Archive for the ‘Training & Education’ Category
Friday, December 30th, 2016
The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit.
Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects.
This year’s projects will have an applied social good dimension and broadly address questions related to social science, human services, public policy, criminal justice, environmental impacts, and urban informatics. We welcome proposals submitted by academic researchers, public agencies, non-profit entities, and industry.
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
This is reposted from the National Evaluation Center (NEO)’s blog, NEO Shop Talk: https://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog/2016/12/21/my-favorite-things-2016-spoiler-alert-includes-cats/
My Favorite Things 2016 (Spoiler Alert: Includes Cats) by Cindy Olney
During gift-giving season every year, Oprah publishes a list of her favorite things. Well, move over, Oprah, because I also have a list. This is my bag of holiday gifts for our NEO Shop Talk readers.
There are two websites with galleries of data visualizations that are really fun to visit. The first, Information is Beautiful , has wonderful examples of data visualizations, many of which are interactive. My favorites from this site are Who Old Are You? (put in your birth date to start it) and Common MythConceptions. The other is Tableau Public, Tableau Software Company’s “public commons” for their users to share their work. My picks are the Endangered Species Safari and the data visualization of the Simpsons Vizapedia. And, in case you’re wondering what happened to your favorite Crayola crayon colors, you can find out here. (more…)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
When: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time, Noon – 1:00pm Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00pm Mountain Time
“Full Circle: Update on an Integrated EBM Instructional Model for First and Second Year Medical Students”
This webinar will be an update regarding the progress finalizing the EBM module created for 1st and 2nd year Integrated Case Studies classes of Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program. Discussed will be the “healing effects” of standardized assignments and grading rubrics, improvements to the quarter-to-quarter flow and consequent reductions in workload (the “complicated dance steps,” for those familiar with original webinar from December 2014). The presenters will also share cohort level results of the first complete assessment cycle.
Presenters: Bastyr University librarians- Jane Saxton, Chris Mahoney, and Ekaterini Papadopoulou
How to attend: You may join the webinar from your computer and/or phone. (more…)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC):
Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year? We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish!
The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. When you complete all 15 hours of the courses, you are eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Information Specialization from MLA.
The Basic Level courses include three from NLM Disaster Health:
- Information Roles in Disaster Management presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. Additionally, the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery are discussed.
Two additional courses are available online, (more…)
Monday, November 21st, 2016
Join us in the new Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) Idea Incubator Space on the second floor of the University of Washington Health Sciences Library to watch the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) online Webinar, “Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap.” The one hour webinar starts at 11:00 am Pacific Time on December 7, 2016.
“This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and discussion of REDCap—a data management platform used by research teams across the world. (more…)
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
The next PNR Rendezvous webinar will be on the topic of LGBT elder health. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. It is difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs. [Healthy People 2020] While much of the media is focused on LGBT youth or transgender populations, LGBT elders also experience health disparities arising largely from societal stigma and institutional discrimination. This webinar is an overview of the health disparities experienced by LGBT elder populations. The webinar will look at the unique challenges related to accessing high-quality LGBT elder care information and some of the resources available to educate and address some of the disparities for the aging LGBT populations.
Join us as we hear speakers Tony Nguyen, Access and Communications Coordinator for NN/LM SE/A and Patricia Devine, Outreach and Communications Coordinator for NN/LM PNR as they present LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness: Building collections and connections to improve health, safety, and well-being.
When: Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT
How: No registration required. Go to https://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRrendezvous.html OR see below (more…)