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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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

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.

Disaster Information Specialist Webinar: CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training

WHEN:  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”
John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

LOGIN: Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb463675319cd890a84d5f2435570018d

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 621 951 676

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

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If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 440. Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Suite 440 is around the corner behind the elevators.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

May 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Registration Open for 2016 NN/LM SE/A Online Classes

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) would like to announce additional online continuing educational opportunities. Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association.

The following classes will be available through the NN/LM Moodle course platform.

Upon successful completion, these classes will have 4 MLA CE Contact Hours with the exception of Chemicals, Drugs, and Genetics which will have 6 MLA CE Contact Hours.

The following live online webinars will be available:

These classes will include an additional assignment post webinar for a total of 2 MLA CE Contact Hours.

You may register for any of these educational opportunities and more by visiting the NN/LM SE/A Training Schedule.

Please contact Tony Nguyen, Access/Communications Coordinator, at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu for more information or questions.

Deadline Extension to May 13: HSLANJ Spring 2016 Group Licensing Offer

The deadline for participating in the Spring 2016 Offer via the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative has been extended until May 13, 2016 (originally set for May 2). This is the new, but final deadline for all Spring 2016 Offer packets to be received.

Please note: As of 4/13/16, a new, updated version of the Spring 2016 Offer was uploaded, reflecting significantly reduced pricing on ISPG products. Take a moment to download this new version of the Offer if you have not already done so, in order to work off the most recent document.

All medical librarians in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic (MAR) and Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Regions are welcome to participate in this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

For more information and to participate, please contact Robert T. Mackes, HSLANJ Executive Director, at 570-856-5952, rtmackes@gmail.com and/or visit www.hslanj.org.

The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources.

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.  To learn more, visit www.hslanj.org/gli.

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C, University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System, as well as Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C, University of Maryland Baltimore.

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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