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Yale University Librarians on Serving Nursing and Allied Health Care Professionals

NER News - Wed, 2020-01-08 12:46

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019, NNLM NER hosted two Yale University librarians in a webinar addressing the health information needs of nursing and allied health care professionals. The webinar was part of our NER Hospital Librarians series.

This educational series provides professional development opportunities for hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by our Hospital Libraries Advisory Group. Previous webinars include: Advanced MeSH; Business of Healthcare; DOCLINE Update; Dietary Supplement Label Database; Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship; LinkOut for Libraries and What is RA21. Webinars are scheduled for one hour and are recorded for future viewing.

Each webinar highlights a topic of concern to hospital librarians. In December, the focus was on answering nursing and allied health care questions using National Library of Medicine resources. Hospital librarians in New England are reporting steady, or increasing, requests for assistance from nurses and allied health care professionals. For this webinar, we contacted Janene Batten, well-known in the New England Region for her work with nurses, and her colleague Alexandria Brackett. As a clinical librarian, Alexandria brings valuable insights for our target audience.

The webinar began with introduction of a case study. Janene and Alexandria demonstrated the use of National Library of Medicine resources with time-saving search strategies. Cognizant of the upcoming “new” PubMed, both librarians incorporated relevant screenshots and searching tips for managing the transition away from Legacy PubMed. The webinar covered using MedlinePlus and the LactMed database as well.

Webinar attendees gave high marks to Janene Batten and Alexandria Brackett:

Instructors were both well prepared and switched sections with each other smoothly.

I appreciated the opportunities throughout the session to ask questions.

Very well prepared instructors; flow of presentation extremely easy to follow!

The instructors were thorough, but didn’t waste time. A good balance.

Both were knowledgeable, excellent speakers. The topic and examples flowed well. 

Good job. I’m glad I attended.

Liked the scenario idea and how to use the resources to find relevant info.

Recording Available on YouTube

If you did not attend the live webinar, or if you want to review search strategies, the recording is available on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine YouTube channel. Or, play below!

 

 

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Request for Information (RFI): ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization

SEA News - Wed, 2020-01-08 12:00

Notice Number

NOT-LM-20-003

Key Dates

Release Date: December 30, 2019
Response Date: March 14, 2020

Introduction

The purpose of this Request for Information is to solicit public input to guide the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in planning infrastructure enhancements aimed at users and submitters of ClinicalTrials.gov as part of a multi-year modernization initiative.

Background

ClinicalTrials.gov is the world’s largest public clinical research registry(1) and results database(2), providing information on more than 320,000 clinical studies and over 40,000 results on a wide range of diseases and conditions. More than 145,000 unique visitors use the public website daily to find and learn about clinical studies, resulting in an average of 215 million pageviews each month(3).

ClinicalTrials.gov is maintained by NLM on behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and enhances transparency across the clinical research enterprise in support of U.S. legal requirements (e.g., 42 CFR Part 11)(4), the NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information(5), and other policies, such as those of other U.S. Federal agencies(6) and international entities(7). The potential benefits of registration and results reporting include greater public availability of information about ongoing and completed clinical studies(8). This information may help individuals find and compare clinical studies for which they may be eligible to enroll. Maintaining this database of searchable records of studies and their results helps enhance public trust in clinical research and can:

  • honor the contribution of people who volunteer to participate in clinical trials to advance medical knowledge;
  • encourage complete, unbiased, and timely reporting of individual studies;
  • provide a more complete set of studies to inform medical and other decisions;
  • provide insight into the clinical research enterprise to improve study focus, design, and reporting; and
  • help funders and researchers identify and address key research needs.

Study sponsors and investigators are responsible for ensuring that their studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov follow all applicable laws and regulations for the scientific and ethical conduct of research studies in humans. Studies listed on ClinicalTrials.gov are not evaluated by NLM for scientific validity or conformance to ethical, legal, and policy requirements. However, NLM staff conduct a limited quality control review of information submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov for apparent errors, deficiencies, or inconsistencies(9-11).

NLM is embarking on a modernization initiative to update the technological infrastructure underlying ClinicalTrials.gov, enhance its public-facing components, and deliver a modern user experience with a platform and services that continue to accommodate growth and enhance efficiency. We aim to gather information to help maximize the value of ClinicalTrials.gov to its many users, while continuing to provide essential services to support existing legal and policy requirements. This RFI is not intended to modify existing legal and policy requirements for clinical trial registration and results reporting.

NLM will host a public meeting on April 30, 2020, to provide an open forum for further eliciting detailed input on topics of interest identified in responses received through this RFI.

75-Day Comment Period

Comments must be received no later than March 14, 2020.

