Due to rising costs and decreased usage, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will discontinue the 1-800-338-7657 telephone service. Beginning May 1, 2016, the Southeastern/Atlantic Regional office can be reached at 410-706-2855 or, via email, at HSHSL-NLMsea@hshsl.umaryland.edu. DOCLINE questions should go to 410-706-4173 or, via email, at DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of May. By supporting National health Observances, you can:
- Educate the public about health risks
- Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
- Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.
Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.
- Arthritis Awareness Month
- Better Hearing and Speech Month
- Food Allergy Action Month
- Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
- Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
- Healthy Vision Month
- Hepatitis Awareness Month
- International Mediterranean Diet Month
- Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month ®
- Mental Health Month
- National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
- National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
- National Stroke Awareness Month
- National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
- Preeclampsia Awareness Month
- Ultraviolet Awareness Month
- 1 – 7 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
- 1 – 7 National Physical Education & Sport Week
- 1 – 7 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
- 4 National Bike to School Day
- 5 Hand Hygiene Day
- 8 – 14 National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
- 8 – 14 National Women’s Health Week
- 9 – 15 National Stuttering Awareness Week
- 12 – 16 National Neuropathy Awareness Week
- 14 Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
- 18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
- 19 National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- 20 World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
- 22 – 28 National Hurricane Preparedness Week
- 23 – 29 Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
- 25 National Senior Health & Fitness Day ®
- 27 Heat Safety Awareness Day
- 31 World No Tobacco Day
Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
NLM Announces Reissuance of Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (K01)
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.
Andrew Youngkin has accepted a position with the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C. as Training & Outreach Librarian and will be leaving the NN/LM SE/A at the University of Maryland Baltimore Health Sciences & Human Services Library April 29, 2016. Andrew began with the SE/A as the Emerging Technologies & Evaluation Coordinator in December 2011, moving to Outreach & Assessment in February 2015. During his time at the SE/A, Andrew has taught 113 classes and presented numerous times at regional and national meetings on various technology and assessment topics He led efforts to evaluate outreach, assess impacts of social media, and identify technology training needs within SE/A region. Andrew served on the NN/LM Clinicaltrials.gov cross-regional task force, the 2016 NN/LM exhibit manual working group and co-chaired the HS/HSL Research committee for the past 2 years. We are sorry to see Andrew go; our loss is RAND’s gain.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region would like to announce the additional online Consumer Health class schedule.
Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and counts towards Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).
The following CHIS classes are scheduled for 2016:
- May 2-30 – From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health on the Internet
- June 6-July 25 – Health & Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services
- June 6 – June 30 – Grants and Proposal Writing
- July 25-August 29 – The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decision-Making
- July 25 – August 29 – Making PubMed Work for You
- August 29-September 26 – Keeping Up with PubMed
- August 29-September 26 – Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web
- September 26-October 31 – Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts?: Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- October 31-November 28 – Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans
You may register for any of the classes at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/register.html.
Please contact Terri Ottosen, Outreach/Education Coordinator, at email@example.com for more information or questions.