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Archive for February, 2010

Save the date for Science Bootcamp!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The second annual Science Bootcamp for Librarians will be held at UMASS Lowell June 9-11th. This year’s topics include genetics, climate change, and remote sensing. For further details, go to http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2010

Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) Free Period for Haiti Extended to March 19th

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) is a partnership of the National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. EAI provides free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public in the United States affected by disasters. The Initiative was activated on January 25 and free access to full text publications has been extended to March 19, 2010. For more information go to: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov.

Black history month – addressing health disparities

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Forwarded from Siobhan Champ-Blackwell’s blog, Bringing Health to the Community

http://www.guttmacher.org/media/inthenews/2010/02/16/index.html
As the United States celebrates Black History Month, one enduring challenge we face as a nation is the persistent health disparities between black and white Americans. The area of sexual and reproductive health, in particular, is riddled with inequities, including differences in contraceptive failure rates, unintended pregnancy and abortion among teen and adult women, and rates of infection with HIV and other STIs among both men and women. While much progress has been made, our efforts and attention need to be directed toward equalizing health outcomes for all Americans.

NLM Consumer Health Update Webcast

Friday, February 12th, 2010

NLM Consumer Health Update
Presenter: Michelle Eberle
Dates: February 18, 2010
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Registration information

This teleconference for NN/LM New England Region network members will highlight what’s new with National Library of Medicine online resources for the public. Stay up-to-date with the latest changes to NLM consumer health resources!

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