Archive for the ‘National Library of Medicine News’ Category
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
October is Dental Hygiene Month. The National Library of Medicine has resources to promote good oral health.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce has a Dental Public Health topic page that includes Health Promotion resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/i13l
Multilingual Resources include:
Child Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ia89
Dental Health (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9xcy
Monday, September 26th, 2016
From the National Library of Medicine:
“Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online until the end of January, 2017, at which time it will be retired.”
A printable version of Health Hotlines is also available for download by the end of January 2017: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ced9
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Coloring books for both children and adults have become very popular lately. A blog post from NLM’s Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library highlights this trend with references to The Latest Greatest Coloring Book about Lice from the National Pediculosis Association, CDC’s Express Your Health and The Non-Color AIDS Color Me Deadly Coloring Book, and Skeeter Beaters about preventing Zika mosquitoes. Coloring books are popular health education tools for children used by organizations to teach everything from proper eating habits to what to expect during hospital stays.
NLM also has an adult coloring book featuring images from the History of Medicine. To read more, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/gpqb
Monday, September 19th, 2016
MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s site for patients and families, has recently added four new groups of disorders as Health Topic Pages.
Lipid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/s4l4
Mitochondrial Diseases: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/fio3
Amino Acid Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6db5
Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/06la
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has several grants available to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. A list of the funding opportunities can be found on the NLM BD2K Grants page. Here are examples of currently open grants:
- NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science with a focus on research experiences (for faculty and undergrads) and curriculum or methods development for undergraduate courses.
- BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists for graduate students in biomedical sciences.
- Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts
- Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is updating disaster health information courses and formatting them for self-paced study online. Two updated courses are now available (see below). By the end of the year, there will be four more courses: US Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Information Roles in Disaster Management; A Seat at the Table: Working with Local Responders; and Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context.
Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics
This class provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.
CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive): Health Information Resources
This class provides an overview of the concepts of CBRNE, including a review of NLM resources that support planning, response, and recovery from the effects of these potential hazards.
Text adapted from NLM DIMRC email announcement.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) K-12 team compiled a list of resources to teach K-12 students about disasters and disaster preparedness. You’ll find lesson plans, activity sheets, and age-appropriate information on drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, and general disaster recovery and preparedness. For the list of resources, visit the NLM SIS K-12 Science and Health Education page and expand “Disasters.”
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.
Detailed application information and example topics: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia
Open (Earliest Submission) and Letter of Intent Due Date: November 16, 2016
Application Due Date: December 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Award Budget: $100,000 for one year, $200,000 over two years or $300,000 over 3 years, in direct costs
Text for this post was adapted from https://nnlm.gov/bhic/7hia.
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) K-12 Education Connection
Plastics Videos are Here!
Last summer our crew of witty high school science teachers and students took on the subject, PLASTICS! Through some, not so conventional storylines, the staff set out to explain the dangers behind the use of certain plastics and how, through recycling, we can help alleviate the amount of toxins in our environment. Each storyline is a spoof on a popular game app or video game and teaches students about various aspects of plastics including: the chemistry of plastics, how plastics differ in toxicity, the different types of plastics, and recycling. Use these animations to jump start a conversation about educating the community on safe use and disposal of these everyday materials.
View the videos on the Environmental Health Student Portal under Chemicals: Plastics. To sign-up for the NLM K-12 Education Connection e-newsletter, visit https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/k12.html and expand “Get the latest news!” You can also follow the NLM K-12 Team on Twitter @NLM_K12.
Friday, August 26th, 2016
The new Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, puts a strong focus on precision medicine in the vision she describes for NLM. You can learn more about precision medicine and how NIH is already playing an important role in the Precision Medicine Initiative through a number of NLM resources. A great place to begin is on Genetics Home Reference for an overview and more resources: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/NLMprecisionmedicine.