NIH funding powers research and programs that improve health and lead to new scientific findings. While intramural research happens within NIH’s labs and clinics, extramural research grants from NIH’s Institutes and Centers support programs outside of NIH.
MedlinePlus Magazine explores how this funding is making a difference in communities across the country. This month, we’re putting the spotlight on extramural research supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Each year, NLM awards more than 80% of its budget to universities, medical schools, and other research institutions to support research and training in biomedical informatics and data science.
Explore more of NLM’s offerings by taking a virtual tour of the largest biomedical library in the world.
Using machine intelligence to reduce medical errors
Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, and many of these errors involve medications. With funding from NLM’s Extramural Programs, researchers at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy are using machine intelligence to accurately identify different medications and help prevent these errors.
Learn how this research helps reduce medication errors by making sure that patients are getting the right pills in the right bottles.