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October NIH News in Health

Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Biology of Addiction
Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain
People with addiction crave and seek out drugs or alcohol no matter what the cost. What is it about addiction that makes people lose control? And why is it so hard to quit? Read more about the biology of addiction.

Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Oral Care for Older Adults
Tooth decay and gum disease don’t have to be a part of getting older. Take steps to keep your mouth healthy throughout your lifetime. Read more about oral care for older adults.

Health Capsules:

Predicting Suicide Risk

Helping Older Loved Ones from Afar

Featured Website: Did You Know? Cancer Videos

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Job Ad: Research Specialist (Senior Librarian) – Houston, TX

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Research Medical Library seeks an experienced librarian to join our Research Services team. The Research Specialist will provide literature searches and search consultations to clients who seek clinical, medical or scientific information. This librarian will serve as a member of systematic review research teams by coordinating search strategies, organizing results using citation management software, and providing a narrative summary when needed. The librarian will provide synthesis and visualization of publication metrics as well as develop and deliver presentations to groups regarding publication tracking and reporting.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, is one of the largest and most respected centers devoted to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world. As part of that mission, we provide education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. The Research Medical Library supports the mission of MD Anderson by providing premier collections, research support, and education to the faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

  • American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of professional library experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in one of the basic sciences in addition to the Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science
  • Library experience acquired in an academic or medical library.
  • Experience in delivering expert search results and providing professional presentations
  • Membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information
  • Professionals at the Member level

Salary minimum is $57,600 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. No state or local income tax.

To view the complete job description and information about applying for the position, visit:

The search will remain open until filled and a review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.

2016 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 National Library of Medicine Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course. One section will be held April 3-9 and another September 11-17 in Young Harris, Georgia. Applications will be accepted until December 7. All applicants will be notified by the end of January or early February of their application status. Travel, hotel, and meals of all successful applicants will be paid for by Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University).

To Prepare Your Application:

  • Describe your short term goals (3-5 years) related to your reasons for wanting to take this course (approx. 300 words.)
  • Summarize your research experience with this course subject (approx. 300 words)
  • State your expectations. Describe what you hope to gain by taking this course (approx. 300 words.)
  • Submit your CV with your application.
For more information and to apply, visit For questions, contact Adrienne Hayes at

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Major Redesign

Radiation Emergency Medical Management Logo

The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.

The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.

We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for

  • Interactive Clinical Tools
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Reference and Data
  • Overview of REMM and
  • Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices

One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.

Since REMM’s last major content update in November 2014, significant content updates have been added including

  1. New references and on most of the Emergencies Incidents pages
  2. New references in the Key Guidance Documents section
  3. Information about the March 2015 FDA-approval of filgrastim for the indication of radiation-induced myelosuppression
  4. New section describing Selection of Radiation Detection Systems
  5. New listings in the Training and Education page
  6. New references on the Recovery and Resilience page
  7. New information on the Other Audiences pages for Legal Advisors, Senior Leaders, First Responders, Veterinarians, Public Information Officers and Others
  8. New references in the very large Biodosimetry Library
  9. Major revisions to the Dose Reconstruction page
  10. Major revisions to the Data Collection page
  11. Update to the Monitoring Drinking Water and Milk page
  12. Updates to the Use of Blood Products page
  13. Update to the Stem Cell Transplant page
  14. Additions to the page of REMM consultants
  15. REMM has a new email update notification system by GovDelivery. If you are a REMM Listserv subscriber, you don’t need to do anything. You were automatically moved to the new system.

Users who have previously bookmarked REMM pages of interest should know that all the prior URLs have been retained, so the bookmarks will still work just like before.

Users who have visited REMM pages before may need to refresh (reload) the web page to see the new design. Otherwise, only the old pages cached in your browser will display.

DOCLINE Customer Service Monday, October 12

The National Library of Medicine will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015, for the Columbus Day holiday. The NN/LM SCR administrative office will be open.

DOCLINE will be available on Monday, but DOCLINE Customer Service will not be staffed.  DOCLINE libraries may send a message to NLM via the Contact Us link within DOCLINE or  NLM staff will be available on the next business day.

DOCLINE’s Time-Triggered Actions will run on Monday.  For more information on Time-Triggered Actions, see the FAQ at:

NN/LM SCR Staff Attend and Present at SCC/MLA 2015

Adela, Marcus, Michele, and Jon attended SCC/MLA 2015 in Little Rock this week (#SCCMLA2015 on Twitter). It was a great conference with several NN/LM SCR activities:

Sunday, October 4

  • NN/LM SCR Outreach Committee Meeting
  • NN/LM SCR Hospital Advisory Committee Meeting (Dual Solo Hospital Library Chat Web Meeting)
  • NN/LM SCR Technology Advisory Committee Meeting
  • NN/LM SCR Library Student Outreach Award Recipients Meeting

