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National Library of Medicine Announces Pill Image Recognition Request for Information

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has issued a call for participation in a Pill Image Recognition (PIR) Request for Information (RFI). Unidentified and misidentified prescription pills present challenges for individuals and professionals. Unidentified pills can be found by family members, health professionals, educators, and law enforcement. The 9 out of 10 US citizens over age 65 who take more than one prescription pill can be prone to misidentifying those pills. This PIR RFI is a pilot for a forthcoming PIR Challenge whose goal is to develop smart phone apps that individuals can use to take pictures of prescription pills and then search for and retrieve pill images and associated data of likely matches in an NLM database. NLM anticipates that respondents will include professionals and students, individually or in teams, in computer vision and computer graphics working on content-based image retrieval.

The RFI for the PIR Pilot is at:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a1a694718366ea7cbaf8f715047d63e1&tab=core&_cview=0

Instructions for responding to the RFI are at:
http://pir.nlm.nih.gov/pilot/instructions.html

The deadline for submissions to this RFI is Monday, April 27, 2015.

Questions and comments are welcome at:
pir@nlm.nih.gov

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

NLM Invites Participation in Teleconference to Report on a Request for Information and New Funding Mechanism for Regional Medical Libraries 2016-21 Award Cycle

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

After nearly 45 years as contracts, the RMLs will return to grants, more specifically cooperative agreements, as the funding mechanism for the 2016-2021 award cycle. Cooperative agreements will allow NLM to actively participate in the work of the RMLs and Centers, enable the RMLs and Centers to better coordinate programs among their Regions and areas of responsibility, and enable the RMLs and Centers to better respond to regional and national needs during the five year grant period. Until the early 1970’s the RMLs were originally funded as grants but transitioned to contracts to allow NLM more oversight and standardization of the work.

We are hosting a teleconference next Tuesday to discuss why we decided to go with this award mechanism. We will have Extramural Program staff on the call to help get you started if you plan to apply and what you need to do now.

Join us:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 4pm ET

Teleconference Number:  US/CAN Toll Free:  1-888-450-5996, Participant Passcode662939

Check out the NLM News announcement http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm_rfi_telecon_2015.html for more information!

January NIH News in Health Now Available

Friday, January 9th, 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 January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:

Osteoporosis in Aging
Protect Your Bones with Exercise

There’s a lot you can do to reduce your risk for osteoporosis, a condition that affects more than 10 million people nationwide. Getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise is a good start.

Read more about osteoporosis.

 

 

Listen Up!Noises Can Damage Your Hearing

Loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones—can permanently damage your hearing. Take steps to protect your ears from harmful noises.

Read more about noise-related hearing loss.

 

 

 

Health Capsules:

Ebola Vaccine Prompts Immune Response
Detect Glaucoma Early To Protect Vision
Featured Website: Rethinking Drinking

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Request for Applications: Biomedical Data Science Training Coordination Center

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program is seeking applications for a Biomedical Data Science Training Coordination Center (TCC).  The TCC will:

  • Coordinate across the BD2K Training Consortium to enable the exchange of ideas and best practices about training in the data sciences, both within the BD2K Training Consortium and in the broader biomedical research community.
  • Facilitate the discovery, access, and citation of educational resources through the development of a living educational resource discovery index (ERuDIte).
  • Personalize the discovery of biomedical data science educational resources.
  • Facilitate outreach and engage with the data science training community to identify and hold relevant workshops.
  • Facilitate and support biomedical research training collaborations through short-term rotations into biomedical data science labs.
  • Evaluate supported activities.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange a call with Program staff prior to submission of applications by sending a request to bd2k_training@mail.nih.gov.

 

Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

 

Michelle Dunn, Ph.D.

NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science

Citation Exporter Feature Now Available

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

PMC is happy to announce the addition of a citation exporter feature. This feature makes it easy to retrieve either styled citations that you can copy/paste into your manuscripts, or to download them into a format compatible with your bibliographic reference manager software.

When viewing an Entrez search results page, each result summary will now include a “Citation” link. When, clicked, this will open a pop-up window that you can use to easily copy/paste citations formatted in one of three popular styles: AMA (American Medical Association), MLA (Modern Library Association, or APA (American Psychological Association). In addition, the box has links at the bottom that can be used to download the citation information in one of three machine-readable formats, which most bibliographic reference management software can import.

The same citation box can also be invoked from an individual article, either in classic view (with the “Citation” link among the list of formats) or the PubReader view, by clicking on the citation information just below the article title in the banner.

These human-readable styled citations, and machine-readable formats, will be available through a public API, and we will be providing more details about that in another announcement, on the pmc-utils-announce mailing list. Please subscribe to that list if you are interested.

 

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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