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EDUCATION: Webinar dates – next up in December!

Due to scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Healthy Pets Can Keep People Healthy, Too! -Healthy pets can keep people healthy tooThis presentation will cover  NLM and government related resources that can help answer these questions and more :  What are zoonotic infectious diseases? What are the  best practices for pet owners to prevent their spread?  What can a pet owner do to prepare for their pet’s  care during a disaster? This will be an  interactive and fun webinar is intended to give you ideas you can use !

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Bio-containment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

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 mmagee@unmc.edu

Dr. Lindberg to Retire as Director of NLM

On November 6, 2014, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the upcoming retirement of Don Lindberg as Director of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Lindberg will be retiring at the end of March 2015. Dr. Lindberg’s many accomplishments since he first started in 1984 were described. He is “a pioneer in applying computer and communications technology to biomedical research, health care, and the delivery of health information wherever it is needed.” We have appreciated Dr. Lindberg’s unwavering support of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Click here for the complete statement from Dr. Collins. /ch

November Issue of NIH News in Health

The November 2014 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue, learn about preventing Type II diabetes and read about the complexities of Parkinson’s Disease. /da

NIH Request for Information on Data Management and Data Science

Forwarded from NLM:

Request for Information (RFI) on the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Resources for Teaching and Learning Biomedical Big Data Management and Data Science (Notice number NOT-LM-15-001)

Someone from your institution may want to submit a response to this RFI.  Submissions are due December 31. Details on the information being requested is available. Click here.

An excerpt:

Some needed instructional resources for training in data management and data science are already available. Please identify resources and materials of interest with characteristics such as, but not limited to:

  • Graduate-level short courses, tutorials and workshops (online, in-person or hybrid) that are open to all;
  • Graduate-level online tutorials and modules;
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs;
  • Curriculum plans or resources (including sample datasets or data management plans used in data management training;
  • Evaluation approaches for online data science or data management courses.

NIH is interested in collections (aggregations) of the above as well as individual topics. Materials for self-guided learning must be available online or for download in standard digital formats. /ch

 

National Library of Medicine environmental student health resource….

The National Library of Medicine (NLM)  provides online environmental health student resources for students in grades 1-12.  The information and data in these resources are free and vetted by science professionals.  The resources can be used by science educators in their classrooms, in after school programs, in home school programs, and by students for their academic research assignments.  This is just one of several resources available!

  • Environmental Health Student Portal: Provides middle school/high school  students and educators with information on common environmental health topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals. http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/  (mm)

Ebola Information for the Public

Many of our libraries serve communities whose members are concerned about health care workers and others returning from countries in Africa that are battling Ebola. Our communities may be unsure about the disease is, transmitted and the symptoms. The American Public Health Association has created an Easy-To-Understand Fact Sheet on Ebola that can be printed and distributed. /ch

Health Education Fact Sheet: Ebola

HealthReach (formerly RHIN) has a new health education fact sheet for Ebola. It’s available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Nepali, Oromo, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Urdu./da

EDUCATION: November events – moved to December…

Due t0 scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Pet Health/Healthy People

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Bio-containment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

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 mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Yoga For Health: What the Science Says

The new issue of NIH NCCAM Clinical Digest summarizes current research on yoga for health conditions. Read on to find out if yoga is beneficial for chronic lower back pain, asthma, or arthritis. /da

Refugee Health Information Network now HealthReach

The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) was a national collaborative partnership whose principal focus was to create and make available a database of quality multilingual/multicultural, public health resources to professionals providing care to resettled refugees and asylees. In October, 2014, NLM (SIS) broadened the scope of RHIN by rebranding it HealthReach. This was done to better meet the needs of the diverse non-English and English as a second language speaking audiences. HealthReach continues to recognize the importance of providing refugee and asylee specific information while expanding the information provided to meet the needs of most immigrant populations. Over the next several months we will be adding new resources and reaching out to stakeholders. Please use the new Twitter hand @NLM_HealthReach and use the new URL http://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov. We will be transferring from the .org to .gov site in the next several months. You will notice there isn’t much change between the old RHIN and the new HealthReach – this was intentional to help with the continuity of service through the transition. We appreciate any feedback you have!/da