Information Requested

NLM is requesting public comment to guide efforts to enhance and better support the users of ClinicalTrials.gov, particularly within the topic areas outlined below. Response to this RFI is voluntary, and respondents are free to address any or all topics listed below, and other relevant topics, for NLM consideration:

  1. Website Functionality. NLM seeks broad input on the ClinicalTrials.gov website, including its application programming interface (API).
    1. List specific examples of unsupported, new uses of the ClinicalTrials.gov website; include names and references for any systems that serve as good models for those uses.
    2. Describe resources for possible linking from ClinicalTrials.gov (e.g., publications, systematic reviews, de-identified individual participant data, general health information) and explain why these resources are useful.
    3. Provide specific examples of how you currently use the ClinicalTrials.gov website, including existing features that work well and potential improvements.
    4. Describe if your primary use of ClinicalTrials.gov relies on (1) a wide range of studies, such as different study types, intervention types, or geographical locations or (2) a more limited range of studies that may help identify studies of interest more efficiently. Explain why and, if it applies, any limiting criteria that are useful to you.
  2. Information submission. NLM seeks broad input on initiatives, systems, or tools for supporting assessment of internal consistency and improving the accuracy and timeliness of information submitted through the ClinicalTrials.gov Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS).
    1. Identify steps in the ClinicalTrials.gov registration and results information submission processes that would most benefit from improvements.
    2. Describe opportunities to better align the PRS submission process with your organization’s processes, such as interoperability with institutional review board or clinical trial management software applications or tools.
    3. Describe any novel or emerging methods that may be useful for enhancing information quality and content submitted to the PRS and displayed on the ClinicalTrials.gov website.
    4. Suggest what submission-related informational materials you currently find useful and what other materials would make the submission and quality control process easier for you.
    5. Suggest ways to provide credit, incentivize, or recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations in submitting complete, accurate, and timely registration and results information submission.
  3. Data Standards. NLM seeks broad input on existing standards that may support submission, management, and use of information content (e.g., controlled terminologies for inclusion and exclusion criteria).
    1. Provide input on ways to balance the use of standards while also retaining needed flexibility to ensure submitted information accurately reflects the format specified in the study protocol and analysis plan.
    2. List names of and references to specific standards and explain how they may be useful in improving data quality, enabling reuse of data to reduce reporting burden, or improving consistency and management of data on ClinicalTrials.gov.

Submitting a Response

For consideration, your responses must be received by March 14, 2020. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at:
https://nlmenterprise.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2rLEUAx99myump

Comments received, including name and affiliation of commenter, will be posted without change after the close of the comment period. Please do not include any proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information in your response. Do not include personally identifiable information that you do not wish to have made public. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in summaries of the state of the science, and any resultant solicitation(s).

This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation, grant, or cooperative agreement, or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the NIH, or individual NIH Institutes and Centers to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. The Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the Government’s use of such information. No basis for claims against the U.S. Government shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or from the Government’s use of such information.

References

  1. Zarin DA, Tse T, Williams RJ, Rajakannan T. Update on Trial Registration 11 Years after the ICMJE Policy Was Established. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(4):383-91.
  2. Zarin DA, Fain KM, Dobbins HD, Tse T, Williams RJ. 10-Year Update on Study Results Submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(20):1966-74.
  3. Trends, Charts, and Maps (Available at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/resources/trends).
  4. FDAAA 801 and the Final Rule webpage (Available at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/manage-recs/fdaaa).
  5. NIH Policy on the Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information; NOT-OD-16-149 (Available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-16-149.html).
  6. Key U.S. Policies (Available at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/manage-recs/resources#KeyUSPolicies).
  7. Key International Policies (Available at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/manage-recs/resources#InternatPolicies).
  8. What Is the Purpose of Trial Registration and Results Submission? (Available at https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/manage-recs/background#WhatIsThePurpose).
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov Protocol Registration Quality Control Review Criteria (Available at https://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/ProtocolDetailedReviewItems.pdf).
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov Results Quality Control Review Criteria (Available at https://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/ResultsDetailedReviewItems.pdf).
  11. PRS Guided Tutorials (Available at https://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov/tutorial/content/index.html#/lessons/cMcbAsAhlEQlFPfY3TZmzUrO6y7QS2M2).

 

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

ClinicalTrials.gov Information Team
National Library of Medicine
Email: register@clinicaltrials.gov

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NLM Request for Information Solicits Feedback on the Future of ClinicalTrials.gov

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2020-01-07 19:49

As ClinicalTrials.gov celebrates its 20th anniversary on February 29, NLM is asking for input on how it can best continue to serve your needs for many more years to come. ClinicalTrials.gov is the world’s largest public clinical research registry and results database, giving patients, families, health care providers, researchers, and others easy access to information on clinical studies relating to a wide range of diseases and conditions. This online resource, which has more than 145,000 unique visitors every day, is operated by NLM and makes available information provided directly by the sponsors and investigators conducting the research.

