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Recording Available: NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

On March 5, NCBI hosted a full-to-capacity webinar outlining the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central (PMC) submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create biosketches.  The slides and Q & A are available on the NCBI FTP site ( The March 5 recording is available on the NCBI You Tube channel.

A live re-broadcast of the webinar will be held on April 21, 2015.

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous March 18 on Translational Research

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

“Translational Research in the Pacific Northwest” will be presented by Diana Louden, who is the Biomedical and Translational Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.

March 18, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

Diana Louden will provide an overview of translational research – particularly as it relates to research conducted in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region.  Diana will describe the work of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences and her role as a translational sciences librarian.  She’ll also give examples of resources, training, and research support provided by ITHS that are available to people throughout the WWAMI region. (more…)

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous January 21 on Evidence-Based Management

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Attitudes, beliefs and barriers in healthcare organizations about evidence-based management: Results from a Study of Idaho Hospitals
presented by Ruiling Guo, associate professor and health sciences librarian at Idaho State University (ISU) Idaho Health Sciences Library

January 21, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

Funded by the NN/LM PNR, Ruiling has collaboratively worked with her partners, Idaho State University teaching faculty in health care administration, on a needs assessment project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a needs assessment survey to identify hospital leaders’ beliefs and attitudes toward the practice of evidence-based management and potential needs for providing an evidence-based management training program to Idaho healthcare administrators. Ruiling will share her collaborative research findings and future plan with audience.

To attend go to and login as a Guest, using your own name.  Once logged into the web meeting, a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen, just call the 800 number and use the participant code that appears in the Notes box on the screen.

If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later.

Most PNR Rendezvous webcast sessions are eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE) for attending the webcast and completing a brief online evaluation form at a website that is provided during the end of the webcast. Upon completion of the form, you will be able to e-mail MLA and request a CE certificate.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future PNR Rendezvous webcasts.

PNR Rendezvous for December 10 (rescheduled)- Integrating Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) Skills into a Case-Based Medical School Curriculum

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Well, oops!   We had to reschedule our November 19 PNR Rendezvous event due to technical difficulties.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to reschedule our speakers, Jane D. Saxton, Director of Library Services, and Jennifer Beardsley, Senior Librarian, of Bastyr University, who will present on Integrating Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) Skills into a Case-Based Medical School Curriculum.

Rescheduled for December 10, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska, 2 PM Mountain). 


November is National Diabetes Month

Monday, November 24th, 2014

turkeyThanksgiving is soon approaching, a time when many are giving thanks for food, family and health. Many favorite dishes are loaded with sugars and it is tempting to overeat. This can be a health issue for those with diabetes. Whether we have a family history or not, we shouldn’t deprive ourselves but rather, consider eating in moderation while enjoying a great feast.

The Diabetes Educator website provides a nice visual on how to divide your plate along with some healthier recipes:

The American Diabetes Association includes tips on Navigating the Thanksgiving Feast and other holiday tips:

So go ahead and enjoy the feast but remember that if you’re thankful for your health, stuff that turkey and not yourself! (more…)

Next Hot Topics Webinar: Ebola Preparedness in Washington State

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

As the current Ebola outbreak continues to unfold, public health departments around the country are readying their staff and communities for a possible response. In the November session of Hot Topics, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, will speak about the Ebola preparedness efforts underway in Washington State.

In the one-hour presentation, Lindquist will discuss how the state health department is working with hospitals, clinical providers, and laboratory workers to ensure proper procedures for case identification, laboratory testing, and infection control. He will also provide a brief overview of the virus and its clinical symptoms, as well as the current outbreak status in West Africa and the United States. (more…)