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NIH News in Health, May issue

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark


 Gender Sex and Gender
How Being Male or Female Can Affect Your Health
Men and women are similar in many ways, but sex and social factors can affect your risk for disease, your response to medications, and how often you seek medical care. Read more about sex, gender, and health.
 Gluten Going Gluten Free?
Necessary for Some, Optional for Others
A gluten-free diet can be a lifestyle choice for many. But for those with a condition known as celiac disease, it’s a medical necessity. Read more about gluten and celiac disease.

Health Capsules:

Researchers Examine the Structure of Zika Virus

Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents

Featured Website: Education – Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering


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DOCLINE Coordination Office

Greetings DOCLINE Community,

My name is Ashley Cuffia, and I am the Coordinator for the new NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office.

Starting on May 1st, 2016,  the National Network of Libraries of Medicine user support for DOCLINE will be managed by the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO). This office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus. This new national office will combine all customer service of DOCLINE into one office thereby eliminating the need for each regional office to provide support. In addition to handling the day-to-day customer support of DOCLINE, NDCO will also provide DOCLINE training and LinkOut assistance.

The NN/LM will be eliminating all 1-800 service, so a dedicated telephone number and email address have been created for NDCO, so if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at (410)706-4173 or email

The NDCO office will be open 9:00 AM ET through 7:00 PM ET, to allow for expanded coverage.

I am looking forward to this great opportunity to serve the DOCLINE community.

Ashley Cuffia
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Supporting Medical Education in a Primary Care Clerkship LiME Webinar

Are you interested in hearing how other libraries support primary care clerkship programs?  Join us in this informal and short webinar to hear our colleague, Paul Bain, share his experience teaching Evidence-Based Medicine in a Primary Care Clerkship.  There will also be time for questions and to get ideas from other teaching librarians.

Time & Date:  10:00 to 10:30 on Wednesday, May 4th

Description:  Paul Bain, a Reference and Education Librarian at Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine, will share his experiences teaching Evidence-Based Medicine within a Primary Care Clerkship.


Webinar details will be sent to participants.

About LiME:

LiME, or Librarians in Medical Education, began as a SIG within the NEGEA community in 2007. The purpose of the SIG was to serve as an opportunity for those teaching information literacy skills to students, residents and faculty to meet with and learn from others in the region who are on the forefront of planning and executing medical curriculum. LiME is not just for librarians but is for anyone interested in how knowledge of using the medical literature and information literacy plays a role in medical education.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the NN/LM NER Instructional Design Community of Interest.

More Information:  Contact Jessica Kilham ( directly.

Jessica Kilham, MLIS
Public Services Librarian
Edward and Barbara Netter Library
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

  1. 582. 7952

Disaster Health Information: The Basics

Wednesday, April 27th
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Long Island, NY
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery. This interactive, case-based class will cover key sources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), federal and non-federal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information will also be discussed.

At the end of the course, participants will be:

Comfortable locating disaster health information
Confident using a variety of disaster health databases, tools and websites
Knowledgeable about initiatives and technologies for accessing disaster health information

Presented by: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

This hands-on workshop is limited to 28 participants. Medical Library Association (MLA) CEU credits will be awarded to all attendees.

Details and registration: (participants can bring registration fee to the class or mail afterwards)

Kate Flewelling, MLIS
Outreach Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-624-3336

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