Archive for the ‘Grants and Funding’ Category
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012-2013 Health Information Literacy Award.
Institution: Crossroads Pharmacy, Mesquite, TX
Project Title: Improving Health Information Literacy in Seniors Using Internet Resources
Description: This project will be a pilot study assessing the effectiveness of computer training on the MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth databases among seniors in the Southeast Dallas area. The project will utilize two groups: the study group and the control group. The study group will participate in the educational program, while the control group will receive the standard pharmacy prescription drug information handout. An after-training assessment will measure the effectiveness of the training on health literacy.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 Express Outreach Award:
Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
Project Title: Promoting the Environmental Health Student Portal through School Science Teachers and Librarians
Description: This project will provide instruction to Caddo Parish public school science teachers and librarians on the use of online reliable environmental health information resources available through the Environmental Health Student Portal, including ToxTown, MedlinePlus, and other NLM databases.
Institution: Forest Lawn Missionary Baptist Church, Houston TX
Project Title: Operation Succeed: Help for the Homeless
Description: The goal of this project is to increase female veterans’ use of the NLM databases through effective training in basic computer skills so that the veterans can access authoritative information about medical issues and concerns.
Institution: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
Project Title: Shining a Light onto MedlinePlus: Collaboration with the Light and Salt Association
Description: This project will provide a dedicated desktop, laptop and printing capabilities for the staff at Light and Salt (an Asian American community-based organization) for use with their clients and visitors in order to promote the following NLM databases: MedlinePlus’ Health Information in Multiple Languages webpage, Asian American Health and NIHSeniorHealth.
Institution: Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
Project Title: Promoting National Library of Medicine Online Resources to Students, Professors, and Researchers in the Social and Cultural Sciences: A Focus on Sociology and Anthropology
Description: This project will promote NLM online resources to students, professors, and researchers interested in studying human health and medicine through sociology and anthropology.
Congratulations to all our awardees!
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 Disaster Preparedness Award. The purpose of this award is to assist libraries in preparing for disasters so that they can assist their communities with health information and other recovery needs after an emergency.
Recipient: Hydro Public Library, Hydro, OK
Project Title: Disaster Preparedness and Education Using Technology
Description: The Hydro Public Library and the Hydro Fire Department will partner to bring disaster education to first responders as well as implement a disaster plan using technology for communication between the department, library and community.
Recipient: Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
Project Title: Dallas Public Library Emergency Preparedness Planning
Description: This project will allow Dallas Public Library to develop a library and community disaster preparedness plan, including a one-shelf disaster library collection at seven branches throughout the greater Dallas area.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 Health Information Needs Assessment Award. The purpose of the Health Information Needs Assessment Award is to improve outreach through increased knowledge of community health information needs.
Recipient: Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA
Project Title: Making The Youth Connection: Matas Library health information needs assessment of youth in New Orleans school-based health centers
Description: The goal of this project is to uncover insights and perspectives about health information-seeking behaviors and needs of youth in New Orleans. A formative evaluation process using focus groups is proposed to elicit this information.
Recipient: University of Oklahoma – Tulsa Schusterman Library, Tulsa, OK
Project Title: School Health Connection: A Health Information Needs Assessment of School Nurses in Tulsa County
Description: This project will assess the health information resource needs of school nurses employed within the public school districts of Tulsa County. The project will employ electronic surveys and focus group sessions to ascertain current use of health information sources, current school health initiatives, and perceived opportunities for partnerships and collaborations leading to future outreach projects.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012-2013 Regional Symposium Award. The purpose of this award is to allow Network members to work with the NN/LM SCR office to coordinate and implement a symposium related to health and/or technology.
Recipient: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX
Symposium Title: Vaccines, Epidemics and Ethics
Description: This symposium will highlight the latest research on vaccines and their role in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and epidemics. Included will be a series of speakers, a physical and digital archival display, a website, a print and web research guide, and an interactive quiz on using NLM databases.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012-2013 Technology Improvement Project (TIP) Award:
This award is intended to implement and increase access to high quality health information. Funded projects are designed to meet the health information needs of “under connected” communities and increase access to health information services within the community.
Recipient: United Gospel Mission, Dallas, TX
Project: Computers for a Homeless Clinic: Establishing an EMR to Provide Health Education during Patient Visits
The objectives of this project are to institute an EMR (electronic health record) at two homeless shelter clinics and to teach patients to access MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect.
For more information about this or other funded projects visit the Previously Funded Projects page.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 Professional Development Award:
Molly Knapp, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library – New Orleans, New Orleans, LA – Activity: mHealth summit 2012, Washington, DC
Hanna Kwasik, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library – New Orleans, New Orleans, LA – Activity: Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC
Maiahn Phi, The TMC Library, Houston, TX – Activity: Science Boot Camp for Librarians, Medford, MA
Joanne Romano, The TMC Library, Houston, TX – Activity: Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012-2013 Mobile Applications Project (MAP) Award:
The purpose of this award is to provide an opportunity for Network members to provide access to health information utilizing mobile technologies.
Organization: Migrant Health Promotion, Inc., Weslaco, TX
Project: Promotores(as) Connect
Description: Migrant Health Promotion (MHP) proposes to increase mobile access to health information, including resources from the National Library of Medicine, by providing 12 Promotores(as) with smart phones and training. Equipping MHP’s Promotores(as) with smart phone technology – and training them to use it to access high-quality, accurate, up-to-date health information based on community members’ varying priorities – will result in more effective, efficient, and empowering service for residents of the Rio Grande Valley’s rural colonias.
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries.
Because this FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.
Letter of Intent Due: April 22, 2012
Application Due Date: May 22, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant or organization.
Complete information may be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-12-001.html.
Friday, February 24th, 2012
Recognizing a pressing need for data management education in the sciences, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have collaborated on an IMLS National Leadership Planning Grant, Planning a Data Management Curriculum and Requirements for a Collaborative Repository, to develop frameworks for a case based data management curriculum for science, health sciences, and engineering students at undergraduate and graduate levels, and to identify user needs for repository software for storing data sets.
The purpose of this grant has been to develop:
- a flexible, case based curriculum that teaches data management best practices to students enrolled in a broad range of scientific disciplines
- an evaluation of user requirements for open source software for storing data generated by student research projects
The libraries have worked with faculty, curriculum, evaluation, and instructional design consultants to develop Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum, a modular case-based approach for data management instruction. Included in these frameworks are lesson plans for seven course modules, real life research cases, readings, assignments, a simplified data management plan, a prototype of developed content for one module, and assessment questions and answers. The modular design of the curriculum allows faculty to pick specific course module(s) that are relevant to their courses. The curriculum could be delivered by faculty or librarians in a variety of ways: face-to-face classes, as self-paced online modules, or a hybrid format.