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

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.

Funding Opportunity from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Seek, Test, Treat and Retain For Youth and Young Adults Living with or at High Risk for Acquiring HIV (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to examine delivery models of HIV-focused services (testing, linkage, engagement and retention in care) for high risk or already HIV+ infected youth and young adults. Applications should incorporate substance use into study aims and service delivery objectives should address access to substance use prevention, screening, and treatment.  The developmental, structural, and systemic factors related to serving youth need to be clearly incorporated into study aims, rather than simple incremental refocusing of existing interventions to younger people.

Application Due Date: April 14, 2015 (Letter of Intent due February 15, 2015)

Learn more here: RFA-DA-15-019

Eligibility Information:

Higher Education Institutions

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education

For-Profit Organizations

Governments

Other

  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations

About NIDA:

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.  This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Michael Honch

Outreach Intern

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Desk: 301.443-7635

michael.honch@nih.gov

Working Group to Chart the Course for the National Library of Medicine

After decades of extraordinary service to the NIH as the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Dr. Donald Lindberg will be retiring at the end of March 2015. Don has led the Library through dramatic and transformative changes in the way in which we collect, analyze, and share information. In order to help chart the course for the next era of health and biological science information, I have assembled an excellent team of experts across sectors in many disciplines — biomedical research, bioinformatics, library sciences, publishing, and patient care. Established as a working group of my Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD), this distinguished group has been asked to lay out the vision for the NLM, in order to ensure it remains an international leader in biomedical and health information.

For more go to http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02032015_working-group_nlm.htm

 

NLM Announces Pill Image Recognition Request for Information

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has issued a call for participation in a Pill Image Recognition (PIR) Request for Information (RFI). Unidentified and misidentified prescription pills present challenges for individuals and professionals. Unidentified pills can be found by family members, health professionals, educators, and law enforcement. The nine out of 10 US citizens over age 65 who take more than one prescription pill can be prone to misidentifying those pills. This PIR RFI is a pilot for a forthcoming PIR Challenge whose goal is to develop smart phone apps that individuals can use to take pictures of prescription pills and then search for and retrieve pill images and associated data of likely matches in an NLM database. NLM anticipates that respondents will include professionals and students, individually or in teams, in computer vision and computer graphics working on content-based image retrieval.

The RFI for the PIR Pilot is at:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a1a694718366ea7cbaf8f715047d63e1&tab=core&_cview=0

Instructions for responding to the RFI are at:
http://pir.nlm.nih.gov/pilot/instructions.html

The deadline for submissions to this RFI is Monday, April 27, 2015.

Questions and comments are welcome at:
pir@nlm.nih.gov

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