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E-Learning Institute Fellowship for Public Health Professionals

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF), invites distance learning professionals who are responsible for developing online training products to apply to participate in the E-Learning Institute (ELI) Fellowship. The ELI Fellowship empowers education and training professionals from state and local health departments and public health organizations with the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to create quality e-learning products.

For more information on this Fellowship, visit ( /cm

DOCLINE Users: Update Your Schedules in 5.2

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Hello DOCLINE Users,

DOCLINE 5.2 is up and running well.  There are some things you can do immediately to update your account.

  1. Please set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending via your institution record. The default setting is for 7 days per week. You will need to manually update to override the default setting.   The directions may be found HERE
  2. Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans. You no longer need the RML’s approval for those out-of-office dates .  You can read how to set up the dates HERE

For complete release details, please see the Release Notes


NLM Informatics Lecture Series: Use of Clinical Big Data to Inform Precision Medicine

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

National Library of Medicine Informatics Lecture Series
Use of Clinical Big Data to Inform Precision Medicine
Joshua Denny, MD

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm CT

This talk will be broadcast live at

Precision medicine offers the promise of improved diagnosis and more effective, patient-specific therapies. Typically, clinical research studies have been pursued by enrolling a cohort of willing participants in a town or region, and obtaining information and tissue samples from them. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Denny and his team have linked phenotypic information from de-identified electronic health records (EHRs) to a DNA repository of nearly 200,000 samples, creating a ‘virtual’ cohort. This approach allows study of genomic basis of disease and drug response using real-world clinical data. Finding the right information in the EHR can be challenging, but the combination of billing data, laboratory data, medication exposures, and natural language processing has enabled efficient study of genomic and pharmacogenomic phenotypes. The Vanderbilt research team has put many of these discovered pharmacogenomic characteristics into practice through clinical decision support. The EHR also enables the inverse experiment – starting with a genotype and discovering all the phenotypes with which it is associated – a phenome-wide association study (PheWAS). PheWAS requires a densely-phenotyped population such as found in the EHR. Dr. Denny’s research team has used PheWAS to replicate more than 300 genotype-phenotype associations, characterize pleiotropy, and discover new associations. They have also used PheWAS to identify characteristics within disease subtypes. /cm

Congratulations to the BINGO Winners at MCMLA!

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in the RML Session – NN/LM MCR Past and Future at MCMLA last week.

Congratulations to our BINGO winners!

Ruby Nugent
Kristen DeSanto
Liz Kellermeyer
Darrell Willoughby
Laura Cullerton
Shelie Vacek
Gwen Wilson
Shawn Steidinger

DOCLINE 5.2 Released

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

From the DOCLINE-L Email Discussion List:

All –

DOCLINE 5.2 has been released and is now available.

**5.2 Action Items:

— Set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending (

— Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans – RML review no longer required (

— Review your Institution record to ensure your lending service offerings are compatible with the library’s schedule.  Update Lend Preferences, and ILL contacts if changed.


We anticipate that the library availability enhancements will improve overall system performance by reducing the number of requests routed to libraries not actively lending, resulting in shorter times to fill and fewer routes to fill. Improved request receipt rates from lenders and faster individual turnaround time may also result.

For complete release details, see the Release Notes:

If you have any questions or problems, please complete the relevant form linked from Contact Us at the top of the DOCLINE screen.

– Lis

Acting DOCLINE Team Lead


NLM Biomedical Informatics Course Accepting Applications

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses to be held April 3-9 and September 11-17 at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in Young Harris, Georgia.

This is a week-long survey course designed to familiarize individuals with the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises, participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and application areas of biomedical informatics. The target audience includes medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, clinical practitioners, and faculty who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions.

Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2015 at 8 a.m. All applicants will be notified by the end of January/early February of their application status.

Successful applicants will be asked for a commitment to attend the entire course and all sessions. Travel, hotel, and meals of all successful applicants will be paid for by Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) under their contract with NLM.

For more information and to apply for the course see

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Adrienne Hayes at  /cm

REMM: New Design with Significant Content Updates

Friday, October 9th, 2015



The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.

The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.

We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for

  • Interactive Clinical Tools
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Reference and Data
  • Overview of REMM and
  • Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices

One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.

Significant content updates are HERE



Next Generation Sequencing Online Workshop

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

From October 13 to October 23, NCBI will present the first iteration of NCBI NOW, a free online experience aimed at those new to next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis. Enrollment in this course is limited to the first 1,000 participants who sign up through the ORAU Portal. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please only sign up for this educational opportunity if you will be able to participate fully.

Learners will watch 6-7 videos (average video duration: 45-60 minutes) online during the first 7 days of the course. These videos will cover the basics of NGS data, preprocessing, quality control and alignment strategies for both DNA-Seq and RNA-Seq, as well as a brief discussion of downstream analysis. Additionally, we will demonstrate how to leverage BLAST tools for NGS analysis.

Information on this workshop. /da

Free Integrative Medicine CME and CEU for Physicians, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is offering free, comprehensive videolectures about research in complementary health approaches. Topics range from mind-body pain therapies to acupuncture. These online videolectures provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of science, as related to complementary medicine.

This series was designed for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals interested in research and learning about complementary medicine. Researchers, students, and members of the public are also welcome to view the online lectures and learn about NCCAM’s research.

Health professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits (CME and CEU) and a certificate of completion at no cost./da

Updated Login Information for DIMRC Webinar: “Stress and the Relaxation Response”

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Updated log in for Thursday’s (October 8th)  call:

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, October 8, click  Here

Meeting Number:  627 830 517

Meeting Password: 1234

First time users of WebEx may be required to install WebEx client software.