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Zika Virus Health Information Resources

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

We have all been hearing more about Zika virus disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The National Library of Medicine has gathered together these resources to assist public health departments, health care providers, librarians, and others seeking authoritative information on the virus and disease.

General Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization (WHO)

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization

National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIH Director’s Blog

National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

 Public Health England

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) – PubMed Citations

GenBank, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Pregnant Women and Zika Virus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

National Library of Medicine – PubMed Citations

Information on Zika for Health Care Providers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

National Library of Medicine – PubMed Citations

Epidemiology

World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization

Laboratory Detection and Diagnosis of Zika Virus

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

Travel

World Health Organization

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Surveillance and Control of Mosquito Vectors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Resources on Zika virus infection in Portuguese

Portal da Saúde

World Health Organization/Organização Mundial da Saúde

Resources on Zika virus infection in Spanish

Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization

 

Request for Nominations: The 2016 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine are seeking nominations for the 2016 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award.

The Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award, for outstanding outreach librarians serving rural or underserved populations, was established in the early 1990s to recognize the contributions to medical education and librarianship by Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. (1908 – 2008). A world-renowned American cardiac surgeon, innovator, medical educator, and international medical statesman, Dr. DeBakey worked tirelessly in numerous capacities to improve national and international standards of health care. We are honored to present the Award to a practicing health sciences librarian who works in the tradition of the incredible advances and medical innovations of Dr. DeBakey to provide valuable health information to underserved and rural populations. The recipient of the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award is publicly recognized at the FNLM Annual Awards Dinner in 2016 in Washington, DC.

NOMINATIONS:

  • Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
  • The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these.
  • Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
    • The official nomination form (E-mail below for the application form.)
    • A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • All nominations must be received by May 1, 2016 via mail, fax, or email (details below):

Mail: Friends of the National Library of Medicine; 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500; Bethesda, MD 20814

Email: ronica.lu@fnlm.org, Fax: 301-657-1296

NLM and NN/LM SE/A Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A) offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MedlinePlus is now on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine has launched MedlinePlus Facebook pages in both English and Spanish! You can find MedlinePlus’ Social Media pages here:

Please take a moment to “Like” or “Follow” our pages.

If you have any questions about MedlinePlus’ social media accounts or otherwise, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message.

HHS Video Prize Challenge – My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently kicked off the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge on Challenge.gov. The contest invites young people between the ages of 14 and 23 to submit a creative video—up to 60 seconds long—showing how they help their families, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges and we’ll post the top entries on the My Preparedness Story Video Challenge website so that other people can vote on them. Submissions could be used to help others learn better ways to prepare their communities for disasters and emergencies. And contestants could win up to a $2,000 grand prize. Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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