Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category
Friday, July 10th, 2015
Join us on July 30 to learn about these exciting MAR-funded projects!
Project: Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age
Awardee: Michelle DiMeo, formerly from Philadelphia College of Physicians and now at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Description: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia held a conference titled Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age as part of its 225th anniversary celebration. This conference helped to identify the emerging roles for medical history libraries and librarians in the digital age and helped them to strengthen their involvement within their institutions and the greater community.
Project: Archival Images Digitization: Telling the Penn State Hershey Story
Awardee: David Brennan: George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State College of Medicine
Description: This project digitized and made accessible the collection of visual media held by the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library. The collection consists of approximately 3,200 35mm slides and negatives and 2,900 photographic images, covering subject areas related to the history of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State College of Medicine since their inception. These collections are frequently used in support of public relations and historical documentation efforts by various units of the Medical Center, the College and Penn State University, most recently for the 40th anniversary documentary Memories and Milestones. The project applied appropriate metadata to the image collection and made a resulting repository available on the University’s ContentDM platform for use by researchers and others.
Project: Bridging the Gap II: Outreach to Improve Public Awareness and Access to Health Information
Awardee: Ophelia Morey, University at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library
Description: This project informed the target population about health information available from the partnership between the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) and the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (UB HSL), including increasing awareness about resources and services of the National Library of Medicine. Because of the lack of consumer health information programming at most B&ECPL locations this project targeted primarily B&ECPL adult library patrons including seniors who visit urban, suburban and rural library locations, in addition to health-related professionals who may serve these areas.
Date / Time: July 30th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills? Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in New York City at NYU’s Bobst Library. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:
- Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
- Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
- Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
- Improve your PubMed search technique.
- Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
- Experience peer collaboration and learning
What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.
When is PubMed for Trainers?
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):
Session One (online): August 5, 2015 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
Session Two (online): August 12, 2015 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
Session Three (online): August 19, 2015 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
Session Four (in-person): August 27, 2015 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at New York University Bobst Library).
What should I expect from the class?
The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.
How many MLA CE Credits will I get?
When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.
If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.
For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359
To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3405
Apply for Professional Development funding to pay for your travel: http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/prof_dev_awards2015
Friday, May 29th, 2015
An Assessment of Health Information Needs of Critical Access Hospitals in Pennsylvania and New York
Presenter: Madhu Reddy, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology
The primary goals of the project were to identify the health information technology (HIT) and health information needs of critical access hospitals (CAHs) and to identify challenges that CAHs face in implementing and maintaining their HIT to support their information needs.
Waiting Room Education
Presenter: Kristine Voos, CHES, Public Health Educator, Genesee County Health Department
The Genesee County Health Department (DOH) empowers its patients with education, by promoting and providing access to reliable health information via computer tablets and other supportive technology, such as a printer, during their time spent in the clinic waiting room.
iPad Technology: Targeted Evolution of Embedded Librarian Services
Presenter: Deborah Chiarella, Coordinator – Education Services/Senior Assistant Librarian, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
University at Buffalo Health Sciences Librarians experimented with embedded librarianship using mobile technology through the use of iPads to answer point-of-need reference and clinical queries. In doing so the goal was that spontaneous instruction sessions would occur outside of the physical confines of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (UBHSL) creating more opportunities to reach both students and faculty, support bibliographic instruction endeavors and introduce constituents to both library databases and NN/LM tools and resources.
Date / Time: June 25th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Friday, May 8th, 2015
Sustained Science Outreach – A Program for Low Income, Underserved Youth
Presenter: Judy Cameron, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry/Director of Science Outreach, University of Pittsburgh
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pitt Science Outreach program offered a new 6-week program called Sustained Science Outreach. The program was designed to interest youth from low income, underserved areas in learning about science and healthy lifestyle choices and be equipped to share this information with their parents, families, and others in their community. This program targeted youth in 4th-6th grade, a time where exposure to science has been shown to have a lifelong impact on youth attitudes toward science. The participating Y’s were located within 5 historically underserved communities.
Train-the-Trainer Manual Development for Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural PA Older Adults
Presenter: Rebecca May-Cole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc. (PBHAC)
The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition developed and delivered a program to expand Behavioral Health Literacy for older adults, called the Healthy ABCs program, by training peer presenters to provide the information to older adults in their home communities. The goal of the project was to decrease the barriers associated with senior adults, particularly aged seniors, understanding and accessing Behavior Health services and information.
Mobile Technology in a Community Teaching Hospital Library: Tablets and E-books
Presenter: Patricia Reusing, Director, Health Sciences Library, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
The primary goal of this project was to enhance the hospital staff’s knowledge of health and medical conditions by placing selected applications (“apps”) and ebooks on different types of tablet devices (iPad, iPad Mini, and Samsung Galaxy). During the course of the project, our Medical Library’s two librarians held numerous demonstrations throughout the hospital at which staff and members of the community (patients, visitors) could try out the tablets and look at the various apps and ebooks loaded on them. As medical librarians, we also learned a lot about tablets and the available content for them for our own understanding and to share our knowledge with our library users.
