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Big Data and e-Science Basics

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The terms Big Data and e-Science are increasingly used in a multitude of forums. Many of us are inundated with these terms at work and they are increasingly talked about in the media. But what do they mean? The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has been featured here before and the ongoing webinar series on Fridays are a great resource.

But sometimes it is helpful to return to the basics.

So what is Big Data? It is more than just a large count. Big Data represents the full range of challenges and complexities created by the vast amounts of data and data sources that the research community is now collecting and using.

For a basic primer on Big Data, visit the BD2K explanation. For librarians and other information specialists there is also a valuable resource in the e-Science Portal for Librarians. This resource is created and managed by the NN/LM New England Region. This portal serves as an excellent resource to foster learning and collaboration in e-Science while providing e-Science education for librarians.

Focus on NLM Resources

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Focus on NLM Resources bi-monthly webinars are hosted by the NN/LM Mid-Atlantic Region. Sessions feature NLM resources and offer 1 MLA CE credit for online attendance.

Sessions begin at noon Eastern Time and registration is required. The full schedule is available at: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/focus_schedule

HealthReach / June 9, 2016 noon – 1pm ET Register

Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency. In Spring 2016, the site was redesigned.

Resources include:

  • Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

Genetics Home Reference / August 4, 2016 noon – 1pm ET Register

Presenter: Stephanie Morrison, MPH / National Library of Medicine

Description: Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. A recent redesign of the website introduced a completely new look and feel, improved navigation, and hundreds of educational images. This presentation will cover the development and use of this NLM resource, with a focus on the recent changes.

 

Fundamentals of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care Webinar

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Adapted from: NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is offering the first webinar in a series on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care on March 17, 2016 at 2 pm CT. The featured speaker will be: Dr. J. Nadine Garcia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Director, Office of Minority of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Culturally and linguistically appropriate services refers to facilities that are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs, practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels and communication needs.

The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for individuals and health care organizations to serve the nation’s diverse communities through culturally and linguistically appropriate services.  Furthermore, those in attendance will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services and the National CLAS Standards.

Attendees are encouraged to register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1124444526228357633

After registering, you will receive a conformation email containing information about joining the webinar.

MLA Webinar Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Texas Medical Center Library hosted and I along with other Texas Medical Center Health Sciences Librarians attended the informative and thought provoking webinar entitled, “Precision Medicine:  What Is It and Why Should I Care” on December 9, 2015. Carrie Iwema, PhD, MLS, AHIP, Information Specialist in Molecular Biology for the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh presented on Precision Medicine. Iwema defined Precision Medicine, discussed the significance of NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative and Cohort Program, the importance of Precision Medicine now, short-term goals of utilizing Precision Medicine to target adult and pediatric cancers.  Iwema also discussed the long-term goals of NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort program which was implemented to encourage a million plus Americans to volunteer and contribute their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of data-based and more precise preventive care and medical treatment. Iwema also discussed ethical, legal and social issues that arise when utilizing Precision Medicine.

  • Iwema stated that, “Precision Medicine is an  emerging approach for disease prevention and treatment that takes into account people’s individual variations in genes, environment, and lifestyle; whereas, The Precision Medicine Initiative will generate the scientific evidence needed to move the concept of precision medicine into clinical practice”.
  • The Precision Medicine Initiative was mentioned in the State of the Union address this year, President Obama announced that he’s launching the “Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) — a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease”. The PMI aims to leverage advances in genomics, emerging methods for managing and analyzing large data sets while protecting privacy, and health information technology to accelerate biomedical discoveries. The Precision Medicine Initiative will allow clinicians to structure their treatment, prevention strategies to people’s unique characteristics, including their genome sequence, microbiome composition, health history, lifestyle, and diet.
  • NIH Precision Medicine Cohort Program http://www.nih.gov/precision-medicine-initiative-cohort-program  a major  component of the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative is the development of a research cohort that will engage a million or more Americans who volunteer to contribute their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of data-based and more precise preventive care and medical treatment.

Several Precision Medicine resources were also highlighted and included in the webinar such as: Genomic Discoveries to Clinical Applications:  http://blogs.cdc.gov/genomics/2015/10/29/genomic-discoveries/  , NHGRI Genetic Tests FAQ: http://www.genome.gov/19516567 , Genetic Testing Registry: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr.

Be sure to frequently peruse MLA’s Professional Development page http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=43 for its upcoming webinar offerings! Typically, health science libraries serve as host for these invaluable informative webinars where you can also obtain continuing education credit.

 

NCBI Webinar: “Accessing 1000 Genomes Project Data”

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Adapted from the NLM Tech Bull. 2015 Nov-Dec;(407):b9.

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NCBI Webinar: “Accessing 1000 Genomes Project Data” on December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015, NCBI staff will demonstrate how to access 1000 Genomes data through SRA, dbVar, SNP and BioProject, as well as through tracks on annotated human sequences in the graphical sequence viewer and Variation Viewer. Attendees will also learn how to display, search, and download individual and genotype level data through the dedicated 1000 Genomes Browser that allows searching by chromosomal position, gene names and other genome markers.

