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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

6 Free PubMed CE Classes from the NNLM Training Office

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our PubMed® for Librarians series. Details and links to registration are below. All times are Eastern.

PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction

March 15, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH

March 22, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping

March 29, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you effectively search with keywords. We will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and we will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search

April 5, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will learn how to use MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore a topic. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

PubMed® for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features

April 12, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

This class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design, we’ll look at 3 PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

PubMed® for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI

April 19, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET

Learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identify available My NCBI filters and create a custom filter.

Welcome New NDCO Coordinator, Erin Latta

We are happy to announce that, on February 20, Erin Latta joined us as the new NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) Coordinator. Erin will handle day-to-day customer service and member training of DOCLINE for the entire country.

Erin began work at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in 2005, leaving for a short time to work at the Base Library of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Since 2008 she worked with Electronic Resources at the HS/HSL while serving on several committees including the Staff Education & Training and Events, Display, and Promotion committees as well as Staff Events committees throughout the years. In 2015 she completed the UMB Emerging Leaders program

Erin is currently working on her BA in Graphic Communication, with an eye toward her MLS. Her personal interests include pre-war Delta blues, painting, podcasting, and perfume collecting as well as various other artistic endeavors with her cartoonist husband, Josh

NIH Requests Information on Processes for database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Data Submission, Access, and Management

Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comment on the data submission and access processes for the NIH National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).  The RFI also seeks comment on the management of data in dbGaP in order to consider options to improve and streamline these processes and to maximize the use and utility of dbGaP.

The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found by clicking here.  Electronic responses will be accepted through April 7, 2017. NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. Comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change after the close of the comment period to the following website: https://gds.nih.gov/

Comments may also be mailed to: Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892. Mailed comments must be postmarked by April 7, 2017, to be considered.

Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an “Under the Poliscope” blog published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz.

For more information or additional questions, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy, by email at SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov or by telephone at 301-496-9838.

Free Gene Database Webinar – 5 Questions you can answer using Gene

The Gene resource from NCBI is a central hub for accessing nearly all molecular and literature resources for a particular gene. You can easily answer the most common questions and perform the most common tasks by starting in Gene.

In this webinar you will learn about the structure and contents of the Gene resource and how to use Gene to answer the following questions about a gene:

  • Where is the gene located (chromosome and position) in the genome assembly?
  • What are the Reference genomic, transcript and protein sequences for the gene?
  • What variations are present in the gene and are they associated with disease?
  • In what tissues and under what conditions is the gene expressed?
  • What are the equivalent genes (homologs) in other species?

Presenters: Peter Cooper and Bonnie Maidak, NCBI

Class Details:

Mar 9, 2017

1:00PM – 2:00PM ET

1 MLA CE credit

Registrationhttps://nnlm.gov/class/five-questions-you-can-answer-using-ncbi-gene-database/7094

Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (PAR-17-159)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-159.html

Purpose

The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing. To bring the benefits of big data research to consumers and patients, new biomedical informatics and data science approaches are needed, shaped to meet the needs of consumers and patients, whose health literacy, language skills, technical sophistication, education and cultural traditions affect how they find, understand and use personal health information. Novel data science approaches are needed to help individuals at every step, from harvesting to storing to using data and information in a personal health library.

Applicants must base their proposed work on an informed profile of the intended users, and, the work should be developed through interaction with the user. The strongest projects will provide approaches that incorporate health data and information from more than one source, such as diagnostic images and links to full-text articles or genome sequence data linked to a family health history. An application should be centered on the problem area being addressed and the intended audience, propose a possible solution that employs novel data science or informatics, and undertake a pilot that will result in evidence of the degree of success and/or needed next steps. Applicants should expect to involve the intended users in their work.

This program expires March 20, 2018 unless reissued. Only electronic applications are accepted.

NLM Contact

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

Deadlines

Deadlines for New Applications: May 1, 2017 and March 19, 2018

 

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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