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NY-NJ MLA Chapter CE Course / April 30, 2012

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The NY-NJ MLA Chapter will be offering a 6 MLA CE credit course entitled “EBM & the Medical Librarian”, taught by Connie Schardt on April 30th, 2012 from 10 am -5 pm.

The class will be held at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), conveniently located at 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor (between Broadway and University Place, near Union Square).

This CE course will be free for NY-NJ MLA Chapter members and registration is on a first come first served basis.  The registration fee for lapsed and non-members will be $25 ($15 of which can  be applied towards NY-NJ MLA Chapter membership renewal).

Register at
Please register promptly as space will be limited to 28 seats.  If the course fills up, you will be placed on the waiting list.  You will be notified as soon as possible if space becomes available.

For additional information, please email CE Committee Chair, Dina Matsoukas,

*This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

CDC Mobile iPad Apps

Friday, April 6th, 2012

In case you haven’t seen this…it is free:


  • CDC Health Articles are written by subject matter experts and health communicators.  While most stories are topic or event driven, some capture the full scope of CDC’s work on cross-cutting topics.
  • CDC Vital Signs offers recent data and calls to action for important public health issues.  Topics will include colorectal and breast cancer screening, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use, access to health care, HIV testing, seat belt use, cardiovascular disease and more…
  • CDC Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) Journal is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to address the interface between applied public health research, practice, and policy.
  • Public Health Matters Blog:  In this blog, we share our public health passions about the evolution of public health and the continual strides that are being made to protect and save lives through education, awareness, research, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Listen to/view CDC podcasts:  Listen on your iPad for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it.
  • Stay Connected:  Follow CDC on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.  Access CDC’s social media to receive important information on health concerns and events throughout the year.

NLM APIs Webinar: Tuesday, April 10

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Calling all developers!  On Tuesday, April 10, you’ll have the chance to hear from experts at the National Library of Medicine and learn about how you can make NLM’s APIs work for you!  APIs for resources such as the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), Pillbox, MedlinePlus,  NCBI’s E-utilities, and more will be discussed.

The free webinar, NLM API Showcase:  Using NLM APIs for Product Development, will be held April 10, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET), and you can participate live through the webcast or on-site here at NLM, follow the live tweets (#nlmapi), or watch the record event at a later date.  Go to for more details.

NIH News in Health

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Check out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

Red, Itchy Rash?
Get the Skinny on Dermatitis
You’ve probably had a rash at some point or another, whether from poison ivy or the chickenpox or something more unusual. Why does your skin break out in red blotches like that? More important, is there anything you can do about it?  Read more about skin rashes

When Blood Cells Bend
Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
Fifty years ago, half of children born with sickle cell disease died by age 10. Now they’re living into their 40s and 50s, thanks to therapies developed with NIH support. Researchers are now working on promising new treatments.
Read more about sickle cell disease

Health Capsules:

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.