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Welcome New NDCO Coordinator, Erin Latta

Wed, 2017-02-22 08:35
We are happy to announce that, on February 20, Erin Latta joined us as the new NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) Coordinator. Erin will handle day-to-day customer service and member training of DOCLINE for the entire country. Erin began work at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in 2005, leaving for a short time to work at the Base Library of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Since 2008 she worked with Electronic Resources at the HS/HSL while serving on several committees including the Staff Education & Training and Events, Display, and Promotion committees as well as Staff Events committees throughout the years. In 2015 she completed the UMB Emerging Leaders program Erin is currently working on her BA in Graphic Communication, with an eye toward her MLS. Her personal interests include pre-war Delta blues, painting, podcasting, and perfume collecting as well as various other artistic endeavors with her cartoonist husband, Josh
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NIH Requests Information on Processes for database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Data Submission, Access, and Management

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:16
Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comment on the data submission and access processes for the NIH National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).  The RFI also seeks comment on the management of data in dbGaP in order to consider options to improve and streamline these processes and to maximize the use and utility of dbGaP. The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found by clicking here.  Electronic responses will be accepted through April 7, 2017. NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. Comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change after the close of the comment period to the following website: https://gds.nih.gov/ Comments may also be mailed to: Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892. Mailed comments must be postmarked by April 7, 2017, to be considered. Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an “Under the Poliscope” blog published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz. For more information or additional questions, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy, by email at SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov or by telephone at 301-496-9838.
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Free Gene Database Webinar – 5 Questions you can answer using Gene

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:14
The Gene resource from NCBI is a central hub for accessing nearly all molecular and literature resources for a particular gene. You can easily answer the most common questions and perform the most common tasks by starting in Gene. In this webinar you will learn about the structure and contents of the Gene resource and how to use Gene to answer the following questions about a gene: Where is the gene located (chromosome and position) in the genome assembly? What are the Reference genomic, transcript and protein sequences for the gene? What variations are present in the gene and are they associated with disease? In what tissues and under what conditions is the gene expressed? What are the equivalent genes (homologs) in other species? Presenters: Peter Cooper and Bonnie Maidak, NCBI Class Details: Mar 9, 2017 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET 1 MLA CE credit Registration: https://nnlm.gov/class/five-questions-you-can-answer-using-ncbi-gene-database/7094
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Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (PAR-17-159)

Thu, 2017-02-16 14:20
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-159.html Purpose The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing. To bring the benefits of big data research to consumers and patients, new biomedical informatics and data science approaches are needed, shaped to meet the needs of consumers and patients, whose health literacy, language skills, technical sophistication, education and cultural traditions affect how they find, understand and use personal health information. Novel data science approaches are needed to help individuals at every step, from harvesting to storing to using data and information in a personal health library. Applicants must base their proposed work on an informed profile of the intended users, and, the work should be developed through interaction with the user. The strongest projects will provide approaches that incorporate health data and information from more than one source, such as diagnostic images and links to full-text articles or genome sequence data linked to a family health history. An application should be centered on the problem area being addressed and the intended audience, propose a possible solution that employs novel data science or informatics, and undertake a pilot that will result in evidence of the degree of success and/or needed next steps. Applicants should expect to involve the intended users in their work. This program expires March 20, 2018 unless reissued. Only electronic applications are accepted. NLM Contact Dr. Alan VanBiervliet alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov Deadlines Deadlines for New Applications: May 1, 2017 and March 19, 2018  
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Pilot Project: Join our Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Facebook Group and your CHIS Fee is on Us!