Date / Time: May 28th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)
See also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/AdminSupp.html
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.
The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.
Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, firstname.lastname@example.org
For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.
Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
This program expires July 18, 2015
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
From the National Library of Medicine:
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 in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital 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 encourages 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 previous years’ funded projects 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 proposals is July 6, 2015 at 12 pm ET.
The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:
For more information about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2015disasteroutreachrfq.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, Disaster Lit™ and other resources.
Friday, April 17th, 2015
From the National Library of Medicine:
We are pleased to announce that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities are open for applications until July 24, 2015: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-15-003.html
The RMLs are the backbone of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The overarching goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight health sciences libraries will function as the RML for their respective Region. The RMLs will coordinate the operation of a Network of Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RMLs will ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NN/LM, and cooperatively design, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to serve the health information needs of health professionals and the public in the future.
RML RFA: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/RML.html
NLM Extramural Program: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/extramural.html
NLM National Network Office: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nno/index.html
Applying for a grant FAQs: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/FAQApply.html
Send questions to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov
We are offering the following opportunities to learn about the current RMLs and how to apply to a cooperative agreement:
Technical Assistance Webinar (this will be recorded for future viewing)
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from 3:00-4:00pm ET
Where: Webinar URL – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlm_rml_423/, Teleconference number: 1-866-579-8110 Participant Code: 571542
We encourage you to submit questions in advance by email to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov
2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and Centers, Austin, TX (held in conjunction with the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting)
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Time: 9:00 am—5:30 pm
Go to the NLM Technical Bulletin for a complete agenda.
Note: The 3:30 pm—5:30 pm session in Room 17AB, “Applying for Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements (UG4)” and Q&A with NLM Extramural Program will be transcribed and posted after the meeting.
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
A new Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) funding opportunity is available, Supplements to Support Interoperability of NIH Funded Biomedical Data Repositories, with an April 20 application due date. NIH is accepting administrative supplement requests to support projects that will establish or improve interoperability among NIH funded biomedical data repositories. Improved interoperability is expected to lead to increased efficiency of repositories’ operations and cost reductions, which are significant factors of the NIH’s long-term sustainability plans for the biomedical data repositories. Each supplement request should be associated to a collaborative project consisting of a biomedical data repository supported by an active NIH-funded parent grant, and one or more collaborating sites that together implement the interoperability goals of this FOA. The collaborating sites may be other biomedical data repositories, or may provide computational tools and data standards, or perform other activities that facilitate interoperability among data repositories. Supplement requests will only be accepted from active NIH-funded parent grants that primarily support biomedical data repositories with an overall annual budget above $500,000 in direct costs.
Valentina di Francesca (NHGRI) will be organizing an administrative review panel for these supplements as a group. Administrative review is expected to occur in May 2015, and completed by August 24, 2015. Awards are expected to be made in August/September 2015.
Friday, March 13th, 2015
Project: Body Apps: iPads for Undergrad Anatomy & Physiology Students
Awardee: Valerie Lynn / Penn State Hazleton, Hazleton, PA
Project: Healthy Libraries, Health Communities
Awardees: Nora Hardy / South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, NY
Project: Medical Library Technology Upgrade and Expansion
Awardee: Claire Joseph / Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
Details on each project available at: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_schedule.html
Date / Time: March 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Friday, March 6th, 2015
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or other providers practicing in community health centers and primary care practices are invited to participate in a Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh study.
The purpose of this study is to validate whether or not a web-based clinical information tool provides access to free relevant information that can be used at the point-of-care.
For this reason, the study needs primary care providers working in community-based or primary care settings to individually volunteer for one month to use a website to answer their day-to-day patient care questions. The use of the web-based clinical information tool will take place where the provider currently uses the Internet to do this task. At the end of the month, these providers will be asked to complete an online questionnaire about their perception of the site. This questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
Primary care providers willing to participate in this validation study will receive an email containing directions on how to access the site, a short video about the site, and other instructional information for the study.
Web analytic software will be used to monitor the use of the site through collecting and analyzing non-identifiable usage information. Non-identifiable usage information includes search feature usage, keywords used in search, and time spent on the site.
There are no foreseeable risks associated with using this website or with completion of the online questionnaire. All references to study participant names, and any other identifiable data, will be kept anonymous if used in any report, presentation, or publication.
Participation is voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the study at any time.
After completion of the study and the questionnaire, each participant will receive a $500 stipend in a prepaid debit card, along with instructions on how to activate the card.
Whether or not you choose to participate in this study will have no effect on your relationship with NN/LM MAR or with the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh.
If you have any questions or wish to participate, contact Charlie Wessel, Principal Investigator, by phone at (412) 648-8730 or by email at email@example.com.
Charles B. Wessel, M.L.S.
Head of Research & Reference Initiatives
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261