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We Can Do This! COVID-19 Public Education Campaign Resources

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2021-04-09 13:59

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We Can Do This COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.

You’re invited to support the effort by joining the COVID-19 Community Corps. As a member, you’ll receive timely, accurate information to share with your communities, family, friends, and neighbors. By encouraging them to get vaccinated, you’ll help protect them – and allow all of us to safely gather together again.

The We Can Do This website features resources in 8 languages and across a number of different formats, e.g. shttps://wecandothis.hhs.gov/ocial media, radio ads, videos, tv-ads, fact sheets etc. Check it out and share!

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NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements

SEA News - Fri, 2021-04-09 13:30

The National Library of Medicine has awarded five-year cooperative agreements to seven institutions selected to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and four  institutions selected as National Coordinating Offices in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The agreements begin May 1, 2021.

The NNLM is NLM’s “field force” of trusted ambassadors that leverages more than 8,000 organizational members representing resource libraries (primarily at medical schools), health science libraries (primarily at hospitals), public libraries, and community-based organizations.

RMLs coordinate the operation of a network of libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. RMLs ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NNLM, and cooperatively design, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to advance the health information needs of health professionals and a diverse public. Each National Coordinating Office performs a unique set of functions, but all serve to support and inform the work of the RMLs.

2021-2026 Awardees

Regional Medical Libraries:

Region 1: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and District of Columbia
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD

Region 2: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina Libraries
Charleston, SC

Region 3: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Gibson D. Lewis Library
Fort Worth, TX

Region 4: Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Salt Lake City, UT Region 5: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States
University of Washington
Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA

Region 6: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
University of Iowa
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Iowa City, IA

Region 7: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library
Worcester, MA

National Coordinating Offices:

NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD

NNLM Training Office (NTO)
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Salt Lake City, UT NNLM Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO) University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library
Worcester, MA

NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC)
Northwestern University
Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
Chicago, IL

Since its original authorization by Congress in the 1965 Medical Library Assistance Act, the NNLM has worked to equalize and enhance access to health information and data throughout the United States. This Network is vital in NLM’s outreach efforts to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing education and access to information for U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public. NNLM’s main goals are to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, promote health literacy, and advance health equity through access to trusted, quality health information.

During the previous (2016-2021) grant period, the RMLs awarded more than 1,338 subawards to NNLM members. The RMLs, in collaboration with funded NNLM members, conducted more than10,000 training events and other outreach and engagement activities reaching more than 108,000 health professionals, librarians, and members of the public.

Information about the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the Regional Medical Libraries is available at www.nnlm.gov.

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Paula Mozen, Director of LIFE INTERRUPTED, Shares Her Filmmaking Journey

MCR News - Fri, 2021-04-09 11:52

In this post, Paula Mozen, Director of the documentary LIFE INTERRUPTED, shares  the story of her journey with this film about the experiences of three breast cancer survivors. Portions of the original post have been edited for clarity.

I was a documentary filmmaker long before I became a breast cancer survivor. When I was first diagnosed, I wanted to take care of my situation and move on. The last thing I wanted to do was to make a film about it, a project that I knew would take several years to fundraise and complete. As time passed and I gained perspective on my own situation, I realized I was NOT alone; there are hundreds of thousands of us out here. In the United States, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2021, an estimated 330,000 new cases will be diagnosed.

Breast Cancer is indeed an epidemic. It can be found across all age, gender, socio-economic, ethnic, and geographic groups. It does not discriminate; however, as we know, access to quality healthcare can be very discriminatory.

MSU photo by Kelly Gorham

Holding these truths together plus having the inside track to my own experience, I decided to make the film I wish I could have seen when I was diagnosed – both times. I wanted LIFE INTERRUPTED to put a face to the statistics and tell meaningful stories in order to inspire change.

Breast cancer patients are often asked to make their own choices in terms of treatments available. The moment the diagnosis is received, each person must gather information and make life-altering decisions under extreme emotional duress, all in a relatively short period of time. While individual circumstances are unique, hearing about the personal journeys from articulate women who have traveled this road before is invaluable for navigating treatments and keeping hope alive. Knowledge is power; the successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer depends on this.

