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The UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.  The RML serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The RML offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region.

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  • NN/LM PSR Express Outreach Awards

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    We are pleased to announce the availability of the Call for Applications (CFA) for our popular Express Outreach Award funding program for 2016-2017! We intend to fund up to five (5) awards, at a maximum amount of $14,000 each. The complete details, including application instructions, are now available on the NN/LM PSR web site. Proposal submissions must be received by Friday, August 26, to receive consideration. All NN/LM PSR Network members are eligible to apply.

  • New NLM Director

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    Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, begins her service as director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). She is the first woman and the first nurse to serve in that role. Dr. Brennan described her vision for NLM in a video earlier this year and an article recently published in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine.  

  • NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is now available online! The cover features Padma Lakshmi, author, actress, model, and Emmy-nominated host and executive producer of the hit TV show Top Chef, who endured a 23-year struggle to find relief from endometriosis. 


  • Free NN/LM Training Office Webinar

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    Registration is available for the one-hour webinar, "Teaching Topics: Open and Close with Impact,” featuring Training Development Specialists with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), to learn ways to incorporate opening and closing activities that will enhance learning and evoke critical thinking. One hour of MLA CE credit is available for attending this session. The webinar will be offered twice. The dates are: August 25th and September 22nd at 12-1PM PDT.

  • TOXNET Class

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    Register now for a free online class to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health databases, offered by the NN/LM Training Office (NTO). The class is taught online using the Moodle platform in thirteen independent modules over a 4-week period from September 12 through October 14.