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Archive for July, 2012

Network Members in the Spotlight!

We have been somewhat remiss in posting items about our Network members and their achievements, appointments and departures, so we had some catching up to do! In the future, we will publish quarterly updates regarding Network members in the news. (more…)

Stephen Kiyoi Presents TOXNET at the 3rd Biannual National Latino Cancer Summit

I just returned from a great trip to the 3rd Biannual National Latino Cancer Summit, held July 23-25, 2012, at the Mission Bay Campus of the University of California, San Francisco, where I presented an overview of NLM’s TOXNET system to researchers and community activists working to eliminate cancer in the Latino community. The summit is organized by Latinas Contra Cancer, a nonprofit organization established in 2003, which is dedicated to assisting Latino cancer patients and advocating on their behalf. In addition to organizing the Biannual summit, Latinas Contra Cancer mobilizes promotoras community health workers to provide linguistically appropriate patient navigator services in cancer centers, support groups, and educational workshops for cancer patients and their families. The organization also advocates for increased cancer research funding and community engagement, and provides access to bras, wigs, and prostheses for cancer patients and survivors. The summit is held biannually in San Francisco, with an estimated attendance of 200. (more…)

NLM Awards Informationist Supplement Grants to 7 NIH Researchers!

Nineteen applications were received in response to the NLM Administrative Supplement for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects funding program announcement (PA 12-158.) The supplement provides up to $50,000 in direct costs, plus indirect costs, for 2 years, to an active NIH-funded researcher, in order to bring needed information expertise into the research team. Applications were received from principal investigators currently funded by six NIH institutes: Aging, Cancer, Dental, Deafness, Eye and NLM. (more…)

National Library of Medicine Announces 2012-2013 Associate Fellows!

The National Library of Medicine has announced the selection of its 2012-2013 class of Associate Fellows. Four fellows will join NLM in the fall of 2012, one of whom comes from the Pacific Southwest Region! (more…)

What’s New from the NLM Technical Bulletin, May-June 2012

Here are some highlights from the NLM Technical Bulletin issue from May-June, 2012. (more…)