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PNR Weekly Digest: December 22, 2020

Tue, 2020-12-22 10:54

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

*COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

  • Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
  • Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus
  • Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/
Professional Development:

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

Identifying the Gaps: The Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs: The last decade has seen data management (DM) knowledge and expertise become a foundational expectation not only for research but also for nursing informatics, data science, and data-intensive nursing practice. A concurrent dramatic increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs has resulted in many new students and faculty who need DM education, resources, and support. However, little was known about DM within doctoral nursing programs. Our research investigated the status of DM education as described by DNP and PhD program directors and examined nursing student handbooks, identifying the knowledge and resource gaps which are critical to fill in order for students to succeed. This presentation will summarize our research to date and review opportunities for health science librarians to translate our findings into practical collaborations at their institutions. January 19 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials: The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics. February 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

New version of the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Learning Plan for December 2020 to April 2021 is now available. The CHIS Learning Plan utilizes NNLM’s many online learning opportunities for library staff to earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization Level 1 or 2 within a short amount of time. In this version, the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) CHIS grid has been incorporated so users can more easily track points and connect to recordings, on-demand offerings, and scheduled webinars.

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

“DOCLINE: Connecting Medical Libraries for 35 Years”, from the NLM Director’s blog

NLM Announces 2021 Michael E. DeBakey Fellows in the History of Medicine

Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2021 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

*Expanding access to coronavirus-related literature: the COVID-19 Initiative in PMC reaches 100K articles!

NLM Collections Tour: Epidemics

The National Library of Medicine has a new Twitter handle! Follow the world’s largest biomedical library @NLM_NIH

NLM and NEH Renew Partnership to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Career Initiative

*“A Close-up of COVID-19 in Lung Cells”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*Statement from NIH and BARDA on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

*NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA

The NIH would like input from data resource funders and managers through a short survey on metrics for biomedical data resources.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region,
wishes you all a Happy Holiday and a safe and healthy New Year!

Peace on Earth lights and a star outside a house

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PNR Weekly Digest: December 15, 2020

Tue, 2020-12-15 10:56

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

Professional Development:

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

New version of the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Learning Plan for December 2020 to April 2021 is now available. The CHIS Learning Plan utilizes NNLM’s many online learning opportunities for library staff to earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization Level 1 or 2 within a short amount of time. In this version, the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) CHIS grid has been incorporated so users can more easily track points and connect to recordings, on-demand offerings, and scheduled webinars.

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A: Do Soon Kim is a PhD candidate in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University. In his research, he works on designing variant ribosomes using experimental and computational methods. December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT (1.5 MLA CE) Register

Evaluation Pathways: A Webinar Series: The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with underserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all that you have achieved, while identifying ways that programming can improve. This 5 – part series was developed to provide actionable resources to help you effectively design and implement an evaluation. This series does not provide MLA CE credits. Register for each individual session: 

  • 5 Steps to Evaluation: December 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • K-12 Health: January 8 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • LGBTQIA+ Health: January 15 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • Race & Ethnicity: January 22 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • Rural Health: January 29 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities: This purpose of this course is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and others who support them. The acronym LGBTQI+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals and others. January 4 – February 4. (4 MLA CE) Register

Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research: This class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals. This class will provide an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health and NLM databases used by health professionals. The class concludes with you developing your own plan on how to use this information in your own work. Registration is limited to 35 per class and the class is offered 3 times in early 2021. (4 MLA CE) See below for dates:

  • January – Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Register
  • February – Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 26, 2021 – Register
  • March – Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Register

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities: Scholarly Communication in academic libraries provides leadership and guidance in matters pertaining to the management, policy making and procedures as they relate to various scholarly pursuits of a campus. These responsibilities encompass issues related to creating and maintaining the Institutional Repository, copyright, open access policy and publishing, open educational resources, data management and funding, among others. Scholarly Communication is a dynamic environment that requires changing approaches, making modifications and accommodating a landscape that is evolving rapidly. January 13 at 8:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.: He’ll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon. Dr. Q, as he is known, shares his journey from a child in a Mexican village to migrant farmworker in California to world-renown brain surgeon and researcher. Dr. Q will also answer audience questions. January 14 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Learn more about how to attend

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

*Making Sense of Vaccines During COVID-19: What do we need to know about vaccines? With highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines on their way, Washington’s leading experts are here to go beyond the headlines and bring you the scientific facts. This live conversation will dig into how vaccines work, how they’re usually developed, and what is the same or different about the proposed COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers from Fred Hutch will talk about their participation in Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials, while leading physicians will answer the “most-asked” vaccine questions they hear every day. Today, December 15 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT. Register

*The World We Live in is a House on Fire: Latinx Health and COVID-19: “The world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning.” -Sandra Cisneros. Join the conversation about our community’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how we can work together to put this fire out. December 16 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries: This WebJunction webinar will introduce tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities, created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project. February 5 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

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

“10 Tips After 10 Months of Video Calls”, from the NLM Director’s blog

MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit Available

Making Exhibition Connections: Spokane County Library District

MeSH RDF Updated with 2021 MeSH Vocabulary

NLM Announces HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program’s Request for Proposals, submission deadline is December 28

The National Library of Medicine will discontinue the JDonate System Website on March 1, 2021, but will continue to accept donations through its Journal Donation Program

“All of Us: Partnering Together for the Future of Precision Medicine”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*Dr. Collins joins Bill Nye on the Science Rules! podcast to discuss the science behind COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

NIH Participating in Smart Health and Biomedical Research Interagency Program with National Science Foundation

*All of Us Releases Initial COVID-19 Survey Data to Researchers 

NIH’s All of Us Research Program returns first genetic results to participants

NIH to fund cohort recruitment and development program to enhance diversity and inclusion among biomedical faculty

Listen to one-minute audio tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

*FDA Press Conference: First COVID-19 Vaccine
Watch the 44 minute recording of the FDA virtual press conference from December 12, 2020 regarding the first COVID-19 vaccine.