NLM has launched an effort to modernize ClinicalTrials.gov to deliver an improved user experience on an updated platform that will accommodate growth and enhance efficiency. Creating a roadmap for modernization requires feedback from a wide array of stakeholders on how to continue serving, balancing, and prioritizing their varied information needs. These stakeholders include sponsors and investigators who submit clinical trial information to the site, academic institutions, nonprofit and advocacy organizations, government agencies, and the public, all of whom can access and use the information that ClinicalTrials.gov contains free of charge.

To obtain timely, detailed, and actionable input, a Request for Information (RFI) has been issued to solicit comments on the following topics: website functionality, information submission processes, and use of data standards. Recognizing that ClinicalTrials.gov supports a network of stakeholders who contribute to, and rely on, clinical research, the aim is to understand how the system can better support this network and to identify opportunities for improving its compatibility with existing clinical trial management tools and processes. It is important to note that this RFI focuses on the functionality of ClinicalTrials.gov and is not intended to modify existing legal and policy requirements for clinical trial registration and results submission.

Responses to the RFI must be received by March 14. NLM expects a wide range of comments and is taking steps to manage and share the feedback. Responses will be summarized during a public meeting on April 30 on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, that will also be accessible by webcast. Details on the meeting will be available soon. In addition, the NLM Board of Regents is being engaged to provide input as a roadmap for modernization is developed, including establishing priorities and identifying the roles that various stakeholders might play in modernizing ClinicalTrials.gov.

To learn more about the RFI and how to share feedback, join this webinar on January 22. NLM looks forward to working with everyone to learn more about — and consider how to meet — your needs as the multiyear modernization effort begins!

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Happy, Healthy New Year with My MedlinePlus

MCR News - Tue, 2020-01-07 17:01

The latest edition of the My MedlinePlus newsletter highlights health and nutrition habits, including scheduling a checkup, starting a regular exercise routine, making mental health a priority, and more. Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

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Two Training Opportunities

MCR News - Tue, 2020-01-07 16:58

Library Carpentry
Did you resolve to be data-ready in 2020? Whether your goal is to instruct, curate, preserve, automate, research, analyze or support, apply to attend Library Carpentry workshops in Baltimore and Salt Lake City. Travel support included! Applications due Jan 10, 2020.

 

RDM 102

Ready to take next steps in learning about data science? Apply for the 9-week, hands-on, online course RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians and where you’ll gain practice in data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and data storytelling. Applications due Jan 10, 2020.

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Tools Available to Promote Health in the New Year

MCR News - Tue, 2020-01-07 10:43

Libraries can now access free tools to support health for the new year. The available resources are used to help libraries celebrate and bring awareness to general health information to help kick off the new year in their community. These tools include electronic bulletin slides and social media materials.

You can access these resources at nnlm.gov or by clicking on the links below.

General Health for the New Year

 

The materials are part of NNLM’s campaign to supply libraries with materials and programming ideas based on national health observances. The selection of available materials will be updated monthly as new health observances approach. If you would like to be informed on upcoming health observances, go to https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/national-health-observances#toc-3 or sign up for our CEN newsletter for monthly updates.

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Puerto Rico Hit by 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

SEA News - Mon, 2020-01-06 12:44

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.8 magnitude earthquake off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico Monday morning, January 6, at 6:32 am. 

At a Glance

  • The epicenter was located approximately 9 miles from the community of Indios. 
  • The quake triggered small landslides and resulted in numerous power outages. 
  • There is no tsunami threat to Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
  • The island has experienced an increase in seismic activity since December 28, with a number of quakes ranging from 4.7 to 5.1 in magnitude. 

State and Territory Resources

Visit the NNLM SEA Page for additional Federal and State Emergency Management Contact Resources.

Puerto Rico

NLM Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC)

We encourage you to visit the following pages from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own Website by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well.

MedlinePlus

NNLM SEA Resources

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NNLM Reading Club January 2020: Let’s Talk about Substance Misuse

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2020-01-06 03:00

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka l Dreamland (YA version) by Sam Quinones l Blackout by Sarah Hepola

January often brings a time of reflection and fresh starts to a new year.

Some may be struggling with issues of substance misuse and need resources to learn more about it – whether it has touched them directly or they just want to understand the topic better, especially from a first-person point of  view.  Because substance misuse doesn’t take a holiday, any week is a good week to discuss substance misuse, addiction disorders, and treatment choices for both young and old.

To help get the conversation started, visit the NNLM Reading Club Book Selections and Health Resources: Substance Misuse. Choose one of the three featured books, then download the discussion guide, promotional materials and corresponding Substance Misuse resources. Short on time?  No worries! Apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit.

