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Archive for December, 2009

Funding Opportunities from Office of the Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce the following two funding opportunities:

Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals
Objective: This program makes available $70 million in grants to help develop and strengthen the health information technology (health IT) community by rapidly creating health IT education and training programs at community colleges or expand existing programs. Community colleges funded under this initiative will establish intensive, non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2010

Curriculum Development Centers
Objective: This grant opportunity will provide $10 million in grants to institutions of higher education (or consortia thereof) to support health information technology curriculum development. Up to 5 grant awards will support curriculum development to enhance programs of workforce training primarily at the community college level.
Application Deadline: January 14, 2010

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NCBI News November Issue Available

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The November 2009 issue of NCBI News, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), is now available. The feature article is “New Discovery-oriented PubMed and NCBI Homepage.” It discusses the design and features of the new PubMed and NCBI homepages. It also provides information on searching the PubMed interface with tips on using advanced features.

Nov. 18 Webinar Recording Available

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The recording for the November 18 SCR CONNECTions webinar, The Boomers Are Coming: Prepare for the New Age of Seniors, is available online at

The next SCR CONNECTions, NN/LM SCR Funding Opportunities and Proposal Tips, will be held on Wednesday, December 16, at 10:30am CT. This program will include information about the next cycle of NN/LM SCR funding opportunities, due February 1, 2010 (