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PubMed Clinical Queries Page Redesign

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Clinical Queries page in PubMed has been redesigned to filter searches by three clinical research areas: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews, and Medical Genetics. See the NLM Technical Bulletin for more information.

The 2010 Sewell Stipend is now accepting applications

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Posted on behalf of Joey Nicholson, National Training Center & Clearinghouse, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Social Justice lies at the heart of public health. It is central to its mission and is frequently described as public health’s core value. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work, play a greater role in longevity and overall health in the United States than genes, health insurance and access to health services…Ultimately education, transportation and housing policies affect the health of people. The challenge for any government–municipal, regional, state and federal–is to introduce health consequences into all discussions of social policies.

These opening lines in this year’s Preliminary Program for the 138th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition really help set the tone to explain why social justice is a public health imperative. Join us in Denver at APHA this year November 6-10, 2010 to explore this link and discover more about the social determinants of health!

With the award, The Sewell Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable and relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Please download an application form and read all the requirements via the PH/HA website at Applications are due Friday July 23, 2010. If you have any questions, please e-mail Joey directly at

New NLM Goodies for the iPhone

Friday, June 18th, 2010

WISER logoMobile REMM iconHealth Hotlines icon

WISER, Mobile REMM, and Health Headlines are now available as apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.


Wyoming Symposium on Health Literacy and Health Information Literacy, July 14-16, 2010

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Our colleagues in the Mid-Continental Region are hosting their annual Wyoming Symposium in July and would like to extend an invitation to our region, especially the neighboring states of Montana and Idaho!   The focus of this year’s Symposium is Health Literacy and Health Information Literacy. (more…)

Health Literacy Innovator Award

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Health Literacy Innovations Logo

Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creators of the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), the nation’s first interactive health literacy software tool, today announced the 1st Annual National Health Literacy Innovator Award — a national competition to award innovators in health literacy.

Submissions will be evaluated in three categories:

  • Champion Award: Demonstrated commitment to health literacy in an organization.
  • Reads Easy Publication Award: Demonstrated commitment to health literacy in printed information to consumers, such as brochures, pamphlets, or information sheets.
  • Clear Focus Multi-Media Award: Demonstrated commitment to excellence in health literacy in a web site or other form of communication, based on usability, design, and reaching a targeted audience.


MyBibliography to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Screenshot of MyBibliographyThe dollar sign links to Awards view in MyBibliography.

MyBibliography, a feature of MyNCBI, was designed to allow PubMed users to maintain lists of articles they have authored. MyBibliography now includes an Awards view, which is a color-coded interface allowing authors (or their designated proxies) to track and manage their articles’ compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. MyBibliography draws information from PubMed, PubMed Central, and the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system.

MyBibliography is replacing eRA Commons as the mechanism for NIH-funded authors to maintain their publication lists. eRA Commons will not accept any new citations after July 23, 2010. eRA Commons users should establish MyNCBI accounts, then link those accounts to eRA Commons in order to transfer the citations. Detailed instructions are on how to do this are provided on the eRA Commons homepage.

For more information, please refer to this Notice from the National Institutes of Health, a recorded NLM Theater presentation from last month’s MLA meeting.