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Call for Feedback: NN/LM SE/A Social Media Assessment

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Written by Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM SE/A Region

The National Network of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A) is requesting feedback regarding the impact and effectiveness of our social media. We’d like to hear from you on the significance of NN/LM SE/A’s presence on Facebook and Twitter, specifically how we are doing in regards to sharing useful, meaningful information. The following survey is being used to collect your feedback so that we can ensure our social media communication efforts continue to be productive and effective.

We invite you to take just a few minutes to complete our brief questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/527SDJ5

Any questions or concerns regarding the survey can be directed to Andrew at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

If you haven’t done so, we invite you to follow NN/LM SE/A on FacebookTwitter, or subscribe to our SEA Currents blog.

 

Registration open for August online course – Chemicals, Drugs, and Genetics: Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Registration is now open for the online course “Chemicals, Drugs, and Genetics: Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond.”

Date: August 18th to September 12th.

This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature and information on chemicals, drugs, and genetics. The course begins with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (Week 2), searching for chemicals and chemical nomenclature (Week 3), and locating literature related to genetics and genomics (Week 4). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, using the Advanced search page, and the MeSH database.

For more information about the objectives and some of the course materials, please visit: http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/.

This class will be offered for free via Moodle. Moodle does not require a software download.

To register, please visit: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/register.html.

Please contact Tony Nguyen at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu for more information or questions.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines, Webinars, and Online Classes

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

We recently discovered a technical error preventing many of our subscribers from receiving e-mail notifications of our SEA Currents articles. We encourage you to visit SEA Currents and browse through several of the articles published over the last several weeks. Here are a few highlights that may interest you:

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Free Webinars

Upcoming Online Classes

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) have chosen the theme Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow in recognizing April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Find their toolkits, resources and outreach ideas on Healthfinder.

These additional resources are designed to educate children and teens about the dangers of alcohol abuse:

Alcohol, Peer Pressure, and Teenage Under Age Drinking; The Cool Spot

FTC Consumer Information: Dangers of Teen Drinking

Too Smart to Start 

Underage Drinking resources for Teachers (including classroom materials and lesson plans)

Registration open for 2014 NN/LM SE/A Consumer Health Online Classes

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The new 2014 online consumer health schedule is now available at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/chis. Along with the dates and descriptions of the classes, there is a link on the page to register online. Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and counts toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). A link is also available on the page to learn more about MLA’s CHIS program. Please contact Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu for more information or questions.

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