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NIH News in Health Now Available

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

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

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Opportunities Abound for Moving Around
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No matter where you live, work, or go to school, you can find ways to move more and sit less throughout your day.

 

 

 

 

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Keep Your Vision Healthy
Learn About Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams

Even if your vision seems fine, the only way to know for sure that your eyes are healthy is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Read more about keeping your vision healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

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Funding Opportunity: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-249.html

See also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/AdminSupp.html

Purpose The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.

NLM Contact Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.

Deadline

  • Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
  • This program expires July 18, 2015

PubMed for Trainers at Florida International University in Miami

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers at Florida International University in Miami. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at PubMed.

What is PubMed for Trainers?

PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online and 1 in-person class.

When is PubMed for Trainers?

The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): January 7, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): January 14, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): January 21, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): January 28, 2016 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at Florida International University Medical Library).

What is the format of the class?

The classes consist of online and in-person lectures and plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?

When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.

If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3411

Responsive Design for M+Connect Web Application

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine released a new version of the MedlinePlus Connect Web application. The new version uses responsive web design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen. Web application response pages will now automatically change their layout to fit the screen of the user.

Here’s an example Connect response page with the new responsive design: SNOMED CT 445243001 – Ulcerative Colitis

Resize your desktop browser window to tablet and phone widths to see the page layout adapt.

Even more good news: the entire MedlinePlus sites in English and Spanish now also have a responsive design.  This means that users who click through the Connect Web application pages to find information on MedlinePlus.gov will also have a user experience tailored for their device.  (See our announcement page at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/responsivefull.html for more details.)

Some other MedlinePlus Connect pages that now use a responsive design are:

Please contact Jennifer Jentsch, Jennifer.Jentsch@nih.gov, for questions or feedback about the new version of the MedlinePlus Connect Web application.

 

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Notice Number: NOT-LM-15-006

Key Dates Release Date: April 28, 2015 Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: May 29, 2015 First Estimated Application Due Date: July 30, 2015 Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 15, 2015 Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 30, 2015

Related Announcements PA-13-276

Issued by National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Eye Institute (NEI) National Institute on Aging (NIA) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Purpose

The NLM and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers intend to promote an ongoing initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. These administrative supplements for informationist services provide funds to awarded research and center grants in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The FOA is expected to be published in May 2015 with an expected application due date in July 2015.

This FOA will provide support through Administrative Supplements to active awards of the participating Institutes and Centers.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists for that reason.

Details of the goals, application instructions, and budget for the forthcoming FOA are expected to be similar to the previous issuance, PA-13-276.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to: Alan VanBiervliet, Ph.D. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Telephone: 301-594-1297 Email: alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland