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Webinar: Peggy Cruse on the 2015 Research Data Access & Preservation Summit

Peggy Cruse from National Jewish Health (NJH) will share her experience of attending the 2015 Research Data Access & Preservation Summit.  Peggy was funded by the NN/LM Professional Development Award. She will explain how the NJH Library is working with administration and campus stakeholders to assess current service gaps and strengthen existing data management services. In her presentation, Peggy will provide Summit highlights and explain how she’s integrating these ideas into meaningful practices at NJH. Health sciences librarians and informationists, especially those new to data management and those in hospital settings, will benefit from attending this session.

When: July 1, 2015 11am MT, 12pm CT.


Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Instructions will follow to access the audio portion. /ch

NCCIH Clinical Digest: ADHD

The June issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest is now available online. This issue’s focus is on evidence-based complementary and integrative approached for ADHD.  Subscribe to NCCIH Clinical Digest./da

SciENcv — Converting Profiles that Use the Old NIH Biosketch Format to the New NIH Biosketch Format

The newest release of SciENcv has a feature to help users convert biosketches from the former NIH format to the new format, which took effect January 2015. Step by step conversion instructions are in the latest NLM Technical Bulletin. /da

Last Day to Apply – Mobile Apps Experience Project

We have a few more App cards available! Take advantage of this last chance to apply and participate!

Deadline is Today – Tuesday June 16th

Through this program, qualifying full Network members will receive a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase card in exchange for at least 4 evaluations of apps appropriate to the field of health science librarianship. This is a great opportunity to try several for-fee apps and share your experiences with others in the region.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday June 16, 2015. See this link for details and to apply:

Please contact Alicia Lillich if you have any questions.

Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises

New from the DISASTER -OUTREACH – LIB email list:

Title: Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises

Date: Thursday, June 18

Time: 1pm ET/Noon CT/ 11am MT/10am PT


Synopsis: First Responders Group at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and FEMA’s Higher Education Program are co-sponsoring this event to share innovative approaches to designing and conducting drills and exercises. Guest presenters include Carla Boyce, director of FEMA’s National Exercise Division; Douglas Kahn, program manager for FEMA’s Virtual Table Top Exercise Program; and Boyce Wilson, homeland security planner for the Heart of Texas Council of Governments. Attendees can earn a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits upon completing a short quiz at the end of the event.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand opportunities to innovate within the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) process
  • Explain how virtual exercises can efficiently and effectively meet your objectives
  • Identify best practices and innovative approaches to design, conduct and evaluate exercises    [jh]

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Working Group Report

From NLM:

On Thursday, June 22, 2015  the NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins accepted a report from his Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) that sets forth a strategic vision to position the NIH NLM as a unifying force in biomedicine and the epicenter for biomedical data science.  This move will ensure that NLM, the world’s largest biomedical library, will continue to be a valuable resource to medical and scientific communities and to the public.  The report was presented at the 110th meeting of the ACD.  You can learn more from the NIH press release,  the report from the ACD NLM Working Group. and a news article in Science.  /ch

NIH News in Health – June 2015

Check out the June issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

This month:
HIV and AIDS: Know the Facts
Treatments Work, but Prevention Is Key
Today, people infected with HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—can live full, healthy lives, in large part because of medicines and other discoveries made with NIH support.

Talking With Your Doctor
Make the Most of Your Appointment
Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health

Health Capsules:

Mapping Language Problems in the Brain

Healthy and Fun Family Recipes

Featured Website: NIH’s National Cancer Institute

New Name for PubMed Related Citations Discovery Tool

From NLM Technical Bulletin:

To be clearer, the PubMed “Related citations” feature was renamed to “Similar articles.” User interviews revealed confusion about the definition of the “Related citations” listed in the results set. “Similar articles” was chosen because “Related citations” is ambiguous. There are several types of relationships that articles may have. The algorithm to generate the results has not been modified./ch

Funding for 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

The National Library of Medicine is seeking proposals for the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project. NLM is looking for libraries and other organizations to work together to improve awareness of, access to, and use of HIV/AIDS medicine and public health information. Organizations, institutions, and agencies working in any phase of HIV/AIDS management are eligible. NLM will fund the design and implementation of outreach projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients, the affected community, their caregivers and the general public.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000. Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site : <>

MCR staff are available to discuss your project ideas and review your proposal before submission.  /ch

Directory of History of Medicine Collections: A Valuable Resource

Learn about the Directory of History of Medicine Collections as a resource and the capabilities of the fully searchable database.  Libraries, museums, archives and others with history of medicine collections will hear the benefits of adding collections to this valuable resource.  Presented by Crystal Smith, Reference Librarian, Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, National Library of Medicine.

Tues, June 9, 2015 / 10-11 MT, 11-12 CT  Online / No Registration Required  Click here to log in <>

Sponsored by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region/ch