Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Ccordinator, NN/LM MAR
Location: Free, Online
Description: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
The course will consist of three 1 hour Adobe Connect webinars and a planning assignment. Participants who complete all requirements will be eligible for 4 MLA CE.
Dates: June 13-27, 2013
Three required webinars:
Wednesday, 6/13/13: 10 – 11 am ET / Common Mistakes and Finding Funding
Wednesday, 6/20/13: 10 – 11 am ET / The Proposal
Wednesday, 6/27/13: 10 – 11 am ET / The Budget and Finishing Touches
To register: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2291
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.
NLM is looking for submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the projects funded in 2011 and 2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.
Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.
The deadline for responses is Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 pm ET. Responses are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.
The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bce51d2baaeac33d108448c146128771&tab=core&_cview=0
For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2013disasteroutreachrfq.html.
The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
6707 Democracy Blvd Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892
The MAC Contributed Papers and Posters committees invite you to submit your proposals for the 2013 MAC MLA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from October 13 through 15, 2013 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Papers and posters may range from innovative program descriptions to reports on collaborative outreach activities to behind the scenes technical innovation. This is your chance to share with your colleagues the results of interesting work or research you are doing.
For both paper and poster abstracts, please submit a blinded abstract (one that does not contain any identifying information) as well as your regular abstract.
For contributed paper proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and blinded abstract should be sent to Ellen Detlefsen, Chair of the Contributed Papers committee, at email@example.com
For poster proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and the blinded abstracts should be sent to Melissa Ratajeski, Chair of the Posters committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The submission deadline is May 31, 2013
The primary author of each paper or poster will be notified of the committee’s decision in early July. Additional information (i.e. time, location, set-up instructions, etc.) will be sent with the acceptance notification. Those presenting papers or posters must register for the meeting.
The MAC Research and Assessment Committee will recognize 3 papers and 3 posters at the Annual Meeting as work that demonstrates high-quality research. All submitters are required to either select a type of research or to designate that their presentation is not to be considered as research. Only those who select a type of research will be considered for the Research Awards judging process. For help in selecting the type of research, please see the “Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics,” published in the January 2004 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Research papers and posters are scored using similar criteria to those used by the MLA Research Committee at MLA Annual Meetings. Points are awarded for study design, validity, reliability, presentation, and implications of the research.
New this year! The 2013 MAC annual meeting will also feature a People’s Choice award for the poster session. After viewing the posters, attendees will be able to vote for their favorite. The author(s) of the poster garnering the greatest number of attendee votes will be honored with a certificate and a bookstore gift card.
*Use of a structured abstract is encouraged. For more information on writing a structured abstract, please see MLA’s Research Section’s “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to attend a symposium with nationally known speakers to help improve the link between quality mental health care and quality primary care. It’s partially supported by a HRSA Grant for Physician Faculty Development in Primary Care, so tuition is very reasonable. The registration brochure and program are available at: http://www.neomed.edu/familymedicine.
Advancing Mental Health Care: Community-Based Mental Health Care and Primary Care Working Together
2013 Theme ~ Mental Health Across the Lifespan
May 30 – June 1, 2013
Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
An Evening with Health Care Leaders – Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
- Mark Hurst, M.D., medical director, Ohio Department of Mental Health
- Jonas Thom, M.A., PCC, vice president, community programs, CareSource Management Group
- Terrence Dalton, M.Ed., LSW, president/CEO, Community Support Services, Inc.
Featured speakers May 31 June 1 include:
- Larry Green, M.D., professor, Epperson Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine and Primary Care, University of Colorado
- Tatiana Falcone, M.D., M.P.H., Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute
- John A. Kasper, Jr., M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, Summa Health System
- Richard Swenson, M.D., physician-futurist, researcher, best-selling author and award-winning educator
Choose from 9 breakout sessions regarding clinical care, quality improvement, teaching, research and resources.
