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Building Awareness of Gender Differences that are Important to Healthcare and Research Studies

This series of free videos are intended for use by researchers, course instructors and students for better understanding of the African-American, Pacific Islander, American Indian, African, and Latino communities. The hope is that awareness of gender issues specific to each community and across communities will improve the ways in which researchers and healthcare providers collaborate with diverse communities throughout the research and healthcare process.Videos include gender roles, diet, exercise, education, finance, mental health, reproductive health, substance abuse, transportation needs, and traditional remedies. /da

NCBI Milestone – 1 million YouTube views

The kind folks at NCBI report that as of December 31, 2014, they have passed the 1 million mark for lifetime views on their YouTube channel! What a great way to end 2014!

If you subscribe to the NCBI YouTube channel, you can join the growing million+ people who are finding presentations and tutorials about NCBI biomolecular and biomedical literature databases and tools.

Subscribe to the NCBI YouTube channel today and you too can stay up to date on all their tutorials and webinars offered.

* NCBI YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM
* NCBI video playlists: http://youtu.be/OZxxsRm0pP4?list=PLH-TjWpFfWrt-lX_ltntX1M75KBXb03g9
* NCBI News: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/news/

Information for this post came from the ncbi-announce mailing list

jb

IOM Report: Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has release a new report providing guiding principles and a practical framework for the responsible sharing of clinical trial data. Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk looks at many aspects of clinical trials and the publication of results. Of special interest to academic librarians is the section discussing the clinical trial life cycle and when to share data. The report is available free to download or read online. /da

EDUCATION: January webinars….Presto, Chango! AND PubMed Health

Wednesday, January 21 – 10:00 MT/2:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML

  • Presto Chango:  From Collection Stewards to Connection Instigators .  Jean Shipman and Christy Jarvis, from the University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library will share the rationale, strategy, and outcomes of their recent radical library transformation – shifting away from collecting books in favor of connecting people.

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More – PubMed Health

  • John Bramble will give a whirlwind tour of PubMed Health,  an NCBI resource that provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. This really cool database specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. There will be discussion on how attendees see this resource being used in their library practices.

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

 

FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE: Professional Development opportunities!

Wanting to start the new year by learning something new?  Have you been looking at a conference announcement?   Thinking about how you could fund your attendance?   The NN/LM MCR want to help! A librarian’s continuing education is essential to staying current.   The NN/LM, MidContinental Region would like to invite you to consider applying for Professional Development funding (approximately $1500 per award) which supports Network member librarians.   Applicants are encouraged to think/discuss  benefits they could derive from attending an event and sharing knowledge afterwards at their library, and with upper level institutional administration.   Two awards are especially designated for activities on E-Science or Data Curation.  Details at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/profdev.html . Questions to Marty Magee,  mmagee@unmc.edu.  (mm)

Easy-to-Understand Medicine Instructions Available From AHRQ in Six Languages

New standardized instructions that improve patients’ understanding of when to take medications, and possibly reduce errors while improving adherence, are available from the AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center. The instructions for taking pills follow the Universal Medication Schedule, which simplifies complex medicine regimens by using standard time periods (morning, noon, evening and bedtime). They are available in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. The instructions were developed in response to research that has shown that more explicit prescription medicine instructions are better understood than instructions that are vague or require an individual to calculate when to take a medicine. The AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center provides pharmacists with tools and other resources, such as the Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool. /da

Discussion on statistical theory / BLAST database: Dates for Part 1&2

Please forward on to your favorite genomic researchers who might appreciate this high level discussion…

On Thursday, January 22nd, Stephen Altschul of NCBI will present the first part of a discussion of the statistical theory for local sequence alignments like those produced by the BLAST database search programs. It will cover the statistical parameters for local alignment scoring systems, and the formulas for calculating bit scores and asymptotic E-values and p-values from raw alignments scores.

Part 2 of this presentation will continue on Thursday, January 29th. It will be a discussion of the considerations that go into the construction and selection of amino acid and nucleic acid scoring systems for pairwise local sequence alignment. It will briefly cover the PAM and BLOSUM series of amino acid substitution matrices, and also the concepts of relative entropy and efficiency for substitution matrices.

To sign up, click here:

* Part 1 – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5157554322839318274

* Part 2 – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1397330108961689090

Above announcement from ncbi-announce@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – jb

Marty Magee – Changing Jobs

Marty Magee has been the NN/LM MCR Nebraska and Education Coordinator since Nov 1, 2003. Now she’s going to use her experience and knowledge to focus on instructional design. Marty will be in the new position of Instructional Designer at McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. If you’ve learned from any of our live or recorded Breezing Along with the RML or Discover NLM and More! sessions you can thank Marty for making sure that we have something useful and interesting to present each month. We’ll miss her cajoling and prodding us to make sure you won’t be disappointed. Marty has also been responsible for touching base with all of the Network members in Nebraska—informing them about NLM resources, celebrating their successes, listening to their challenges. She is a founding member of Health Literacy Nebraska that develops and implement projects focused on improving the health literacy of all Nebraskans.

Marty’s last day with the RML will be January 16, 2015. We appreciate what she’s contributed to the region and wish her the best in her new position. /ch

EDUCATION: January webinars….

Wednesday, January 21 – 10:00 MT/2:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML

  • Presto Chango:  From Collection Stewards to Connection Instigators .  Jean Shipman and Christy Jarvis, from the University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library will share the rationale, strategy, and outcomes of their recent radical library transformation – shifting away from collecting books in favor of connecting people.

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More

  • A new look at PubMed Health with John Bramble.

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

Communicating Risk with Icon Arrays

icon2IconArray.com is a tool out of the University of Michigan, to create icons for communicating risk. Developers have made the tool free under the Creative Commons License. Users can generate icons with one, two or three risk/benefits. /da