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Call for Applicants: Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting

SEA News - Tue, 2018-06-19 06:44

Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held Nov. 10 – 14 in San Diego, CA.

We anticipate funding approximately 8 non-local librarians (at least $1,235) and 2 local librarians (at least $730). The award will reimburse you for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.

The eligibility requirements are below.

  • be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
  • work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty; and
  • be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status (i.e., a holder of a green card)

To apply, visit: https://sites.google.com/view/sewellstipend/apply. The deadline is Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 PM CST. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Glenn (emily.glenn@unmc.edu). See a list of past recipients reports about attendance at the conference benefited them professionally: https://sites.google.com/view/sewellstipend/past-recipient-meeting-reports.

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Feedback for PubMed

PNR News - Mon, 2018-06-18 19:15

PubMed Labs is an experimental site being used to test new technologies, features, and directions for PubMed. It’s also a way to offer feedback to the National Library of Medicine for PubMed 2.0, which will be released in December 2018. PubMed Labs, which consists of all the records found in PubMed, is being used to test new and different features as well as including existing features in its interface. The goal is to improve user experience, and additional features are being added all the time.

PubMed Labs includes a new search algorithm that uses machine learning to more accurately find the best matches. There are several unique aspects, including the default for search results (best match), a revamped search results page, and better mobile optimization. Conduct your searches in PubMed Labs to experiment with potential changes and give your feedback. View a 20 minute presentation by Kathi Canese from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the 2018 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting to learn more.

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Sewell Travel Award for Public Health – 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo

MCR News - Mon, 2018-06-18 18:45

Call for applicants 2018

Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held Nov. 10 – 14 in San Diego, CA.

We anticipate funding approximately 8 non-local librarians (at least $1,235) and 2 local librarians (at least $730). The award will reimburse you for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.

The eligibility requirements are below.

  • be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
  • work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty; and
  • be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status (i.e., a holder of a green card)

Application form. The deadline is Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 PM CST. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Glenn (emily.glenn@unmc.edu). See a list of past recipients reports about attendance at the conference benefited them professionally.

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This Wednesday – New Time: Breezing Along with the RML 2pm MT/3pm CT

MCR News - Mon, 2018-06-18 18:29

Breezing Along with the RML: Updates on VR project and All of US Initiative
Wednesday, June 20 – 2pm MT/3pm CT
Register

Please note the New Time – 2pm MT/3pm CT

Join us for updates on two projects:

Brandon Patterson and Donna Baluchi from Eccles Health Sciences Library will share their Virtual Reality (VR) Studio:

As campus demand and interest in VR education expand, library personnel interviewed VR champions and potential users of a future library space dedicated to VR play and development. Funds for VR equipment were secured through the Technology Improvement Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR). The new VR Studio was added to the library educational technology studio space. The VR Studio was promoted through open houses, educational programs, hands-on workshops, events, and on-demand learning modules.

George Strawley, All of Us Community Engagement Engagement Coordinator will present – The All of Us Research Program: Working to Understand Health Better with Help from Libraries

Libraries have always seen the provision of reliable health information as an important part of their duties, but the proliferation of both good and bad health information on the web has eroded that role in many patrons’ minds. This session discusses a National Network of Libraries of Medicine program aimed at delivering health information to populations underrepresented in biomedical research such as racial and ethnic minorities, low-income people, the LGBTQ+ community, rural populations, and others. It explains the project’s tie-in to a larger National Institutes of Health effort to recruit a million or more volunteers to provide their genetic and health information for the sake of broadening the benefits of medical research to a more diverse segment of society. It touches on how libraries can tap into the emerging trend of “precision medicine,” which uses advances in genomics to more closely tailor medical treatment to the individual patient.

 

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2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects Solicitation Announced!

PSR News - Mon, 2018-06-18 15:20

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the solicitation of proposals for 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects, from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Awards are offered for up to $50,000. Quotations are due to NLM by July 10! The solicitation for projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories: information retrieval; skills development, resource development and dissemination; PrEP navigator resource development and dissemination; and/or equipment acquisition. Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community. This encompasses both individual groups wishing to enhance their own services, as well as several cooperating for the purpose of this project;
  • Public libraries wishing to serve communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library, or department of public health.

The NLM primary point of contact for the solicitation is Markita Simmonds, Contract Specialist, and the secondary point of contact is Robin Hope, Contracting Officer.

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GMR Funds Consumer Health and Community Outreach in Rockford

GMR News - Mon, 2018-06-18 13:38

Cynthia Reynolds, Regional Health Sciences Librarian for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Crawford Library of the Health Sciences, applied for and received a GMR award to reinvigorate consumer health outreach in Rockford, Illinois.