Mon, 2017-02-13 14:51
Are you currently taking classes to earn your CHIS from the Medical Library Association? Are you passionate about consumer health? Would you like to connect with like-minded health information professionals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA), has an offer exclusively for members of the SEA Region that we hope you can’t resist: Join our brand new NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region Consumer Health Information Specialists Facebook group and we’ll pay the CHIS application fee for those within the Southeastern/Atlantic Region. You’re eligible once you’ve completed the courses needed to earn either the Level I or Level II Consumer Health Information Specialization and the offer applies whether or not you are a member of the Medical Library Association. The application fee is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. We’re excited about our new Facebook group and hope you’ll join in to make it a great way to connect with others in the Region who are interested in consumer health and share information and items of interest with the group. The group will revolve around communication, sharing and interaction and we encourage everyone to chime in about how best to use it in serving the needs of the SEA Region. If you’ve already earned your CHIS, you are welcome to join this group as well. Terri Ottosen and Nancy Patterson, Outreach and Education Coordinators, will be facilitating and administering the group on Facebook and will add people requesting to join, provided you are earning or have earned your CHIS certification. We envision the group page as a place to comment on and “like” posts, discuss issues surrounding providing consumer health services, coordinate with others, and collaborate to share projects and ideas. This pilot project is an experiment, so we will seek your feedback to improve and modify the project as we go along. We hope this group will serve as a “meeting place” for those interested in and passionate about consumer health. We also hope this project allows for better sharing and collaboration throughout the Region, as well as to promote partnerships and comradery amongst those in the group. For more information on the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization, please visit: <http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=329> For questions, please contact Terri Ottosen (tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu) or Nancy Patterson (npatters@hshsl.umaryland.edu)
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NLM Webinar series: “Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed”

Fri, 2017-02-10 12:48
Beginning February 21, 2017, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will present the three-part webinar series “Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed.” This series of workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of three 90-minute sessions, students will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome! This series of classes involves hands-on demonstrations and exercises, and we encourage students to follow along. Before registering for these classes, we strongly recommend that you: *             Watch the first Insider’s Guide class “Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed”, or be familiar with the basic concepts of APIs and E-utilities. *             Be familiar with structured XML data (basic syntax, elements, attributes, etc.) *             Have access to a Unix command-line environment on your computer (for more information, see our Installing EDirect page: https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/edirect/install.html#unix-command-line-environment). *             Install the EDirect software (for more information, see our Installing EDirect page: https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/edirect/install.html#edirect-installation). Due to the nature of this class, registration will be limited to 50 students per offering. Registration is currently open for the February/March 2017 series: Part 1: Getting PubMed Data: Tuesday, February 21, 1-2:30 PM ET Part 2: Extracting Data from XML: Tuesday, February 28, 1-2:30 PM ET Part 3: Building Practical Solutions: Tuesday, March 7, 1-2:30 PM ET Students are expected to attend Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 in a single series. To register, and for more information, visit https://goo.gl/qgClZn.
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An Easier Way to Search Clinical Trials: Try the Beta Version of ClinicalTrials.gov

Thu, 2017-02-09 08:29
An Easier Way to Search Clinical Trials: Try the Beta Version of ClinicalTrials.gov Health outreach professionals can help patients find relevant clinical trials in a quicker, more efficient manner through the beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov, which can be tested now at https://clinicaltrials.gov/beta/. The beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov offers improved features including: Default Search with Fielded Search Options – The default search form now includes separate search fields for Condition/Disease, Intervention/Treatment, Other Terms, US State, and Country. Search Result Filters – Filter studies by status, such as “Recruiting” or “Completed”. Also filter by study type, study results, study phase, or funder type. Show/Hide Columns – Choose which columns to display in the search results table. Saved Studies – Use a checkbox to add studies of interest to a “Saved Studies” list. The new beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov accesses the same data as the current operational version of ClinicalTrials.gov. You can provide feedback about the beta version of the site by choosing the Give us feedback link in the upper right corner of the beta homepage. Learn more about the beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov: http://go.usa.gov/x9HZ9  
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February NIH News in Health Now Available

Wed, 2017-02-08 08:33
        Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov Do Social Ties Affect Our Health? Exploring the Biology of Relationships Learn how your relationships with others can influence your biology and well-being. Read more about social ties and your health.         The Power of Your Pancreas Keep Your Digestive Juices Flowing Your pancreas produces digestive juices and hormones that help you benefit from the food you eat. Read more about how to keep your pancreas working properly.             Health Capsules Ear Infection Treatment Shouldn’t Be Shortened 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life Featured Website: Easy-to-Read Drug Facts Click here to download a PDF version for printing.Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you! Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.
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ASPPH Webinar: Accessing and Using Public Health Data, Part 1

