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- Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-011.html (NOT-HG-14-011) National Human Genome Research Institute
- Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Ongoing Institutional Training Grants (T32) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-022.html(NOT-HG-14-022) National Human Genome Research Institute
- Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Ongoing Institutional Training Grants (T15) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-14-023.html (NOT-HG-14-023) National Human Genome Research Institute
Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10
NIH Pathways Recent Graduates Program
Subject: National Library of Medicine recruiting for multiple position(s); Bethesda, MD
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian or information science positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health. Read more of this post
Check out the February issue <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/feb2014> of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:
Stop the Spread of Superbugs
Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Feature1
Antibiotics can destroy many types of bacteria that can make us sick. Sadly, our overuse of antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs” that are difficult to defeat
Gripped by Gout
Avoiding the Ache and Agony <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Feature2>
Sudden, painful swelling at the base of the big toe is often the first warning sign of gout. It can affect other joints as well. The good news is, most types of gout are treatable, especially if caught early.
* Distracted Driving Raises Crash Risk <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule1>
* Caring for a Seriously Ill Child <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule2>
* Featured Website: NIDA for Teens <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule3>
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As of January 13, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is accepting voluntary and mandatory reports of dietary supplement adverse events online.
The secure reporting portal was implemented to simplify and allow for easy reporting of these events by manufacturers, distributers and the public. The FDA will also continue to accept paper 3500A and 3500 reporting forms.
The Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act requires the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of a dietary supplement marketed in the United States to report to the FDA any serious adverse events received when their product is used in the United States. The FDA also strongly encourages physicians to file voluntary reports of adverse events experienced by their patients after using dietary supplements.
The new online reporting capability is now available through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Safety Reporting Portal. To submit a dietary supplement adverse event report, please visit www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov.
The NLM Fact Sheet on the NLM Library Operations Technical Services Division now reflects the new TSD organization: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/tsd.html
In our health information outreach work we are expected to provide evidence of the value of our work, but there are varying definitions of the word “evidence.” The classical evidence-based medicine approach (featuring results from randomized controlled clinical trials) is a model that is not always relevant in our work. At the 2013 EBLIP7 meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Denise Kaufogiannakis presented a keynote address that is now available as an open-access article on the web:
This article looks at various interpretations of what it means to provide “evidence” such as theoretical (ideas, concepts and models to explain how and why something works), empirical (measuring outcomes and effectiveness via empirical research), and experiential (people’s experiences with an intervention).
Kaufogiannakis points out that academic librarians’ decisions are usually made in groups of people working together and she proposes a new model for evidence-based library and information practice:
1) Articulate – come to an understanding of the problem and articulate it. Set boundaries and clearly articulate a problem that requires a decision.
2) Assemble – assemble evidence from multiple sources that are most appropriate to the problem at hand. Gather evidence from appropriate sources.
3) Assess – place the evidence against all components of the wider overarching problem. Assess the evidence for its quantity and quality. Evaluate and weigh evidence sources. Determine what the evidence says as a whole.
4) Agree – determine the best way forward and if working with a group, try to achieve consensus based on the evidence and organizational goals. Determine a course of action and begin implementation of the decision.
5) Adapt – revisit goals and needs. Reflect on the success of the implementation. Evaluate the decision and how it has worked in practice. Reflect on your role and actions. Discuss the situation
with others and determine any changes required.
Kaufogiannakis concludes by reminding us that “Ultimately, evidence, in its many forms, helps us find answers. However, we can’t just accept evidence at face value. We need to better understand evidence – otherwise we don’t really know what ‘proof’ the various pieces of evidence provide.
Both NLM and NN/LM MAR will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
When: January 8, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/marpubmed/ (Adobe Connect)
Who: Trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
What: Join NTC and NLM trainers for a one-hour PubMed update session via Adobe Connect. Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months. Bring your questions! The session is offered at no cost.
No registration needed!
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH, authored an op-ed in last Wednesday’s issue of the Washington Post. He wrote, “Biomedical research is at a critical juncture — a moment of exceptional opportunities that demand exceptional attention if their promise is to be fully realized.” Dr. Collins noted, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is responsible for turning scientific discoveries into better health, but a combination of sequestration-mandated spending cuts and budgets that have not kept pace with biomedical research inflation over the past 10 years has weakened NIH’s ability to carry out its mission.” He concluded, “…for the millions of sick people awaiting treatments and cures, the investment in NIH’s mission is priceless. If an investment in hope is not worth supporting, I don’t know what is.” http://tinyurl.com/mm6kpe7