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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Reminder – SEAside Webinar: May 6, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST) – Introduction to Survey Methods

Recording Available:

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Presenter: Jessica Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin at

Summary: This webinar, co-sponsored by the MAC MLA Research & Assessment Committee, will provide an overview for anyone aspiring to develop effective surveys for research, assessment, or other purposes.

Bio: Jessica Brown is a faculty member in the Division of Gerontology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She is also a primary faculty member of the Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Health Science programs.  She earned her PhD in Psychology with a focus in Behavioral Medicine from UMBC.  One of her courses is Health Survey Research Methods which is available to masters and doctoral students annually.

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, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

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2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015.

This two-week intensive course will provide specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice, and policy. It will also integrate principles and practice of community engagement. Nationally and internationally recognized experts in health disparities science will lead individual sessions.

Cost: The course is free, but admission is competitive and daily attendance is mandatory. Participants are responsible for transportation, room and board.

How to Apply: Please visit the NIMHD Course webpage at: for information on the online application process (NOW OPEN).

Application due date: The due date for application submission is Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (11:59 pm EST).

Application Information: The following comprises the application packet:

Completed online application must include:

  • Relevant professional experience (250 word limit);
  • Educational history including honors and awards (250 word limit);
  • Essay describing interest in the course and how it will contribute to work/future career goals in the area of health disparities (350 word limit); and
  • Letter of recommendation addressing in concrete and specific terms strengths, personal qualities, and relevance of course for career trajectory (350 word limit).

**Once the applicant submits the application, it will generate an automatic e-mail to the applicant’s reference, requesting a recommendation. An application is not complete until the reference submits the letter of recommendation.

Course Contact

Send in Questions for the RML Cooperative Agreement Webinar

This is a reminder that the National Library of Medicine is holding a “Nuts and Bolts” Technical Assistance Webinar to help you apply for the cooperative agreements and supplements for the Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and Offices.

You are encouraged to submit questions by 12 PM ET, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to:

The Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on:

Please refer to the National Network Office page for additional information related to the Network program and funding opportunity announcement.

Free Webinar: Introduction to Public Health

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Greater Midwest Region (GMR) would like to invite you to their free Lake Effects Webinar on Public Health.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, at

Summary: Cortland Lohff, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Environmental Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health will present basic principles of the field, including those principles that set it apart from other areas of medicine. He will speak on important sources of literature and information for those in Public Health.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Cort Lohff currently serves as the Medical Director for Environmental Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health. In that role he oversees and provides support to a number of public health programs and participates in a number of initiatives involving environmental health. Prior to coming to Chicago, Dr. Lohff served for 5 years as the State Epidemiologist in Vermont and for 4 years as the Deputy State Epidemiologist in Iowa. Dr. Lohff received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, his M.P.H. from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the New York State Department of Public Health/University at Albany School of Public Health.

To register for this webinar, please visit: An e-mail confirmation with webinar sign in information will be provided prior to the start of the webinar.

Upon completion of this webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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