Archive for the ‘National Library of Medicine News’ Category
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search:
- Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) – information about ongoing health services research and public health projects
- Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR) – health services research and public health research relevant data sets, instruments and software
- Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC) – links to high-quality news, data/tools/methods and grey literature selected to meet the needs of the health services research community
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners) – access to selected public health resources
Text is from the 2016 December 22 NLM Technical Bulletin
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Tox Town has upped its game in 2017 with an updated and easier to navigate homepage with a new color scheme. Engaging photorealistic neighborhoods are now programmed with HTML 5 so you can easily view the site on your computer and hand held devices. Come explore imaginary neighborhoods (city, farm, port, town, US Southwest) where you will find the same trusted information you have come to expect from Tox Town.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
It’s been at least a decade since the National Library of Medicine issued a long-range plan. Significant advances in biomedical informatics, data science, precision medicine, open access to biomedical information, and changes in our country’s health systems, and previous public input have informed NLM’s current strategic planning process.
That’s why NLM is requesting public input for priorities and future directions on four themes:
- Role of NLM in advancing data science, open science, and biomedical informatics.
- Role of NLM in advancing biomedical discovery and translational science.
- Role of NLM in supporting the public’s health: clinical systems, public health systems and services, and personal health.
- Role of NLM in building collections to support discovery and health in the 21st century.
To find more information and instructions on how to submit a response, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/70qb
Text adapted from https://obssr.od.nih.gov/nlm-requests-information-as-it-finalizes-its-strategic-plan/
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
World AIDS Day is December 1st. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Around the world, about 37 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 44,000 people get infected with HIV every year.
For more information from the National AIDS Trust who promote World AIDS Day all year round, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hzdu.
To seek information about AIDS, visit the NLM resources of AIDSinfo, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/cglp and AIDSource, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6gxl.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology. For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including the NLM chemical and toxicological databases, with a basic understanding of the subject. ToxTutor introduces toxicology by covering dose and dose response, toxic effects, interactions, toxicity testing methods, risk assessment, and exposure standards and guidelines. Additional topics will be included in future updates. A certificate of completion option is expected to be released next year.For more information, please see: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ugdo
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers? Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information.
The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXXNLGV
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on Holiday Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season.
Users can subscribe by texting MP Health to 468311 or by signing-up online: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/j4wu
Monday, October 31st, 2016
Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field. The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.
The application period opens October 14, 2016 and will close on December 5, 2016 at 8:00am (note: NOT pm). Use the following link to apply: https://ghsu.wufoo.com/forms/x61hwel07ymegt/
There is one application for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10 – 16) courses. Cost for attending is fully funded by August University’s contract with NLM. If admitted, participants are expected to attend the entire week of sessions and activities. To learn more about the course, watch NN/LM MAR Boost Box recording which includes takeaways from recent attendees and application process.
If you have any questions, please email GABIOMED@augusta.edu.
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Put your NCBI account to work and follow favorite journals through PubMed Journals. This PubMed Labs experiment shows you the latest published articles in your journals along with news and trending content. For more information on the site and how to use it, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ignk
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
NLM funded eight HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2016 in the 23rd round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/290s.