*How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
What you need to know about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations in the United States. The webpage includes what you need to know for yourself and your family as well as a link to information for healthcare professional.

*CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit
Medical centers, clinics, and clinicians can use or adapt these ready-made materials to build confidence about COVID-19 vaccination among your healthcare teams and other staff.

Medical Library Association (MLA) Data Services Specialization
Earning the MLA Data Services Specialization (DSS) indicates that you have received training in providing data services to researchers, clinicians, students, librarians, and others who work with data–and recognition for the accomplishment of acquiring skills in providing data services. MLA offers a Basic DSS certificate. An Advanced DSS certificate is planned for 2021.

The U.S. Surgeon General Releases a Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health
The U.S. Surgeon General Call to Action provides a list of strategies and specific actions to optimize women’s health. The opportunity for action exists across the spectrum of women and families; states, tribes, and local communities; healthcare professionals; healthcare systems, hospitals and birthing facilities; payors; employers; innovators; and researchers. Learn more about this Call to Action

 *Resource List: During COVID-19, You are Not Alone
Physical distancing creates increased social and mental health concerns, but there is help. The Oregon Department of Human Services curated a list of resources for you, friends and family, and community members. All of the help lines included in the list offer translation services and are confidential. Your personally identifying information is not required when contacting a helpline.

HHS Celebrates Title X’s 50th Anniversary
For 50 years, Title X family planning clinics have played a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals and others. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. To celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary, the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has put together a suite of materials highlighting the important work of Title X grantees over the years, including the Title X Family Planning Clinic Locator widget. Visit the Locator to learn how you can simply copy and paste the code to host the tool.

*Office of Minority Health COVID-19 Holiday Safety Toolkit
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is promoting a very important and simple task for communities across the country – #HolidayAskWearAMask. By wearing a mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands frequently we can make the holidays safer for everyone.  Download the #HolidayAskWearAMask Toolkit that includes social media messages and graphics in English and Spanish, a sample newsletter article, and key messages from the CDC to help spread awareness about holiday safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together we can make the winter holidays safer.

The Joy of Cooking with Kids During the Holidays
With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays! Kids not only will get to try the new foods they prepare, but they also will get a big boost to their confidence when they see family and friends enjoying their creations. Most importantly, cooking with your children will promote future health by teaching them about nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals. Learn more about how to safely cook with kids on the EatRight.org website

New SAMHSA publication: Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives
The book is composed of SAMHSA’s “National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practice Toolkit” and related papers on crisis services and is free to download. The toolkit reflects relevant clinical and health services research, review of top national program practices and replicable approaches that support best practice implementation. The related papers address key issues relevant to crisis services, homelessness, technology advances, substance use, legal issues impacting crisis services, financing crisis care, diverse populations, children and adolescents, rural and frontier areas, and the role of law enforcement.

Healthy People 2030’s Leading Health Indicators and Overall Health and Well-Being Measures
On December 10, HHS released a new subset of objectives and a new set of health measures as part of the Healthy People 2030 initiative: Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) and Overall Health and Well-Being Measures (OHMs). Together, LHIs and OHMs will help public health and health care professionals, businesses, policymakers, national organizations, and community leaders set priorities and track nationwide progress toward improving health and well-being.

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PNR Weekly Digest: December 8, 2020

Tue, 2020-12-08 10:57

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

PubMed Tip: Clinical Queries
The Clinical Queries search in PubMed provides a way to quickly locate clinical studies. Clinical Queries was recently updated and now retrieves results for two searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles…learn more about how to use Clinical Queries on the blog

Consumer Health Minute: Holiday Safety
As we all know, this holiday season will be celebrated a little differently this year. Despite knowing this, we long to experience the traditions that bring us the joy and cheer we expect this time of year. We can still continue to decorate, to prepare favorite foods, and give gifts…learn more about holiday safety on the blog

December’s NNLM Reading Club: Inherited Diseases
We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation…learn about the book selections on the blog

Professional Development:

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

Library Carpentry Workshop: The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu

Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons: This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020. Join the PNR Rendezvous session to learn more about this award winning project. December 9 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A: Do Soon Kim is a PhD candidate in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University. In his research, he works on designing variant ribosomes using experimental and computational methods. December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT (1.5 MLA CE) Register

Evaluation Pathways: 5 Steps to Evaluation: The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with underserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all that you have achieved, while identifying ways that programming can improve. The first webinar provides an overview of the 5 steps to evaluation, while the following webinars focus on the special considerations for carrying out evaluations of programs targeting specific sub-groups or populations. December 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT. No MLA CE. Register

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes: What rights do the mentally-ill have with regard to public services, and what legal liabilities are associated with their presence in the library? This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary. February 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

Using BLAST+ in Docker and on the cloud: Attend this NCBI webinar to learn about containerized BLAST+ in Docker that is ready to use locally and in the cloud. We are staging BLAST databases in some cloud providers making running containerized BLAST as part of a pipeline in the cloud even easier. In this webinar you will learn about the advantages of containerized BLAST and learn how to use it in some practical examples. You will also learn about Elastic BLAST, a cloud application that is useful for aligning extremely large numbers of sequences against BLAST databases. December 9 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

Georgia Tech Webinar on Face Masks: This webinar outlines CDC’s face mask guidelines and explores solutions to challenges some people with disabilities experience in attempting to follow the guidance. Participants will receive tips, resources, and guidance for wearing face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19. December 9 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
This webinar is part of a series hosted by Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation in partnership with the CDC Foundation and CDC. Future webinars in this series include:

  • A Closer Look: Mental Health and Resilience within the Disability Community During COVID-19 – Wednesday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • Making Social Media Accessible for People with Disabilities – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • A Closer Look: Guidance for Business and Employers Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities during COVID-19 – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“Building Bridges Throughout My Career”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Applications are being accepted until January 28, 2021 for the NLM Associate Fellowship program for librarians

Explore the new Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit from NLM

MEDLINE Data Changes—2021

Cataloging and Metadata News – 2021 

NCBI Taxonomy Identifiers Added to MeSH

NCBI Virus: Test drive our new SARS-CoV-2 interactive data dashboard!