The purpose of this symposium is to: educate health care professionals about the current state of mental health care in the community and primary care; update research skills relevant to mental health care; and improve teaching skills relevant to teaching medical students, residents and other caregivers about mental health care and care delivery systems.
For more information about the symposium, call 330.325.6779 or go to http://www.neomed.edu/familymedicine.
Sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
The DOCLINE presentation given at MLA 2013 is now available to view from the DOCLINE presentations page at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/doclinepresentations.html. The presentation includes speaker notes.
The "MLA 2013 DOCLINE Update" presents data highlights and preliminary analysis from the recent national survey of DOCLINE libraries as part of the NLM strategic planning initiative exploring the future of resource sharing. The goal of the initiative was to better understand the resource sharing needs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine given the declining use of DOCLINE for ILL and Loansome Doc for document delivery. We clearly heard that DOCLINE is still vital to many of you. The presentation also gave a brief overview of recent and upcoming releases.
We invite libraries to share their thoughts on the results presented, and any further insights into their future needs regarding obtaining biomedical literature for health professionals. You can send comments to NLM by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm or discuss with your Regional Medical Library.
Also available are the NLM Theater presentation recordings at:
DOCLINE Customer Service
National Library of Medicine
US: 1-888-FINDNLM (press 2)
Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 2)
The National Library of Medicine’s WISER for Android 2.0 is now available. Here’s a look at what’s new in this release:
- WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) website. This integration includes:
- New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles
- Acute care guidelines for 6 known mass casualty agents/agent classes
- The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
- CHEMM Intelligent Syndrome Tool (CHEMM-IST), a new help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident
- Emergency Response Guidebook data is now updated to the ERG 2012; WISER for Android includes a custom ERG 2012 tool
WISER for Android can be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store: WISER for Android – Android Apps on Google Play
Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:
- Updates to our Windows and WebWISER platforms to include CHEMM integration, ERG 2012 data, and more
- Data updates for all WISER platforms
- WISER for Android 3.1, which adds Help Identify Chemical and protective distance mapping to this popular platform
WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) recently completed a video highlighting the role of public libraries after an emergency. The goal was for public librarians to show to first-responder groups, city councils, local government, etc. to promote the role public libraries play. Many groups are not aware of all public libraries can and already do for the community and first responders and libraries have indicated that a video would be the best method to communicate this message. Preliminary feedback from public libraries in our Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX) has been very positive.
The video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZUEChxl74g. Feel free to share with anyone who may be interested.
PhD studentship now available for research into Evidence Aid
More details available from: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/pgd/PostgraduateResearch/PostgraduateStudentshipsandAwards/CentreforPublicHealthPhDStudentships201314/TheeffectsofEvidenceAidondecisionmakinginpublichealthdisastersituations/
Deadline: 31 May 2013
Evidence Aid was established following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004. It uses knowledge from Cochrane Reviews and other systematic reviews to provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies. Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters.
June 13, 2013
11:30 – 12:30 EDT
Presenter: Barbara L. Folb, MM, MLS, MPH, Public Health Informationist; Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
This presentation will describe an approach to planning and carrying out a systematic search for funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies, and demonstrate some basic skills in using the most important resources and ways to automate the search process. All resources used are free on the Internet or widely available through public libraries in the US.
1. Log on to the Center for Public Health Practice’s Learning Content Management System:
2. Enter your username and password. (If you are a first-time user, select Create Account and enter
your profile information).
3. Select Course Catalog.
4. Select Monthly Webinar Series.
5. Select View - Finding Foundation and Government Grant Funding
6. Select LCMS Registration. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide
you with access information.
Instructions are used to register for the live and/or the archived version of this webinar.
Registration confirmation will be sent from email@example.com. Be sure to check your spam/junk email for a message from this address. You should add this address to your address book or safe senders list so that it is not marked as spam.
Note: Once the LCMS registration is complete, you may click on TRAIN registration if you wish to have the webinar added to your TRAIN transcript.