 

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Health Education And Literacy – The HEAL Project

NER News - Fri, 2020-01-03 15:47

This week’s blog post was written by Dr. Traci Alberti, the Co-PI of an NER Year 4 Grant Funded Project – “Health Literacy and Health Information Resource Education in the Lawrence, Massachusetts Community.”

Limitations in health literacy are associated with ineffective care, poor compliance, increased use of health services, worse health status and even death. Nearly 77 million Americans experience limited health literacy, with greater proportions among Latino populations.

Utilizing NNLM funds, Co-investigators Dr. Traci Alberti, Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor, and Catherine Wong, Health Science Librarian, both from Merrimack College, have partnered with the Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center (MV-AHEC) and the Notre Dame Education Center-Lawrence (NDEC-L) to provide health literacy and health information resource education for English as Second Language Adult Learners in the Lawrence, Massachusetts community.

The Notre Dame Education Center- Lawrence provides free educational opportunities for community members that include English as second language classes and work skills classes.  Adult community students taking English classes at NDEC-L participated in Health Education And Literacy (HEAL) classes and a MedlinePlus consumer health information workshop during the fall, 2019 semester. HEAL is an established national health literacy program developed by Literacy for Life, which is based out of the School of Education at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. The 8 week curriculum is designed for English as second language learners and covers education around basic health and nutrition knowledge, emergency recognition, pharmacy and medication safety and access to healthcare. A MedlinePlus consumer health information workshop was also taught by Ms. Wong, a Health Science Librarian.  The health information workshop taught the adult learners how to access MedlinePlus from their mobile phones, utilize language options, sign-up for email notifications and how to use this resource to access information on health and wellness topics of their choosing.

 Based on post-program survey data, HEAL participants significantly improved their knowledge on health information, nutrition, healthcare access, and confidence in speaking with healthcare providers. Participants also reported learning new health information resources and skills with plans to utilize these resources in the future.

The program will run again during the spring, 2020 semester.  Plans for program expansion and sustainability within the community partners is currently underway.

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January 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2020-01-03 11:30

illustration of a person putting cream on their armCheck 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. In this issue:

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-01-03 10:44

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

Spotlight

Happy, Healthy New Year with My MedlinePlus: The latest edition of the My MedlinePlus newsletter highlights health and nutrition habits, including scheduling a checkup, starting a regular exercise routine, making mental health a priority, and more. Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Funding and Professional Development Opportunity: The NNLM Training Office (NTO) and Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) have invited applications for their two-day interactive, hands-on Library Carpentry workshops in Baltimore, MD and Salt Lake City, UT this spring. Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. The goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices. Submit an application by January 10, 2020 to receive professional development funds that support travel to these exciting opportunities.

Applications Open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians – Apply by January 10, 2020 to participate in a rigorous, 9-week, online training course with the NNLM Training Office (NTO). This course goes beyond the basics of research data management, providing an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. Participants who complete all components are eligible to receive 36 hours of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association.

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote health, fitness and nutrition in the new year? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

A New Year’s Resolution – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

“What 2019 NLM Accomplishment Makes You Most Proud?” – Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan talks about her recent brown bag lunch with NLM staff where they discussed accomplishments from 2019. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Celebrating 2019 Biomedical Breakthroughs – Each December, the reporters and editors at the journal Science select their breakthrough of the year, and the choice for 2019 is nothing less than spectacular: An international network of radio astronomers published the first image of a black hole. Though the competition was certainly stiff in 2019, the biomedical sciences were well represented among Science’s “runner-up” breakthroughs. – NIH Director’s Blog

Chinese Health and Hygiene Puzzle Blocks, 1960s – In 2005 the National Library of Medicine acquired more than fifteen hundred Chinese public health posters plus an assortment of other materials. Among these riches is a charming set of eight block puzzles. The pictures on the sides of each block, when put together, make six scenes aimed at fostering revolutionary consciousness and teaching hygienic behavior through the cycle of a day. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Request for Information: ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is requesting public comment to guide efforts to enhance and better support the users of ClinicalTrials.gov, the world’s largest public clinical research registry and results database. The deadline to submit a response is March 14, 2020.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2020

2020 MeSH Highlights – January 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Each year the Medical Subject Headings are updated with changes, additions and deletions. This class will highlight new and important changes to MeSH and discuss how they will impact you as a PubMed searcher. Experts from the National Library of Medicine will also be available to answer your questions about the changes. This presentation will feature updates to the Infections tree, additional clinical trial publication types, updates to Cell Death terms, and additional terminology for myotoxicity and ototoxicity.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – January 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

2020 MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 17, 9:30-11:00 AM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NLM staff for this webinar to learn more.

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 17-May 8, 2020 – Learn about the data science of biology: Bioinformatics! This collaborative NNLM class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 30 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene or protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.

