Archive for the ‘News from NLM’ Category
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
NLM announced the 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)-National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fellows class featuring seven reporters and editors representing diverse media backgrounds.
The 2016 AHCJ-NLM Fellows are:
- Rachel Bluth (@RachelHBluth), reporter, Kaiser Health News
- Shannon Firth (@shannonfirth), Washington reporter, MedPage Today
- Julio Ochoa (@julioochoa), editor, WUSF-Health News Florida
- David Wahlberg (@davidkwahlberg), health/medical reporter, Wisconsin State Journal
- Leigh Ann Winick (@LeighAnnWinick), medical producer, CBS News
- Paula Andalo (@paula_andalo), senior managing editor, HolaDoctor
- Laura Beil (@LJBeil), independent journalist, Dallas
Now in its eighth year, the program brings journalists selected by AHCJ to NLM for four days of training to better use some of NLM’s health information resources, such as PubMed, PubMed Health, Genetics Home Reference,TOXMAP, ClinicalTrials.gov, and MedlinePlus. This year’s Fellows class will be at NLM Sept. 26-30.
“The key to good health is getting the very best health information,” said NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. “Certainly health care journalists play a key role in informing the public about health and medicine. I’m gratified that this talented group will get an in-depth look at NLM information services, to help them do their important work more effectively.”
The 2016 AHCJ-NLM Fellows also will receive briefings about health care issues, such as a health disparities research update, as well as consumer health resources provided by the National Cancer Institute. For the third year, the Fellows will meet with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, to learn more about comparative clinical effectiveness research. (more…)
Thursday, August 18th, 2016
As of August 2016, PMC is home to four million articles! To make this wealth of full-text content easier to navigate, PMC has rolled out a few updates:
Search Result Filters
On all search results pages, you will now see filters (similar to PubMed’s filters) on the left-hand side that allow you to filter your results by article attributes, publication date, research funder, and search fields. These filters replace the Limits page and allow you to more readily:
Friday, August 12th, 2016
Does your library serve nurses or nursing students?
If so, then check out the latest video from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) regarding the freely available resources nurses and nursing students will find invaluable in their research.
NLM Resources for Nurses: Research
In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes.
And once you’ve watched it, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Information like this wants to be shared!
Want to alert nurses and nursing students about where their patients can find quality consumer health information?
If so, then check out the latest video from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) about the various resources that NLM freely provides which clinicians can recommend to their patients.
NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education
In only 2 ½ minutes learn about 11 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to help patients and their families learn more about diseases, disorders, conditions, and treatments.
And once you’ve watched it, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Quality health information can make a positive impact on the lives of patients and their families.
Want more videos on quality health resources? Subscribe to the NLM YouTube Channel and check out the playlists.
NLM is the world’s largest medical library, and millions of scientists, health professionals, and members of the public use NLM services every day. Check out the many resources NLM has to offer today!
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
This month’s PNR Rendezvous guest speaker will be Andrew Plumer, Outreach Librarian for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). His presentation, NLM’s K-12 Resources: Supporting the Teacher, Engaging the Student, will be Wednesday August 17 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time.
The National Library offers a wide selection of resources to assist the educator and engage the students. Web portals designed with educator input focusing on such topics as environmental health, chemical and toxicological hazards in the community and genetics. The National Library of Medicine offers other databases that can be used as adjuncts to existing classroom lessons. It isn’t all just web portals and databases, the NLM has created a series of animations dealing with environmental health issues and games covering multiple issues including chemistry, biology and environmental health.
How do I connect to PNR Rendezvous?
You can participate in this free, web-based interactive session from your desk with your computer and telephone.
- Please click here https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to test your computer prior to the meeting. The diagnostic test will prompt you if you need to update Flash, check your connection speed and install an Adobe Connect add-in. If you have problems with these steps, please call your information technology department for help.
- Go to the following website and login as a Guest, using your own name: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous.
- Once in the web meeting a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen call the 800 number and use the participant code given in the Notes box (lower left-hand corner) on the screen.
PNR Partners will be the next day on August 18 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time. (more…)
Friday, July 1st, 2016
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “medlineplus.gov” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles.
For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from
The URL for the Spanish health topic page “Asthma” will change from
The old URLs will automatically redirect to the new URLs for the foreseeable future. However, we suggest updating your pages to point to medlineplus.gov and medlineplus.gov/spanish concurrent with this update.
This update does not change the site contents or design.
Contact MedlinePlus for questions about this update at https://support.nlm.nih.gov/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic&deptID=28054&category=medlineplus&from=https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medlineplus.html
Friday, July 1st, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is July 22, 2016. The Leadership Fellows Program has been remarkably successful in helping to move well prepared leaders into AAHSL directors’ positions. Seventy-two fellows and 59 different mentors have participated in the program from 2002-2016. To date, 28 fellows have received director appointments and over 50% have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged. Learn more about this leadership program and how to apply at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm_aahsl_leadership_fellows_application_2016.html