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NN/LM SE/A Seeking Applications for Funding

Tue, 2017-03-21 08:42
Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, S/EA programs or SE/A member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit. Amount: Up to $2000 Application Deadline: Until depleted Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems. Amount: Up to $15000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources. Or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities. Amount: Up to $15000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers. Amount: Up to $1500 Application Deadline: Until depleted Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software. Amount: Up to $15000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 Details for these awards may be found on the SE/A Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2018.
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Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Thu, 2017-03-16 11:15
Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 ET Presenter: Thom Pinho, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson. Presentation Summary: Visual communication is a key component of outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes.  This webinar will focus on tips and tools available freely to you to use for enhancing your presentations and adding impact to your message.  We’ll explore some past designs and exhibits and discuss what works well about them, and what could be done differently. We’ll discuss some design principles to remember like visual hierarchy and visual tension; we’ll address distilling content and information chunking; and we’ll take on sourcing and creating graphic elements. Presenter Bio: Thom Pinho has been making information visually appealing at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 10 years and has been working as a freelance designer for the better part of 20 years.  Prior to his tenure with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Thom spent a decade training graphic design professionals the ins-and-outs of tricky software and design gymnastics.  Recently, Thom’s been working closely with Library faculty to develop a best-practices poster design workshop to run in conjunction with the new poster printing service he spearheaded. 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 recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up! To Join the Webinar: Topic: Beyond the SEA – Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! Host: Nancy Patterson Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time Session number: 621 708 356 Session password: beyond To join the training session Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t6e66e3f2c24595d153cbe216311d3401 Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). Enter the session password: beyond Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.   To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t9d879ff3dafef9f388c92fcb74b446ff Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com Enter the Session Number: 621 708 356 Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar ——————————————————- 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: 627 708 356   Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:   Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants 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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SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications – Friday, April 28, 2017 2 PM ET

Thu, 2017-03-16 10:22
Date/Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:00 PM ET Presenter: Jen Bishop, Online Services and Emerging Technology Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library; Liz Sundermann, Data, Communications, and Services Coordinator, Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education. Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen. Presentation Summary: Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are hot technology topics, but how will these emerging technologies impact education, the medical profession, and industry?  What platforms are currently available and how can librarians and educators implement them successfully? In this webinar, we will explore how libraries are sharing virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with their communities. Presenter Bios: Liz Sundermann-Zinger is the Data Communications and Services Coordinator for the state library agency in Maryland. She has helped provide technology and computer science educational opportunities to youth and families across the state, including computer science concepts for preschoolers, Minecraft Edu programs and classes, Virtual Reality environment creation for teens, and is currently developing a statewide online makerspace for public libraries. Jen Bishop is the Online Services and Emerging Technologies Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library, where she enjoys researching, piloting, and sharing new technologies with the community. She has helped launch new technology initiatives, including CCPL’s 3D printing service, Exploration Point! makerspace, and virtual reality. 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 recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up! To Join the Webinar: Topic: SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications Host: Tony Nguyen Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Session number: 622 891 774 Session password: SEATech To join the training session ——————————————————- Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t5a2e1aa5b007ff4ce6e3b0f656185fc5 Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: SEATech Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t06d1ded16e00c7d804beb89e19c3dc33 Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com Enter the Session Number: 622 891 774 Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar ——————————————————- 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: 622 891 774   To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tba2dfa1038b5a3b70d726134d495c793   Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:   Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants 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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NNLM SEA and NDCO Closed – March 14, 2017

Tue, 2017-03-14 08:26
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM),  Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) are closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to inclement weather in Baltimore, MD where our offices are located.
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Pilot Project: Join our Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Facebook Group

Fri, 2017-03-10 10:49
The NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) is piloting a new Consumer Health Information Specialists Facebook group and you’re invited to join! If you’re a member of the Southeastern/Atlantic region with a passion in Consumer Health Information, this group is for you. You’ll be able to connect with like-minded health information professionals. Working on your Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)? Great news! If you’re currently taking classes to earn MLA CHIS Level 1 or 2, the NNLM SEA has an offer exclusively for its members. Join our new Facebook group and we’ll pay the CHIS application fee. You must be a member of the NNLM SEA Region. Complete the courses needed to earn either MLA CHIS Level 1 or Level II. Download and complete the form available from the MLA CHIS website. Send your completed application to SEACHISsubmission@hshsl.umaryland.edu. NNLM SEA will submit your application to MLA and take care of your application fee. ($55 for members and $75 for non-members.) The offer will apply whether or not you are a member of MLA or not. Already have MLA CHIS Level 1 or 2? We encourage you to join our new Facebook Group! Your insights and contributions to Consumer Health are greatly appreciated as members share, interact and encourage each other. Terri Ottosen and Nancy Patterson, Outreach and Education Coordinators, will facilitate and administer the group on Facebook and will add people that request to join, provided you are earning or have earned your CHIS certification. We’re excited about our new Facebook group and hope you’ll join and make it a great way to connect with others in the Region who are interested in consumer health and share information and share items of interest with the group. We envision the group page as a place to comment on and “like” posts, discuss issues with 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. Learn more about the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization For questions, please contact Terri Ottosen or Nancy Patterson.
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March NIH News in Health Now Available

Wed, 2017-03-08 10:17
        Check out the March 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 Understanding Food Allergies How to Prevent Peanut Allergy and More People who have serious reactions to certain foods must be careful about what they eat, and what others eat around them. There’s no cure for food allergies. Researchers are learning more about how to prevent and treat food allergies. Read more about food allergies.            To Screen or Not to Screen? The Benefits and Harms of Screening Tests     Screening tests can help catch chronic health conditions early. But, sometimes, being tested may cause more harm than good. Read more about how to decide if a screening test is right for you.             Health Capsules Recovery Time for Sports Concussions Find Help for Low Vision Featured Website: Bone Health Resources 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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Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – Open for Registration

Tue, 2017-03-07 08:47
Interested in consumer health? Registration is now open for the spring offering of the 4-week online class Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. This free online course defines the core competencies of providing consumer health information services and then dives directly into the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies. Attendees will participate in a robust class that includes four weeks of interactive instruction, discussion, and activities followed by an additional week to complete a final project. This course was developed to help all library staff provide excellent services and health information to consumers, patients, students, and other members of the community. Due to the comprehensive nature of this class, participants can expect to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week to fulfill the requirements of this course. Upon completion, participants will be awarded 12 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE units. In addition, this is an approved CHIS class; participants who complete the class are eligible to apply for Level I or Level II of the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. NNLM librarians Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Librarian from the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) and Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist from the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are teaming up to teach this class! The class will run from March 20 – April 21, 2016. We will be using Moodle for this free, self-paced class. More information will be sent out to registrants by March 17, and the course will open Monday morning, March 20th. Register now at https://nnlm.gov/class/health-wellness-spring-2017 NOTE: If this time frame doesn’t work for you, the next session will be taught in June. Please contact Kelli by email if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in this NNLM course!
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6 Free PubMed CE Classes from the NNLM Training Office

Mon, 2017-02-27 12:34
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our PubMed® for Librarians series. Details and links to registration are below. All times are Eastern. PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction March 15, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings. PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH March 22, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record. PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping March 29, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET Learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you effectively search with keywords. We will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and we will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed. PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search April 5, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will learn how to use MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore a topic. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries. PubMed® for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features April 12, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET This class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design, we’ll look at 3 PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types. PubMed® for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI April 19, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET Learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identify available My NCBI filters and create a custom filter.
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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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