The NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge submission period, which began April 4, will end at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday May 31, 2016.
A Federal Register Notice and Submission Instructions provide further information about the Challenge. As stated in the Federal Register Notice, individuals, private entities, and teams interested in submitting must first register.
- An individual who registers as an individual (not as part of a team) must be either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US.
- A private entity (for example, a company or a university) that registers must be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the US.
- If a team registers, then at least one team member must be either an individual who is a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US or a private entity that is incorporated in and maintains a primary place of business in the US.
Additional restrictions, such as for Federal employees, are in the Federal Register Notice. Only US citizens, permanent residents of the US, and entities that are incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the US can be eligible to win a monetary prize (in whole or in part).
There is no deadline for registering, but an individual, private entity, or team must register before making a Challenge submission.
A submission shall be a USB drive containing a Virtual Machine (VM) that arrives no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at:
Pill Image Recognition Challenge
Computational Photography Project for Pill Identification (C3PI)
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Room B1-N30
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
The NLM Pill Image Recognition Challenge is a National Institutes of Health Challenge under the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358).
This information was originally posted in NLM in Focus: A Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2016/05/03/four-weeks-left-nlm-pill-image-recognition-challenge-submission-ends-may-31/
Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, NN/LM SCR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, has been instrumental in helping establish the new office in Fort Worth. Prior to transferring to the RML, she served as the Outreach Librarian for the UNT Health Science Center and has been developing outreach programming and services within the designated Lewis Library 24 county outreach region.
In this role, Myriam coordinated Lewis Library’s NN/LM Resource Library Outreach subcontract award and was able to develop new partnerships that allowed Lewis Library to extend its programming to reach Hispanic communities. Some examples of successful partnerships are: Fort Worth Public Library, Haltom City Public Library, Hispanic Wellness Coalition, and Northside Inter-Community Agency.
Myriam was able to establish a new partnership with Dia de la Mujer Latina, a community based organization that primarily serves Hispanics, for the first time to reach community health workers and provided training sessions in Spanish for this audience. She also has developed programs focused on health topics for children and their parents at the Fort Worth Library.
Myriam has provided instruction services to consumers, English learners, community health workers, nurses, English as a second language instructors, public librarians, public library staff members, academic librarians, seniors, teenage parents, and high school students.
Myriam has also been teaching adult education classes since 2012. She was a volunteer ESL instructor at the Fort Worth Public Library for almost two years where she started exploring strategies to integrate health literacy into ESL instruction. She was also a volunteer instructor and assisted in developing an ESL program for Facilities Management Employees at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Her outreach efforts have also been extended to international audiences. Myriam has provided online instructional sessions for library students in Costa Rica and medical librarians in Colombia. She recently coordinated a professional exchange program funded by NN/LM SCR where Lewis Library was able to host a medical librarian from Mexico during the MLA/SCC Annual Meeting.
Myriam is a past recipient of the NN/LM SCR Library Student Outreach Award and was selected for the 2016 Emerging Leader Class by the American Library Association. Myriam received her Consumer Health Information Specialization, Level II, from the Medical Library Association in 2015.
Contact Myriam at Myriam.Martinez-Banuelos@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2469.
Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET.
CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training
John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.
Visit https://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html for upcoming and past CE event listings
This information was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disaster Information Management Research Center.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
This information was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Specialized Information Services, https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/aids_cio_projects.html
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Starting on May 1st, 2016, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine user support for DOCLINE will be managed by the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO). This office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus and will be coordinated by Ashley Cuffia.
This new national office will combine all customer service for DOCLINE into one office to streamline and centralize user support. In addition to handling the day-to-day customer support of DOCLINE, NDCO will also provide DOCLINE training and LinkOut assistance.
The NN/LM will be eliminating all 1-800 service, so a dedicated telephone number and email address have been created for NDCO. Please contact Ashley at the phone number or email denoted below with any questions. The NDCO office hours of operation will be 9:00 AM ET through 7:00 PM ET, to allow for expanded coverage.
Ashley Cuffia, Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas is excited to begin serving as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM South Central Region! The University and the Library have a long standing history of community engagement that has created solutions for a healthier community throughout North Texas. The UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a leader in the provision of primary care and rural health. The University is also home to research institutes that coordinate research focusing upon cardiovascular and metabolic disease, mental sciences, eye research and healthy aging.
