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Mourning the loss of Milton Corn, MD, Deputy Director for Research and Education, NLM

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February 10, 2021

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It is with excellent unhappiness that we share the information of the passing of Milton Corn, M.D., FACP, FACMI, Deputy Director for Investigation and Instruction. Dr. Corn labored at NLM for additional than 30 years. He died on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Dr. Corn joined NLM in 1990 as Director of the Extramural Applications Division, with obligation for all facets of NLM’s grant applications and remained in that role until finally 2009 when he assumed the place of Deputy Director for Investigation and Instruction. 

As the Deputy Director for Investigation and Instruction, Dr. Corn was the principal health care advisor on investigation and progress and health care schooling priorities for NLM, the place he provided direction and information on the whole vary of NLM’s intramural and extramural investigation portfolio. He creatively modified NLM’s Education Application in Biomedical Informatics to retain rate with developments in biomedical computing.

“Dr. Corn still left an indelible mark at NLM — from his important contributions to our investigation and grants applications to his exceptional leadership and amazing sense of humor,” said NLM Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. “He touched a lot of life and will be considerably missed.”

Prior to his service at NLM, Dr. Corn served as Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University College of Medicine, the place he held a selection of leadership positions, which include Healthcare Director of Georgetown University Hospital and Dean of the College of Medicine. Dr. Corn was a graduate of Yale College and Yale Healthcare College. He finished his residency in inside medication at Harvard University’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and a fellowship in hematology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Corn will be remembered for his lifelong dedication to schooling and investigation and his a lot of contributions to the Nationwide Library of Medicine and the broader biomedical informatics local community.

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