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Archive for March, 2013

2014 PubMed for Trainers Class in Seattle

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Posted on behalf of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The NTC, along with the University of Washington, is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT). PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the Health Sciences Library, University of Washington in Seattle. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) hours.

The class runs from March 6 – March 27, 2014. 


Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Resources include:

  • Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
  • Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
  • Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
  • Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment

Access the guide:

Rendezvous webcast: NIH Native American Powwow Outreach

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Edit: A recording is now available at

The NIH Native American Powwow Outreach Initiative allows the NIH to build and nurture positive relationships within the Native American communities. Specifically, this Initiative offers an excellent opportunity to distribute health information, while informing Native Americans about NIH as a biomedical health resource. It also allows for engagement of Native Americans in conversation, learning about specific health concerns and discussing potential employment at the NIH.

Come join us on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at to learn more about this initiative from George Franklin, Information Technology Specialist, National Library of Medicine.


Global Health Data Exchange Data Visualizations Released

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Today the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released several online tools to help users explore the wealth of health data found in their  Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010.  IHME is a research institute at the University of Washington dedicated to independent and rigorous measurement and evaluation of global health data, with the goal of improving overall health by providing policymakers with data to improve decision making.  This study, (more…)

Hot Topics in Practice: Integrating Public Health and Primary Care

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Noon – 1pm Pacific

Professionals in public health and primary care alike value disease prevention and health promotion, but often work disjointedly on these shared goals.  Fortunately, momentum is building to integrate public health and primary care at local and national levels.  Those involved in this effort have many examples of successful partnerships to guide them.