Background:

UIC Rockford Crawford Library for the Health Sciences

Crawford Library for the Health Sciences  UIC-Rockford Illinois

UIC’s Crawford Library serves the UIC medical school in Rockford, Illinois. As an academic library, its primary users are pharmacy, nursing, and medicine students and faculty. However, the Crawford Library also has a mission to serve Rockford and the surrounding communities in Winnebago County with a Consumer Health Collection open to the public.

Unfortunately, the public university has faced increasing state budget cuts. With limited funding, the library has had to to focus on its primary academic mission to support the educational needs of its students and faculty. This has resulted in an aging consumer print collection and a reduction in outreach activities to the community. Additionally, the community’s health needs have been changing along with the outdated material. Sorely needed is information addressing the primary health concerns of its progressively older and racially diverse population as identified in the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 and the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps snapshot report for Winnebago County.

Project Description:

To remain relevant, the library requested funding from the GMR to revive the print collection with new, evidence-based material that is easy-to-read both in English and Spanish as well as audio, visual, and graphic materials for audiences with various accessibility and learning styles. In addition to sourcing credible publishers such as Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic, she will highlight National Library of Medicine and other National Institutes of Health free and trustworthy consumer health information such as MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, Tox Town, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

Not only will Cynthia improve the library’s consumer print and digital collection, she will raise the community’s awareness of the library resources. She intends to promote the consumer health library using the local media and will teach consumer health education programs at the public library and other community locations.

Outcomes:

Using the National Network of Libraries of Medicine logic models for planning and implementation, Cynthia will achieve an enhanced and relevant consumer health information library widely known to the community. She also will assess collection lending and database usage looking for increased numbers and will evaluate her training sessions to ascertain learning outcomes.

We wish Cynthia success with her efforts in support of the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to improve public access to quality information so that her community can make informed decisions about their personal health and gain quality-of-life outcomes.

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Request for Quotations – 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

SEA News - Mon, 2018-06-18 13:08

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Development and Dissemination
  • PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination
  • Equipment Acquisition

Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO) or patient advocacy groups currently providing AIDS-related services to the affected community. This encompasses both individual groups wishing to enhance their own services, as well as several cooperating for the purpose of this project;
  • Public Libraries wishing to serve their communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services.
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library or department of public health.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Tuesday, July 10TH, 2018, 12:00 pm EST.

The solicitation for the 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov).

Solicitation Number: NIHLM201800068

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation: https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9f2b90ee51a165eb1bf79530a1578a9d&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

Primary Point of Contact:
Markita Simmonds, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6469
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: markita.simmonds@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin Hope, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6416
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: robin.hope@nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2018 RFQ.

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Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

MAR News - Mon, 2018-06-18 12:51

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Development and Dissemination
  • PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination
  • Equipment Acquisition

Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO) or patient advocacy groups currently providing AIDS-related services to the affected community. This encompasses both individual groups wishing to enhance their own services, as well as several cooperating for the purpose of this project;
  • Public Libraries wishing to serve their communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services.
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library or department of public health.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Tuesday, July 10TH, 2018, 12:00 pm EST.

The solicitation for the 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Solicitation Number: NIHLM201800068

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation: https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9f2b90ee51a165eb1bf79530a1578a9d&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

Primary Point of Contact:
Markita Simmonds, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6469
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: markita.simmonds@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin Hope, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6416
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: robin.hope@nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2018 RFQ.

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Graphic Medicine and LGBTQ Health

NER News - Mon, 2018-06-18 11:01

Learning about a new health topic can be hard.  It can feel overwhelming and impersonal.  But Graphic Medicine can help.

Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness.  The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest.  By reading the author or illustrator’s personal story, we can learn about issues we may not have experienced personally.  These stories can also help us feel less alone in our own lives.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Community includes a wide diversity of people and experiences.  LGBTQ themed graphic novels provide glimpses into people’s lives allowing the reader to feel connected and learn about individuals that make up the larger rainbow community.

In honor of Pride Month, here are a few LGBTQ themed graphic novels to check out:

  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel-Bechdel tells the story of her relationship to her closeted father and how it influenced and was influenced by her own coming out in late adolescence. Fun Home is available as a book club kit from NNLM-NER. Request it here
  • First Year Out: A Transition Story by Sabrina Symington-Based on Symington’s own experiences, First Year Out takes the reader through the physical, mental and emotional journey of transition including coming out, voice training, dating, hormones and more.
  • Snapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen-Through short scenes, Sezen’s autobiographical graphic novel touches on coming of age and coming out as lesbian while navigating western and Islamic cultures.