Persistence is a common theme for indie filmmakers and breast cancer survivors alike. Just when you think you are finished, there is usually another mountain to climb.

From Berkeley to Berlin to Beirut and back to Bozeman, MY LIFE INTERRUPTED was screened, was reviewed, and won several awards at festivals. After these events, I wanted to connect directly with audiences who cared about the themes and issues the film covered, including healthcare advocates, providers, and survivors. My hope was to provide empowerment for survivors to be self-advocates  and to share with family members, advocates and healthcare providers what it truly means to survive breast cancer.

I learned about the All of Us Research Program (http://joinallofus.org/nlm) and partnership with NNLM through Julie Sherwood, the Partnership & Community Engagement Manager for the Wichita Public Library. After a series of emails, a partnership was formed that would involve collaborations with NNLM staff from throughout the organization, including Brittney Thomas, Brian Leaf, Linda Loi, Darlene Kaskie, Michele Spatz, George Strawley, Asih Asikin-Garmager, Richard McLean, Helen Spielbauer, Rachel Maller, Holly Stevenson, Laura Bartlett, and Frost Keaton.

Beginning March 3rd through April 15th, NNLM and I look forward to presenting the LIFE INTERRUPTED Virtual Screening Series which includes live interactive panel discussions in partnership with The Black Women’s Health Imperative, The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Asian Health Coalition, Henry Ford Health System, Greensboro AHEC and Nashville Public Library.

During the panel discussions, hear from medical or research professionals who specialize in breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, and advocates who represent populations historically underrepresented in medical research. Panelists will share their experiences and knowledge on diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, living with breast cancer, advancing treatments and cures for breast cancer, and advocating for precision medicine and diversity of medical research through programs like All of Us.

It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to work with the entire team so far, a group of talented, motivated and detail-oriented individuals who are dedicated to creating the best possible audience user experience. Everyone is focused on making each event engaging, interactive, relevant and accessible. To work with a team like this is – well – a filmmaker’s dream come true; we are all on the same page, doing the right thing for the right reasons, all to empower patients and share meaningful stories.

Thank you to Paula Mozen for the work she is doing and for contributing to this blog post. We look forward to seeing the great things that come from this project.

Below are all the upcoming free virtual screenings and LIVE Q&A panel discussions. For more information or to attend any of these upcoming events, visit watch.eventive.org/lifeinterrupted.

Free Virtual Screenings  continues through April 15.

LIVE Q&A Panel Discussions

Monday, April 15 at 2 pm MT presented by Greensboro AHEC and Nashville Public Library

For more information on the film LIFE INTERRUPTED and to sign up for the free screening, click here: https://watch.eventive.org/lifeinterrupted. .

Remember to follow the NNLM MCR on Twitter.

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – April 9, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-04-09 10:16

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Webinars April 12 – April 14

Webinars April 20 – April 21

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-04-09 07:30

These are the final postings for the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement (CA). Thank you for reading!

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions!

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

Introducing Region 7: Starting on May 1, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will be serving the following states for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM): Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. For more information, read their recently published blog post.

NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements: The National Library of Medicine has awarded five-year cooperative agreements to seven institutions selected to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and four institutions selected as National Coordinating Offices in the NNLM. The agreements begin May 1, 2021. For more information on the awardees, please refer to the NLM press release.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Important information about your NNLM.gov profile – Take action by April 30th – NTO News

Enhancing Information Access in a Hospital Setting – NER Update

Goddard Public Library: Fitness Fridays – MCR News

Lessons Learned Thanks to the NNLM MCR Professional Development Award – MCR News

NLM/NIH News

NIH News in Health: Read the April 2021 issue, featuring, “Good Sleep for Good Health: Get the Rest You Need,” and, “Pregnancy Check-Ups: Healthy Start for Mom and Baby.”

NIH Strategically, and Ethically, Building a Bridge to AI (Bridge2AI)NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

New Initiative Puts At-Home Testing to Work in the Fight Against COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

Lessons Learned About Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

Pictures of the PandemicCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the RxNorm April monthly release is available for download and includes a new Qualitative Distinction modifier.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share our training opportunities!

