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Many NIH Initiatives Featured at MLA 2016 in Toronto

bioCADDIEKevin B. Read shared updates on the bioCADDIE project sponsored by an NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) grant. This award is allowing a research team at UC San Diego to develop the first data discovery index that will index data stored at disparate locales. The repository is intended to ultimately serve as the ‘PubMed of data.’

Visit the bioCADDIE website for more information about the project and to view research team presentations. The upcoming bioCADDIE Workshop: Data Indexing for Data Providers will be held on June 23, 2016 in La Jolla, California.

 

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Research Administrator: Bethany Livingston

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The NN/LM SCR would like to welcome our newest addition to the RML team. Bethany Livingston, BS, will serve as the Research Administrator for the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Bethany comes to UNTHSC from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and Institute for Child Health Policy.  She has extensive expertise in coordinating clinical, basic, and applied research trials.  She has managed multi-million dollar budgets for federally funded research projects and has experience coordinating a large staff and multiple project aims.  She has been a core member of grant teams, coordinating project management activities across prime and sub award institutions, including budget, survey administration, and process evaluation.

Bethany will serve an invaluable role as we develop and offer funding mechanisms throughout the region!

Contact Bethany at Bethany.Livingston@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2370.

 

 

 

NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge Submission Ends May 31

NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge The NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge submission period, which began April 4, will end at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday May 31, 2016.

A Federal Register Notice and Submission Instructions provide further information about the Challenge. As stated in the Federal Register Notice, individuals, private entities, and teams interested in submitting must first register.

  • An individual who registers as an individual (not as part of a team) must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US.
  • A private entity (for example, a company or a university) that registers must be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the US.
  • If a team registers, then at least one team member must be either an individual who is a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US or a private entity that is incorporated in and maintains a primary place of business in the US.

Additional restrictions, such as for Federal employees, are in the Federal Register Notice. Only US citizens, permanent residents of the US, and entities that are incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the US can be eligible to win a monetary prize (in whole or in part).

There is no deadline for registering, but an individual, private entity, or team must register before making a Challenge submission.

A submission shall be a USB drive containing a Virtual Machine (VM) that arrives no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at:

Pill Image Recognition Challenge
Computational Photography Project for Pill Identification (C3PI)
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Room B1-N30
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

The NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge is a National Institutes of Health Challenge under the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358).

This information was originally posted in NLM in Focus: A Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2016/05/03/four-weeks-left-nlm-pill-image-recognition-challenge-submission-ends-may-31/

NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator: Myriam Martinez-Banuelos

Myriam Martinez-Banuelos

Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, NN/LM SCR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, has been instrumental in helping establish the new office in Fort Worth.  Prior to transferring to the RML, she served as the Outreach Librarian for the UNT Health Science Center and has been developing outreach programming and services within the designated Lewis Library 24 county outreach region.

In this role, Myriam coordinated Lewis Library’s NN/LM Resource Library Outreach subcontract award and was able to develop new partnerships that allowed Lewis Library to extend its programming to reach Hispanic communities. Some examples of successful partnerships are: Fort Worth Public Library, Haltom City Public Library, Hispanic Wellness Coalition, and Northside Inter-Community Agency.

Myriam was able to establish a new partnership with Dia de la Mujer Latina, a community based organization that primarily serves Hispanics, for the first time to reach community health workers and provided training sessions in Spanish for this audience. She also has developed programs focused on health topics for children and their parents at the Fort Worth Library.

Myriam has provided instruction services to consumers, English learners, community health workers, nurses, English as a second language instructors, public librarians, public library staff members, academic librarians, seniors, teenage parents, and high school students.

Myriam has also been teaching adult education classes since 2012. She was a volunteer ESL instructor at the Fort Worth Public Library for almost two years where she started exploring strategies to integrate health literacy into ESL instruction. She was also a volunteer instructor and assisted in developing an ESL program for Facilities Management Employees at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Her outreach efforts have also been extended to international audiences. Myriam has provided online instructional sessions for library students in Costa Rica and medical librarians in Colombia. She recently coordinated a professional exchange program funded by NN/LM SCR where Lewis Library was able to host a medical librarian from Mexico during the MLA/SCC Annual Meeting.

