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Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization, March 14 – April 8

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Dazzle your clients, colleagues, classmates (and yourself!)! This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. Students will complete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers. Class participants are expected to spend 1.5 hours on content learning, 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment, and .5 hours on peer critique.

Participants will be able to:

  • Increase their knowledge of using visual representations of data and various data visualization tools.
  • Design a data visualization with a data set on a selected tool.
  • Discuss peer submitted data visualizations to enhance understanding of the data presented.

March 14 – April 8, 2016 (4 weeks), online/asynchronous via Moodle

5 MLA CE credits

More information and registration

How Patients Use Social Media, upcoming PNR Rendezvous

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

media-998990_640On 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…)

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond, Feb 15 – March 11

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

Data Curation/Management Journal Club, January 20 – April 8, 2016

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

 

 

Introducing Three New iOS Educational Apps for Students from the National Library of Medicine

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…)

NIH Funds Development of Robots to Improve Health, Quality of Life

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…)