April 2021

Transgender Health: Focus on Mental Health & Resiliency – April 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries – April 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

NIH Grants 101 and the Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program – April 14, 12:00 PM ET

Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Populations: An NHLBI Research & Implementation Workshop – April 14-15

Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide Webinar Series – April 19-22, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Social and Environmental Determinants of Maternal Health Disparities and a Roadmap to Effective Solutions – April 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Developing Catalysts for Community Health in the Library Profession – April 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 – April 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

The Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation – April 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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Reminder: Join the NNLM SEA Healthy Haiku Contest!

SEA News - Thu, 2021-04-08 14:23

During the month of April, we will be sharing Healthy Haikus created by YOU! In honor of National Poetry Month, NNLM SEA is hosting a Healthy Haiku contest for our members. All participants will be entered into a lottery to receive free registration to the  ALA Annual 2021 or MLA ‘21 virtual conference*!

Use this creative outlet for your pandemic angst, healthy-living tips, ailment woes, or anything at all that is health related. Make it light or make it heavy, funny or serious, but make it!

The Rules

Write a three-line poem, following the syllable pattern 5-7-5. No need to rhyme, just go with the flow!

We ask you to write
On health, pets, COVID-19
Please share your haiku!

Need inspiration for topics? Check out the April National Health Observances, including:

  • National Public Health Week
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Every Kid Healthy Week
  • DNA Day
  • Patient Experience Week
How to Enter
  • Share your haikus now through April 30th on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Make sure your post is “viewable for the public” so we can see your submission.
  • Tag @NNLMSEA onFacebook or Twitter and include #HealthyHaiku.
  • If applicable, tag your library or organization.
  • Individuals can share up to three unique haikus.
  • We’ll reshare your posts so that others can see your creativity!

Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your healthy haiku to Liz Waltman (ewaltman@hshsl.umaryland.edu) who will share it on our social media accounts and credit you with your submission.

Have fun and we look forward to reading all the amazing haikus!

*Conference registration is for one person and is non-transferable.

Margherita pizza with the haiku 'I ate the whole thing...Why, oh why, did I eat it? Pandemic comfort.'

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Important information about your NNLM.gov profile – Take action by April 30th

NTO News - Thu, 2021-04-08 10:19
TAKE ACTION BY APRIL 30TH!

Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021.
Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy:

  1. Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page)
  2. Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page)
  3. Click “’View Profile’
  4. Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice.

Again, you will no longer be able to access your NNLM class history after Friday, April 30th. Please take action before April 30th if you wish to keep a personal copy.

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Start the Conversation on End-of-Life Care with the NNLM Reading Club

SEA News - Wed, 2021-04-07 14:57

It’s difficult to talk about, even scary. Important things usually are.

And deciding what to do about that transition between life and death – how to make it more comfortable, what to do afterwards – is so very important, to our loved ones and ourselves. It involves issues not only of health, but of spirituality, compassion and trust.

Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off.

 The Unwinding of the Miracle; Can't we talk about something more pleasant?; The Five Invitations.

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams | Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast | The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski

In The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death and Everything That Comes After, the late Julie Yip-Williams leaves behind a chronicle of a life filled with improbable outcomes since her childhood as a blind Vietnamese refugee who regained her sight at the hands of an American doctor. She faces her own terminal illness at age 37 with honesty.

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her idiosyncratic humor to her experience as caretaker of aging, declining parents in the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Finally, Zen Hospice Project co-founder Frank Ostaseski relates the lessons he has learned as a Buddhist teacher who has worked with more than a thousand dying patients in The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us about Living.

We encourage you to take a deep breath, read one of these books, and discuss it with people whose opinions you respect, especially those in your own family. It just might make you feel a whole lot better about the inevitable. Visit the NNLM Reading. Club: End of Life health topic to get started.

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Important information about your NNLM.gov Profile – Take action by April 30th!

GMR News - Wed, 2021-04-07 11:30

Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy:

  1. Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page)
  2. Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page)
  3. Click “’View Profile’
  4. Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice.

Again, you will no longer be able to access your NNLM class history after Friday, April 30th. Please take action before April 30th if you wish to keep a personal copy.

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Enhancing Information Access in a Hospital Setting

NER News - Wed, 2021-04-07 10:35

In 2020-2021, NER supported the lock the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library (MFHSL) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in efforts to enhance access to health information for library users when the information desk is not staffed. Amanda Scull, Head of Education and Information Services, was the lead for this project. This blog post is an excerpt of the Final Report for the project.

