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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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NLM Announces Reissuance of Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (K01)

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics (K01) is intended to provide support for promising junior investigators as they launch their research careers in biomedical informatics research and data science. NLM supports research career development in healthcare/clinical informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics and public health informatics. We define informatics as the intersection of computer science, information science, data science and social/behavioral sciences with one or more biomedical application domains. Application domains of interest include health care delivery and consumer health, translation of basic biological research to health outcomes, population medicine and public health, and the organization, analysis and use of biomedical big data. Regardless of the application domain, the research career focus should be informatics. The award is intended to promote the career development of informatics researchers who intend to make a long term commitment to biomedical informatics research. K01 awardees are expected to apply for NIH or other independent research grant support (R01 or equivalent) during the final year of the award. Candidates who received their training at one of NLM’s university-based biomedical informatics training programs are encouraged to apply.

Candidates for this award must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree or equivalent. Junior investigators (i.e. early stage of faculty positions within three years of initial appointments at time of application submission or resubmission) are eligible for this award and will have completed their research training. At the time of award, the institution must demonstrate that the applicant will have the academic title, space and other resources necessary to apply for research project grant (e.g., R01) level funding.

The candidates must have research experience (length of time may vary) and be committed to developing into independent biomedical investigators in research areas relevant to the mission of the NLM.  The program is not intended to support additional postdoctoral training and is not intended to support career changes from non-research to research careers for individuals without prior research training.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NLM Program Officer relevant to their research area before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to NLM’s current research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and career development plans.

For further information and/or to contact one of our Program Officers, please see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInformatics.html.

SE/A Says Farewell to Andrew Youngkin

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Photo of Andrew Youngkin
Andrew Youngkin has accepted a position with the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C. as Training & Outreach Librarian and will be leaving the NN/LM SE/A at the University of Maryland Baltimore Health Sciences & Human Services Library April 29, 2016. Andrew began with the SE/A as the Emerging Technologies & Evaluation Coordinator in December 2011, moving to Outreach & Assessment in February 2015. During his time at the SE/A, Andrew has taught 113 classes and presented numerous times at regional and national meetings on various technology and assessment topics He led efforts to evaluate outreach, assess impacts of social media, and identify technology training needs within SE/A region. Andrew served on the NN/LM Clinicaltrials.gov cross-regional task force, the 2016 NN/LM exhibit manual working group and co-chaired the HS/HSL Research committee for the past 2 years. We are sorry to see Andrew go; our loss is RAND’s gain.

Registration Open for 2016 NN/LM SE/A Consumer Health Online Classes

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Keyboard with "Learning" as a stroke key.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region would like to announce the additional online Consumer Health class schedule.

Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and counts towards Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

The following CHIS classes are scheduled for 2016:

You may register for any of the classes at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/register.html.

Please contact Terri Ottosen, Outreach/Education Coordinator, at tottosen@hshl.umaryland.edu for more information or questions.

National Health Observances – April 2016

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of April. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Call for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The 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.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Primary Point of Contact Secondary Point of Contact
Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist Suet Vu, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA) Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488 Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
301-496-6546 Office Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642 Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov E-mail: vus@mail.nlm.nih.gov

 

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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