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Esther Sternberg, MD, director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, has been appointed chair of the National Library of Medicine’s Board of Regents. Dr. Sternberg also is founding director of the UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing, a professor with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and a member of the UA Arthritis Center.
An Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is one of the world’s largest biomedical libraries. Now in its 61st year, NLM created and produces PubMed, PubMed Central, MedlinePlus and many critical and widely used web-based information services for scientists and health-care professionals.
“NLM gives vetted, credible, evidence-based answers to health-related questions. How do we get that information out above all the noise? It is becoming even more important than ever to help everyone access credible health information in a direct way,” said Dr. Sternberg, who has been engaged with the NLM for more than 20 years and has served on the board since 2014. “The library’s main mission is public health through public information.”