Tue, 2017-02-07 08:46
ASPPH Presents Webinar: Accessing and Using Public Health Data, Part 1 February 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Speakers from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and ASTHO will showcase several available data sources, such as the ASTHO Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), and also discuss data standardization. This presentation will be valuable for public health students at all levels, as well as faculty members who may be able to direct their students to the available resources. Speakers: •Lisa Sedlar, MLIS, MT (ASCP), Librarian, National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology •Elizabeth Harper, DrPH, MPH, Senior Director, Research and Evaluation, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Moderator: •Christine M. Plepys, MS, Director, Data Analytics, ASPPH Registration is required. Please visit: http://www.aspph.org/event/aspph-presents-webinar-accessing-and-using-public-health-data/ for details.
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Webinar – Health Disparities: You know there’s a need, now prove it

Tue, 2017-02-07 08:43
Health Disparities: You know there’s a need, now prove it! (Boost Box) – Sponsored by MAR / February 24, 2017 noon -1 pm ET. Most of us can see with our own eyes that inequity exists, including in health access and outcomes. How do we prove it to policy makers, grant funders and other decision makers? Are there model interventions that we can replicate? This entry-level presentation will explore online sources of reliable health statistics, research and evidence-based community interventions. The emphasis of this presentation will be on free information resources and may be of particular interest to community-based organizations, public health workers, public library staff and others who do not have access to academic library resources. Details and registration
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New Moodle Class: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Mon, 2017-02-06 12:45
The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) and Mid-Continental Region (MCR) Regions invites you to this 9 week, self-paced, asynchronous course to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles February 27 – April 28, 2017 Description: The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. This course is taught in Moodle and is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there will be completion deadlines). Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the “Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes” forum, top picks from the NNLM MCR and PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club articles, and completion of the course “Big Data Fundamentals” from the Big Data University. Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will: Explain the role that big data plays in clinical patient outcomes. Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective. Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians are to support big data initiatives. (Students are encouraged to publish their views on one of the NNLM MCR or SEA publications as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic). Students who sign up for this course agree to: Commit to spend the full 9 contact hours learning about and articulating their views on the course topic (this includes the 1.5 contact hours from the Big Data University’s course). Complete the course requirements by the deadline establish in each course offering. Provide course feedback (strengths/weaknesses) on the MLA Online Course Evaluation form. This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours. To register for this class, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/7070. Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office. This class is limited to the first 30 registrants. Afterwards we will take a wait list. Please contact John Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu or Tony Nguyen at ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu with questions.
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Free Online CE Class: Discovering TOXNET

Wed, 2017-02-01 11:39
Anything on this list below spark questions? If so, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for Discovering TOXNET to learn how to use TOXNET to find answers to questions about: Dietary Supplements Environmental Justice Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials Lead and Human Health Outdoor Air Pesticide Exposure Water Pollution Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control Drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed Superfund Sites (Remember Love Canal?) Environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. industrial facilities Health effects of chemicals in more than 10,000 common household products Dose-response assessment for over 500 chemicals Over 400,000 chemicals ABOUT: Learn about TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine (NLM) environmental health databases with a self-paced, online course. TOXNET is a web-based suite of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health. REGISTER: https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/6698 (Look for the Login button to start the registration process) DATES: This is a 4 week, self-paced course. Mar 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017 THINGS TO KNOW: Discovering TOXNET is taught online in thirteen independent modules. You can pick and choose the modules you want to complete and receive CE credit for what you complete. Modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, Drug Information Portal and an introductory module. Students work on their own over a period of 4 weeks. Instructors are available to answer questions via email and provide assistance throughout the course. MLA Continuing Education credit is available for the modules you complete, for a total of 12 CE credits. The course is offered through Moodle and includes guided interactive online tutorials, videos, and discovery exercises.  
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Beyond the SEA Webinar: Entrustable Professional Activities – February 15, 2017 12 PM ET

