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Demystifying Molecular Biology Presentation

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

METRO & NY/NJ-MLA Present: Demystifying Molecular Biology

Monday, September 30, 2013 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Spend your time as a medical librarian fascinated and no longer confused. Get to know your way around DNA, RNA, and ask every “-omic question” you were ever afraid to ask. You’ll have a BLAST, and you won’t even want to BLINK as a librarian colleague who also holds a PhD in Molecular Biology shares her knowledge and shows you how to unravel any helix with ease. With concepts made clear, take an Evidence-Based approach led by a librarian colleague expert searcher to interpret stories, compose the searchable question, and use the NCBI resources to find the answer.

Visit for more information and registration.

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.

Children Lost in Disasters and War Zones Find Their Families with an App

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Lost children in places like, separated from their families because of conflicts in Uganda or Sudan, can now be reunited with their families much faster — hours, instead of weeks:

The Need for Cultural Competency Training for Military and Veteran Communities

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Warrior-Centric Health Care Training:  The Need for Cultural Competency Training for Military and Veteran Communities

September 17, 2013 / 1:00-2:00 ET

After a decade of war and an unprecedented number of combat deployments, our service members, veterans and their families are faced with the consequences of war’s invisible wounds. Representing roughly 25 percent of the U.S. population, this group has experienced clinically significant episodes related to post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse and other mental and behavioral health conditions. Careful cultural considerations between military and veteran patients and their caregivers are important for improved diagnosis and treatment.

This webinar, in conjunction with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, is designed to increase the awareness of providers, allied health team members, academic medical center leaders, policy makers, and community and faith based organization leaders regarding the skills necessary for standard and consistent application of culturally competent methodologies when treating military service members, veterans and their families.

Webinar presenters include:

  • Ronald J. Steptoe, CMR, CEO of The Steptoe Group, LLC.
  • Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, President and CEO of Evelyn Lewis International | the PECAN Chronicles; Chief Medical Officer of The Steptoe Group LLC

This webinar is available free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us at

HPOE Live! is an American Hospital Association webinar series that highlights leading strategies and innovations in performance improvement that are being championed today in America’s hospitals and health systems. It is produced by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, the AHA’s strategic platform that provides field-tested practices, tools, education and other networking resources to accelerate performance improvement and delivery system transformation in the nation’s hospitals and health systems. Keep an eye out for future emails announcing upcoming webinars in the series.

Webinar on Using EHR Data to Improve Care

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a webinar Thursday, August 29 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. ET to discuss advances in using Electronic Health Record (EHR) data to improve research and clinical care. Panelists will present lessons from mature research networks on using EHR data to improve care quality; challenges of usingEHR-derived measurements for quality reporting; and planned use of EHRs to collect and report quality measures for pediatric patients.

Presenters will include:

  • Lynne Nemeth, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina;
  • Amanda Parsons, M.D., Deputy Commissioner of Health Care Access and Improvement, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
  • Elizabeth Alpern, M.D., Director, Section of Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Moderator: Jon White, M.D., Director, Health Information Technology Portfolio, AHRQ.
Select to register for the webinar:

We Serve, Too: Overview of Military and Veteran’s Families

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Currently, more than 2.2 million Servicemembers make up America’s all-volunteer force in the active duty Armed Forces, National Guard, and Reserve. Fifty five percent of the force is married and 40 percent have two children. Only 37 percent of these families live on military installations; while the remaining 63 percent live in over 4,000 communities nationwide.

When Servicemembers are deployed, their family members serve too. They support and sustain the troops fighting to defend the Nation, they care for our wounded warriors, and they survive our fallen heroes. And while the Servicemember is away from his home, the family members continue contributing to their communities and their country.

In the next few years, many of these Servicemembers (and their families) will be coming home to your communities – with an average of 250 thousand Servicemembers transitioning out of service each year. These new veterans and their families will add to the estimate of 22.7 million veterans (and families) already living in the United States today.

This webinar is intended to give you the overall big picture of what it is like to be a military-connected family member or family member of a veteran. It will provide an overview of this population (and many of its subsets) and the key issues that military and veteran’s families face. It will provide you with the foundational knowledge for you to use as we move forward and dig deeper into the ways we, as national service organizations can support and engage the family members of folks who have served or are serving in our armed forces.

In this session, you will:

  • Enhance your knowledge of assets of and challenges for spouses, families and military-connected children
  • Increase your foundational understanding and cultural awareness of the military and veteran’s families

Registration:   August 28 Webinar Registration

These webinars are free, but require advance registration.

Note: each webinar has its own registration link.

Additional Webinars in this Series:

  • Wednesday, September 25: We Serve, Too: Supporting and Engaging Military-Connected Children and Youth

1:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration:  September 25 Webinar Registration

  • Wednesday, October 30: We Serve, Too: Supporting and Engaging Spouses, Parents and Significant Others

1:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration:  October 30 Webinar Registration

  • Wednesday, November 13: Celebrating National Military Family Month

1:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration:  November 13 Webinar Registration

Event Sponsor Information: Corporation for National and Community Service

Logistics: Education Northwest, contact: Debbie Ellis (Email:

Job Ad: Marketing & Electronic Communications Librarian, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Gumberg Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and creative librarian to promote our collections, services and programs strategically through a variety of media. This new, full-time non-tenure track faculty position is available January 1, 2014. Candidates must meet the criteria for library faculty rank at or above the level of Librarian II, with at least three years of professional experience.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully review the full job description at

Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited Master’s degree.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. That mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Application procedure:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; curriculum vitae; and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to share a portfolio of their work.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update (Lunch with the RML Session)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Presenters:  Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM MAR and Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date:              August 29, 2013

Time:            Noon – 1 pm (ET)

This session will present an overview of the Affordable Care Act; resources to assist with the upcoming Marketplace enrollment; and ways you can stay informed.

No registration required.

Affordable Care Act Website Updated

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
  • NN/LM MAR regularly updates our website to highlight authoritative information about the Affordable Care Act.
  • Our goal is to help with your outreach efforts to inform consumers as they make important decisions about their health insurance options.

Affordable Care Act Navigators Discussion (Lunch with the RML Session)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


Date:              September 26, 2013

Time:             Noon – 1 pm (ET)

NN/LM MAR will be inviting Navigators from DE, NJ, NY and PA to participate on a panel discussion and answer questions about assisting consumers with the Marketplace.  Navigators play a role in all types of Marketplaces, are funded through state and federal grant programs, and must complete comprehensive training.

Public Health Information on the Web

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Presenter:                          Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date / Time:                     September 16 – October 4, 2013

Where:                               Online

Brief Summary:  Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. This hands-on class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce. (4 MLA CE)