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Archive for December, 2011

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Librarian in Rural or Underserved Communities

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) presents the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award annually to a practicing health sciences librarian for outstanding outreach in a rural or underserved communities. To find out more and nominate a medical librarian for this award, visit [da]

AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Redesigned

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

To mark World AIDS Day 2011 (December 1), a redesigned AIDSinfo Web site has been released, along with the Spanish-language infoSIDA.

These sister sites offer federally approved information on HIV treatment and research to health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the public.

Resources include medical practice guidelines, treatment and prevention research studies, educational materials for consumers, and information on approved and investigational HIV/AIDS-related drugs. [da]

Meaningful Use Webinar

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Join in Tuesday December 13, 2011, @ noon MT for a free webinar - “Tips for Overcoming the Gray Areas of Meaningful Use Stage 1 for Safety Net Providers.”

This webinar provides tips and guidance of how safety net providers, such as health centers, critical access hospitals, and rural health clinics can overcome common gray areas of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 objectives. Gray areas are objectives within the final rule that are still not clear to providers. Presenters include staff from both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Regional Extension Centers.

Questions to presenters are welcome ahead of the event and may be emailed to healthit@hrsa.govTo register: [da]

What is New for MeSH in the New Year?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

There are lots of new additions planned for MeSH in 2012.

  • 454 Descriptors
  • 42 Descriptors updated
  • 15 Descriptors deleted

Find out more in the December issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin. Stay current with the latest searching information by subscribing to updates. [da]

Plain Language Health Education Resources

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Health Information Translations provides education resources in multiple languages for health care professionals and others to use in their communities. Resources are easy to read and culturally appropriate. The site contains print and multimedia materials. [da]

Science Education Resources

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences provides free publications for science education. Topics include cell biology, genetics, chemistry, structural biology, computational biology and pharmacology. Content is geared toward high school and early college students, with some publications appropriate for the middle school level. [da]

The Cell: An Image Library

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Have you checked out The Cell: An Image Library? It is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of thousands of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes. Supported by an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and the American Society for Cell Biology. [da]

December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The December issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. This month learn about naughty and nice fats, keeping active over the life span, and easing lower back pain with yoga and stretching. [da]