Date and Time: December 17, 2015 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. MT; 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. CST
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5168155820927556866

After the live presentation, the Webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also find information about future Webinars on this page.

Efficiently Finding Elusive Disaster Health Information Webinar December 10

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Shared from NLM

WHEN:  Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:30pm MT, 12:30pm CT

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  “Efficiently Finding Elusive Disaster Health Information”
Disaster health literature published in biomedical journals is indexed and available through the National Library of Medicine (NLM) PubMed database. However, professionals in the field of disaster preparedness and response often need information that is (1) available quicker than the journal publishing cycle can provide and (2) is from authoritative sources who publish on the Web rather than in commercial journals. Searching the Web can be a mammoth and time-consuming task. Luckily there is a more efficient and effective way to get the information you need – Disaster LitSM, the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health available from NLM Disaster Health. Using this online database, you can find materials from sources such as CDC, the American Public Health Association, World Health Organization, Rand Corporation, American College of Emergency Physicians, most federal agencies and hundreds of others. The collecting and evaluating has already been done for you – just search using words (or text words) and phrases (just like Google or Bing), filter results by author, source, date, and publication type and get annotated references and links to the resource on the Web.

SPEAKERS:
Cindy Love and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell from NLM Disaster Health will discuss how to satisfy your information needs for disaster and public health information when PubMed is just not enough. They will also discuss what kind of information is available in Disaster Lit and will demonstrate how best to do your searches.

LOGIN:
**Please note that we are now using WebEx technology for our webinars**

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=629023451&t=a
Event Password: 1234

Instructional Design for Medical Librarians webinar

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Our staff attended the Medical Library Association‘s recent webinar, entitled “Instructional Design for Medical Librarians.” Max Anderson, instructional designer at University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC) presented on instructional design principles, technologies, resources and tools.

A graduate of the University of North Texas’ Master of Science in Learning Technologies, Anderson gave a background of learning theories (of which there are hundreds) including the most popular, the ADDIE model. He also discussed Richard Mayer‘s instructional design principles. Anderson described his experiences working with his faculty at UIC and the opportunities and challenges that presented.

Several resources for lecture capture were highlighted such as: Explain Everything (Anderson’s favorite), ShowMe, both mobile apps; and for laptop/desktop: Reflector, Camtasia, and Captivate.

Be sure to watch MLA’s continuing education page for its upcoming webinar offerings! Typically, local health science libraries serve as host for these valuable continuing education opportunities.

Environmental Health Concerns of Native Tribal Communities Webinar

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Adapted from atsdr.cdc.gov

The American Public Health Association and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting a webinar on environmental health concerns of Native Tribal communities and how ATSDR effectively supports tribal governments in addressing these concerns Thursday, December 17, 11:30-12:30pm MT, 12:30-1:30pm CT.

This is the fifth and final webinar of a five part series exploring the Agency’s role as an integral partner in: determining chemical threats; supporting communities with their environmental health concerns; protecting children and vulnerable populations; and supporting the specific needs of Native Tribes.

For more information and to register visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=xrv3iunvldn5

2 Free Upcoming Webinars: Hospital Libraries; PubMed

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Our colleagues in the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region have made these two webinars available for anyone across the country who wishes to participate:

Tuesday, Dec. 8 Hospital Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities – In this session we will discuss the current state of hospital libraries and consider their future in light of the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, and budget cuts. We will especially consider the role the librarian plays and their effect on these changes, as well as ways the library’s resources (including the librarian) can help offset the expenses hospitals are facing. Speaker: Heather N. Holmes, MLIS, AHIP, Clinical Informationist, Summa Health System, Akron, OH.

WhenDecember 8, 2015; 10-11 MT and 11-noon CT

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

No Registration Required

Eligible for 1 MLA CE

 

Thursday, Dec. 17Saving time with PubMed Subject-specific Queries (Focus on NLM Resources) – Want to boost your PubMed prowess? Looking for preformulated searches on drugs, health information technology, public health and other topics? Spend an hour with NN/LM MAR Outreach Coordinator, Kate Flewelling, to save hours on your searches!

When:  December 17, 2015; 10-11 MT and 11-noon CT

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

No Registration Required

Eligible for 1 MLA CE

Upcoming MLA Webinars on Instructional Design, Precision Medicine, and Clinical E-Resources

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Medical Library Association has three upcoming webinars to be held in December:

  • MLA’s Instructional Design for Medical Librarians webinar will be held on December 2. Max Anderson, instructional designer at University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC) will present. The webinar will focus on instructional design principles, resources and tools to keep you on the cutting edge.
  • The MLA webinar, “Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care?” will be held on December 9. Join Carrie Iwema, AHIP, as she provides an overview of the basic concepts and ethical concerns surrounding precision medicine. Come away with information and resources you can use.
  • MLA’s Clinical E-Resources and EHR System Integration Webinar will be held December 16. PJ Grier will present. It will provide an overview of Medicare & Medicaid Stage 2 electronic health record (EHR) Meaningful Use certification requirements, explores key elements of core measure #5 that drives institutional implementation, and discusses how major library publishers are serving their clients’ adoption of Stage 2 requirements.

To learn more and to register, visit http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=412&source=5