If you’re involved in a community health project, your community may be eligible for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally driven change across the nation. The prize recognizes whole communities. Applicants must be a collaboration beyond an individual organization and it’s initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community. Applications are due November 12, 2015. Click here for more information and to see the prize criteria. /ch
Archive for the ‘All Members’ Category
The recording for the August 2015 Breezing Along with the RML session is now available.
- Apple ResearchKit – Earlier this year, Apple announced a new platform for clinical research. In this short session we discussed what ResearchKit is, how it is being used, and potential benefits and concerns.
- PubMed Commons in a Journal Club – Julie Zimmerman of the University of Kansas Medical Center discussed how she is using PubMed Commons to coordinate student assigned journal clubs.
View the recording at: https://goo.gl/QBcZtv
For those of you who are involved in or work with staff involved in emergency preparedness, this online resource may be of interest to you. Health and Human Services has a comprehensive web-based repository of HHS resources and capabilities available to Federal, State, local, territorial and tribal stakeholders before, during, and after public health and medical incidents. <www.phe.gov/emergency/hhscapabilities/Pages/default.aspx> /ch
The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest examines the evidence of Tai Chi as a modality to improve the risk of falling in older adults. This month’s publication also looks at Tai Chi’s effectiveness for chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia, mental health cognitive function and cardiovascular health. /da
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking applications from exceptional candidates who are energetic, innovative, and solution-oriented for the important position of Director, National Library of Medicine (NLM). Applications will be reviewed starting October 20, 2015. Click here for the complete job posting <www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/nlm_director.htm> /ch
Many of our members help with MCR infrastructure and outreach programs each year: If you are seeking service or think that you have a skill to offer please click here: Involvement
Here are some of the ways you may be involved:
- Present for MCR webinars
- Exhibit for the National Library of Medicine at meetings and conferences.
- Submit articles to the Plains to Peaks Post Newsletter
- Co-author an article with a NN/LM Coordinator or co-present at a conference
- Volunteer to serve on the Regional Advisory Board or a MCR work group
Only the lack of imagination may limit how a member may be involved. If you have a desire to help and/or an idea of how you may participate please let your state coordinator/MCR staff know and they can get you started! [jh]
Citing Medicine, the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers has new references for datasets, data repositories, ahead-of-print articles, and more. /da
The NN/LM MCR is pleased to announce that Christian Minter started her position as Nebraska/Education Coordinator on August 3, 2015. Christian is working out of the McGoogan Library of Medicine in Omaha, NE. She accumulated lots of experience with NLM resources as an NLM Associate Fellow over the last two years. During the first year of the fellowship, she managed multiple projects that contributed to improving and promoting NLM resources. The second year was spent at the William H. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University, where she provided instruction, research support and consumer health information services. Her interests in information literacy, instructional design, health literacy, and health disparities will serve her well in her new position. Please join the MCR team in welcoming Christian region. Christian’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org /ch
Wednesday, August 19 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML
- Apple Research Kit – Earlier this year, Apple announced a new platform for clinical research. In this short session we will discuss what ResearchKit is, how it is being used, and potential benefits and concerns.
- Julie Zimmerman of the University of Kansas Medical Center will discuss how she is using PubMed Commons to coordinate student assigned journal clubs.
Wednesday, August 26 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More – HealthReach
Join us at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/
Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded. One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information. Questions to email@example.com