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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) – Mentored Career Development

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K,) announced the release of two companion RFAs for training in biomedical big data science:

  • RFA-ES-16-002: BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science (K01)
  • RFA-ES-16-003: BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Intramural Investigators (K22)

These opportunities target researchers who aim to develop new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools.  It is anticipated that, by the end of the award period, the awardee will have acquired breadth across three major scientific areas: (1) computer science or informatics, (2) statistics and mathematics, and (3) biomedical science; in addition, the awardee should have acquired depth in areas of specialty necessary for developing new methods, technologies, or tools.

The receipt deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.

BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative that aims to support advances in data science, other quantitative sciences, policy, and training that are needed for the effective use of big data in biomedical research. Interested applicants are encouraged to join the BD2K listserv (Please share this opportunity with your interested scientific communities.)

If you have questions, please contact Carol Shreffler at BD2KTraining@mail.nih.gov.

May NIH News in Health Now Available

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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

 

 

Sex and Gender
How Being Male or Female Can Affect Your Health
Men and women are similar in many ways, but sex and social factors can affect your risk for disease, your response to medications, and how often you seek medical care. Read more about sex, gender, and health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going Gluten Free?
Necessary for Some, Optional for Others
A gluten-free diet can be a lifestyle choice for many. But for those with a condition known as celiac disease, it’s a medical necessity. Read more about gluten and celiac disease.

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

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

Monday, May 2nd, 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.

 

April NIH News in Health Now Available

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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

 

 

 

 

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Plants: Partners in Health?
Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block the Buzzing, Bites, and Bumps
Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

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NLM Awards 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

On April 1, 2016, the National Library of Medicine awarded five-year cooperative agreements to eight institutions to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and five National Coordinating Offices in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The agreements begin May 1, 2016. The Network consists of the eight RMLs, five National Coordinating Offices, nearly 112 resource libraries (primarily at medical schools), over 2,200 local health science libraries (primarily at hospitals), and more than 1,300 public libraries and community-based organizations.

Since its original authorization by Congress in the 1965 Medical Library Assistance Act, the NN/LM has worked to equalize and enhance access to health information throughout the United States. The Network is vital in NLM’s outreach efforts to health professionals and the public to increase awareness of, facilitate access to, and provide training in the use of NLM’s many Web-based information services, coordinate basic Network services such as interlibrary loan, and work to improve the supporting infrastructure for health sciences libraries. The goal is to provide access to accurate and up-to-date health information to health professionals, patients, families, and the general public, irrespective of their geographic location in an evolving information landscape.

Advances in the Internet and mobile technologies have brought about enormous changes in the way people seek and use health information, in the biomedical research, and in the publishing and scholarly communications of that research. Traditional resource sharing has been transformed by the widespread application of digital technologies in collection, development and access, the proliferation of e-journals, and large scale availability of full text journals in archives such as PubMed Central. Biomedical big data initiatives, such as the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and the Precision Medicine Initiative, will facilitate the discovery and support of new knowledge and engagement among a diverse community, including health care providers, researchers, public health workers, data scientists, funders, publishers, libraries, and the public. Information seekers expect instant and free access. They also expect information and social networking tools that promote open access to knowledge sharing and knowledge creation. The NN/LM will play an important role in bringing the tools and resources needed to take advantage of this new environment to these diverse communities.

During the previous (2011-2016) contract period, the RMLs awarded more than 1,100 subcontracts and other awards to NN/LM members. The RMLs, in collaboration with subcontracted NN/LM members, were responsible for more than 6,600 training events and other outreach activities that reached more than 97,300 health professionals, librarians and members of the general public.

Information about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Regional Medical Libraries is on the Web at https://nnlm.gov. The National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest library of the health sciences. Information about all NLM programs and services is on the Web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov.

The Regional Medical Libraries are:

Region 1 – Middle Atlantic Region
University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
Pittsburgh, PA
States Served: DE, NJ, NY, PA

Region 2 – Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD
States Served: AL, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA,WV, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Region 3 – Greater Midwest Region
University of Iowa
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Iowa City, IA
States Served: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI

Region 4 – MidContinental Region
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Salt Lake City, UT
States Served: CO, KS, MO, NE, UT, WY

Region 5 – South Central Region
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Gibson D. Lewis Library
Fort Worth, TX
States Served: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Region 6 – Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington
Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA
States Served: AK, ID, MT, OR, WA

Region 7 – Pacific Southwest Region
University of California, Los Angeles
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Los Angeles, CA
States Served: AZ, CA, HI, NV, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin

Region 8 – New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library
Worcester, MA
States Served: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

National Coordinating Offices:

NN/LM Web Services Office (NWSO)
University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
Pittsburgh, PA

NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD

NN/LM Training Office (NTO)
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Salt Lake City, UT

NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO)
University of Washington
Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA

NN/LM Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO)
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library
Worcester, MA

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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