The MFHSL information desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM, but the space is open to and widely used by medical students, residents, nurses, and DHMC providers 24/7. Enhancing Health Information Access After Hours in a Hospital Setting consisted of two initiatives. MFHSL planned to purchase and install a set of digital lockers in the hallway outside of the library for after-hours pickup of checked out materials. The Library would purchase and set up a computer kiosk that library users could use to look up items, submit a research request, or find materials related to common questions.

And then, COVID-19

The Dartmouth Library closed all locations in March 2021. MFHSL reopened in October 2021 with new protocols and restricted access. Access outside of staffed hours is not allowed and will be unavailable for the foreseeable future. This eliminated the need for a self-service kiosk during the funding period. Additionally, the cost of installing lockers outside of the library was higher than anticipated, which cut into the available funding allocated for the kiosk station. Instead, funds were allocated to the purchase of a second set of digital lockers which will be installed either at Dana Library (on the Dartmouth Library campus) or as a second set at MFHSL if demand requires it.

When users place a hold on an item, the email they receive notifying them that their hold is ready for pickup now includes a line indicating that they should email the MFHSL Circulation Desk email account if they would like their item placed in a locker for pickup. The information services staff check the item out, place it in a locker and set a code, and then email the patron to tell them which locker their item is in and what the code is. These items can be picked up any time regardless of whether the library desk is open since the lockers are in the hallway outside of the library. MFHSL marketed this new option through the weekly email sent to all hospital staff and list servs specific to nurses.

Importance of Contactless Pickup

MFHSL expected the pickup lockers to serve nurses and other clinicians who were not able to visit the library during staffed hours. However, the lockers took on new importance during the COVID-19 pandemic as a contactless pickup option. MFHSL has been contacted by other libraries that are interested in learning how the project was implemented. Digital pickup lockers marketed to libraries tend to be very high tech (WiFi enabled, integrated into the ILS, etc.) and prohibitively expensive.

As libraries consider what pandemic-era services they will continue into the future, Amanda Scull highly recommends this convenient option for picking up materials after hours, particularly in a hospital setting. The MFHSL solution is “low tech”  without annual costs for expensive digital equipment.

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Important information about your NNLM.gov Profile – Take action by April 30th!

NER News - Wed, 2021-04-07 07:34

Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy:

  1. Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page)
  2. Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page)
  3. Click “’View Profile’
  4. Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice.

Again, you will no longer be able to access your NNLM class history after Friday, April 30th. Please take action before April 30th if you wish to keep a personal copy.

 

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Important Information about your NNLM.gov Profile – Take action by April 30th!

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-04-06 20:02

Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy:

  1. Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page)
  2. Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page)
  3. Click “’View Profile’
  4. Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice.

After Friday, April 30th  you will not be able to access your NNLM class history. Please take action before April 30th if you wish to keep a personal copy.

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Important information about your NNLM.gov Profile – Take action by April 30th!

SEA News - Tue, 2021-04-06 18:11

Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy:

  1. Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page)
  2. Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page)
  3. Click “’View Profile’
  4. Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice.

Again, you will no longer be able to access your NNLM class history after Friday, April 30th. Please take action before April 30th if you wish to keep a personal copy.

 

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PNR Weekly Digest: April 6, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-04-06 11:00

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Understanding End-of-Life Matters
Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off…read the post to see the book selections

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for classes and create a free account.

*Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium: We are excited to announce that registration is open for a new NNLM virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities. April 8-9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT. (5 MLA CE available for each day’s attendance) Learn more and register

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work: In this session, we will focus on anti-racism as action, rather than using the word anti-racist as an identity. Can changing how we define organizational culture in library workplaces be an example of anti-racist action? We will take a critical look at how certain hallmarks of white supremacist culture inform our notions of professionalism and workplace norms. These commonly accepted norms can actually contribute to low morale, the prevalence of microaggressions, retention issues, etc. This session will present specific actions to resist these norms, which libraries can then implement to create more equitable workplaces. April 13 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide Webinar Series
Join NNLM All of Us, Wisconsin Health Literacy, and community subject experts to discover health literacy insights, best practices, videos and guides, designed for meaningful and effective engagement with diverse populations. These tips and tools for your health literacy toolkit are available in both English and Spanish. If you work with patients, community members or library patrons, this training is for you! This free, four part webinar series will be held April 19, 20, 21, 22. 4.0 MLA CE Contact Hours will be awarded for successful completion of this series. Learn more and register 