Mon, 2017-01-30 12:02
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00 PM ET Presenter: Joey Nicholson, MLIS, MPH, AHIP, Education and Curriculum Librarian, NYU Health Sciences Library Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen. Summary: EPAs and the idea of Competency Based Medical Education are generating a lot of attention from all aspects of medicine. This webinar will include an introduction to the topics, discuss opportunities they provide for librarians to engage with learning at hospital and academic medical centers, and provide insight into how our profession is pursuing engagement with the medical education community on these matters.  Presenter Bio: Joey Nicholson is the Education and Curriculum Librarian at NYU School of Medicine, working with students, staff, and faculty to integrate information and technology literacy throughout undergraduate medical education. In addition to his role at NYU, he is a PhD Candidate at Maastricht University, School of Health Professions Education focusing on programmatic assessment of evidence-based medicine in undergraduate medical education. Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar. Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Visit our webinar page to sign up! You will need to create a FREE account prior to registration. Learn how to register from the NTO. —————————————————— To join the training session  —————————————————— 1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=md2512718852e60b9037a711993ed3f43 2. Enter your name and email address. 3. Enter the session password: Beyond 4. Click “Join Now”. 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. —————————————————— To join the training session (alternative method) —————————————————— Visit: https://nih.webex.com/ Session Number: 620 765 181 Session Password: Beyond —————————————————— To join the session by phone only —————————————————— To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf Access code: 620 765 181  Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx: Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants Can’t join the training session? WebEx System Requirements: https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-4748 WebEx System Requirements Mobile Devices: https://help.webex.com/community/webex-mobile/activity iOS Android  
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PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe 4 MLA Credits

Thu, 2017-01-26 16:18
PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe   4 MLA Credits Instructor: Kate Flewelling, MLIS, Health Professions Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, University of Pittsburgh, flewkate@pitt.edu This hands-on, in person course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice.  It will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and introduce the concept of critical appraisal of the evidence. When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Time: 9:00am-1:00pm Where: Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352 (Directions: http://www.lincoln.edu/PDF/direction.html) Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-and-evidence-based-universe/7055 Please note that we have a NEW class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes.
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Request for Nominees: 2017 DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

Thu, 2017-01-26 15:07
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (http://fnlm.org/) seek nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. Nominations: Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award. The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these. Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements: The official nomination form (http://www.fnlm.org/pdfs/2017DeBakeyAwardNominationInfoForm.pdf) A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please A current resume or curriculum vitae Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. All nominations must be received by May 1, 2017 via mail, fax, or email (details below): Mail to: Friends of the National Library of Medicine 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500 Bethesda, MD 20814 Email: ronica.lu@fnlm.org Fax: 301-657-1296
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SEA Professional Development Award Available for Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians

Thu, 2017-01-19 11:01
Have you been accepted to or are applying to the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians being held April 24-28, 2017 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University?  NNLM SEA has Professional Development Awards available to help with the cost of attendance. The Institute is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on the course topics. Led by expert instructors, sessions will be interactive and will focus on mastery of core concepts, with hands-on exposure to select open source and highly used commercial tools. Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions will be encouraged. Application deadline for the Institute is 11:59 pm EST on January 27, 2017. For more information on NNLM SEA Professional Development Awards, see our funding page.
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NLM, SEA and NDCO Offices Closed Monday, January 16, 2017

Fri, 2017-01-13 08:30
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region office and the NDCO will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 to observe  Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 16,2017. The National Library of Medicine will also be closed on the 16th of January for MLK Day.
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NNLM Quarterly Journal Club

Wed, 2017-01-11 08:52
Join your RML staff and colleagues in reading and discussing new research in the field of health sciences librarianship! Participants will commit to attending four one-hour sessions every three months. Outreach specialists at the Greater Midwest Region will host and present an article at each session via WebEx. After the 30-minute presentation, participants from each NNLM region will separate into online breakout rooms for a facilitated discussion led by a coordinator from your region. Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits will be available for those who participate in all four sessions. The journal club sessions will take place at 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 ET. The schedule for 2017 is as follows: February 9, 2017 Instructional methods used by health sciences librarians to teach evidence-based practice (EBP): a systematic review (link is external) May 11, 2017 Information Needs in the Precision Medicine Era: How Genetics Home Reference Can Help (link is external) August 10, 2017 The Lived Experience and Training Needs of Librarians Serving at the Clinical Point-of-Care (link is external) November 9, 2017 Usability and Acceptance of the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment: An Open Access Online Knowledge Capture, Management, and Configuration Tool for OpenInfobutton (link is external) Class Length: 1 hour To register for the SEA Region: <https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club-sea-region/6733> To see the class page overview: <https://nnlm.gov/classes/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club#overlay-context=classes/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club> The journal club has also been officially added to the PubMed Commons Journal Club page: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/nnlm%20quarterly.journal%20club.1/profile If you have any questions, please contact Terri Ottosen, <tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu>  
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Prepare for Winter Weather Emergencies with NLM