Education in the Eighties: Preserving HIV/AIDS Audiovisuals

*”Study of Healthcare Workers Shows COVID-19 Immunity Lasts Many Months” from the NIH Director’s blog

The December issue of NIH News in Health includes information about abusive relationships, Blepharitis, and more

*31 minute video of NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, featured speaker for the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2020 Journalism Summit on Infectious Disease

Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates 2020

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications in All of Us

*Getting and sharing the facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color

High-dose influenza vaccine shows no additional benefit for heart disease patients

NIH Announces Restructured HIV Clinical Trials Networks

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

*AUCD Vaccine Distribution FAQ
The Association of University Centers on Disability is providing answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine distribution considerations for the disability community. The FAQ includes information on the approval, manufacturing, allocation, and distribution of potential COVID-19 vaccines, The document also includes additional vaccine resources from the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and links to federal, state, and local public health resources.

*FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 and Flu Combination Test for use with home-collected samples
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently authorized the first diagnostic test for at home collection of patient samples to detect both COVID-19 and influenza A and B (flu). The FDA authorized Quest Diagnostics RC COVID-19 +Flu RT-PCR Test for prescription use with the Quest Diagnostics Self-Collection Kit for COVID-19 +Flu by individuals who are suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19 when home collection is determined to be appropriate by an individual’s healthcare provider. Under a health care provider’s order, patients can collect a sample at home and ship it to a Quest Diagnostics laboratory for analysis following the instructions included with the self-collection kit. Read the complete press release

Say No to Raw Dough
When you prepare homemade dough for cookies, cakes, and bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully baked. But steer clear of this temptation—you can get sick after eating or tasting unbaked products that are intended to be baked, such as dough or batter. Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too. Learn more about the risks of consuming raw dough from the CDC

HHS Office of Women’s Health Launches New Maternal Health Site
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced maternal health as a national priority. As a part of these efforts, the HHS Office on Women’s Health is excited to announce the launch of the new Maternal Health site on Womenshealth.gov. The new maternal health site outlines the HHS vision for ensuring the United States is one of the safest countries in the world for women to give birth. It also highlights resources such as the HHS Maternal Health Action Plan, the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health and two innovative competitions to address maternal health disparities.

The State of Obesity 2020
The Trust for America’s Health has released its 2020 The State of Obesity Report: Better Policies for a Healthier America. This report provides a snapshot of rates of overweight and obesity nationwide including by age, gender, race and state of residence. This 2020 update highlights COVID-19 related food insecurity, as well as obesity-related data, trends, policies and programs.

*COVID-19 Resources:

  • SAMHSA and the American Red Cross have published a fact sheet on Coping with Disasters During the Holidays that features tips that can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic. SAMHSA has also recently published a Tips for Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic wallet card.
  • The NIH Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership has developed the Rise Above COVID campaign to promote participation in the ACTIV-2 Study, which is testing different medicines to see if they are safe and can help adults with COVID-19.

* Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases
As vaccines for the coronavirus enter review for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the share of Americans who say they plan to get vaccinated has increased as the public has grown more confident that the development process will deliver a safe and effective vaccine. Still, the U.S. public is far from uniform in views about a vaccine. A majority says they would be uncomfortable being among the first to take it, and a sizable minority appear certain to pass on getting vaccinated. Learn more on the Pew Research website

Mountain Pacific Health Science Libraries Conference 2021
Join colleagues and friends at the Mountain Pacific Health Science Libraries (MPHSL) Conference to share ideas about adapting to change in health librarianship during times of upheaval. Health library organizations within the Mountain-Pacific region of Canada and the United States have joined together to host the inaugural virtual conference. The Conference is open to all working within a health sciences or medical library environment.  The three-day virtual Conference is free for all to attend. February 9-11, 2021. Learn more and register

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PubMed Tip: Clinical Queries

Thu, 2020-12-03 17:56

The Clinical Queries search in PubMed provides a way to quickly locate clinical studies.

Clinical Queries was recently updated and now retrieves results for two searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles.

Locating Clinical Queries

The Clinical Queries search is available from the PubMed homepage, under the “Find” icon.

Screenshot shows the PubMed homepage. Clinical Queries is located under "Find".

How to use Clinical Queries

When doing a search in Clinical Queries, your terms will retrieve results for two separate searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles.

Screenshot shows the Clinical Queries page, with a searchbox. Headings below the searchbox read COVID-29 Articles and Clinical Study Categories.

Use the drop-down menus under the search box to select a relevant category for each search. This applies filters to your search terms. For the Clinical Studies search, chose from the categories therapy, clinical predication guides, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis. For the COVID-19 Articles search, chose from the categories general, mechanism, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, case report, and forecasting. The PubMed Help Guide provides behind the scenes details on the filters applied for the Clinical Study Categories and COVID-19 Articles searches.

Clinical Queries retrieves 5 articles for each search, and you can view all results for each search by clicking “see all” at the bottom of the initial results list.

When to use Clinical Queries
  • When working with someone who quickly needs evidence-based research on a clinical topic.
  • When researching a clinical topic that doesn’t require a comprehensive search. (For comprehensive searches, use the Advanced Search Builder).
  • When working with a new researcher who has a big topic that needs narrowing. Walking them through Clinical Queries can help them narrow their topic, introduce them to PubMed, and quickly find an article or two to get started on their research.
Learn more

NLM’s “Quick Tours” tutorial “Find the Latest Treatments for a Disease or Disorder” provides an introduction to Clinical Queries.

