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E-Science is a very timely subject for libraries. PSR, with the University of California Davis, hosted an E-Science Day in December, 2011. Here is another offering to consider attending:
You are invited to join the faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library for the Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture on Wednesday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. MT in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium or via the program link for viewing from a distance. The lecture and broadcast are offered free of charge, and prior registration is not required.
This year’s Mayden lecturer is Bart Ragon, Associate Director for Library Technology Services and Development. Mr. Ragon’s lecture focuses on eScience and the Evolution of Library Services. Not just for librarians, eScience/eResearch potentially impacts faculty, staff and student access to the data, tools and resources needed to collaborate, share and move science forward.
Mr. Ragon’s topic description: ‘Science is changing and changing fast. Concepts like the data life cycle, data curation, translational science, high performance computing, and data sharing are having an impact on how science is conducted. At the same time, libraries are adjusting services to meet the needs of highly networked and technically savvy patron groups. eScience is a term that describes the dynamic re-shaping of collaboration and workflows in science and creating unique and important opportunities for librarianship. This presentation explores potential roles for librarians in eScience, how new collaborations might form, and the role of the libraries in the data life cycle.”
A conversation break with light refreshments is scheduled from 2:00-2:30 in the EIHG atrium. At 2:30 MT a Meet the Experts panel convenes to further define and discuss issues related to eScience and eResearch. Panelists include:
- Bill Barnett, Ph.D.,
- Steve Corbató, Ph.D.,
- Donald McClain, M.D., Ph.D.,
- Daureen Nesdill, M.L.I.S.
- Ellie Phillipo
- Bart Ragon – moderator
(link to presenter bios)
The program link will be available on the Mayden Lecture page for viewing from a distance. The broadcast will be archived for on-demand viewing.
For more information contact Jeanne Le Ber; 801-585-6744.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) are hosting the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit: Prevention. Promotion. Progress., April 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC. With this Summit, HHS will highlight the vast number of disease prevention and health promotion efforts that are working to improve the health of all Americans. The Summit provides an opportunity to showcase contributions in order to share ideas, learn from others, generate momentum, and celebrate the many new opportunities during this unprecedented time. The goals of the Summit include promoting the development of disease prevention and health promotion policies that align with national prevention initiatives; encouraging stakeholders at every level to collaborate on reaching national health goals; and integrating health policies across all sectors.
Midday at the Oasis is held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm Pacific Time. The sessions are recorded and captioned for accessibility. The previous sessions are listed on our Archive page.
The next Midday will be on February 15th. The speaker is Caitlin Sticco, an NLM 2nd year Associate Fellow, who will cover the development of a prototype tool for partially automating gene indexing called the Gene Indexing Assistant.
To attend Midday, please register at http://www.tinyurl.com/psrclasses/! or here.
Future Midday topics will cover Evidenced-based Practice, e-Science and PubMed Health. To suggest a topic, send an email to Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is extending through January 23, 2012, the exhibition, From Craft to Profession: The Transition from Horse Farrier to Professional Veterinarian, in the NLM History of Medicine Reading Room, Building 38, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The public is invited to visit from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Mondays through Fridays, except federal holidays.
This exhibition, which opened in July, showcases original illustrated manuscripts and early printed books from the Library’s collections featuring the care and treatment of horses over the past five centuries.
The year 2011 has been named “World Veterinary Year,” in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France. In 1761, French riding master Claude Bourgelat (1712-1779) founded the first veterinary school, marking the beginning of the scientific study of the horse, eventually replacing the traditional art of farriery. Farriers were often blacksmiths and the equivalent of barber surgeons for horses who learned their trade through apprenticeship. In the century after Bourgelat’s school opened, the practice of veterinary medicine became a credentialed profession requiring an academic degree and strict licensing, replacing the old system of farriers and apprenticeships.
–NLM News Announcement
A new exhibition examining concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, is opening at the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health. Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media.
Opening events will be held Oct. 5, 2011 and will include ceremonial dancing and the blessing of a healing totem pole that was created for the exhibition and installed in front of the Library. The NLM Healing Totem is intended to promote good health in keeping with the mission of the doctors and scientists who work to advance our knowledge of health and medicine. The totem was carved by Master Carver Jewell Praying Wolf James and traveled across the United States from Semiahmoo, Washington to Bethesda, Maryland, stopping for tribal blessings on reservations in thirteen states. Native Voices opens to the public Oct. 6.
