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Monday, February 1st, 2016
Adapted from: NIH News in Health, February 2016 issue
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Adapted from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health:
The misuse of antibiotics can have harmful effects. Over time, bacteria can become resistant to antibiotic medication. This becomes worse when individuals live in close quarters. One primary example is nursing homes. Dr. Darcy McMaughan, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, is helping health professionals decide when and when not to prescribe antibiotics, in continuation of work begun by Regents Professors Dr. Charles D. Phillips, and Dr. Catherine Hawes. As part of a three-year, $211,368 contract with the American Institutes for Research through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), McMaughan is developing a Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Guide. For more information, please visit: http://www.aspph.org/texas-am-working-to-protect-a-precious-resource-antibiotics-in-nursing-homes/
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Adapted from CDC:
A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that most Americans consume too much sodium for a healthy diet. In the report, more than 90 percent of children and 89 percent of adults aged 19 and older eat too much sodium. CDC researchers analyzed dietary data from the 2009-2012 National Health Nutrition and Examination Surveys (NHANES) to calculate how much sodium Americans are eating. Nearly 15,000 individuals were included in the study. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0106-sodium-intake.html
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Adapted from The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Website News dated January 7, 2016
ASPPH is pleased to announce a new fellowship program available for recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health – the ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program. This exciting opportunity is sponsored through a grant to ASPPH from the de Beaumont Foundation. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM, Thursday, March 3, 2016.
The de Beaumont Foundation (“the Foundation”), established by Pierre S. de Beaumont in 1998 as an independent, private foundation, believes that a strong public health system is essential. The Foundation works to transform the practice of public health through strategic and engaged grantmaking. Programs funded by the Foundation build the capacity and stature of the public health workforce, encourage collaboration between health departments, and improve communication with the public. The fellowship will place one fellow within the Foundation for a period of one year, with a possible one-year extension. During that time, the fellow will learn about the field of public health philanthropy through active participation and deep practical application in the areas that include, but are not limited to, program development, strategic planning, grants review and monitoring, and data analysis and scientific inquiry. While the program will provide rigorous training for its participant, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular learning interests of the fellow.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June 2016) or within the last five years (no earlier than May 2011). Graduate degrees must come from an ASPPH member graduate school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (For a list of ASPPH members, seewww.ASPPH.org.) All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program.
Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified in Public Health (CPH) and with a background in epidemiology and/or health policy.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for duration of one year (July 2016 – July 2017, estimated). The selected fellow will be based at the Foundation’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
Detailed program information and all application instructions can be accessed on theASPPH Website.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
The National Institutes of Health will fund a set of genome sequencing and analysis centers whose research will focus on understanding the genomic bases of common and rare human diseases. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of NIH, January 14, 2016 launched the Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG), which will use genome sequencing to explore the genomic contributions to common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and autism. NHGRI also announced the next phase of a complementary program, the Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMG), which will continue investigating the genomic underpinnings of rare, typically inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. “Advances in DNA sequencing are creating tremendous new opportunities for exploring how the genome plays a role in human disease,” said NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D. “Our continued focus on both rare and common diseases promises to reveal important aspects about the genomic architecture of a wide range of human disorders.”CCDG researchers plan to examine a select group of disorders in order to develop approaches for using genome sequencing to study common disease more broadly. By sequencing an expected 150,000 to 200,000 genomes of individuals with these diseases, the CCDG program aims to improve understanding of how genomic differences among people influence disease risk and to develop models for future studies of common disease.
NHGRI is one of the 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health. The NHGRI Extramural Research Program supports grants for research and training and career development at sites nationwide. Additional information about NHGRI can be found at www.genome.gov.
Monday, January 25th, 2016
The 2016 MLA/CHLA/ABSC/ICLC Joint Planning Committee invites submissions for Late Breaking Lightning Talks that support the theme, “Mosaic: Be Part of the Big Picture.” Submit using MLA’s online abstract submission site starting on Monday February 15, 2016 and ending at 6:00 p.m., central time, on Monday February 29, 2016.