More details about the update to Clinical Queries are available in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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Consumer Health Minute: Holiday Safety

Wed, 2020-12-02 08:00

house with holiday lights and decorationsAs we all know, this holiday season will be celebrated a little differently this year. Despite knowing this, we long to experience the traditions that bring us the joy and cheer we expect this time of year. We can still continue to decorate, to prepare favorite foods, and give gifts. Not only should we do this safely because of the pandemic but because all of these activities require some need of safety.

Here are some resources to provide your patrons and community to help them have a healthy and safe holiday.

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December’s NNLM Reading Club: Inherited Diseases

Tue, 2020-12-01 18:38

We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation.

Resurrection Lily by Amy Byer Shainman l Salt in My Soul by Mallory Smith l A Sick Life by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Resurrection Lily, Amy Byer Shainman discusses her experiences after learning that she inherited a BRCA gene mutation that put her at high risk of developing certain cancers. She struggles with preventively removing her breasts even when she does not have a breast cancer diagnosis. The late Mallory Smith tells how she faced the daily challenges of cystic fibrosis in a diary she left behind in hope of aiding others who live with the disease in Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.  In A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage, singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins recounts her experiences as a member of the all-time best-selling American female music group and as a person with a particularly challenging form of sickle-cell disease.

Perhaps you know someone facing one of these illnesses or another inherited disease. Perhaps you would just like to know more about what it is like to deal with such illnesses. Either way, each of these books will provide you with a first-hand account.

To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Inherited Diseases page.

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PNR Weekly Digest: December 1, 2020

Tue, 2020-12-01 10:55

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Call for Washington Artists: Seattle Traffic Box Community Connector
The All of Us Research Program is holding a call for artists’ designs to transform select traffic signal and utility cabinets in Seattle, Washington. The designs should be reflective of the program’s core values to promote diversity and inclusion in health research and represent the local community. Designs should reflect the project theme: A Healthy Future for All of Us and the diversity of the Seattle community…learn more about this opportunity on the blog

Professional Development:

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

Library Carpentry Workshop: The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu

Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions: NLM Traveling Exhibitions are a unique way to connect your patrons to valuable NLM health information resources through related public programming. To support you and your communities when your libraries borrow NLM exhibitions, the Exhibition Program is developing sample programming ideas related to individual exhibition topics. These ideas will help jump start your creative planning. Julie Botnick will discuss how those ideas can be adapted to your situations and ways to develop your own unique programming at this NNLM Resource Picks webinar session. December 2 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries: DOCLINE is an integral part of interlibrary loan services in Health Sciences Libraries. Journal Holdings, Library Profiles, and Routing Tables guide all DOCLINE requests. In this webinar, NDCO Coordinator Erin Latta will review current best practices for maintaining your Journal Holdings, Library Profiles and Routing Tables. This webinar will include how experienced librarians participate in the FreeShare Library Group, and how they utilize the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) for borrowing costs. December 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications: This class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 14-week, self-paced course worth 30 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene or protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. January 4 – April 9, 2021. (30 MLA CE) Register

*The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff: As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. December 15 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers: This 2-hour webinar covers advanced features and concepts in PubMed that can assist you in developing effective search strategies. This course is intended for those with at least an intermediate knowledge of PubMed and MeSH. This class does not cover how to perform a systematic literature review. January 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT. (2 MLA CE) Register

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

World AIDS Day 2020 event – Science and Community: Working Together to Prepare for the Unexpected: Join this NIH event which will promote community engagement and emphasize the importance of building the capacity of current and future generations of HIV researchers and advocates. It will reflect on lessons learned from HIV that have prepared us to address unexpected events. December 1 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. PT. Learn how to join this free live videocast event

Using the new Read assembly and Annotation Pipeline Tool (RAPT) to assemble and annotate microbial genomes: Join this NCBI webinar to learn how to use the Read assembly and Annotation Pipeline Tool (RAPT). With RAPT, you can assemble and annotate a microbial genome right out of the sequencing machine! Provide the short genomic reads or an SRA run on input, and get back the sequence annotated with coding and protein coding genes. The assembly is built with SKESA and annotated with PGAP. In addition, RAPT also verifies the taxonomic assignment of the genome with the Average Nucleotide Identity tool. In this webinar, you will learn how you can run RAPT on your own machine or on the Google Cloud Platform. December 2 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

 All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters: Dr. Shannon Zenk, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH, will deliver the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies. She will explore the science behind social determinants of health and demonstrate how vital effective integrative or multilevel approaches are when addressing health and health inequities. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, and otherwise spend their time. They affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Join this free live NIH webcast December 9 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

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

“One NLM: I Am Thankful for How Far We Have Come!”, from the NLM Director’s blog

MedlinePlus has a Social Media Toolkit

The National Library of Medicine announced the 2021 solicitation of proposals 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. Application deadline is December 28

Dianne Babski Appointed Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

Rise, Serve, Lead… And Publish

Collaborations: Organizations Working with NLM on Disaster Information

*”Vast Majority of Pregnant Women with COVID-19 Won’t Have Complications, Study Finds”, from the NIH Director’s blog

Promising Interim Results from Clinical Trial of NIH-Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Where We Live Affects our Health and Offers an Approach To Address Health Inequities

The Impact of Cloud on Biomedical Research, Researchers share their experience leveraging the STRIDES Initiative to access industry-leading cloud resources

New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards move toward solving brain disorders

NIH to fund research of racial disparities in pregnancy-related complications and deaths

Using Mobile Technology to Improve Care for Teens with Depression

Neighborhood conditions associated with children’s cognitive function

*Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research, deadline is December 7, 2020

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

December 1, World AIDS Day #WorldAIDSDay
The theme for the 2020 observance is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact” (“Erradicar la epidemia del VIH/SIDA: Resiliencia e Impacto”). World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. On December 1st at 11:00 a.m. PT, join the Live with Leadership World AIDS Day Edition with Harold Phillips, and other federal and community speakers. Learn how submit questions in advance or during the conversation.