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

Recent and upcoming enhancements to NCBI BLAST and Primer-BLAST services!: Join the webinar to learn about new web BLAST and Primer-BLAST enhancements that improve your BLAST experience. You’ll also see a preview of some planned improvements to the databases that make it easier to find relevant matches. April 7 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit Series: Over the coming months, the U.S. Census Bureau will have a series of webinars for their 2021 Data Summit Series. Designed for novice to intermediate data users, the series will present high-level overviews of several data products and demonstrate how the products can assist organizations and businesses identify data-driven solutions to challenges. First session is April 8. All sessions begin at 11:00 a.m. PT. Visit the Hawaii.gov website to learn more and register

*Tackling Inequities in Digital Care: The rapid expansion of telehealth during the COVID-19 response has spotlighted the challenges of digital access for populations who have been marginalized. This webinar will present innovative interventions that improve digital equity and potentially lower health disparities. April 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. Register

*Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines: A REALM Project Webinar: The REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project is hosting a webinar to explore the topic of COVID-19 vaccines and how they impact the reopening and ongoing operations plans for organizations. Presenters will provide information on vaccine education, including resources available to help address vaccine misinformation in the community. They will also share aspects of what is known and unknown in the scientific community about vaccines, along with a general update about the REALM project. April 15 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PT. Register

Engaging Diverse Communities in Complementary and Integrative Health Research: The purpose of this National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health hot topic webinar, held as part of National Minority Health Month, is to highlight successful strategies and lessons learned by researchers and community partners in engaging diverse communities in complementary and integrative health research. April 27 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“One Year of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, and Anticipating New Challenges”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Public Health Rhymes, 1918

*“New Initiative Puts At-Home Testing to Work in the Fight Against COVID-19”, from the NIH Director’s blog

Alzheimers.gov, a new educational resource and portal to federal information on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, hosted by NIA

The April issue of NIH News in Health focuses on sleep and health

*CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales

The 2021 National Minority Health Month theme is #VaccineReady

National Institutes of Health Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Check the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ new infographic which shows how translational science is improving the process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly

Battling Misinformation Through Health Messaging

FYI: 

*COVID-19 Resources 

National Library Week 2021: Welcome to Your Library
The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Visit the American Library Association’s website to learn about upcoming events and how your library can celebrate. 

April is Citizen Science Month
Citizen Science Month offers thousands of opportunities for you to turn your curiosity into impact. There’s something for everyone, everywhere! Join a project or event from wherever you are to help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without you. Visit the SciStarter website to learn more

2021 AAHSL Leadership Diversity Scholarships
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of AAHSL Leadership Diversity Scholarships. The scholarships support career development opportunities for persons from diverse and under-represented racial and ethnic backgrounds who are interested in leadership roles at all levels in academic health sciences libraries. The scholarships are also designed to increase the diversity of leaders in health sciences libraries, strengthen the profession’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and develop a more diverse pool of new and emerging library leaders. These scholarships are part of the continuum of AAHSL leadership programs. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2021.

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2021/2022fellowship. The application information has full program details, and details about past years’ cohorts and program reports are available. Submit your application by June 15th  to be considered for the 2019/2020 cohort.

Healthy Beverages Community Action Guide
The Indian Health Service Healthy Beverage Community Action Guide outlines a process for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to promote healthy beverages and decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and caffeinated energy drinks. It outlines steps for starting a healthy beverage community action campaign, including sample assessment forms, meeting agendas and focus group activities. Visit the Resources webpage and scroll to the bottom to access the guide and the presentation.

Do I Have Prediabetes?
One in three Americans is at risk for significant health complications like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It’s better to know than wonder. Take the Do I Have Prediabetes? test, available in English and Spanish, to find out. With early diagnosis, and by making small changes like altering your diet and exercising more, prediabetes can often be reversed. Do I Have Prediabetes? is a collaboration between the CDC, the American Medical Association and the Ad Council. 