Stronger Together: Healthcare Coalitions in Rural and Frontier Areas – January 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Natural and man-made emergencies can have complex and devastating effects for any jurisdiction. However, rural and frontier communities face unique challenges to preparing for and responding to potential threats. Healthcare coalitions (HCCs) are multidisciplinary groups that include representatives from public health, emergency management, emergency medical services, hospitals and other community partners. Through the HCC, these organizations are able to enhance jurisdictional preparedness and response capabilities by coordinating planning efforts; creating and sharing resources and best practices; hosting trainings and conducting exercises; and providing technical assistance to enhance stakeholder preparedness programs. Sponsored by the New England Region (NER), in this presentation the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and HCC representatives will provide an overview of the strengths and challenges experienced by rural and frontier HCCs and discuss how these groups work to make their communities more resilient.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 27, 11:30-12:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the South Central Region (SCR), this class covers National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. This presentation will review these resources and give updates on apps such as the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). It will also feature government databases like PubMed and Disaster Lit for finding publications. Furthermore, opportunities for programming and a partnerships with non-traditional entities such as libraries will be discussed.

Exceptional Lives – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and guest Julie McKinney, Health Literacy Specialist and Director of Product Content at Exceptional Lives, Inc., for this webinar. Exceptional Lives is a not-for-profit organization which provides easy-to-read information for parents and caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Their free online tools help families find the resources they need and walk them through the complicated processes of getting services and benefits for their child. The tools are developed using health literacy principles, and include comprehensive step-by-steps Guides as well as a searchable Resource Directory of local providers and support services. This webinar will discuss the need for this type of resource and include NLM and other government resources that are relevant to the topic.

NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf – January 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for the next installment in this collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring National Library of Medicine resources. Bookshelf provides free access to the full text of books and documents in the biomedical and life sciences as well as health care, medical humanities and social sciences. Through integration with other NCBI databases, such as PubMed, Gene, Genetic Testing Registry, and PubChem, Bookshelf also provides reference information for biological, chemical and other biomedical data and facilitates its discovery. This webinar will provide an overview of Bookshelf, including why it is a trusted resource of reference and health information, how it is related but different from PubMed Central and PubMed, and how to best find and navigate the content it archives.

*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

Applying the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to Your Teaching – January 15, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – If you teach or plan to teach, ACRL Information Literacy Framework threshold concepts will help you promote deep learning in your students. Threshold concepts are the ideas in a discipline that are passageways to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking and practicing within the discipline. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to integrate threshold concepts into your courses, guest lectures, one-shot sessions, and any other form of teaching you do. As part of the webinar you’ll develop learning outcomes for a class assignment, and you’ll begin to integrate threshold concepts into your instruction using active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Building Effective and Innovative Partnerships – January 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join LibraryWorks and Michele Stricker, Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library, for a discussion on how to seek opportunities for your library to strengthen existing relationships and reach out to new groups at the state and local level. This webinar will discuss strategic partnerships, implementing innovative outreach strategies, and determining which partnerships will be the most effective and meaningful for your library to pursue. Sponsored by LibraryWorks; $49 per person.

Summer Health Professions Education Program – Share this opportunity with college students interested in the Health Professions! Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this free summer enrichment program is designed to improve access to information and resources for college students that identify with groups that are underrepresented in the health professions. The program includes academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics; learning and study skills development; clinical exposure through small-group rotations in healthcare settings, simulation experiences, and seminars; career development sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions, the admissions process, and the development of an individualized education plan; a financial literacy and planning workshop that informs students of financial concepts and strategies; a health policy seminar series to expose scholars to a larger view of healthcare, health systems, and the social determinants of health; and an introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions. Applications are due February 5, 2020.

2020 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting – Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and TRAIN Learning Network at the 2020 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting, May 4-7, in Pittsburgh, PA. Working Together, Training Together: Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Healthcare is this year’s meeting theme and highlights effective practices in workforce development, online learning, and learning platform administration across the health sector. This four-day event features the latest innovations in health workforce training and presentations from the individuals leading these transformative initiatives.

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

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A New Year’s Resolution

NER News - Thu, 2019-12-26 12:29

Another year is coming upon us and so is another year of New Year’s resolutions. What will it be this year? A popular resolution is to exercise. So this begs the question how much exercise?  The answer can be found in MedlinePlus. Most adults should work out between 2 to 5 hours a week. At minimum, most adults need at least 150 minutes or about two and a half hours of moderate exercise per week or 75 minutes of high intensity physical activity per week. A rule of thumb moderate exercise means you can speak in sentences but probably cannot sing, whereas vigorous intensity you won’t be able to say more than a few words without stopping for a breath. In addition, to maintain muscle and bone strength, adults should engage in strengthening activities twice a week, such as pushups, sit-ups, lifting weights or exercise bands. The strengthening exercises should be repeated 8-12 times per session.

