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NCBI Webinar – November 5th

Friday, October 24th, 2014

On November 5th, NCBI will have a webinar entitled “Exploring and Downloading Sequences and Annotations for Genomes and Metagenomes at the NCBI”. This presentation will introduce you to how NCBI processes genome-level data and produces annotation through the prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome annotation pipelines and show you how to access and download these data from the NCBI site.

You will learn to find, browse, and download genome-level data for your organism of interest and for environmental and organismal metagenomes using the BioProject and Assembly resources. In addition to assembled and annotated data, you will see how to retrieve and download draft whole genome shotgun and read-level next-gen sequencing data from the Nucleotide and Sequence Read Archive (SRA) databases. You will also see how to access results of precomputed analyses of genomes, as well as perform your own analyses of assembled and unassembled genomic data using NCBI’s genome BLAST and SRA-BLAST services.

See materials and video from previous webinars and descriptions of upcoming webinars on the NCBI Webinars page.

* Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7154056329796392706

* NCBI Webinars: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/education/webinars/

 

AHIP: Academy Tip of the Month

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Are you working on or planning to renew your membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals? Attending fall conferences? Don’t forget to store your materials that support conference activities that can be used toward academy membership.

These activities include:

  • poster presenter
  • presenter
  • attendee
  • exhibitor/demonstrator
  • annual meeting videographer
  • judge for research papers/posters
  • and so much more

You can store your academy support materials in your “My MLANET: Certification/AHIP Portfolio” area on MLANET.

To learn more about which activities can be used toward the academy and the number of points each is worth, please review the How to Earn AHIP Points web page and check out “Individual Accomplishments, Part 2” for specific conference points.

If you have any questions  contact your Credentialing Liaison, Meredith Solomon, meredith.solomon@umassmed.edu

New Version of MedlinePlus Mobile

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

[NLM Announcement]

Today, MedlinePlus released new versions of the MedlinePlus Mobile sites in English and Spanish. The mobile site URLs are http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol.

Like the original versions of the mobile sites, the redesigned sites are optimized for mobile phones and tablets.  Unlike the original mobile sites that contained only a subset of the information available on MedlinePlus, the new sites have all of the content found on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español.  They also have an improved design for easier use on mobile devices.

The key features of the redesigned mobile sites are:

Access to all the content available on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español . Improved navigation using “Menu” and “Search” menus to access search and major areas of the sites . Enhanced page navigation with the ability to open and close sections within pages . Updated look and feel with a refreshed design

This new version of MedlinePlus Mobile is the first step in redesigning MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español to behave responsively.  Responsively designed Web sites automatically change their layouts to fit the screen of the device on which they are viewed, whether that is a desktop monitor or a mobile touchscreen.

In 2015, the MedlinePlus team will release a fully responsive version of MedlinePlus to provide a consistent user experience from the desktop, tablet, or phone. This will remove the need for a separate mobile site. Users will then have one destination for MedlinePlus (www.medlineplus.gov) when using any device.

Until then, try out this first offering of MedlinePlus’s responsive design on your smartphone at http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol. Send us your feedback and comments about the new site via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.

Announcement from:

Stephanie Narva Dennis, MLS
Head, Health Information Products Unit
http://MedlinePlus.gov – Trusted Health Information for You National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
301-435-4898  | Stephanie.Dennis@nih.gov

NLM Biomedical Informatics Course-applications being accepted

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Georgia Regents University (GRU)  is pleased to open applications for the Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics course.

The NLM Biomedical Informatics Course, now entering its 22nd year, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field. NLM plans to take the skills shaped over the past two decades at MBL to its new colleagues at GRU.

The Spring 205 course is scheduled for April 12-18, 2015 and  the Fall 2015 course will be held September 27-October 3, 2015.
The course will be held at a conference center in Young Harris, GA, frequently used by Georgia Regents University, at no cost to participants.

Application to the course is open to all, but space is limited. Preference will be given to American applicants who demonstrate, through a brief application letter, that they have the significant need for an understanding of the informatics solutions that are available to address their biomedical research, practice and education challenges and that, through their official position, they are significant “change agents” who can influence the adoption of best practices in their own environment and expand the influence of the course to others through teaching or by example.

Application information can be found at http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/apply.php

Course information can be found at http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/index.php

Application Deadline for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015: December 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT.

The course, co-directed by James J. Cimino, MD, Chief, Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Library of Medicine and the NIH Clinical Center, and NLM Director Donald Lindberg, MD, will guide participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

The co-principal investigators from GRU are Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, Professor and Director of Libraries, and Kathy J. Davies, MLS, Chair, Research and Education Services, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library.

GRU is one of four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia, home to the Medical College of Georgia and the state’s sole dental college. The University traces its roots to 1828, and in its present-day incarnation boasts nine colleges and schools with nearly 10,000 students.

Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM is the world’s largest medical library, with nearly 22 million items in its collection. A leader in information innovation, it is the developer of electronic information services used by scientists, health professionals and the public around the world.

Please contact Dr. Brenda Seago or Kathy Davies if you have any questions.

 

Dr. Brenda Seago

Principal Investigator
Professor and Director
GRU University Libraries
bseago@gru.edu

 

Kathy Davies
Project Leader
Chair, Research and Education Services
Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library
kadavies@gru.edu

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