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Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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This is a guest post from Emily Patridge, Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services, TRAIL Program Manager, University of Washington Health Sciences Library. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested.

In early December 2016, the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), and the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of National Libraries of Medicine (PNR), launched an exciting new initiative, the Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL). (more…)

New website for the NN/LM PNR

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine website has a new look!

Check out the newly redesigned  PNR web site here. The new site has an updated look and responsive design.

For an overview of key feature changes and updates, visit this site. Please note that one major change is a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NN/LM account prior to registration. Tutorials for these new procedures are included on the overview page. More information is available on the NN/LM National Training Office blog. Future NN/LM PNR classes and webinars will be utilizing this new registration system, and we will send more information about the system at that time. You will also be able to update your organization details via this system. Others from your organization are invited to sign up and receive our email updates. You may also see examples of past funded projects to get ideas for your own, and see what funding opportunities are currently available.

As always, please send us your ideas and suggestions!

 

PNR Rendezvous webinar December 14

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…)

Aim for Excellence!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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Remember, Dec. 31 is the deadline for MLA’s Medical Librarian’s Month contest!

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care.

This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may request a free poster which highlights research studies proving patients receive better care and institutions save money with information from medical librarians. Themed posters from previous Medical Librarians Months are available here.

And there’s more … to win an annual meeting registration, an MLA membership, or registration for a webinar, enter this year’s Medical Librarian’s Month contest, sponsored by the Medical Library Association. Submit a high quality original photograph of you (and/or your colleagues) in your workplace doing your job. See contest rules and prize information here. Contact Tomi Gunn at MLA with questions. Submission deadline is end of day December 31, 2016. Good luck!

Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap

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…)

There is Still Time to Apply for 2016 Funding Opportunities from the PNR

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

If you have an idea about improving health equity in your community or enhancing information services in your organization, the NN/LM PNR wants to help! We now have four funding opportunities, including a NEW Community Health Outreach award, the Health Sciences Library Partnership award and the Technology Improvement award.  Applications for these types of projects will be funded on a first come, first serve basis, until December 9, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply at least 2 weeks before you submit, so we can get reviewers lined up to screen your application. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to nnlm@uw.edu.

For Professional Development awards, applications will be accepted anytime but an invoice for reimbursement costs related to the event must be submitted by April 1, 2017.

Also, if you have other ideas and you are not sure there is a ‘fit’ with these currently available awards, please drop us a line (nnlm@uw.edu) and briefly describe your idea. We want to hear from you, so don’t hold back!