congressman, Maryland 8th District

Thank You to our Generous 2013 Awards Gala Sponsors & Contributors:

Chairman's Circle:
Donald W. King
Krames StayWell
Raymond F. Schinazi
Swets Americas
Medical Science & Computing
Cerner Corporation
Naomi Broering & Gregory Chauncey
Computercraft Corp.
Dennis & Donna Cryer
Kevin Fickenscher
OCLC. Inc.
Partners Healthcare
Joseph Perpich & Cathy Sulzberger
Stephen Ray Mitchell
Barbara & Robert Redman
Spacesaver Systems, Inc.
TAJ Technologies Inc.
University of Minnesota School of Nursing"

2013 Workshops

Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD June 10, 2013

There is major public interest to make randomized clinical trials more inclusive, more accessible and more affordable. Randomized clinical trials have been sources of great discoveries and first-rate tests of innovative therapeutic interventions. However, growing expectations and complexity of new treatments have made such clinical testing lengthy, expensive and often difficult to access. The NLM-created ClinicalTrials.gov has greatly improved access to trials and their results.

Challenges include public and particularly minority access to trials; availability of analyzable trial data sources, sharing of screened patients, and coordinated method of recording clinical trial data, among others. Many clinical trials enroll only small number of participants, below projections. Phase I trials and many device trials are not included in public disclosure. A large percentage of clinical trials do not get published after completion.

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to advance clinical trials, improve data exchange among researchers and enhance information sharing with patients. The workshop will provide a forum for interaction among patient advocacy, government, academic and industry representatives. Workshop participants will get a personalized invitation. Keynote presenters will be asked to submit brief statements in advance. Resulting recommendations will be published in a white paper. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health and Research!America.

Co-Sponsored by: Friends of the National Library of Medicine National Library of Medicine Research America