Thu, 2017-01-05 20:28
Don’t get caught out in the cold! You can prepare for snow, freezing temperatures, and other winter weather emergencies by using the following tools from National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn and teach others about winter weather preparedness: Winter Weather Topics on MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus, which offers reliable consumer health information and resources curated by experts from NLM, has a number of Health Topics pages related to winter weather preparedness, including Winter Weather Emergencies, Frostbite, and Hypothermia.  You can also learn through the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Multilingual Information on Winter Weather: The Winter Storms and Extreme Cold page on HealthReach offers a one-page handout in five different languages (English, Arabic, Bosnian, Somali, and Spanish) educating people about how to stay safe during winter storms and extreme cold.  The information is also available in all five languages in video or audio formats. Winter Weather Safety Information on Disaster Lit: Find public health documents related to winter weather through the Disaster Lit database, including guideline/assessment tools, reports, and informational websites.
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Fundamentals in Data Science Webinar Series: 2017 Winter/Spring Schedule Announced

Thu, 2017-01-05 20:26
The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from  across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.  This course is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science. The series will run through May, meeting once per week at 12noon-1pm Eastern Time/9am-10am Pacific Time. No registration is required. To join the lecture: http://www.bigdatau.org/data-science-seminars This is a joint effort of the BD2K Training Coordinating Center, the BD2K Centers Coordination Center, and the NIH Office of the Associate Director of Data Science. The first semester of the series covered Data Management and Data Representation.  This semester will cover computing, data modeling, and overarching topics.  To see archived presentations, go to: http://www.bigdatau.org/data-science-seminars. SCHEDULE The following topics will be covered in January through May of 2017: SECTION 3: COMPUTING 1/6/17:  Computing Overview (Patricia Kovatch, Mount Sinai) 1/13/17: Workflows/pipelines (Rommie Amaro, UCSD) 1/20/17: Running a Data Science Lab (Trey Ideker, UCSD) 1/27/17: Modern Computing: Cloud, Parallel, Distributed, HPC (Umit Catalyurek, GA Tech) 2/3/17:  Commons: lessons learned, current state (Vivien Bonazzi, NIH) SECTION 4: DATA MODELING AND INFERENCE 2/10/17: Data Modeling Overview (Rafael Irizarry, Harvard) 2/17/17: Supervised Learning (Daniela Witten, U Washington) 2/24/17: Unsupervised Learning (Ali Shojaie, U Washington) 3/3/17:  Algorithms, incl. Optimization (Pavel Pevzner, UCSD) 3/10/17: Bayesian inference (Mike Newton, U Wisconsin) 3/17/17: Data issues: Bias, Confounding, and Missing data (Lance Waller, Emory) 3/24/17: Causal inference (Joe Hogan, Brown) 3/31/17: Data Visualization tools and communication (Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard) 4/7/17:  Modeling Synthesis (John Harer, Duke) SECTION 5: ADDITIONAL TOPICS 4/14/17: Open science (Brian Nosek, UVa) 4/21/17: Data sharing (Christine Borgman and Irene Pasquetto, UCLA) 4/28/17: Ethical Issues (Bartha Knoppers, McGill) 5/5/17:  Reproducible Research (John Ionnaidis, Stanford) 5/12/17: Additional considerations for clinical data (Zak Kohane, Harvard) 5/19/17: SUMMARY and NIH context Reasonable accommodation: Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Tonya Scott at 301-402-9827. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.
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