HealthCare.gov 2021 Open Enrollment
Open enrollment has begun at the Health Insurance Marketplace. Keep, update or find a new healthcare plan for 2021. The Marketplace website provides information on finding local help with your options and application, special enrollment periods or situations, how to use your coverage and more. The Marketplace website is available in English and Spanish. Deadline is December 15.

*Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions – Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FORHP has compiled a Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions. The FAQ includes information on the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program, funding and grants management, telehealth, travel and healthcare delivery and policy information.

*How are vaccines developed?
Vaccines contain tiny fragments of the disease-causing organism or the blueprints for making the tiny fragments. They also contain other ingredients to keep the vaccine safe and effective. These latter ingredients are included in most vaccines and have been used for decades in billions of doses of vaccine. Learn more about the development of vaccines from the World Health Organization.

Telehealth may worsen digital divide for people with disabilities
A recently published paper, in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, argues that design, implementation and policy considerations must be taken into account when developing virtual care technology.

*REALM Test 6 results
The REALM project has published the results of the sixth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for COVID-19  on five materials commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums, were selected. The materials were proved by the National Park Service, Metropolitan New York Library Council, the Library of Congress and from vendors.

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Call for Washington Artists: Seattle Traffic Box Community Connector

Wed, 2020-11-25 14:32

The All of Us Research Program is holding a call for artists’ designs to transform select traffic signal and utility cabinets in Seattle, Washington. The designs should be reflective of the program’s core values to promote diversity and inclusion in health research and represent the local community. Designs should reflect the project theme: A Healthy Future for All of Us and the diversity of the Seattle community.

 

The project aims to drive awareness and education about All of Us and boost enrollment in communities historically underrepresented in biomedical research. This project utilizes public art to celebrate community diversity and enhance the visual landscape. Artists designs will be printed on vinyl and installed on locally-maintained signal box cabinets in high-traffic areas. In addition, each traffic box will contain a prominently placed QR code that engages passersby in an augmented reality experience introducing the program’s values and goals.

Deadline: December 18, 2020 5:00pm Eastern Time

For more information and submission guidelines, click here.

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PNR Weekly Digest: November 24, 2020

Tue, 2020-11-24 12:18

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Announcing the NNLM PSR BIPOC LIS Student Professional Development Award: We are pleased to share this guest post by Nora Franco, NNLM Pacific Southwest Region Consumer Health Librarian about a funding opportunity dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) and who reside in any NNLM region. Please spread the word and contact psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu for… Read More »

Professional Development:

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

Library Carpentry Workshop: The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions:  This December, join Julie Botnick of the NLM to learn more about public programming and NLM traveling exhibitions.  December 2nd at 12 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

PNR Rendezvous: Better on the Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self Care for Incarcerated Persons: This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020. December 9th at 1 p.m. PT (1 MLA CE) Register

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization: Data visualization design “best practices” often do not prioritize (or outright reject) efforts to be inclusive. Libraries have an opportunity to step into the world of data visualization and empower historically marginalized voices in data creation and sharing. This webinar will explore the intersections of equity, inclusion, accessibility, and data visualization to consider who we’re visualizing for, what we’re visualizing, and how and why we’re visualizing it.  December 10th at 11 a.m. PT (1 MLA CE) Register

Citizen Science and Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q & A: Eterna invites contributors to become RNA scientists. Contributors solve puzzles to design specialized RNA-based medicines and sensors, receive feedback after their designs are built and tested in a lab at Stanford, and work together to build knowledge about how RNA works. December 16th at 11 a.m. PT (1.5 MLA CE) Register

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

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI):  The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly-effective, and collaborative online research training and support program. The RTI ‘21 immerses practicing librarians in scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing. Librarians of all levels of professional experience and types of work environments who provide health information, services, and support and who have an interest in increasing their research skills and confidence and want to improve library and health care outcomes, are encouraged to apply to the RTI program. The institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, preparing and implementing a research project, and an opportunity to present findings at the MLA ‘22 virtual conference. RTI ‘21 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants. Learn more about RTI program details. Deadline to apply is January 4, 2021. Fees apply

Centering Native Voices: Engagement, Knowledge, and Participation for Prevention from Indigenous Communities: Health Promotion Practice, a journal of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), curated a collection of articles focusing on health promotion in AI/AN communities: “Centering Native Voices: Engagement, Knowledge, and Participation for Prevention from Indigenous Communities”. The papers in this Special Collection highlight collaborative, participatory strategies developed in and with AI/AN communities on topics as diverse as youth substance use prevention, community food insecurity, HIV activism and commercial tobacco use. Papers are available for free download November 15 – 30, 2021.

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

BLAST+ 2.11.0 now available with limited usage reporting to help improve BLAST

NLM Director’s Blog: Dr Isaac Kohane – Making Our Data Work for Us!

New CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED-CT Available for Download

NIH to fund research of racial disparities in pregnancy – related complications and deaths

Study of “exceptional responders” yields clues to cancer and potential treatments

New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards move toward solving brain disorders

* NIH expands research to improve COVID-19 testing among underserved and vulnerable populations

Injectable birth control may increase blood lead levels in African American women

CDC Expands US Diabetes Surveillance System with new Social Determinants of Health Module

50.6 Million US Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

FDA Releases New Outbreak Investigation Table

FDA Approves First Treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Some Progeroid Laminopathies

Applications are being accepted until January 28, 2021 for the NLM Associate Fellowship program for librarians

*COVID-19 Travel Health Notice Levels and Testing for International Travelers

FYI:

*Join the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)
The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is working with the Morehouse School of Medicine through a cooperative agreement to develop a national network of state, territorial, tribal and local public and community-based organizations to help address the impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations. Morehouse School of Medicine established the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) which will share important messages and linkages to healthcare and social services in communities across the nation and in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. OMH invites organizations and individuals across the country to be a part of this initiative. To sign up for updates and become a part of this effort, please visit the NCRN website.

