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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Registration Open for 2015 NN/LM SE/A Consumer Health Online Classes


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region would like to announce the new 2015 online consumer health class schedule available at:

Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and counts towards Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

The following classes are starting soon:

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

  • February 02 – March 09, 2015
  • 8 MLA CE

Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web

  • March 16 – April 13, 2015.
  • 4 MLA CE

You may register for any of the classes at:

Please contact Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, for more information or questions.

Request for Applications: NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25)

On January 13, 2015, a new funding opportunity announcement was released entitled NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25).  The over-arching goal of this BD2K R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences for students and faculty, and for curriculum development.

The primary purpose of the NIH BD2K Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science program is to provide resources for eligible institutions to implement innovative approaches to research education for diverse students in Big Data science, including those from underrepresented backgrounds in biomedical research.  Higher education institutions listed in the FOA are eligible to apply.  Some institutions provide unique opportunities for access to students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. Accordingly, the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program strongly encourages applications from the following institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions, and institutions serving individuals living with disabilities. Applicants must collaborate with at least one NIH BD2K Center [NIH BD2K Centers] across the nation to develop the BD2K R25 program at the applicant institution.  Refer to RFA-MD-15-005 for details.

For questions, contact Program Official Dr. Pamela Thornton at

January NIH News in Health Now Available

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

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

Beyond the SEA: January 21, 2015 – Public Health Information Access (PHIA): A Project from the New England Region

Recording Now Available:

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Karen H. Dahlen, MLS, AHIP, PHIA Project Consultant and Manager, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LM, NER)

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Sheila Snow-Croft at

Summary: Karen H. Dahlen, MLS, AHIP, will discuss the Public Health Information Access Initiative’s (PHIA) Digital Library Project, which she manages for the NN/LM NER. The purpose of the project is to advance access to evidence-based resources for the public health workforce and assess what resources are “core” and “evidence-based” for public health. Karen’s career achievements include managing the CDC Library & Information Center’s e-resources from 2000-2007, directing the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Wisconsin, and receiving tenure at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

A computer (with Flash installed)

A telephone

How do I connect?

  • Go to this URL:
  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection:

Get a quick overview:

Free Upcoming PubMed for Trainers Class

There is still space for a FREE PubMed training session at National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, MD. The class, “PubMed for Trainers,” consists of 3 online sessions (held 1/27, 1/29, and 2/3/2015 from 10 am – 12 noon ET) and one in–person session at NLM (held February 5, 2015 from 9 am – 4:30 pm).

The class features in-depth information about PubMed as well as an optional instructional design component. Participants who complete the PubMed portion of the class will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours; participants who complete the instructional design component will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credits.

For more information and to register, please see:

Questions?  Contact us at

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