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Applications Now Open for Spring and Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.  The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

There is one application for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10  – 16) courses. The application period opens October 14, 2016 and will close on December 5, 2016 at 8:00am (note: NOT pm).

Use the following link to apply:

If you have any questions, please email

Apply to be a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow for 2017-2018

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellows Program for 2017-2018. All applications must be received by January 27, 2017. You are eligible to apply if you are a recent graduate with a Master’s degree in information or library science or a librarian early in your career.  Priority is given to U.S. Citizens. See NLM’s Job Openings page for more information.

NLM will accept between three and six Associate Fellows for a one-year fellowship at NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  The fellowship takes place between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 with an option for a second year. Fellows receive a stipend of $53,435 for the year. You will also receive additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance and up to $1,500 in relocation funding. You may apply online at

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The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Application deadline is January 27, 2017. Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

BD2K Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research – December 1, 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016







On December 1, 2016, NIH will host a BD2K Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research. The symposium will take place at the Bethesda North Mariott & Conference Center but is available via videocast for those who may not attend in person. Registration is required.

For more information, see the symposium website.

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October NIH News in Health Now Available

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services





Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark

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Announcing Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed

Monday, September 26th, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2pm – 3pm (Eastern Time), the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) will present “Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed”

  • Want to do more with PubMed?
  • Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want?
  • Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start?

Join us for the first in the Insider’s Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Where: Online via WebEx

Register at:

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Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.