The CIBM training grant is funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world’s largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in the United States and around the globe search the library’s online information resources more than one billion times each year.

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The NLM supports research training in biomedical informatics at 18 educational institutions in the United States. These programs offer graduate education and postdoctoral research experiences in a wide range of areas including: health care informatics, bioinformatics and computational biology, clinical research translational informatics, and public health informatics.  Additional information about these programs can be found at NLM’s website.

Each summer trainees attend a two-day meeting held at the NIH campus in Bethesda or at one of the NLM’s training sites. The purpose of these meetings is to allow NLM trainees, program directors, and program staff to exchange ideas and information.