NCI issued on Monday a request for information on a draft policy that would require publication of summary results for all NCI-funded clinical trials (interventional studies, not observational), intramural and extramural, regardless of phase, in either a scientific journal or a databank like CT.gov. Results are expected within 12 months of the “primary completion date,” which is defined consistent with FDAAA.
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Colleagues – NLM has two GS 14 (salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum) openings posted today on USAJobs. Please see links below for both positions and pass on to interested contacts. Both vacancies are posted for five days; this is our standard practice.
We are seeking candidates for Head, Collection Access Section and Head, Preservation Section. Visit: Careers @ NLM to discover more information about our mission, our dynamic team and what it is like to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or email@example.com with questions regarding either opening.
The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:
- Managing NLM’s offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;
- Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;
- Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM’s automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;
- Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM’s interlibrary loan activity (Relais);
- Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and
- Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.
See Announcement: NIH-NLM-DE-14-987316 (Head, Collection Access Section)
The Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section is responsible for preserving and managing NLM’s collections including:
- Binding and book repair;
- Shelving and shifting collections;
- Space planning for collections;
- Disaster prevention and response;
- Environmental monitoring;
- Audiovisual duplication;
- Collection digitization and digital preservation; and
- Staff training in careful handling of library materials
See Announcement: NIH-NLM-DE-14-989579 (Head, Preservation and Collection Management Section)
Links to NN/LM and NLM are featured in the WebJunction’s update to its project distribution list and social media.
Check out the October/November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:
Understanding Breast Cancer
Early Detection, Improved Treatments Save Lives
More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found in its early stages, it may be easier to treat.
Protect Yourself Against HPV
Block This Cancer-Causing Virus
More than half of all sexually active people get a genital infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point. Fortunately, vaccines are available to protect against the most harmful forms of HPV.
Read more about preventing HPV infection.
- Video Game Training Improves Brain Function in Older Adults
- Gut Microbes and Diet Affect Obesity
- Featured Website: What’s On Your Plate?
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This week, the National Library of Medicine released an enhancement to MedlinePlus Connect.
With the enhancement, MedlinePlus Connect will respond to SNOMED CT codes with information from both MedlinePlus and NLM’s Genetics Home Reference (GHR) web site. GHR is the NLM’s web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions. This feature is available exclusively for English SNOMED CT requests. The GHR information will be available using either the MedlinePlus Connect web application or web service.
Additional details are now available in the MedlinePlus Connect technical documentation.
MedlinePlus.gov – Trusted Health Information for You http://medlineplus.gov
MedlinePlus Connect – Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information http://medlineplus.gov/connect
This session was a big hit and very informative. Make sure to check out the recording on our website: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_recordings.html
PubMed now includes a relevance sort option under the “Display settings” menu: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so13/so13_pm_relevance.html
NCBI has released PubMed Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a new system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications indexed in the PubMed database. This is intended to be a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues.
A new NCBI Insights Blog post provides more information and explains how researchers can join in!
For more information, please see:
PubMed Commons Homepage – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons
NCBI Insights Blog post: “PubMed Commons – a new forum for scientific discourse”- http://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2013/10/22/pubmed-commons-a-new-forum-for-scientific-discourse/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded funding for research that will focus on physical and behavioral health aspects of recovery after Hurricane Sandy, including community resilience, risk communication and the use of social media, health system response and health care access, evacuation and policy decision making, and mental health: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/10/20131022a.html
ONC released its second Web-based security training module, “CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice” for healthcare providers and staff. This latest game focuses on disaster planning, data backup and recovery and other elements of contingency planning. Contingency planning helps providers and staff prepare for power outages, floods, fires or weather related events such as hurricanes or tornadoes. These events can damage patient health information or make it unavailable. Planning for these events can help ensure that patient health information is protected and that patient information can be accessed when the disaster is over.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and is an opportunity for ONC to remind providers about the need to create contingency plans to assure a safe and secure cyber environment. Contingency Planning is also required by the HIPAA Security Rule.
“We know from recent experiences such as Hurricane Sandy, that these events can very adversely impact the delivery of health care,” said ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts. “We hope that this video game will raise awareness of contingency planning and help practices begin to develop their own disaster plans, backup and recovery processes and other vital activities.” This new online resource is available at: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/privacy-security-training-games
About the Video Game
The security training module, which was developed with the assistance of the Regional Extension Center Program’s Privacy and Security Community of Practice, uses a game format that requires users to respond to privacy and security challenges often faced in a typical small medical practice. Users choosing the right response earn points and see their virtual medical practices flourish. But users making the wrong security decisions can hurt their virtual practices. In this version, the wrong decisions lead to floods, server outages, fire damage and other poor outcomes related to a lack of contingency planning.
The use of gamification by ONC is an innovative approach aimed at educating health care providers to make more informed decisions regarding privacy and security of health information.