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How Harry Potter Spent the Winter at Bryant University

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Harry Potter Exhibit

It all started with the NER Weekly Update. I happened to click on the link about booking an NLM traveling exhibit (https://nnlm.gov/ner/blog/2014/12/18/book-at-nlm-travelling-exhibit/) and thus the adventure began. We worked with the NLM Exhibition team to find an open calendar spot and book the World of Harry Potter and Renaissance Medicine . The process was incredibly easy and setting up the exhibit itself was quite simple.

This was a fantastic opportunity to welcome folks from the University community as well as surrounding towns to our campus. We even had a middle school program plan a field trip around visiting the exhibit!
We were thrilled with this experience and will be looking to host another exhibit in the future.

By Allison Papini
Research and Instruction Librarian
Douglas & Judith Krupp Library
Bryant University
Smithfield, RI

NLM Harry Potter Exhibit

 

New England Region Educational Needs Assessment

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Please let us know your interests for professional development by completing this brief survey.  We are interested to learn what webinars and events you found most helpful, and what topics and formats you would like for upcoming regional programs.

This is your chance to provide feedback on our professional development opportunities and make sure your professional development needs are met.  Thank you very much!

NIH Funding Opportunity (NIMH)

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

 NIMH Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIMH R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs and advance the priorities outlined in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan and the research program priorities of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR).

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Mentoring Activities and Research Experiences, that either capitalize on existing networks of collaborating investigators or develop institute-based research education programs. Mentoring activities are expected to be primary and the cornerstone of proposed programs though all programs must also provide research experiences. Research Education Programs are expected to enhance the professional development of the participants and foster a career trajectory towards independent research in the mental health of HIV/AIDS.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): August 7, 2015

Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to application due date

AIDS Application Due Date: September 7, 2015

Learn more here: PAR-15-145

For more information about HIV/AIDS resources, visit the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services HIV/AIDS Information page.

SIS coordinates many of NLM’s HIV/AIDS information activities and its web site provides access to a comprehensive list of resources within and outside of NLM. SIS collaborates with other agencies to produce AIDSinfo, the primary Department of Health and Human Services web site for federally approved treatment guidelines, clinical trials, drug, and vaccine information.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

NIH Funding Opportunity (Native Americans)

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral diseases, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic diseases, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, oral disease, or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA Native Americans include the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term ‘Native Hawaiian’ means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area which now comprises the State of Hawaii.

Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days before the application due date
Application Due Date: May 12, 2015
Learn more here: PAR-14-260
For more information on American Indian health, visit the Specialized Information Services American Indian Health page. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this web site brings together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. It includes links to evaluated health information from an assortment of resources, web sites, and databases.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

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