Monday, October 5

  • NLM Exhibit
  • “Developing a Systematic Review Service in Six Months.” Beatriz Varman, Ashlynn Kogut, Adela Justice (NN/LM SCR), Kate Krause, Marianne Galati, The Texas Medical Center Library (Poster Presentation)
  • “Creating a Multi-Institutional Library Liaison Program.” Beatriz Varman, Emily Couvillon, Adela Justice (NN/LM SCR), Kate Krause, Ashlynn Kogut, Marianne Galati, The Texas Medical Center Library (Poster)
  • “A Review of the First Three Years of a Novel Leadership Development Program.” Katherine A. Prentice, Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa; Jon Goodell, NN/LM SCR; Michele L. Whitehead, Lewis Library, UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth (Poster)
  • “The Texas Medical Center Library’s Centennial: A Year of Celebration.” Adela Justice (Lightning Talk)
  • “What Does Law Have to do with it?” A Sampling of Laws, Cases, Regulations Every Medical Librarian and Public Health Worker Needs to Know.” Michele Woods (Lightning Talk)
  • “Outreach for Information Professionals.” Marcus Spann (Lightning Talk)

Tuesday, October 6

  • NLM Update by Associate Director Jon Goodell during the SCC/MLA Business Meeting

We can’t wait to see everyone again next year at SCC/MLA 2016 in Galveston October 21-26!

DOCLINE 5.2 to be Released Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DOCLINE 5.2 includes several new features. One allows lenders to set a “standard weekly schedule when library provides ILL service”. 5.2 also adds the ability for libraries to schedule multiple upcoming “out of office” dates along with a calendar date-choice widget. Lastly, temporary deactivation, i.e., “out of office”, no longer requires RML review.

To learn more about the upcoming changes, see the Release Notes, which have helpful screenshots.

The Regional Medical Libraries and CISTI have had the opportunity to test the new version. They can answer any DOCLINE questions and provide assistance to libraries in their regions. ILL software vendors Clio, ILLiad, QuickDoc, and Relais were given the opportunity to validate their software against DOCLINE 5.2.

DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable for approximately two hours, October 14, from 6:00 am to 8:00 am Eastern Time while NLM makes the changes.

NLM’s Women’s Health Resources to Retire

On Monday, October 5 NLM will be retiring the Women’s Health Resources (WHR,) / information portal that was started in partnership with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) in 2008. All those accessing the site will be redirected from the WHR portal to the Office of Research on Women’s Health homepage (

NLM appreciates the assistance of ORWH in the development of the portal and for providing outreach project funding to libraries to promote the portal and sex and gender differences in research among university faculty and students. We will continue our partnership by helping ORWH develop avenues for those seeking to search NLM databases such as PubMed and Clinical Trials for research on women’s health.

Janice E. Kelly
Chief, Outreach & Special Populations Branch
NLM, Specialized Information Services

Opportunity to Host Native Voices Traveling Exhibition

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is proud to announce a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) through which ALA’s Public Programs Office will manage a national tour of a traveling adaptation of Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, to America’s libraries and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016. Four copies of the traveling exhibition will tour nationally for four years to dozens of sites around the country.

The four year national tour of Native Voices has been publicly announced (for 2016-2020), and the ALA is welcoming proposals. ALA will review the proposals in developing a national deployment plan and schedule.

There will be no cost to participating venues (except for a local insurance rider if needed). Applicants are asked to indicate why they wish to host the Native Voices traveling exhibition, include two proposed Native Voices-related activities or events, and provide 5 time frames that would work and 5 that would not.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Nov 6, 2015.

Please note that this is the only opportunity to submit a proposal to the ALA. The ALA will formulate its entire 4 year exhibition schedule based on the proposals received by or before Nov 6, 2015.

The proposal process is online. Details are at the ALA links below.

ALA press release
ALA info page
ALA detailed info page
ALA FAQ page

All types of libraries are eligible to submit proposals, including academic, community college, health sciences, public, and tribal or Native. Also, other types of Native organizations or Native serving organizations are encouraged to partner with libraries (Native or non-Native).

Additional background info on the Native Voices traveling exhibition is available at this site that includes video highlights of Native Voices opening events in Ft. Totten, ND, Anchorage, AK, Honolulu, HI, and Sulphur, OK, and a host tool kit. (more…)

Disaster Information Specialist Webinar on Disaster Related Stress October 8, 2015

The next Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar will be Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 AM PDT. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

TOPIC:  “Stress and the Relaxation Response”

Stress is a very common reaction to disasters and humanitarian crises. Disaster-related stress affects the local population as well as the professionals and volunteers responding to a disaster. Even in the absence of a disaster, over 60% of visits (for any reason) to health care professionals are caused or exacerbated by stress for which there is no effective pharmacologic or procedural therapy. This presentation will focus on a counter-stress capacity –  the relaxation response. Its elicitation effectively counteracts stress and is therapeutic for a multitude of stress-related disorders. The relaxation response will be defined historically and physiologically. Its genomic underpinnings as well as its dramatic impact on health care resource utilization will be described.


Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine,, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Mind Body Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Manoj Bhasin, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics, Co-Director of Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Center,, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School; James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH, Section Chief, General Internal Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine Geisel School of Medicine.


To join the meeting at 10:30 am PT, Thursday, October 8, visit

Event number: 624 935 657
Event password: 1234

MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, see