*iHeartMedia Launches Educational Podcast Around COVID-19 Vaccines
In Partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and Hosted by ABC’s “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, “COVID-19 Immunity in Our Community” will feature experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci and offers listeners trusted information on COVID-19 vaccines. Designed to separate fact from fiction, “COVID-19 Immunity in Our Community” will arm listeners with the tools they need to make educated decisions about COVID-19 vaccines. The new podcast will also draw perspectives from Americans across different communities including health care workers, journalists, and skeptics, who each share their unique and personal experience with vaccination.

STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce compared with their share of all workers, including in computing jobs, which have seen considerable growth in recent years. The long-term outlook for diversity in the STEM workforce is closely tied to representation in the STEM educational system, particularly across the nation’s colleges and universities. STEM workers are about twice as likely as other workers to have earned a bachelor’s degree or more education (67% vs. 34%) and roughly three-quarters of these workers hold a degree in a STEM field. Read the Pew Research report

*Open Iterations Improve COVID-19 Data Quality
Data for COVID-19 is being monitored and improved constantly. In this blog, learn about the techniques that HHS uses to identify issues with input from the American public. Read the Healthdata.gov blog post

2021-2022 Medical Library Association’s Rising Stars
The MLA Rising Star program gives members the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics needed to become a leader in MLA. The newly announced recipients include our own NNLM PNR Research and Data Coordinator, Nancy Shin as well as:

  • Jacqueline Freeman, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Chelsea Misquith, Brown University Library, Brown University
  • Laura Wright, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Register for IHA’s 20th Annual Health Literacy Conference
“The Role of Health Literacy in Perilous Times” is the theme for the 2021 virtual conference. The world has changed. We cannot continue to work using the same perspectives, approaches, and beliefs we had a year ago. During this conference, we will examine how world events have put inequities into the spotlight, how a changed world has affected those we serve, and how we can best address their evolving needs as they try to navigate an altered landscape. For 2021, IHA will once again waive conference registration and continuing education fees. May 25-27, learn more and register

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Introducing Region 7

NER News - Tue, 2021-04-06 07:15

Map of the United States divided into seven regions.The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has been selected to serve as a Regional Medical Library (RML) for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) for 2021-2026. The RML program has done away with geographical based names and is moving to a numerical system. UMMS will be serving Region 7: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This is the fifth consecutive time that the Lamar Soutter Library has been selected the to serve as an RML.

The goal of the NNLM RML program is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Region 7 will continue to increase awareness, facilitate access, and provide training on the NLM’s products. During the upcoming grant cycle, Region 7 will be focused on three initiatives: substance misuse, rural health, and health literacy, particularly around English as a second language.

This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

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Goddard Public Library: Fitness Fridays

MCR News - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:48

Dana Abbey – Community Engagement Coordinator/Colorado

The Goddard Public Library in Goddard, Kansas applied for and was awarded Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental outreach funding for their Fitness Fridays program. The aim of the project is to increase health, information, and reading literacy within one program with activities available locally and statewide for all ages.

The free programming will combine favorite summertime activities: walking and reading with the StoryWalk® program, and will raise awareness of reliable health information resources like MedlinePlus. StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story along a popular walking route in the community. The national fitness and literacy project has inspired adults and children to read together while encouraging healthy outdoor activity in all 50 states and 11 countries.

In March of 2021, the library launched  “If You Plant a Seed” by award winning author Kadir Nelson on the Prairie Sunset Trail. The book tells a story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity, and is displayed on the trail on 15 signs. The pandemic made it even more important to provide activities outdoors that would allow social distancing.

Funding Amount: $2,500

Funding Period: August 17-April 15, 2021

Photo of librarian in a field in front of a sign for the Fitness Friday program.