Compassion in Action – A Guide for Faith Communities
The HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness and Their Caregivers seeks to help faith leaders from all religious and spiritual traditions, as well as their congregants and community-based organizations, increase awareness and build capacity to serve people in their midst experiencing mental illness, and to care for their family or caregivers.

Worldwide Social Media Event: Rock your Mocs
November is Native American Heritage Month. As part of this national observance, OMH invites you to Rock Your Mocs throughout November 15-21. Rock Your Mocs is a week-long social media event that offers American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) a positive opportunity to be united and celebrate tribal individuality by wearing moccasins. The event honors ancestors and indigenous peoples worldwide. Use the hashtag #ROCKYOURMOCS 

*Best Practices for American Indian and Alaska Native Data Collection
Current standard data collection practices by many federal, state, and local entities effectively omit or misclassify American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, both urban and rural. This is particularly concerning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as these current standards of practice are resulting in a gross under count of the impact COVID-19 has on Native people. Learn about best practices by downloading Best Practices for American Indian and Alaska Native Data Collection

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives — Addressing Physicians’ Complicity in Criminalizing Communities
A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at the role of physicians in contributing to health inequities and the continued racism of the medical and legal systems.

Hate-Motivated Behavior: Impacts, Risk Factors, And Interventions
A recent Health Affairs policy brief states that hate-motivated behavior is a public health threat with structural, interpersonal, and individual antecedents and effects. There is a need for interdisciplinary, multilevel research to better understand the causes of such behavior and to test prevention strategies and interventions.

New Interactive “Family Health: Understanding Family Health History”
November is Family Health History month and we are celebrating by presenting a brand new interactive “Family Health: Understanding Family Health History.” Learn about what family health history is, why it is important, and how to record it.

*Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19.

*COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub
The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, in partnership with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, has created the COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub, which includes resources in Vietnamese, Swahili, Somali, Hmong, Spanish, Chinese, Chukese and more.

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Announcing the NNLM PSR BIPOC LIS Student Professional Development Award!

Mon, 2020-11-23 13:30

We are pleased to share this guest post by Nora Franco, NNLM Pacific Southwest Region Consumer Health Librarian about a funding opportunity dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) and who reside in any NNLM region. Please spread the word and contact psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu for more information.

As part of the NNLM Student Engagement Initiative, the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) librarians are excited to announce the first professional development award dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The NNLM, made up of eight different regions across the U.S., aims to serve these populations with equal access to health information and promoting a workforce representative of them is one way to reach this goal.

This program aims to help students meet the following objectives:

  • introduce the student to medical librarianship and explore areas of interest,
  • prepare them to work in a health sciences library, and
  • provide them with tools to navigate the complexities and issues of working as BIPOC in a primarily white institution.

The award will pair the student in an ALA-accredited program with a BIPOC librarian working in a health sciences position or providing health information. The award provides up to $2,000 for students to participate in meetings, conference sessions, conduct a research project, and other activities designed for them to learn the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by health sciences librarians. The goal of the award is to promote awareness of health sciences librarianship to LIS students who may not be familiar with the field or conducting research within it. Award activities will be ongoing until April 31, 2021.

The PSR are also seeking BIPOC librarians to participate in the program as well. We invite people from a variety of backgrounds and different types of health science libraries to share their stories as a BIPOC, challenges, and what they love most about being medical librarians. All librarian participants will be compensated up to $300; please reach out to us at psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu if you would like to join and/or have suggestions.

The PSR librarians created an ongoing list of references and resources, which include:

For more information and the application form, please refer to the NNLM PSR Funding Opportunities listing for BIPOC LIS Students Professional Development Award. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

Interested LIS students, please email your complete application or send any questions to psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu.

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PNR Weekly Digest: November 17, 2020

Tue, 2020-11-17 10:56

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

*COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

In the Dragonfly:

NIH calls on clinical researchers to swiftly share COVID-19 results
NIH is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to speeding life-saving research for vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the establishment of major public-private initiatives such as the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) and the Rapid Acceleration of Diagostics (RADx) initiatives, NIH and its partners have launched dozens of COVID-19 vaccine and treatment clinical trials and funded dozens of new and innovative testing technologies at an unprecedented rate…read more of the NIH Director’s statement

Professional Development:

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

Library Carpentry Workshop: The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries: DOCLINE is an integral part of interlibrary loan services in Health Sciences Libraries. Journal Holdings, Library Profiles, and Routing Tables guide all DOCLINE requests. In this webinar, NDCO Coordinator Erin Latta will review current best practices for maintaining your Journal Holdings, Library Profiles and Routing Tables. This webinar will include how experienced librarians participate in the FreeShare Library Group, and how they utilize the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) for borrowing costs. December 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

NNLM Reading Club Presents… : This session of the webinar series is scheduled to host Indiana University School of Medicine Professor and author of the book, Please to Meet Me. Bill Sullivan describes how genetics, epigenetics, microbiology and psychology combine to affect our personalities and actions. November 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT.  Visit the webinar webpage to learn more about how to attend this free session. 

