Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
On February 17, join us for the PNR Rendezvous on How Patients Use Social Media. Our guest presenters will be health and science journalist Sally James and patient advocate, Stacey Tinianov. Sally and Stacey will lead you through how patients, as well as clinicians and researchers, increasingly use Twitter and Facebook to find and exchange many kinds of health information: including technical information about diseases, comparisons of treatments, as well as support for survivor issues in chronic and rare diseases. Live chats on these platforms draw thousands weekly. Some researchers break news about peer-reviewed journal articles first on Twitter. Other researchers are recruiting subjects directly on social media. This webinar will provide practical examples to help you explore and understand how these resources are used and how moderators “curate” and archive tweets and posts from such conversations so they remain accessible.
We hope you can join us but if not, the session will be recorded. Check the PNR Rendezvous webpage a couple of days after the live session.
When: February 17, 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time (more…)
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course beings with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov and TOXNET), searching with chemical nomenclature (e.g. ChemiIDplus, the Hazardous Substance Databank (HSDB), and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature and data (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference (GHR)). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.
Feb 15 – March 11, 2016 (4 weeks), online/asynchronous via Moodle
6 MLA CE credits
More information and registration
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Seeking Journal Club Members!
This year, the NN/LM PNR is starting a journal club with the purpose of helping club members understand big data and identify roles librarians can play in data management and curation in clinical settings. The Data Curation/Management Journal Club is for librarians and others who are interested in learning more about data and its impact on health information access and care improvement.
Meetings will be held online (in real time) via Adobe Connect or WebEx on Mondays at 3PM, PST. Meeting notes, articles, and discussion will be hosted on Moodle. Eight hours MLA CE credit is available for members who participate in all four online sessions.
January 20 – April 8, 2016, live webinar and online/asynchronous via Moodle
More information, agenda, and registration
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
The National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services announces the launch of three interactive, educational iOS apps for high school students studying biology, chemistry and environmental health. These free, readily accessible resources assist students with grasping concepts such as DNA base pairing, the Bohr model of the atom and environmental conservation. (more…)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Robots to help visually impaired identify and grasp objects, increase mobility in elderly, and promote curiosity and determination in children.
As part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), the National Institutes of Health announced that it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots — robots that work cooperatively with people. Two of the robots will improve health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the third will serve as a social companion for children that inspires curiosity and teaches the importance of hard work and determination. Funding for the NIH projects will total approximately $2.2 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds. (more…)
Friday, November 13th, 2015
As a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative and to accelerate the emerging field of data science, NSF announced four awards last week, totaling more than $5 million, to establish four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) across the nation. These new hubs (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast) are expected to accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen national security, and fuel the growth and development of Smart Cities in the US. (more…)