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Talking with children about the school shooting

Friday, December 14th, 2012

From: Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
From the American Psychological Association
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do/How Parents Can Help
From the National Institute of Mental Health
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Children and the News
From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma
SEE SECTION: Helping and Talking with Children
From the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Tips for Talking to Children about the Aurora Shooting
From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Healthnet : Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library – University of Connecticut Health Center
P.O. Box 4003 Farmington CT 06034-4003
Telephone: 860/679-4055

The attached material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or opinion. This information is the result of an extensive search of online resources and represents what we judge to be appropriate information. You should be aware that medical experts may disagree on the various aspects of situations such as this one.

A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Send in Your Application to Participate in a New Bioinformatics Training Course: “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI”

In sponsored partnership, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC), are pleased to invite participation of health sciences librarians in a new bioinformatics training course: “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.” Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.
The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate bioinformatics services at your institution and/or extend current initiatives. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. Participants who complete the class will be eligible for MLA Continuing Education credits. The course is free but travel costs are at the expense of the participant.

There are two parts to the course and applicants must take both parts:

• Part 1: “Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching,” a three week, online, (asynchronous) self-paced pre-course, March 4-18, 2013.
The aim is to provide, from a librarian’s professional perspective, the fundamental knowledge and background information necessary for the subsequent, more intensive, hands-on second portion of the course onsite at NCBI. Bioinformatics will be introduced both as a discipline and as a research practice. Select NCBI databases, tools (including search tools) and bioinformatics records will be previewed. A beginning working knowledge of the necessary molecular biology vocabulary necessary to enable successful NCBI searches will be developed.

• Part 2: A 5-day in-person course offered on-site at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, April 15th-19th, 2013.
Topics will include using the BLAST sequence similarity search and Entrez text search systems to find relevant data. This portion of A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI describes the various kinds of molecular data available, and explains how these are generated and used in modern biomedical research.
Applications are open to health science librarians in the United States. Applications will be accepted from librarians currently providing bioinformatics services as well as from those desiring to implement services. The application deadline is January 25, 2013. Applicants will need to fill out the application form, submit a supervisor letter of support form, and provide a curriculum vitae (CV). Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or about February 15, 2013.

Please view the application form at: The course page with additional information is at:
Please direct any questions to:

[From NLM Technical Bulletin, Dec 13, 2012]

DiversityRx 2013

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

DiversityRx offers a $50 discount for early registration for their 2013 Conference. The Eighth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Achieving Equity in an Era of Innovation and Health System Transformation will be held from March 11 – 14, 2013 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California.

Community Engagement Research Symposium

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

In her blog, A Librarian By Any Other Name, Sally Gore from the University of Massachusetts Lamar Soutter Library, shares her personal perspectives and insights about her new role as an Embedded Librarian for an ongoing breast cancer screening intervention study. Her post on December 4th, titled In Theory, chronicles her thoughts on the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translation Science’s Community Engagement Research Symposium. To learn more about the Research Syposium, you can view the posters from the event on Lamar Soutter Library’s eScholarship.

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