Archive for the ‘National Library of Medicine News’ Category
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.
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.