Kids need their exercise too.  For preschool age children between the ages of 3 and 5, should be physically active throughout the day and should get a mix of structured play, such as a sport or a game, and unstructured play, such as at a playground. Children and teens, should strive for 60 minutes of physical activity every day.  This activity can take many forms such as walking, running, biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, playing basketball, dancing.  

If you are like me you may be asking where am I going to find the time for two and a half hours of exercise or laughing it off as what a luxury. But there is hope. Start slowly, and combine exercise with daily activities, such as walking to the store by parking farther away from the entrance or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, maybe dance as you are mopping. My favorite is combining family time on weekends with hiking/ walking the dog.. The family is together, exercising but really it is a scavenger hunt to find whatever leaf, flower, or animal we can find. Sometimes we even combine our hikes with a citizen science project, some great ideas are available at: NatureGroupie.org or CitizenSceince.gov. The dog, kids and I try to identify tracks and other signs of birds or animals and then use a cell phone to take a picture an upload the data. We get some exercise both moderate and vigorous, and we come away with pictures, memories, and a healthier heart. 

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NNLM SEA and NDCO Holiday Closings

SEA News - Mon, 2019-12-23 10:47

The NNLM SEA and NDCO offices will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

The NNLM SEA and NDCO staff would like to wish each of you a wonderful holiday and a healthy, happy and peaceful 2020.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 20, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-12-20 09:45

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries 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*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars January 10 – January 17

Webinars January 21 – January 27

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, 2019-12-20 09:03

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

Spotlight

Funding and Professional Development Opportunity: The NNLM Training Office (NTO) and Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) have invited applications for their two-day interactive, hands-on Library Carpentry workshops in Baltimore, MD and Salt Lake City, UT this spring. Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. The goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices. Submit an application by January 10, 2020 to receive professional development funds that support travel to these exciting opportunities.

Applications Open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians – Apply by January 10, 2020 to participate in a rigorous, 9-week, online training course with the NNLM Training Office (NTO). This course goes beyond the basics of research data management, providing an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. Participants who complete all components are eligible to receive 36 hours of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR Offices will be closed December 23-January 1 during the University of Pittsburgh winter break. We look forward to working with you in 2020!

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote AIDS Awareness? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

Clinical eCompanion: We’d like your feedback on the point of care tool, Clinical eCompanion! This feedback will help us to determine the future of this website. To let us know what you think, visit the Clinical eCompanion site and select the highlighted link on the homepage.

In the Region – We’re wrapping up the end of the year! Read about our recent activities to learn what your Regional Medical Library is doing to support health outreach and programming in NY, NJ, PA and DE. – MARquee News Highlights

Promoting Consumer Health Materials at Remote Area Medical Clinics – SEA Currents

NLM Seeks Host Sites for 2020-2021 Second-Year Associate Fellows – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NLM/NIH News

Meet Our Newest Investigator: Xiaofang Jiang, PhD, Seeks a Greater Understanding of the Human Microbiome To Improve Health – Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on the development of computational methods to advance our understanding of the human microbiome, which plays a very important role in our health. Her lab is using bioinformatic methods to predict what the trillions of microbes living in and on the human body do, how they spread between people, and which kinds of genes the microbiome community shares. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

How Mucus Tames Microbes – Most of us think of mucus as little more than slimy and somewhat yucky stuff that’s easily ignored until you come down with a cold like the one I just had. But, when it comes to our health, there’s much more to mucus than you might think. – NIH Director’s Blog

Field Trip: National Museum of African American History & Culture – The experience of being guided through the museum exhibits and hearing some of the inside stories behind the acquisition of the historical artifacts demonstrated the importance of the preservation of museum objects that connect us to the past. – Circulating 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 recently highlighted resources like LactMed moving to the NCBI Bookshelf in preparation for the retirement of TOXNET.

Request for Information: The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) has embarked on a strategic planning process to help guide future mental health research efforts and priorities at the Institute. NIMH has asked for those interested to please consider sharing your feedback on the NIMH Strategic Plan. Public input will be accepted via the RFI feedback tool through January 2, 2020.

NIH News in Health: Check out the December 2019 issue, featuring, “To Fast or Not to Fast: Does When You Eat Matter?” and, “Staying in the Hospital?: Safety Tips for Your Visit.” Other topics include safety tips for physical activity, tasty-sounding vegetable names, and finding treatment for substance use disorder.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2020

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – January 6-February 3, 2020 – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for a 4 week, self-paced, online course on nutrition information resources available through reliable resources such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This course includes 2, 1-hour presentations, exercises, and access to additional learning content, such as videos, quizzes and a useful online resource guide.

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – January 6-February 14, 2020 – Sponsored by the MidContinental Region (MCR), this online course will introduce basic concepts in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies.