Visit the MedlinePlus Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health page for more information on LGBTQ Health.

And to learn more about Graphic Medicine visit the NLM’s website for the traveling exhibit Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived, Well-Drawn.  Or request a Graphic Medicine Book Club Kit for your library, school or community group to try.

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Read our Teaching Tips Booklet

NTO News - Mon, 2018-06-18 10:31
Image of cover of Teaching Tips Booklet

NTO’s Teaching Tips Booklet

NTO is proud to publish our Teaching Tips Booklet – a compilation of all of our teaching-related blog posts. As the NNLM Training Office since 2016, and prior to that the NNLM Training Center (2012-2016), we have a long legacy of blog posts. We did a little searching around the archives and selected the posts that discuss training and education. Topics in our booklet include adult learning principles, instructional design, teaching technologies and tips on how to incorporate technology into your teaching methods.  We’ve compiled them here in the NTO Teaching Tips Booklet for your perusal.

There is also a print copy available to download from our Teaching Resources & Tips page.

We hope you like it!

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Redesigned DOCLINE Coming Soon!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-06-15 19:43

At this year’s MLA Annual Conference in Atlanta, NLM’s DOCLINE team provided a preview of the upcoming redesigned DOCLINE, scheduled to be rolled out in late summer of 2018! In preparation for the first release of the redesigned DOCLINE, NLM is requesting DOCLINE libraries to do the following:

  • Establish a Google account to use for logging into the new DOCLINE.
  • Complete the User Form in the existing system via the ‘Connect your account today!’ homepage link, in order to connect your Google Account to your DOCLINE library or libraries. See Path to the redesigned DOCLINE for more information.
  • If you encounter blocked access to Google accounts, NLM recommends working with local IT departments to establish an exemption before the new DOCLINE launch.

Note: NLM is considering alternative options for login that will better meet the needs of organizations and individuals with the most stringent privacy requirements. If you would like to be involved in testing those login options, please contact NLM customer service via the Helpdesk Form to be added to the list of testers. NLM selected a provider that has an existing privacy policy, is subject to U.S. and European law and is currently used by NIH to manage electronic access to personally identifiable information and research data. Preventing unauthorized access to the DOCLINE system is NLM’s top priority.

A preview period is planned for mid-summer, to provide users an opportunity to try out the new system. Users are encouraged to log in and become familiarized with the new system, by reviewing and editing library and holdings information imported from the old one. During the preview, the existing DOCLINE will remain in use for borrowing and lending.

The DOCLINE system and its features are being rolled out in phases. A feature that does not exist now may become available soon, or later down the road. NLM asks for your patience, as they work to address a broad range of issues. NLM encourages you to continue to provide feedback about upcoming changes in the system so that your needs can be met by the time the earliest version of the system is released. Please send comments or questions to the DOCLINE Team via the NLM Support Center or to the NDCO DOCLINE Coordinator. Also, NLM recommends subscribing to the DOCLINE-L email discussion list for any future DOCLINE announcements.

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Apply for a Sewell Stipend by July 18 to Attend the APHA 2018 Meeting November 10-14 in San Diego!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-06-15 18:49

Is your position related to public health? Then consider applying for a Sewell Stipend to attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo November 10-14 in San Diego! This year’s meeting theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now. The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health Committee anticipates funding approximately eight non-local librarians (at least $1,235) and two local librarians (at least $730). The award will provide reimbursement for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset associated travel costs.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
  • work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty; and
  • be a United States citizen or have permanent residency status (i.e., holder of a green card).

Visit the web site to apply. The deadline is Wednesday, July 18, at 9:00 PM PDT. For questions, contact Emily Glenn. Also available is a list of past recipients and their reports about professional benefits obtained by attending the conference.

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PainTracker: An Online Survey to Underline the Needs of Chronic Pain Patients. 

MCR News - Fri, 2018-06-15 13:38

How do you treat a patient with complex chronic pain in a way that accounts for factors like genetics or their medical histories? For some patients, it is hard to find a treatment that aligns with their individual needs and conditions with the very few options available.

The article, “To treat pain, you need to treat the patient” describes how researchers at the University of Washington  Center for Pain Relief created an online form called PainTracker to help determine the effectiveness of the patient’s treatments and improve their quality of life.

If you would like to learn more about the PainTracker, go to Science Daily to read the article or the UW Medicine website.

