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Recruiting Proposal Reviewers

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

We are looking for Network Members interested to review proposals for funding. If you volunteer to review proposals, we’ll send them to you in mid-March to be reviewed by April 15th.  Please email me at if you are interested to serve as a reviewer.  You can earn 5 AHIP credits for serving as a proposal reviewer.

Please note that there is will time to apply for funding. We’ll accept proposals until March 16th. If you are interested to apply for funding, please email Mary Piorun with your intent to apply. We offer funding for projects related to digitization, member program development, community preparedness, technology improvement, library services to health agencies, health information outreach, and health information research.

Michelle Eberle, Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator


Funding Opportunity from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to enhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. This program is designed to expand the capability for biomedical research by providing grant support to institutions that have developed successful programs that promote diversity and serve health disparity populations and that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or in health-related sciences.

Application Due Date: February 19, 2015
Learn more here: RFA-HL-16-007

Eligibility Information:
Applicant institutions must (1) have an institutional mission focused on serving students and diverse communities that are not well represented in NHLBI-funded research, or legislation recognizing such efforts, (2) serve high concentrations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds (a college or university where 20% or more of the student population receive Pell grants will be accepted as an indicator of concentrated student disadvantage), and (3) have a demonstrated need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions, e.g., obesity), lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
Independent medical and graduate schools must (1) provide health care-related services to disadvantaged and underserved communities, and (2) have a need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions e.g., obesity), lung, and blood diseases.

About the NHLBI:
The NHLBI provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. The Institute collaborates with patients, families, health care professionals, scientists, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and the media to promote the application of research results and leverage resources to address public health needs.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635

NLM Request for Information

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide input to the Working Group of Advisory Committee to the NIH Director as they develop a strategic vision for NLM.

This Request for Information (RFI) seeks input regarding the strategic vision for the NLM to ensure that it remains an international leader in biomedical data and health information. In particular, comments are being sought regarding the current value of and future need for NLM programs, resources, research and training efforts, and services (e.g., databases, software, collections) – collectively referred to in this RFI hereafter as “NLM elements”.

Your comments can include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Current NLM elements that are of the most, or least, value to the research community (including biomedical, clinical, behavioral, health services, public health, and historical researchers) and future capabilities that will be needed to support evolving scientific and technological activities and needs.
  • Current NLM elements that are of the most, or least, value to health professionals (e.g., those working in health care, emergency response, toxicology, environmental health, and public health) and future capabilities that will be needed to enable health professionals to integrate data and knowledge from biomedical research into effective practice.
  • Current NLM elements that are of most, or least, value to patients and the public (including students, teachers, and the media) and future capabilities that will be needed to ensure a trusted source for rapid dissemination of health knowledge into the public domain.
  • Current NLM elements that are of most, or least, value to other libraries, publishers, organizations, companies, and individuals who use NLM data, software tools, and systems in developing and providing value-added or complementary services and products and future capabilities that would facilitate the development of products and services that make use of NLM resources.
  • How NLM could be better positioned to help address the broader and growing challenges associated with:
  • Biomedical informatics, “big data”, and data science;
  • Electronic health records;
  • Digital publications; or
  • Other emerging challenges/elements warranting special consideration

Upcoming Webinar: Technology Today: Evaluation 2.0: Trends, New Ideas, Cool Tools

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Learn about technology and trends affecting you.

The third in our new quarterly webinar series, Technology Today.

March 5, 2015

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Register here.

Guest Speaker: Cindy Olney

Cindy Olney is the acting assistant director of the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. About 25 years ago, she kicked off her evaluation career by designing a really long survey full of yes-no questions and five-point scales.

Evaluation 2.0: Trends, New Ideas, Cool Tools

The era of long surveys full of yes-no questions and five-point scales is waning. The emerging trend in evaluation practice emphasizes interaction and social engagement of stakeholders. This webinar will present tools and methods designed to accommodate this trend. Topics include story-based evaluation methods, technology tools to support data collection, and data visualization techniques that can generate broad interest in evaluation findings.

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