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries: Do you work in a public library? Are you interested in engaging with other public librarians and staff members to improve your knowledge and comfort with health and wellness related reference and services? Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community is a free online course that was developed in cooperation with WebJunction, PLA, and public librarians to create a cohort learning experience. Registration is limited to public library staff. This 4 week asynchronous class runs from January 11 – February 5, 2021. It qualifies for the first level of the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). (12 MLA CE) Register

Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons: This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020. Join the PNR Rendezvous session to learn more about this award winning project. December 9 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives: The webinar will help “de-mystify” the concept of behavioral and mental health by describing the continuum of human thoughts and emotions from wellness to illness to chronic impairment. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic. December 9 at 8:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

Society, Culture, and Politics: The Government Has Resources to Make You Socially, Culturally, and Politically Educated: The Government has resources to offer in sociology, anthropology, and political science. If your users have questions about the basic functions of society, culture, and politics, this webinar is for you. The information available in these areas range from how to find a career in these subject fields to lessons plans for teachers and scientific investigations. The webinar will introduce sources in these areas from the Library of Congress, the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Science Foundation, ERIC, along with state and local information. November 19 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI):  The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly-effective, and collaborative online research training and support program. The RTI ‘21 immerses practicing librarians in scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing. Librarians of all levels of professional experience and types of work environments who provide health information, services, and support and who have an interest in increasing their research skills and confidence and want to improve library and health care outcomes, are encouraged to apply to the RTI program. The institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, preparing and implementing a research project, and an opportunity to present findings at the MLA ‘22 virtual conference. RTI ‘21 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants. Learn more about RTI program details. Deadline to apply is January 4, 2021. Fees apply

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

“Making Connections and Enabling Discoverability – Celebrating 30 Years of UMLS”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Applications are being accepted until January 28, 2021 for the NLM Associate Fellowship program for librarians

Revealing Data: Flu Masks on Ships, 1918

From the NIH Director’s blog:

Rural youth often lack access to suicide prevention services

NIH study finds long-acting injectable drug prevents HIV acquisition in cisgender women

Join the Learn More Breathe BetterSM program in an effort to promote COPD resources and educate others during National COPD Awareness Month (November)

The Human Pangenome, Explore the monumental effort to redefine the human genome and our understanding of human genomic diversity.

National Human Genome Research Institute Spanish Resource on Polygenic Risk Scores

Census Bureau releases new report on commuting patterns of older workers

* Treatments for People with Early COVID-19 Infection is an Urgent Research Focus

Trans-NIH FIRST program will address faculty diversity and inclusion in biomedical research

National Family Caregivers Month, Tips for helping an older relative with oral care

Neighborhood conditions associated with children’s cognitive function

FYI:

*Join the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)
The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is working with the Morehouse School of Medicine through a cooperative agreement to develop a national network of state, territorial, tribal and local public and community-based organizations to help address the impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations. Morehouse School of Medicine established the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) which will share important messages and linkages to healthcare and social services in communities across the nation and in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. OMH invites organizations and individuals across the country to be a part of this initiative. To sign up for updates and become a part of this effort, please visit the NCRN website.

Compassion in Action – A Guide for Faith Communities
The HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness and Their Caregivers seeks to help faith leaders from all religious and spiritual traditions, as well as their congregants and community-based organizations, increase awareness and build capacity to serve people in their midst experiencing mental illness, and to care for their family or caregivers.

Worldwide Social Media Event: Rock your Mocs
November is Native American Heritage Month. As part of this national observance, OMH invites you to Rock Your Mocs throughout November 15-21. Rock Your Mocs is a week-long social media event that offers American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) a positive opportunity to be united and celebrate tribal individuality by wearing moccasins. The event honors ancestors and indigenous peoples worldwide. Use the hashtag #ROCKYOURMOCS 

*Best Practices for American Indian and Alaska Native Data Collection
Current standard data collection practices by many federal, state, and local entities effectively omit or misclassify American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, both urban and rural. This is particularly concerning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as these current standards of practice are resulting in a gross under count of the impact COVID-19 has on Native people. Learn about best practices by downloading Best Practices for American Indian and Alaska Native Data Collection

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives — Addressing Physicians’ Complicity in Criminalizing Communities
A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at the role of physicians in contributing to health inequities and the continued racism of the medical and legal systems.

Hate-Motivated Behavior: Impacts, Risk Factors, And Interventions
A recent Health Affairs policy brief states that hate-motivated behavior is a public health threat with structural, interpersonal, and individual antecedents and effects. There is a need for interdisciplinary, multilevel research to better understand the causes of such behavior and to test prevention strategies and interventions.

New Interactive “Family Health: Understanding Family Health History”
November is Family Health History month and we are celebrating by presenting a brand new interactive “Family Health: Understanding Family Health History.” Learn about what family health history is, why it is important, and how to record it.

*Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. There are some key differences between flu and COVID-19.

*COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub
The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, in partnership with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, has created the COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub, which includes resources in Vietnamese, Swahili, Somali, Hmong, Spanish, Chinese, Chukese and more.

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NIH calls on clinical researchers to swiftly share COVID-19 results

Tue, 2020-11-10 16:43

NIH is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to speeding life-saving research for vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the establishment of major public-private initiatives such as the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) and the Rapid Acceleration of Diagostics (RADx) initiatives, NIH and its partners have launched dozens of COVID-19 vaccine and treatment clinical trials and funded dozens of new and innovative testing technologies at an unprecedented rate.

To maintain this record pace, it will be crucial for clinical researchers involved in COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 clinical trials to share their results as swiftly as possible. Toward this end, I strongly encourage the clinical research community to register their clinical trials and submit summary results information for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 trials as quickly as possible and ahead of regulatory and policy deadline requirements to ClinicalTrials.gov, the publicly accessible database operated by NIH’s National Library of Medicine.

To ensure such information is accessible as quickly as possible, NIH is prioritizing the processing of COVID-19 submissions to ClinicalTrials.gov to make the information rapidly available in a matter of days, not weeks. We are also providing one-on-one support to researchers during the process of submitting results information to ClinicalTrials.gov to address questions and optimize reporting.

