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How to Plan a Health Care Enrollment Event

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

We welcome you to join us for a webinar providing information on how to plan a health care enrollment event on Wednesday, June 25th. We encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding health care event planning to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.

What:   Webinar: How to Plan a Health Care Enrollment Event for Champions for Coverage

Who should attend:      Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning information about planning health care enrollment events.

When:                        Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET

How:                                  Webinar link:               https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c61814/

Participant Call-in Number: (800) 837-1935

Conference ID: 54117469

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

 

-CMS Office of Communications, Partner Relations Group

NLM Announces Biomedical Informatics Course

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that Georgia Regents University (GRU) will serve as the host organization for the NLM-sponsored biomedical informatics course. The NLM Biomedical Informatics Course, now entering its 22nd year, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field. The course was previously held at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA, with Cathy Norton, MLS, as the MBL principal investigator. NLM plans to take the skills shaped over the past two decades at MBL to its new colleagues at GRU.
The first course organized at Georgia Regents University will be held September 14-20, 2014, and subsequently each fall and spring through 2018. The course will be held at a conference center in Young Harris, GA, frequently used by Georgia Regents University, at no cost to participants.

Application to the course is open to all, but space is limited. Preference will be given to American applicants who demonstrate, through a brief application letter, that they have the significant need for an understanding of the informatics solutions that are available to address their biomedical research, practice and education challenges and that, through their official position, they are significant “change agents” who can influence the adoption of best practices in their own environment and expand the influence of the course to others through teaching or by example.

Application information can be found at: http://www.gru.edu/library/greenblatt/services/biomedical-informatics-fall-2014.php

Application Deadline: July 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT.

The course, co-directed by James J. Cimino, MD, Chief, Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Library of Medicine and the NIH Clinical Center, and NLM Director Donald Lindberg, MD, will guide participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

The co-principal investigators from GRU are Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, Professor and Director of Libraries, and Kathy J. Davies, MLS, Chair, Research and Education Services, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library.

GRU is one of four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia, home to the Medical College of Georgia and the state’s sole dental college. The University traces its roots to 1828, and in its present-day incarnation boasts nine colleges and schools with nearly 10,000 students.

Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/> has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM is the world’s largest medical library, with nearly 22 million items in its collection. A leader in information innovation, it is the developer of electronic information services used by scientists, health professionals and the public around the world.
Please contact Dr. Brenda Seago or Kathy Davies if you have any questions.

Dr. Brenda Seago
Principal Investigator
Professor and Director
GRU University Libraries
bseago@gru.edu<mailto:bseago@gru.edu>

Kathy Davies
Project Leader
Chair, Research and Education Services
Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library
kadavies@gru.edu<mailto:kadavies@gru.edu>

Daily MEDLINE/PubMed Updates

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that beginning June 2, 2014, we will add new and updated citations to PubMed seven days a week: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_daily_medline_pubmed_updates.html

NLM Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Friday, July 11, 2014.

The solicitation for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Full and Open:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=72096960b3a499911a1c11cba24f8334&tab=core&_cview=0

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:

Elena Leon

Contract Specialist

chaparre@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Phone: 301.435.4394

Fax: 301.402.8169

Secondary Point of Contact :

Robin Hope

Branch Chief, Contracting Officer

Robin.Hope@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.6546

Fax: 301.402.8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2014 RFQ.

Disaster Research Response Workshop: Enabling Public Health Research During Disasters

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A Disaster Research Response Workshop: Enabling Public Health Research During Disasters will be held June 12-13, 2014 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD. For details, agenda, and free registration, see http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/MedPrep/2014-JUN-13.aspx.

This workshop will examine strategies and partnerships for methodologically and ethically sound public health and medical research during future emergencies. Discussions will include  issues with obtaining informed consent, obtaining approval from Institutional Review Boards, coordinating research efforts with emergency response, and ensuring timely collection of data.

The workshop is a collaboration of the NIH Disaster Research Response Project, the IOM Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The NIH Disaster Research Response Project [http://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dr2/disasterresearch.html] is a pilot project led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), aimed at developing ready-to-go research data collection tools and a network of trained research responders.

The project’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for researchers to begin collecting health and other data following a major disaster. The focus is on data collection tools and protocols, the creation of networks of health experts also trained as research responders, and integration of the effort into federal response plans for future disasters. Although initially focused on environmental health issues, the hope is this project will be a model for timely collection of data supporting a range of medical and public health research.

As part of this project, NIEHS recently held a tabletop exercise in Long Beach, CA to test how a “research response” might work and what would be expected of researchers choosing to be trained research responders, i.e. first on the scene to begin collecting data once it is safe and reasonable to do so. The article “Tsunami exercise helps prepare research community for disaster response” [http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2014/5/spotlight-tsunami/] describes the exercise and there’s also a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcfxLmfXUE4&feature=youtu.be&a.

Disaster Lit: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (from NLM) now includes records for research tools, such as online surveys and interview scripts, to aid researchers in quickly selecting appropriate measures, http://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/search/?searchTerms=dr2&search=Search.

 

Submitted by Cindy Love

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov

Job Ad: Multiple Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

http://macmla.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/job-posting-multiple-librarian-positions-national-library-of-medicine-bethesda-md/

50th Anniversary of the Regional Medical Library Program

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

A fun Friday afternoon post (with video clip) about the Regional Medical Programs on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the legislation: http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/13/you-are-going-to-find-the-answers/.

There’s also a great article about the history of the RML: PMID 3315058 (free).

New Web Site for NLM TOXMAP

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released a new TOXMAP Web site. It is accessible at http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov.

NN/LM Request for Information

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):                   https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.
Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

Office of Minority Health Grant Programs

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Libraries may want to look at partnering with their community organizations on programs.  You also can sign up for our newsletter for updates and additional announcements, the link is located on our homepage.

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. The following grant announcements have been posted for applications for FY 2014.  See full description and June 2014 deadlines athttp://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=1

Opportunity Title: Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative
Opportunity Title:  Minority Youth Violence Prevention:  Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP)
Opportunity Title: Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)
Opportunity Title: HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (AIMM)