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NCBI YouTube Video: PubMed for Scientists

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) recently hosted a webinar entitled PubMed for Scientists. The above video recording demonstrates how to search by author; explore a subject; use filters to narrow your search; find the full text article; and set up an e-mail alert for new research on your topic. It also includes an informative question and answer period.

NIH Image Gallery on Flickr

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Adapted from DigitalGov:

Looking for health or science related images? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched the NIH Image Gallery on Flickr.

The Image Gallery offers a wide variety of scientific, biomedical and disease related imagery as well as photos of NIH leadership, labs, buildings and major historical events. Additionally, you can find NIH infographics, b-roll, and the latest research images.

The Flickr site was developed as a means to distribute images to the press and public while ensuring proper license, permissions and copyright protections are documented. The majority of the images offered are free to reuse with proper credit given.

For more information please see this article from Digital Gov – http://www.digitalgov.gov/2015/11/04/nih-image-gallery-now-on-flickr/

Disaster Information Resources for Hurricane Patricia

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The following is a message from Cindy Love and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

With the approach of Hurricane Patricia to the Mexico coast, there are many in the United States with interests in understanding public health concerns that arise from the anticipated major wind and flood damage. The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (NLM Disaster Health) provides information on public health aspects of hurricanes and flooding of interest to health professionals and volunteers who may be responding to Mexico from the U.S. and also important to people living in (or who have family in) the affected regions.

NLM Disaster Health suggests the following resources and anticipates many more will be added as the situation unfolds:

U.S. Federal Organizations
-National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

-Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development
https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/working-crises-and-conflict/responding-times-crisis

-U.S. Department of State: Hurricane Patricia
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/hurricane-patricia-travel-alert.html

-United States Diplomatic Mission to Mexico
http://mexico.usembassy.gov/

—Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Patricia Dated: October 23, 2015
http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/eacs_public_announcement.html

-U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Department of Defense
http://www.northcom.mil/

International Organizations
Pan American Health Organization
English: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?lang=en
Spanish: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?lang=es

Twitter
Hashtags: #patricia, #hurricanepatricia, #huracanpatricia
Hashtags for the affected regions: #Jalisco, #Colima, #Nayarit, #Mexico
Twitter list for Hurricane Patricia, https://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC/lists/hurricane-patricia, compiled by @NLM_DIMRC, the Twitter account from the Disaster Information Management Research Center, https://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC.
The list includes selected Twitter accounts frequently posting about Hurricane Patricia, including all the accounts in this email.

In addition to major and local news media, these Twitter accounts are posting about Hurricane Patricia:
-National Hurricane Center, @NWSNHC, https://twitter.com/nwsnhc
-USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, @theOFDA, https://twitter.com/theOFDA

-Pan American Health Organization, @PAHOdisasters, https://twitter.com/PAHOdisasters (English and Spanish)
-U.S. Department of State, @StateDept, https://twitter.com/StateDept
-U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Mexico, @USEmbassyMEX, https://twitter.com/USEmbassyMex
-U.S. Northern Command, @NoradNorthcom, https://twitter.com/NoradNorthcom

Mexico government and NGO (non-governmental organization) Twitter accounts, in Spanish:
-Secretaría de Gobernación, @SEGOB_mx, https://twitter.com/SEGOB_mx
-Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil, @PcSegob, https://twitter.com/PcSegob
-Oficina de la Presidencia de la República, @PresidenciaMX, https://twitter.com/PresidenciaMX
-La Comisión Nacional del Agua, @conagua_mx, https://twitter.com/conagua_mx
-Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, @conagua_clima, https://twitter.com/conagua_clima
-Cruz Roja Mexicana, @CruzRoja_MX, https://twitter.com/CruzRoja_MX
-Cruz Roja Estado de Jalisco, @CruzRojaJalisco, https://twitter.com/CruzRojaJalisco

NLM Disaster Health topic guides for professionals on:
Hurricanes, https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/hurricane.html
Floods, https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/floods.html
Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Stress, https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/coping.html
Animals in Disasters, https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/animals.html

Health Resources for the Public: MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