We are honored to serve as the host of the NN/LM SCR and are excited to build relationships with new partners in our five state region. We are currently recruiting to expand our RML team. Existing team members include Dan Burgard, Director, Lisa Smith, Executive Director, Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, and Carol Knisley, Senior Administrative Coordinator. Job announcements for our Health Professions Coordinator and Emerging Technology Coordinator have been posted on the UNTHSC jobsite.
We will be working closely with the National Library of Medicine to develop programs, funding opportunities
and services that will assist network members in increasing access to authoritative health information.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 817-735-2223 to discuss opportunities for partnering with the NN/LM SCR.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Nursing Librarian. The successful applicant will join a team of energetic, curious, knowledgeable and technologically agile librarians who promote awareness of library resources and services and build partnerships. The librarian in this position is critical for strengthening the library’s support of the faculty and students in the School of Nursing. This is a stimulating mid-level position with great potential for professional and personal growth.
SUMMARY: This person will serve as liaison to the School of Nursing, working collaboratively with faculty to plan and develop curriculum-integrated instructional content and resources to support student success, increasing awareness of library resources, supporting the scholarly activity of faculty, and providing advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies. This librarian will be actively involved in SON curriculum committees and will help to satisfy accreditation requirements for librarian involvement within the academic environment.
- Assess library needs of School of Nursing students and faculty, increase awareness of library electronic resources, customize library services and instruction, provide enhanced information management services and resources, and provide a single point of contact for these services.
- Create instructional materials in multiple formats (videos, online tutorials, guides, etc.) for use by nursing students, faculty, and staff.
- Collaborate with School of Nursing researchers on systematic reviews. Provide advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies.
- Provide on-call reference and research assistance, expert database searching, and instruction to library users.
- Serve on School of Nursing curriculum committees as well as on other campus and library committees.
- Contribute to the profession and represent the UT Health Science Center Libraries in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
Required education and experience:
- Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
- Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in a science-oriented, academic health sciences, or research library.
- Experience conducting evidence-based-practice and systematic review searches
- Experience providing reference and instruction, developing and teaching classes on use of information resources.
- Familiarity with the research process and funding policies of federal agencies.
Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/, where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian-Intermediate. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.
All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
I can be contacted directly with any questions.
Jonquil D. Feldman, MALS, AHIP
Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7940
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Position Vacancy Announcement
Two positions to fill
Community Outreach Librarian & Health Professionals Outreach Librarian
NN/LM Greater Midwestern Region
Specialist (PLB2-4A) or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)
The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries is seeking to fill two positions in the Regional Medical Library for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both positions report to the Regional Medical Library (RML) Associate Director.
The Community Outreach Librarian and Health Professionals Outreach Librarian will be responsible for promoting outreach and education within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The Greater Midwest Region covers a ten state area comprising of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These positions play a vital role in fulfilling the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) mission to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources. NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Both positions require a willingness to travel and a valid driver’s license at the time of employment.
Detailed information on responsibilities, qualifications, salary, benefits, how to apply, etc. can be found at UI Libraries http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/employment/. The positions are funded via a five year federal grant through NN/LM and are full-time, benefit-eligible, term appointments.
Appointments will be made at either Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $47,000 to $60,000, or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A) within a salary range of $55,000 to $76,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable with June 1 as a target date. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, a choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center Library, Fort Worth, Texas
NN/LM South Central Region
Three (3) Position Announcements: Health Professions Coordinator, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Research Administrator
The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center invites applications for a Health Professions Coordinator, an Emerging Technologies Coordinator and a Research Administrator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR).
The Gibson D. Lewis Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center will host the NN/LM SCR which serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources.
Both Coordinators will develop outreach and educational programming throughout the region in support of the mission of the NN/LM. Coordinators will also assist community partners in identifying and applying for NN/LM funding opportunities.
The Research Administrator will provide fiscal, business, and program records management and maintain accurate agreement procedures and obligations for the NN/LM SCR. This position will also serve as the liaison to program sub-awardees and the UNTHSC Office of Grants and Contract Management.
All positions report to the NN/LM SCR Executive Director and are funded via a five year National Library of Medicine (NLM) cooperative agreement. Positions are full time, benefits-eligible. Coordinator positions require a willingness to travel and a valid driver’s license.
Application Procedure: To view the complete job descriptions and to apply, visit the University of North Texas Health Science Center website athttps://www.unthscjobs.com
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Lisa Smith, MLS
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107