Librarian Carrie Wharton, Program and Outreach Specialist

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Lessons Learned Thanks to the NNLM MCR Professional Development Award

MCR News - Sat, 2021-04-03 20:31

Heather Steel
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

One year ago, I joined the Children’s Mercy Library Services team. During the interview process it was mentioned several times how the team has plans to make big changes to their existing digital library space. I was (and still am) excited about the potential of this undertaking. A few months after I started my manager shared with me information about the Library Marketing Professional Development (LMPD) Award, funded by the Network for the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR) and the opportunity to attend the Library Marketing Conference. We were working on our plans to overhaul our digital space, but we weren’t as sure about how to promote and advertise these upgrades.

I applied for the LMPD in September 2020 and included our plans to renew our outreach across the hospital as we launched a new library website. We needed guidance on how to actively promote ourselves and our initiatives. In October I was grateful to find out I was approved for the grant and would be able to attend the Library Marketing Conference. The wonderful conference was not only informative but also provided an opportunity to interact with librarians from various locations in a time when networking opportunities are limited. I enjoyed not only the sessions, but also the conversations taking place in the chat.

There were several moments throughout the conference that stuck with me. The presentation by Tamara King was a major one. Not only is the work she is doing in her library inspiring, but her messages about how to plan and market new products helped me while we transitioned to our new website. I have a highlighted section in my notes when she said, “Don’t Waffle!”. This sounds like a simple concept on the surface, but in the moment it is anything but simple. As we were on the precipice of making the official switch to our new site our team had some slight hesitation. I advocated for pulling the band aid off and moving forward. There will always be issues that come up, but we can’t face them until we jump. Our new website has been a great success even with the few hiccups along the way.

I also greatly enjoyed the mentorship with Jim Staley. Our conversations were incredibly helpful as a bouncing off point for promotion ideas. Switching to a new library platform is a huge change and we wanted to ensure we were presenting information how our users needed. When our team was deliberating how to create and share new library tutorials, Jim and I discussed making information available when and how users need it. His examples from his library were helpful as we considered ours.

My conversations with Jim also included discussions around the Mid-Continent Public Library System, which I happen to be a patron of. From his presentation during the conference and our chats I loved the inside look of how my local library system was not only handling their pandemic response, but also their plan to move forward.

Overall, the conference and mentorship have been very rewarding. I would highly recommend anyone starting to explore marking in libraries to explore the LMPD as a starting point.

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<p>Brandon Jason University of Missouri

MCR News - Sat, 2021-04-03 20:13

Brandon Jason
University of Missouri LIS Student

I am working with a virtual health programming team from the Community Engagement Network of All of Us, a research program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) that aims to “build one of the most diverse health databases in the world.” Through this experience, I am learning from information professionals how to produce quality, accessible virtual programs on health and medical topics, and how best to partner and collaborate with leading health, medical, and information organizations. I am assisting specifically with a program on vaccine development and efficacy, and the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy among rural and Hispanic/Latinx populations in the United States – inspired by the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but not exclusive to only those vaccines. We have partnered with the National Alliance of Hispanic Health (NAHH), the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), and the Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health, and are proud to offer an all-female panel discussion featuring five Hispanic/Latinx doctors from various organizations. This program debuts via livestream on World Health Day (Wednesday, April 7). Through All of Us, I am also partnering with the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) to transition a pre-existing event on accessibility in virtual programming to instead focus on making library programs of all types as inclusive of different types of people as possible. This latter program will not debut during my time with the All of Us Community Engagement Network but will instead lay the groundwork for a future team to pick it up and produce it. Apart from these two programs, I have assisted by timekeeping a live panel discussion between African American women who have survived breast cancer and monitored cross-posting relationships during the livestreams of two other related virtual programs (“Life Interrupted: Telling Breast Cancer Stories”). Through these experiences offered by the University of Missouri iSchool’s Catalysts for Community Health (C4CH) grant, generously funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) I am being exposed to an area of the information profession I hadn’t know much about beforehand, and I am particularly grateful that I am gaining this insight during a time when public health is dominating the lives of everyone around the world. The opportunity to work with a national-level virtual programming team is also invaluable in my current work as a public library branch manager, since all our programming has migrated to the virtual sphere due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is both interesting and important to see how information professionals are producing virtual health programs and partnering with leading organizations to get quality medical information into the hands of the public.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-04-02 13:37

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities. Through paper session, panels, and a networking space, symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities. You can register to attend and learn more about the symposium on the event page.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Type 1 Diabetes – What You Need to Know – NER Update

Library Marketing Professional Development Award Experience – MCR News

Living on the Data Fringes: Open Science Goes Beyond Open Data – MCR News

Understanding End-of-Life Matters with the NNLM Reading Club: It’s difficult to talk about, even scary. Important things usually are. And deciding what to do about that transition between life and death – how to make it more comfortable, what to do afterwards – is so very important, to our loved ones and ourselves. It involves issues not only of health, but of spirituality, compassion and trust. Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off. Visit the NNLM Reading Club for discussion guides to these titles and other useful information.