English
-Hurricanes, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hurricanes.html
-Floods, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/floods.html

Spanish
-Huracanes (Hurricanes), https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/hurricanes.html
-Inundaciones (Floods), https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/floods.html

Submitted by Cindy Love and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov
http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov
https://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC

SCR Exhibiting at NCCHC in Dallas October 18-20, 2015

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

NN/LM SCR Community Health Coordinator Marcus Spann and Associate Director Jon Goodell are promoting National Library of Medicine resources at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care this week in Dallas, TX. NCCHC provides educational and professional development opportunities for nurses, physicians, and other correctional health care professionals at the national level. Approximately 1,500 attended the conference this year.

Some of the National Library of Medicine resources that attendees have found most helpful include PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Household Products Database. MedlinePlus’s health information in multiple languages feature is particularly popular. Attendees have also shown interest in MedlinePlus Connect, the National Library of Medicine’s service that integrates MedlinePlus content with patient portals and electronic health records (EHRs).

Marcus and Jon

Marcus and Jon

New NLM Resource for Nursing Standards and Interoperability

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

From NLM:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new web page – Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability. The page is a resource for nurses, students, informaticians and anyone interested in nursing terminologies for systems development. It describes the role of SNOMED CT and Laboratory Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) in implementing Meaningful Use in the United States, specifically for the nursing and care domain.

NLM has provided this resource in response to the position statement released by the American Nurses Association (ANA) that reaffirms support for use of recognized terminologies in coding nursing problems, interventions and observations (SNOMED CT) and in nursing assessments and outcomes (LOINC). In addition to SNOMED CT and LOINC, the Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability page provides information about other highly utilized Nursing Terminologies. The resource page provides a new video tutorial that describes how to use the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Metathesaurus Browser to find Concept Unique Identifiers (CUIs) and extract concept-level synonyms between SNOMED CT and other nursing terminologies. Additionally, links to other NLM Terminology resources and helpful resources are provided.

Register Now for PubMed for Librarians in April 2016

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine Training Center will be offering its popular set of PubMed for Librarians courses in April 2016. The December 2015 set of classes is already filled! PubMed for Librarians is a series of five, independent, online classes. Each class meets online for 90 minutes and is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Follow the links below to read the descriptions and register for the sessions that interest you.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – April 6, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=519

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 7, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=521

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) – April 13, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=523

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search – April 14, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=527

PubMed for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI – April 15, 2016
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=525

Questions? Email ntc@utah.edu.

SRA Toolkit Webinar

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

The Next Generation of Access to Sequencing Data: Using NCBI’s SRA Toolkit to Access Data from dbGaP and SRA

Next Wednesday, February 25, NCBI staff will present a webinar on the SRA Toolkit (Sequence Read Archive), a system for accessing the approximately 3.4 Petabases of next-generation genomic and expressed sequence data housed in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA). As data sets become larger, mining information and performing comparisons directly from structured databases becomes increasingly necessary. The SRA Toolkit is not only capable of dumping the data out as a fastq or sam file, but also provides direct analysis and comparison from specific genomics regions across hundreds or thousands of samples.

In the webinar, we will show examples of configuration and use of the Toolkit for both public SRA and controlled access data associated with studies in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).

To register for this webinar, please go here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2847950984085163009

NIH Disaster Research Response Tabletop Exercise

Monday, February 16th, 2015

I enjoyed attending and representing the National Library of Medicine at the NIH Disaster Research Response Tabletop Exercise at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on February 16, 2015. Approximately 100 local officials, academics, and community stakeholders attended from across the country.

The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness of the need for and methods of performing life saving research in natural and man-made disasters. Medical librarians will be familiar with one of the meeting’s stakeholders, the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center.

Medical librarians, public health workers, and first responders will be interested in the electronic resources that were shared:

Steve Ramsey, MPH, of Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.

Steve Ramsey, MPH, of Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.

My favorite part of the day was when Steve Ramsey, MPH and Richard Roselli, MPH of Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. shared their evaluation of the Rapid Acquisition of Pre- and Post-Disaster Data Protocol and the NIH Disaster Research Response tool database.

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
Texas Medical Center Library