Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
It’s time once again for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to put on your thinking caps about innovative projects for which you need funding. We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations.
In this round, we are offering a new award — the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to support activities that increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources.
Other award options include Express Outreach Awards, with emphasis this time on outreach to the Public Health workforce and/or health professionals. Express Outreach Awards are funded at up to $15,000.
For projects that focus on emerging or innovative roles for information professionals, consider a Medical Library Pilot Project Award, funded up to $15,000. Or, maybe a Health Information Services Award is just the ticket, funded up to $5,000, to support projects that promote the value of health information services within an organization or for the community.
For each award, proposals will be accepted until August 30, 2013. However, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than August 1, 2013 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to email@example.com.
We also offer ongoing funding (ranging from $500 to $2,000) to support costs for professional development, assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities. These ongoing awards are available until funds are expended.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and receiving some great proposals! And, as always, if you have questions, NN/LM PNR staff are here to help.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region are invited to apply for a Professional Development Award for up to $1,500 to attend the University of Washington’s NW Center for Public Health Practice’s Summer Institute: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/opportunities/summer-institute-for-public-health-practice.
To learn more about eligibility and see requirements, go to: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/ProfDev.html. Stay tuned for more funding possibilities from the NN/LM PNR to be announced soon!
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
This Medical Library Pilot Project Award summary was submitted by Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library with Beth Levine & David Tolmie, Systems Librarians; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s (FHCRC) Shared Resources core facilities support biomedical research by providing services and expertise that permit more rapid translation of laboratory studies into clinical applications, improve the feasibility and efficiency of clinical trials, and serve as focal points for access to technology. These facilities give investigators, both on and off campus, opportunities to augment their research with resources that would not otherwise be possible, convenient or cost effective in each individual laboratory.
Eagle-I is a national research resource discovery platform that helps biomedical scientists search for and find previously invisible, but highly valuable, resources. Hosted by Harvard University and under the direction of Dr. Lee Nadler, the eagle-i Consortium has been supported by a two-year, $15 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award (#U24 RR 029825) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Arnold Library is a member of the Shared Resources group at FHCRC, and as an extension of our duty to make scientific information accessible to our research community; we are responsible for the construction, architecture, design and maintenance of the Shared Resources website. Scientists in the SR core labs provide content, guidance and requirements, and library staff members write, edit, photograph and create video and other imagery to promote access to our core labs and provide training to the research community. (more…)
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Guest author: Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This post describes the outcomes of a Technology Improvement Award from NN/LM PNR.
The Arnold Library, a member of the Shared Resources group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), provides a home for the Scholarly Communications/Shared Resources Computer Lab. In the lab, FHCRC researchers and students analyze and visualize data, draft journal articles and books, and prepare presentations and posters for professional conferences. In 2012, prior to our NNLM/PNR award, the computer lab was cramped and awkward, reducing our researchers’ efficiency, ability to collaborate, and limiting the software programs available to them. There was demand for more computers, but we could not expand due to the constraints of the existing workstations and room design. Researchers frequently had to wait for computers to become available, or be turned away. Additionally, we were unable to adequately support the burgeoning need for video production and editing.
Monday, May 20th, 2013
By Emily Glenn, Seattle BioMed
On March 26, 2013, Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest was held at Seattle BioMed in Seattle, WA. The event was made possible by a Regional Symposium award from NN/LM PNR. Image: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.
The goals of the symposium were to familiarize attendees with disaster issues and resources specific to the Pacific Northwest; share best practices in disaster information management; facilitate communication and cooperation among librarians and emergency planners; increase librarian attendees’ knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce; and raise attendees’ awareness about emergency preparedness and response tools and training resources offered through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
The day began with an overview of a catastrophic “megathrust” earthquake in the Pacific Northwest and introduction to relevant USGS resources by Joan Gomberg of the USGS. Next, heard from John Schelling about Washington State Emergency Division Management efforts, including their Great Shake Out drill (coming in October). We also heard from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center about disaster health literature and tools. That afternoon, a panel on cultural competency provided insight into effective communication with non-English speakers during emergencies, particularly around requesting help and performing CPR. Panelists include Rodolfo Hurtado of Viva Hispanic Foundation; Hendrika Meischke of Health Services at University of Washington, and Mei Po Yip, General Internal Medicine, University of Washington. We rounded out the day with a presentation by Jennifer Chi from the Northwest Health Care Response network about unifying diverse response resources in Piece and King counties.
In addition to the presentations, three smaller breakout sessions were held in the afternoon. Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR, facilitated an information session about the MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program. Marlita Reddy Hjelmfelt and Scott Reuters, both experienced in disaster communications, taught attendees about the VOST concept (Virtual Operations Support Teams). Radio technologies and alternative communication strategies were covered Bob Purdom, Telecommunications Field Engineer, Washington Military Department, and Monte Simpson, Communications Manager, Washington State Patrol.
The summit created an opportunity for cross-collaboration in the multidisciplinary event in the form of lots of face-to-face interaction between responders, policy makers, information leaders, and librarians. (Not surprisingly, many in attendance wore more than one of those hats.) Librarians learned more about participating in disaster preparedness and response in coordination with their workplace or community groups. For non-librarians, this event provided a window into the ways that information coordination could be enhanced with library or librarian resources. Throughout the day, many participants asked questions and expressed that they had learned new information. This kind of event reminds participants that it is important to be able to prepare for events – personally, at work, and in the community — every day.
Belfor provided partial sponsorship.
Friday, April 12th, 2013
By Christine Wilson Owens and Yetta Levine, Harborview Medical Center.
Made possible in part by a professional development award from the NNLM/PNR, two staff members from Harborview Medical Center’s EthnoMed program participated in the Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations, March 11-14 in Oakland, CA.
The theme of this year’s conference was Achieving Equity in an Era of Innovation and Health System Transformation. It offered keynote speeches, workshops and roundtable discussions on issues related to cultural/linguistic competence and the reduction of health disparities. Sessions ranged from candid discussions about redressing the legacy of racism and bias in health care, to dialogues about interpreter training and community partnership models in tight fiscal times. Highlights included reports about national initiatives underway at the HHS Office for Civil Rights and opportunities for advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act.
The conference presented a rich opportunity for EthnoMed to promote its work to a national audience and foster relationships with new partners. In particular, two new patient-education projects underway at EthnoMed were highlighted and generated a lot of interest. Yetta Levine networked with attendees from across the country during her poster session about a series of culturally-tailored, narrated diabetes education video slideshows regarding foods and their effect on blood sugar. Christine Wilson Owens shared about a project funded by NNLM/PNR in which HMC’s caseworker/ cultural mediators are using iPads to share health information with limited –English proficient (LEP) patients. Christine also participated in an interactive discussion with stakeholders working in the area of eHealth Equity, and a workshop about plain language and high tech strategies to communicate across language barriers.
Many programs from across the country emphasized best practices and innovative projects in their communities. EthnoMed’s team attended the conference with a strong contingent from Seattle – including staff and providers from Harborview, Swedish, Seattle Children’s and the Cross Cultural Health Care Program – and was thrilled to have the chance to learn and share skills and knowledge among recognized leaders in the field of health care and diversity.