Topics featured in the exhibition include: Native views of land, food, community, earth/nature, and spirituality as they relate to Native health; the relationship between traditional healing and Western medicine in Native communities; economic and cultural issues that affect the health of Native communities; efforts by Native communities to improve health conditions; and the role of Native Americans in military service and healing support for returning Native veterans.
For more information about the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness exhibition, please visit the NIH News press release and the Native Voices exhibition website. For more information about the NLM Healing Totem, please visit the Native Voices: Healing Totem webpage and the NLM Healing Totem Journey blog.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) will feature several of its resources at the upcoming 2011 Continuing Challenge Hazmap Emergency Response Workshop September 6-9, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento, CA. The workshop seeks to provide safe response training for all emergency responders to hazardous materials incidents affecting public health and the environment.
At the NLM exhibit booth, #41P, there will be information about various resources and demonstrations, including:
• WISER: (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) Provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
• REMM: (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) Provides information for health care providers about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation and other injuries anticipated following radiological and nuclear emergencies.
• CHEMM: (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management) Enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases.
The Continuing Challenge Hazmap Emergency Response Workshop will be held at:
Radisson Hotel – Sacramento
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento, CA 95815
From Monday, July 11, 2011, through Friday, October 7, 2011, the National Library of Medicine will host a new exhibition, “From Craft to Profession: The Transition from Horse Farrier to Professional Veterinarian,” in the NLM History of Medicine Reading Room, Building 38, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The public is invited to visit from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Mondays through Fridays and from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturdays (except Labor Day weekend, September 3-5).
This exhibition will showcase original illustrated manuscripts and early printed books from the Library’s collections featuring the care and treatment of horses over the past five centuries. The curator is Michael North, Head, Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.
The year 2011 has been named World Veterinary Year, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France. In 1761, French riding master Claude Bourgelat (1712-1779) founded the first veterinary school, marking the beginning of the scientific study of the horse, eventually replacing the traditional art of farriery. Farriers were often blacksmiths and the equivalent of barber surgeons for horses, who learned their trade through apprenticeship. In the century after Bourgelat’s school opened, the practice of veterinary medicine became a credentialed profession requiring an academic degree and strict licensing, replacing the old system of farriers and apprenticeships. A slide show of the exhibition is available on Flickr.com.
NLM is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2011! The National Institutes of Health has issued a press release about the anniversary, which appears on the NLM home page. Feel free to use its language to publicize the big anniversary year! Another exciting development is the launch of the new 175th anniversary Web site, which includes details about NLM’s history, its programs and services, and anniversary year events. The site also includes anniversary logos in various formats, which you may want to add to your own Web sites and publications, as well as a list of commemorative products.
Several special programs in support of the Library’s mission are planned, including a scientific symposium on the future of clinical trials June 6-7, 2011; contests to recognize original short videos that promote awareness of NLM’s information products and services, and creative applications that demonstrate the greatest potential to deliver information to the public using NLM data resources; and other activities throughout the year. You may have also heard about NLM staff members’ special “numerical” salute to the 175th anniversary. A photo of the event, along with other details, is available. The photo is also available in the public domain.
We will publicize other anniversary developments as they occur. Questions may be directed to Melanie Modlin at NLM.
Registration is open for the James B. Herrick Symposium: 100 Years of Sickle Cell Research, on November 16-17, 2010, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
The trans-NIH symposium will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Dr. James Herrick’s initial description of sickle cell anemia by convening leading sickle cell experts to celebrate research advances and explore promising new scientific opportunities. The symposium also will provide an opportunity for the NIH to honor the contributions of the many individuals with sickle cell disease who have, through their participation in clinical studies, made progress possible.
For more information, please visit the symposium website, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/James-Herrick-Sicklecell/index.htm, and feel free to forward this message colleagues and friends.
Last week, I attended the National Rural Health Association Quality and Clinical Conference. The NRHA has made the handouts from the conference available at http://tinyurl.com/l48pgb. Topics include electronic health records, telemedicine, and models for rural health care.