Keep in mind that Lightning Talks are brief, focus on one main point, and are verbally oriented. They will be strictly limited to no more than 5 minutes of presentation time. All Late Breaking Lightning Talks will be presented during the 9-10:25 am session on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Plan to submit your structured abstract for your research project or program description using the structured abstract guidelines. When submitting structured abstracts, authors will decide whether their abstract is a research abstract or program description abstract:
- Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
- Program Description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
Authors should select carefully, as different criteria are used to assess research and program description abstracts. All criteria for both kinds of abstracts are available in the Papers and Posters FAQ.
Late Breaking Lightning Talks acceptance or decline letters will be sent by Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
For more information, contact: Carrie Iwema, AHIP (email@example.com).
Download the full Call for Submissions (includes both English and French).
Monday, January 18th, 2016
Online video consumerism has been booming for awhile and the trend continues to grow. With more of us participating in online video environments–be it online learning or posting/watching videos on social media sites–it’s a good time to remember to add the National Library of Medicine’s excellent YouTube channel to your viewing mix!
The NLM YouTube channel was born five years ago this month in January 2011 with the following description: “Videos from the world’s largest medical library include the latest tips for harnessing NLM resources, gems from the history of medicine, glimpses of our vast and varied outreach programs and services, and recordings of exhibitions, lectures and special events.”
There are playlists such as History of Medicine, Training which includes tutorials on NLM’s numerous databases, Outreach and Services and much more!
Its diverse offering of videos is sure to cover topics of interest for health professionals, medical librarians, students and health consumers. So if you haven’t viewed the NLM YouTube channel in awhile, take some time today and see what they have to offer!
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Reposted from: NNLMALL announcement dated January 5, 2015.
Join members of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for a free, hour-long presentation that covers three teaching topics.
- Jessi Van Der Volgen will discuss tips and tools for creating video tutorials.
- Cheryl Rowan will talk about including audience culture and diversity in your training sessions.
- Rebecca Brown will demonstrate how to use Zaption in your online training to add interactivity to videos.
When: February 19, 2016 at 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, noon CT, 1:00 pm ET
View other free training opportunities by the NTC and NN/LM at: http://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Adapted from: NLM Technical Bulletin January 5, 2015 MeSH Webinar: “2016 MeSH Highlights” on January 20, 2016. 2016 Jan-Feb;(408):b1.
On January 20, 2016, join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2016 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation will feature a MeSH tree clean-up project; a new Clinical Study publication type; changes to the trees for diet, food and nutrition; restructuring in pharmacology and toxicology; and new terms in psychology and health care. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.
Date and time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MT; 11:00p.m. CST
To register: Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e7492af438d67d6137642d7bd2efbe9
A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.
For more information about 2016 MeSH, see What’s New for 2016 MeSH and the Introduction to MeSH – 2016.
Thursday, December 31st, 2015
We recently received an email from Dianne Babski, acting head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Network Office, which listed some of the network’s accomplishment in 2015. There are some impressive numbers that could not have been achieved without the partnership of our valuable resource libraries in our network.
A few accomplishments in 2015 include:
- The network increased membership to over 6,400 members (approximately 1,100 of those in the South Central region)
- The network conducted almost 1,700 outreach activities, including training, exhibiting and conducting demonstrations.
- NN/LM Staff and network members participated in over 30,000 training opportunities.
- Regional Medical Library and network members conducted over 650 exhibits at the state, local and national levels.
Dianne’s email also cited some events from 2015, such as: Dr. Lindberg’s retirement from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in March, the delivery of the future of NLM report from the advisory committee to the NIH director, and behind the scenes, migrating all our NN/LM websites to the Drupal platform!
Together, all of us in the network work to bring health information to millions of people who count on support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This includes healthcare providers, researchers, the general public, and librarians who know they will find quality information services when we are at their service.
Thank you from the NN/LM SCR. Here’s to a great 2016!