2020 MeSH Highlights – January 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Each year the Medical Subject Headings are updated with changes, additions and deletions. This class will highlight new and important changes to MeSH and discuss how they will impact you as a PubMed searcher. Experts from the National Library of Medicine will also be available to answer your questions about the changes. This presentation will feature updates to the Infections tree, additional clinical trial publication types, updates to Cell Death terms, and additional terminology for myotoxicity and ototoxicity.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – January 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

2020 MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NLM staff for this webinar to learn more.

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 17-May 8, 2020 – Learn about the data science of biology: Bioinformatics! This collaborative NNLM class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 30 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene or protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 27, 11:30-12:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the South Central Region (SCR), this class covers National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. This presentation will review these resources and give updates on apps such as the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). It will also feature government databases like PubMed and Disaster Lit for finding publications. Furthermore, opportunities for programming and a partnerships with non-traditional entities such as libraries will be discussed.

Exceptional Lives – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and guest Julie McKinney, Health Literacy Specialist and Director of Product Content at Exceptional Lives, Inc., for this webinar. Exceptional Lives is a not-for-profit organization which provides easy-to-read information for parents and caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Their free online tools help families find the resources they need and walk them through the complicated processes of getting services and benefits for their child. The tools are developed using health literacy principles, and include comprehensive step-by-steps Guides as well as a searchable Resource Directory of local providers and support services. This webinar will discuss the need for this type of resource and include NLM and other government resources that are relevant to the topic.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the NIH Library’s new bibliometrics training series. This series is a collection of thirteen free online videos that introduce viewers to the theories and practices of bibliometric analysis, as implemented by the NIH Library’s bibliometric service program. The goal of the series is to show how NIH does bibliometrics for research evaluation, to act as a springboard for others to get started with bibliometrics so that they feel more comfortable moving beyond this series on their own.

*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

Job Postings:

Resolutions for 2020 – Have you already started planning your New Year’s resolutions? Many of our federal partners have resources to help you bring in 2020 the active and healthy way. If your resolution involves healthy eating and improving your nutrition, MedlinePlus has resources on fruits and vegetables, healthy recipes and health check tools. The National Institutes of Health also has Wellness Toolkits with health tips. If your resolution involves exercise and physical fitness, start with visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reading the physical activity guidelines to find out how much physical activity you need. The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Move Your Way campaign also has resources, tools, videos, and more to help your active and healthy resolutions. Learn more.

Applying the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to Your Teaching – January 15, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – If you teach or plan to teach, ACRL Information Literacy Framework threshold concepts will help you promote deep learning in your students. Threshold concepts are the ideas in a discipline that are passageways to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking and practicing within the discipline. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to integrate threshold concepts into your courses, guest lectures, one-shot sessions, and any other form of teaching you do. As part of the webinar you’ll develop learning outcomes for a class assignment, and you’ll begin to integrate threshold concepts into your instruction using active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Building Effective and Innovative Partnerships – Janary 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join LibraryWorks and Michele Stricker, Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library, for a discussion on how to seek opportunities for your library to strengthen existing relationships and reach out to new groups at the state and local level. This webinar will discuss strategic partnerships, implementing innovative outreach strategies, and determining which partnerships will be the most effective and meaningful for your library to pursue. Sponsored by LibraryWorks; $49 per person.

General Information on New EFTS by MLA – The Medical Library Association (MLA) has developed the specifications of a new Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) platform. If your institution relies on the current version of EFTS, operated by the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), learn more about how this change may impact service through 2020. MLA will proceed with actual development and implementation of a new EFTS if a minimum of 750 users sign up for the new platform by January 10, 2020.

2020 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting – Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and TRAIN Learning Network at the 2020 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting, May 4-7, in Pittsburgh, PA. Working Together, Training Together: Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Healthcare is this year’s meeting theme and highlights effective practices in workforce development, online learning, and learning platform administration across the health sector. This four-day event features the latest innovations in health workforce training and presentations from the individuals leading these transformative initiatives.

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

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Recording for the Midday at the Oasis Webinar on Libraries, Utilities and Medical Vulnerability Now Available!

PSR News - Thu, 2019-12-19 19:56

On December 18, NNLM PSR hosted Libraries, Utilities and Medical Vulnerability for the Midday at the Oasis webinar series. In this session, Gabriela Sandoval, PhD, Research Director for The Utility Reform Network’s Addressing the Health Impacts of Utility Shutoffs project, and Lana Adlawan, Division Manager, Public Services, Sonoma County Library, address the health impacts of utility shutoffs and the programs in place to protect medically vulnerable individuals in the path of natural disasters. To view the webinar, visit the Midday at the Oasis page or click on the YouTube video player below.

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Library LinkOut Outside Tool Update

PSR News - Thu, 2019-12-19 18:14

In March 2019, NLM announced that the three existing LinkOut services (LinkOut via Submission Utility, LinkOut Local, and Outside Tool) are being consolidated into one program, Library LinkOut using Outside Tool (visit LinkOut Consolidation Announcement and Library LinkOut Transition FAQs for more information).