NIH has taken several additional actions to speed access and discoverability for researchers, clinicians, and the public of critical information from COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 research, including:

Supporting the infrastructure for timely dissemination of COVID-19 clinical trial data.
Making it easier to find information about COVID-19-related studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, including information about studies listed on the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trial Registry Platform. These efforts have made information about more than 6,400 COVID-19 related clinical studies readily available to those who need it.
Launching a preprint pilot, which has made more than 1,000 preprints with early reporting on NIH-funded research related to COVID-19 discoverable through PubMed. More than 80 percent of these preprints have yet to be published, highlighting the importance of this pilot effort in accelerating early access to research results ahead of peer-reviewed publication.
The scientific community bears collective responsibility for expediting the dissemination of knowledge from NIH-funded research. Doing so will bring COVID-19 treatments and vaccines to the American public and the world as quickly as possible.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health

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PNR Weekly Digest: November 10, 2020

Tue, 2020-11-10 10:53

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

DataFlash: NIH Issues New Policy for Data Management and Sharing
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released its Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing which requires NIH-funded researchers to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data will be managed and shared. This new policy will replace the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy…read the full post

NNLM Reading Club Looks Beneath the Surface
Your health is the product of three factors: lifestyle, environment and genetics. In November, NNLM Reading Club is taking a closer look at human genetics…learn more about the books selections on the blog post

Professional Development:

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

Library Carpentry Workshop: The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu

Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io: Daniel Bernal is an electrical engineer dedicated to the environment as an activist and expert on issues such as wetlands, urban biodiversity and air quality. He focuses on electronic design applied to environmental issues such as recycling and air quality. Bernal is also a member of the CanAir.io group, a citizen network for air quality measurement. November 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. (1.5 MLA CE) Register

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io!: Daniel Bernal es un ingeniero Electrónico dedicado a la parte ambiental como activista y experto en temas como humedales, biodiversidad urbana y calidad del aire. Diseño electrónico aplicado a temas ambiental como el reciclaje y la calidad de aire. Integrante del grupo CanAirIO red ciudadana de medición calidad del aire. Noviembre 18, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT. Registrarse

Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions: NLM Traveling Exhibitions are a unique way to connect your patrons to valuable NLM health information resources through related public programming. To support you and your communities when your libraries borrow NLM exhibitions, the Exhibition Program is developing sample programming ideas related to individual exhibition topics. These ideas will help jump start your creative planning. Julie Botnick will discuss how those ideas can be adapted to your situations and ways to develop your own unique programming at this NNLM Resource Picks webinar session. December 2 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

*2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19: This seminar will explore the impact of COVID-19 on rural populations, systems and workforce issues, and community engagement to respond to the pandemic. This NIH Videocast is virtual event is free and open to the public. November 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT. Learn more about this seminar and register

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

“Fostering a Culture of Scientific Data Stewardship”, from the NLM Director’s blog

October 2020 SNOMED CT Spanish Edition

UMLS 2020AB Release Available

GenBank 240.0 is available and surpasses 10 trillion basepairs!

*“Speeding COVID-19 Drug Discovery with Quantum Dots”, from the NIH Director’s blog

New report on indicators of well-being among older Americans

NIH Researchers Discover a New Inflammatory Disease Called VEXAS (vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, somatic)

*COVID-19 Test Us program—an indispensable partner in diagnostics, validation, and deployment

November is National Diabetes Month, this year’s focus is on taking care of youth who have diabetes

The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with an Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge 2020, deadline is Feb. 5, 2021

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

*How to Spot Fake News – COVID-19 Edition
IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) has produced a COVID-19 edition of our popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. It is hoped that it proves useful in your efforts to help promote media and information literacy, and to stop the spread of the virus. Download the infographic

*HRSA launches #TelehealthTuesday campaign
The Health Resources and Services Administration has kicked off the #TelehealthTuesday social media campaign to spotlight Telehealth.HHS.gov as the trusted place for telehealth information for patients and providers. Every Tuesday, join HRSA and follow #TelehealthTuesday on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as they highlight tips, best practices, and other resources to ensure telehealth success. Telehealth is convenient and easy, and an important tool, especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency. On Telehealth.HHS.gov providers can find everything they need to know about telehealth, including policy and reimbursement updates, “how to” information, and implementation resources. Patients can get tips and information about the types of services they can receive via telehealth and what to expect from a telehealth appointment.

National Family Health History Day – November 26
Understanding your family health history not only benefits you, but the health of everyone in your family. The CDC encourages everyone to collect their family health history and has tips for how to get started:

  • Talk to your family.
  • Ask questions.
  • Record the information and update it whenever you learn new family health history information.
  • Share family health history information with your doctor and other family members.

Take time this month to begin the conversation with your family and take steps to act on your family history by using the My Family Health Portrait web tool.

Native American Heritage Month
The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is proud to celebrate the rich history and traditions of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN). This month, OMH will focus on the health disparities that continue to challenge the health of AIAN populations, especially as they continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and influenza season. In addition to persistent health disparities, AIAN populations also face the following issues when seeking medical care:

  • Cultural barriers
  • Geographic isolation
  • Inadequate sewage disposal
  • Low income

Last month, OMH announced the grantees for the State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions. This initiative aims to address these health disparities and help improve health outcomes for AIAN populations and other racial and ethnic minority populations. Visit our Native American Heritage Month observance page for more information, downloadable materials and health resources.

Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit: National Edition
The Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit is designed to guide users to develop a plan and to organize efforts to meet evidence-based practice standards in creating trauma responsive schools. The toolkit integrates knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices. Throughout, it aims to avoid re-traumatization. The toolkit provides an action-oriented guide for school administrators, staff, and teachers, along with community systems that serve children, youth, and families.

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