Myriam is a past recipient of the NN/LM SCR Library Student Outreach Award and was selected for the 2016 Emerging Leader Class by the American Library Association. Myriam received her Consumer Health Information Specialization, Level II, from the Medical Library Association in 2015.

Contact Myriam at Myriam.Martinez-Banuelos@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2469.

Upcoming Disaster Information Specialist CE Course Announcement

Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET.

CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training

John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

Visit https://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html for upcoming and past CE event listings

This information was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disaster Information Management Research Center.

Funding opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2016

HIV and AIDSThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

This information was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Specialized Information Services, https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/aids_cio_projects.html

NIH News in Health

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.

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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.

 

 

 


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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.

 

 

 

To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark https://www.nih.gov/health-information.

 

Introducing the new NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office

Ashley CuffiaStarting 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 and will be coordinated by Ashley Cuffia.

This new national office will combine all customer service for DOCLINE into one office to streamline and centralize user 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. Please contact Ashley at the phone number or email denoted below with any questions. The NDCO office hours of operation will be 9:00 AM ET through 7:00 PM ET, to allow for expanded coverage.

Ashley Cuffia, Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
410-706-4173
DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Announcing a new chapter for the NN/LM South Central Region

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at the UNTHSC LibraryUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas is excited to begin serving as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM South Central Region! The University and the Library have a long standing history of community engagement that has created solutions for a healthier community throughout North Texas. The UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a leader in the provision of primary care and rural health. The University is also home to research institutes that coordinate research focusing upon cardiovascular and metabolic disease, mental sciences, eye research and healthy aging.

We are honored to serve as the host of the NN/LM SCR and are excited to build relationships with new partners in our five state region. We are currently recruiting to expand our RML team. Existing team members include Dan Burgard, Director, Lisa Smith, Executive Director, Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, and Carol Knisley, Senior Administrative Coordinator. Job announcements for our Health Professions Coordinator and Emerging Technology Coordinator have been posted on the UNTHSC jobsite.

We will be working closely with the National Library of Medicine to develop programs, funding opportunities
and services that will assist network members in increasing access to authoritative health information.

Contact us via email at nnlm-scr@unthsc.edu or phone at 817-735-2223 to discuss opportunities for partnering with the NN/LM SCR.

 

 

 

Job Ad: Nursing Librarian, San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Nursing Librarian. The successful applicant will join a team of energetic, curious, knowledgeable and technologically agile librarians who promote awareness of library resources and services and build partnerships. The librarian in this position is critical for strengthening the library’s support of the faculty and students in the School of Nursing. This is a stimulating mid-level position with great potential for professional and personal growth.

SUMMARY: This person will serve as liaison to the School of Nursing, working collaboratively with faculty to plan and develop curriculum-integrated instructional content and resources to support student success, increasing awareness of library resources, supporting the scholarly activity of faculty, and providing advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies. This librarian will be actively involved in SON curriculum committees and will help to satisfy accreditation requirements for librarian involvement within the academic environment.

DUTIES:

  • Assess library needs of School of Nursing students and faculty, increase awareness of library electronic resources, customize library services and instruction, provide enhanced information management services and resources, and provide a single point of contact for these services.
  • Create instructional materials in multiple formats (videos, online tutorials, guides, etc.) for use by nursing students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborate with School of Nursing researchers on systematic reviews. Provide advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies.
  • Provide on-call reference and research assistance, expert database searching, and instruction to library users.
  • Serve on School of Nursing curriculum committees as well as on other campus and library committees.
  • Contribute to the profession and represent the UT Health Science Center Libraries in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in a science-oriented, academic health sciences, or research library.

Preferred:

  • Experience conducting evidence-based-practice and systematic review searches
  • Experience providing reference and instruction, developing and teaching classes on use of information resources.
  • Familiarity with the research process and funding policies of federal agencies.

Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/, where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian-Intermediate. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

I can be contacted directly with any questions.

Jonquil

Jonquil D. Feldman, MALS, AHIP

Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7940

San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

Phone: 210-567-2430

Email: feldman@uthscsa.edu

www.library.uthscsa.edu