As of February 28, 2020, LinkOut via Submission Utility and LinkOut Local services will be discontinued. Library icons will continue to display in legacy PubMed, but holdings data will not be updated after February 28. To register for Library LinkOut using Outside Tool, libraries will need to set up a working link resolver that directs users to the full text of an article or to the library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Complete information on the registration process can be found in the online help. Please direct any questions about this process to the NLM Support Center.

Libraries that participate in Library LinkOut using Outside Tool can activate their library icon in the new PubMed using the URL https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?otool=nameabbr where nameabbr is the name abbreviation for your library. Use a comma separated list to activate up to five library icons, for example: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?otool=nameabbr1,nameabbr2,nameabbr3. The new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version. NLM will continue to run the legacy system in parallel for a period of time after the new PubMed is the default. These dates will be announced in advance via banners on PubMed.

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Promoting Consumer Health Materials at Remote Area Medical Clinics

SEA News - Thu, 2019-12-19 14:55

Guest Post by the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Library:

  • Emily C. Weyant, MSLIS
  • Nakia J. Woodward, MSIS
  • Rachel R. Walden, MLIS
  • Rick L. Wallace, MSLS
  • Kelly R. Loyd, MSIS

Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics are held at various locations across the country. They provide a range of health services including dental, vision, and general medical care depending on clinic location. Librarians at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) have been working with organizers and volunteers at RAM clinics in Gray, TN and Wise, VA for many years.1 In 2019, ETSU librarians including including Rick Wallace, Rachel Walden, Nakia Woodward, Kelly Loyd, and Emily Weyant were able to continue work with these RAM clinics through the All of Us exhibit grant provided by the NNLM SEA region.

The RAM clinic held in November in Gray, TN, is close to ETSU and primarily serves the tri-cities area of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol in east Tennessee. As this clinic is close to the ETSU medical school campus, medical librarians drive to the event and host an exhibit table there for each day of the clinic. The exhibit table includes handouts on various health conditions and topics as well as any small giveaways available through the university. For example, this year librarians were able to give away small first aid pouches and children’s books provided by ETSU. In addition to pre-printed handouts, librarians also provide on-site searching and the option to request mailed information.

The RAM clinic in June in Wise, VA, has historically been one of the largest RAM clinics in the country serving over 2,000 people.2 As the Wise RAM is a larger event that is further from the ETSU campus, librarians partner with event organizers and volunteers and provide consumer health handouts to be distributed by clinic volunteers. This information may be provided by mail sent directly to the customer, but is most often given via handout on location at the clinic. Librarians prepare handouts on common health conditions and concerns and mail them to volunteers at the Wise clinic along with a checklist option for patients to request different or more specific information.

(From left to right): Rick Wallace, Nakia Woodward, and Rachel Walden of ETSU exhibit at a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic.

References

  1. Weyant EC, Woodward NJ, Walden RR, Wallace RL. Reflections on a Decade of Promoting Consumer Health Resources at Remote Area Medical Clinics. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2019, 23:4, 403-410, DOI: 10.1080/15398285.2019.1687198
  2. Kristof N. No Insurance, but for 3 Days, Health Care Is Within Reach. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/opinion/remote-area-medical-health-care-republican.html. July 27, 2017. Accessed December 12, 2019.
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Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2020 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

PSR News - Wed, 2019-12-18 16:49

NLM has completed its end-of-year maintenance activities. As of December 16, MEDLINE/PubMed citations and the MeSH translation tables were updated to reflect 2020 MeSH with full searching functionality for Supplementary Concept Record (SCR) data and mapping in place. The citations newly indexed with 2020 MeSH since December 4 are available in PubMed for searching and MEDLINE/PubMed may be searched using 2020 MeSH vocabulary. NLM has resumed daily MEDLINE updates to PubMed.

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NNLM NER Funding Applications Now Open

NER News - Wed, 2019-12-18 09:30

hand holding coinsThe NNLM NER is happy to announce that Request for Proposals (RFPs) for funding in the upcoming year (2020-2021) have been posted and we are accepting applications. Awarded projects will start May 1, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021.

Please review the information found on our Funding Opportunities page (https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding). You will find the specific RFPs under each award type. Applications will be due March 20th, 2020. We have a new online application system. Please review the directions for submitting an application carefully.

We will be hosting webinar on January 14th at 1pm to go over funding and the application process. If you would like the information but cannot attend, please register anyway. A recoding will be sent to all registrants. https://nnlm.gov/class/ner-2020-2021-funding-webinar/20661

Please just let us know if you have any concerns about the award categories, your application, the submission process, or the deadline. We are also happy to review any drafts or answer questions at anytime about anything related to your project or applications.

Thank you, and we look forward to your projects!

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