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Archive for October, 2016

Upcoming PNR Partners, November 1

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

When: Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time

How: Connection is through WebEx at  https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6

Andrea Ball and Joanne Rich, librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, will present about recording interviews and lectures and creating interactive modules to expand the reach of the library’s instruction to more patrons. Noel Nicolai, Library Resource/Research Coordinator for Education for Pullman Regional Hospital  and Becky Highfill, Grants Manager with Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, will present how they increased health literacy and access to health information to the senior population in Whitman county Washington through interactive training.

PNR Partners is a webinar to feature the work of members who have received funding from the PNR. Each presenter has an opportunity to speak about the great work they have done and offer their tips. If you are considering a health program or service you may want to attend to have the opportunity to ask questions.  PNR has announced new funding opportunities and the deadline is approaching.

How to connect: Please note, we have changed our webinar system to WebEx. Please read below how to connect to this free webinar. (more…)

Your Role in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Last month, on the PNR Rendezvous, the guest speaker was Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, who informed the audience in regards to the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. This program has since been renamed the All of Us Research Program. The name reflects how All of Us will come together to change the future of health care. Many in the general public may not know much or anything about the Precision Medicine Initiative and may be even less aware of the All of Us program despite the fact that the National Institutes of Health is seeking one million volunteer to participate starting early 2017.

Participating in health studies has not always been a smooth road for participants who may not always understand the release forms they are signing despite steps taken to ensure what their participation means. Sometimes these studies have led to providing information for other uses than was originally understood leading to legal steps, anger, and distrust. This has happened in some populations and communities where government relations are already fragile due to historical events.

Fullerton’s presentation provided information on some of these historical cases as a way to provide context regarding the All of Us Program. The Precision Medicine Initiative is seeking to provide unique healthcare by working towards “providing the right treatment at the right time to the right person”. Volunteers are encourage to participate in the All of Us Program as a way of participating in improving the nation’s health. By voluntarily providing information through various means such as blood samples, it is hoped to that a wider range of data from more diverse groups of participants than in the past will provide better information to improve healthcare. The All of Us Program assures top security and privacy regarding the collected data of participants. (more…)

Welcome Ann Madhavan and Ann Glusker to the Regional Medical Library

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce two new librarians joining the RML: Ann Madhavan, MSLIS and Ann Glusker, MLIS, MPH, PhD.

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Ann Madhavan

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Ann Glusker

Both will serve the NN/LM PNR in Research & Data Coordinator positions to promote equitable access to health information and effective management and use of data. Each position will provide learning opportunities for diverse types of librarians, researchers, pubic heath workforce, and partner organizations in the Pacific Northwest Region about research data management and data literacy.

Ann Madhavan, who joins the RML on Tuesday, November 1, has most recently served as a librarian and data indexer at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) where she performed data seeking and indexing for the United States Research Team and for all other IHME researchers requiring US data support. Prior, for almost 10 years she was the sole public health librarian at Public Health – Seattle & King County and also provided library support to the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Ms. Madhavan was the recipient of 2 awards: from the Medical Library Association, she received the 2005 Rittenhouse Award for the best student paper; and she also received the 2005 Sewell Memorial Fund Learning Partnership Fellowship to develop a digital library at Public Health-Seattle & King County for over 1,500 public health employees. She also volunteered with the Core Public Health Journals Project as part of an MLA PH/HA section initiative that was awarded the 2006 MLA Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences for the Core Public Health Journals Project.

Ann Glusker will join the RML on Monday, November 28, bringing experience as a Data Request Epidemiologist for Public Health- Seattle & King County; as a medical librarian at Group Health; and most recently as a public librarian at Seattle Public Library. She has served as program planner and host of a multi-system “open data” summit of library and data professionals, and on the curriculum committee of a three-state data initiative funded by the Knight News Challenge. Ms. Glusker is author or co-author of 11 articles and book chapters; a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals; and member of the Evidence Summary Team (competitive appointment) of the Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice Journal. She is an active member of state and national library associations, including WMLA, PNC/MLA, MLA, ALA, and RUSA.

Both Ann Madhavan and Ann Glusker are very excited about their roles in outreach to clinical translational researchers, the public health workforce, and librarians in the PNR. Contact information will be announced at a later date. Join us in welcoming them to the RML!

PNR Partners webinar

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

When: Wednesday, October 26 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time

How: Connection is through WebEx https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6

PNR Partners is a webinar to feature the work of members who have received funding from the PNR. Each presenter has an opportunity to speak about the great work they have done and offer their tips. If you are considering a health program or service you may want to attend to have the opportunity to ask questions.  PNR has announced new funding opportunities and the deadline is approaching.

October 26, we will feature two presenters, both in the Washington, with two very different projects. Dr. Robin Jones, is a community dentist and the owner of Dental Village, initiated a Dental Village Express Outreach Program to teach multicultural, immigrant and underserved children, adolescents and adults how to access online health information on MedlinePlus. Meg Brunner, librarian at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute will present about the creation of an online toolkit of resources and an online training module to support professionals who are assisting those impacted by substance abuse disorders.

How to connect: Please note, we have changed our webinar system to WebEx. Please read below how to connect to this free webinar. (more…)

Recruitment of the 2017-2018 NLM Associate Fellows

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows
How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year
Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services
Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science
Deadline for applications: January 27, 2017 (more…)

New NN/LM class- Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

When: November 10, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time, 11:00 am Alaska Time, 1:00 pm Mountain Time

The NN/LM PNR is offering a new class this fall on the topic of developmental disabilities. For many families and individuals, learning about a child’s or family members’ diagnosis can be devastating and cause an array of emotional responses. It can be an unexpected event and for others it is something they have been anticipating. Information is important regarding the diagnosis whether it is about a particular condition, accessing services, or finding support. The National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government entities offer an array of resources which may be of help.  This class will introduce you to those resources as well as ideas of how to incorporate them into your library to inform and make accessible to your communities.

The class is approved for Medical Library Association credit (1 or 3 CE hours) as well as for the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

  • To receive 1 MLA CE credit, attend the webinar on November 10
  • To receive 3 MLA CE credits, complete the pre-class readings, attend the webinar, and complete the class exercises (you will be given until November 23 to turn in the completed exercises)

To register for the class please go to https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=1064 deadline is November 9th.