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DBSA Continues Its Outreach Efforts with GMR Funding

GMR News - Fri, 2018-06-15 13:08

 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has received additional funding from the GMR to continue efforts to support youth living in medically underserved areas with a mental health condition. The How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits program is designed to reach out to professional youth influencers, such as social workers, librarians and school personnel through a 4-hour workshop that provides continuing education credits. This program builds upon last year’s award, Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-06-15 10:27

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

Spotlight

Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hired graduate level nurses working at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Applications are due June 27, 2018.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

Headed to ALA? So is NNLM! – MARquee News Highlights

Path to the Redesigned DOCLINE – DOCLINE Talkline

New on YouTube: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, May 29, 2018

NLM/NIH News

NLM Redesign: The National Library of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the improved design, which aims to provide users with a more efficient path to NLM tools and resources and adapts to any device’s screen size.

Training for Lifelong LearningNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Rapid Means of Casualty Evacuation, 1961Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products – to help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbListTM – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – June 20, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. Participants are eligible for 2 MLA CE.

Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets – June 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making, but great secondary use of this data is research. This PNR webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets.

Gauging the Quality of Open Access References in PubMed: The MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed Connection – June 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The rise of open accessing publishing has brought with it many advantages, including faster publication and enhanced visibility and impact of one’s research. However, the issues of what constitutes reliable and scholarly publishing from the potentially predatory and fraudulent grows more complicated every day. This session, hosted by SEA, will explore the relationship between MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed and the implications of questionable citations from potentially predatory journals in PubMed search results.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – June 22, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This MAR 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 evidence-based information.

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: 

One Clear Path to Better Health: Wider Participation in Preventive Services – AHRQ Views

An Overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – from the NPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council, this webinar will focus on an overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program, a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The presentation will also highlight the program’s engagement efforts with community and healthcare provider organizations. The audience will learn about how to become involved with All of Us and will be able to share information with those they serve and/or represent.

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

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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The Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute

GMR News - Fri, 2018-06-15 09:56

Family

The Division of Child and Community Health, part of the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, partnered with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to offer family leadership training to parents or primary caregivers of children or youth with special health care needs between September 2017 and May 2018.  The Iowa Family Leadership Training was delivered in fall 2017 in four in-person sessions organized around the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies (https://leadership.mchtraining.net/). These trainees developed a cohort of 15 trainees who created Community Services Projects having impact the community or systems level.  In order to reach underserved families without access to flexible schedules and adequate childcare and transportation to attend the fall training, a two-hour version of the fall training was presented in April 2018 in Ottumwa, Dubuque, Oelwein, Fort Dodge, and Sioux City, Iowa.  In both formats, National Library of Medicine resources were presented to trainees, who reported their plans to use the resources and make them available to peers in their communities.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 15, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-06-15 07:32

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.  

Top Item of Interest

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: June 18-22

Webinars June 25-29

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

NNLM Webinars Available on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Substance Misuse

Miscellaneous News

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

 

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NIH Launches New Mobile App: HerbList

PSR News - Thu, 2018-06-14 14:46

To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has launched HerbList™, an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Developed by NCCIH and launched through the National Library of Medicine’s app pages, HerbList is available to download on iPhones or iPads from the Apple App Store or to Android devices via the Google Play Store. The app was built using NCCIH’s Herbs at a Glance webpage; a series of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals, including common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

HerbList helps consumers, patients, healthcare providers, and other users to quickly access information about the science of popular herbs and herbal supplements including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and more than 50 others marketed for health purposes. Users can access information on potential safety problems, side effects, and herb-drug interactions with additional links to resources for more information. They can also mark favorite herbs for quick recall and offline accessibility. HerbList provides only scientific, research-driven information to provide consumers and health care practitioners with unbiased information to make informed decisions about supplement use.

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Is a Missing Protein the Cause of Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

SCR News - Thu, 2018-06-14 09:39
Picture of EoE

“Illustration of an Eosinophil” via nih.gov, June 6, 2018, Public Domain.

A National Institute of Health funded study finds that the absence of SPINK7 in cells lining the esophagus may be impacting those who have eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The lack of this protein may cause inflammation and tissue damage.

EoE is a chronic disease of the esophagus where white blood cells build up causing tissue damage and inflammation. EoE is more prevalent in men than women and typically affects those under the age of 50. This is a relatively new disease and ongoing studies could impact diagnosis and treatment in the future.

The discovery that SPINK7 is found in those with a healthy esophagus but absent in those with EoE could lead to a treatment that could reverse some of the damage and inflammation associated with the disease. Currently treatment consists of managing symptoms through diet, exercise, and even surgical intervention.

Read more about the NIH Study.

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