NLM/NIH News

One Year of Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, and Anticipating New ChallengesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Infections with ‘U.K Variant’ B.1.1.7 Have Greater Risk of MortalityNIH Director’s Blog

Could CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Be an Answer to Chronic Pain?NIH Director’s Blog

Public Health Rhymes, 1918Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

F is for False Noses: A Dose of Humor from Joyce DennysCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH to enhance tribal engagement efforts for precision medicine research – The All of Us Research Program

Request for Proposals: Health Disparities CodeathonDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

Battling Misinformation Through Health Messaging – From the NIH News – Science, Health, and Public Trust

NIH-Wide Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025: Taking the Next Steps

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the new CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share our training opportunities!

April 2021

Transgender Health: Focus on Gender Identity & Inclusivity – April 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Recent and upcoming enhancements to NCBI BLAST and Primer-BLAST services! – April 7, 12:00-12:45 PM ET

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic – April 8 & 9, 12:00-5:00 PM ET

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work – April 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries – April 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

NIH Grants 101 and the Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program – April 14, 12:00 PM ET

Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Populations: An NHLBI Research & Implementation Workshop – April 14-15

Tips and Tools for Closing the Digital Health Divide Webinar Series – April 19-22, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Social and Environmental Determinants of Maternal Health Disparities and a Roadmap to Effective Solutions – April 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Developing Catalysts for Community Health in the Library Profession – April 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 – April 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Camden urban farming nonprofit expands mission to environmental justice advocacy – Courier-Post

Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript – April 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

The Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation – April 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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Join Us for the Vaccine Development and Efficacy Webinar!

MCR News - Fri, 2021-04-02 11:48

Join the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the National Rural Health Association, and Juntos on World Health Day, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 7 PM CT, for a virtual health program answering your questions about vaccines. The “Vaccine Development and Efficacy” webinar will feature five expert panelists who will discuss their own firsthand experiences with how vaccines are made, and why some people are hesitant to receive them.

Recent times have brought up many questions of how vaccines work, how they are tested for safety, and why vaccination is important in preventing disease and keeping communities healthy. In this webinar, we’ll hear the answers to these questions and more, straight from the experts.

The All of Us Research Program recognizes that diversity matters when it comes to health research. The world needs medical tools, including vaccines, that work for people of all backgrounds. We know that different groups have different levels of access to quality health care and information. Beyond that, history and culture have big roles to play in health attitudes like vaccine hesitancy. Acknowledging and respecting these important factors by maintaining good dialogue between healthcare providers, public health professionals, and the diverse public is crucial if we hope to improve health equity for all.

As part of the All of Us Community Engagement Center’s commitment to diverse representation in health research, this conversation will have a special focus on Hispanic and rural populations, and how these groups in particular experience vaccine hesitancy. The webinar will be broadcast in Spanish, with live English interpretation available. Furthermore, our panelists themselves represent a diverse group of health researchers, educators, and care providers. Each of them demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in healthcare.

The webinar’s panel includes 3 infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine: Dr. Paulina Rebolledo, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health, Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn, Associate Professor, and Dr. Valeria Cantos, Assistant Professor. Dr. Susan Holecheck, Lecturer at the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, will be bringing her expertise in immunology and virology to the table. Last but definitely not least, Dr. Kenia Pujols, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator with the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, will be representing All of Us as she speaks to the potential the program has to diversify vaccine research. The event will be moderated by Edgar Gil Rico, Senior Director for Innovation and Program Development with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and champion of Latinx health promotion.

We hope you’ll join us for this important conversation! Head to nnlm.gov/vaccines or nnlm.gov/vacunas to register for the event and submit your questions for the panelists.

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