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Apr

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Free Virtual Science Science Bootcamp for Librarians

Posted by on April 27th, 2020 0 comments

The New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians will host a FREE virtual conference on June 11, 2020, from 9a – 4p (US Eastern Time). Topics may include: Vaccine research & manufacture Virology Making Health Devices in non-industrial settings IRB and human subjects research  in the shifting landscape The schedule of topics will be finalized and… Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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Learning About Ventilators

Posted by on April 27th, 2020 0 comments

Ventilators are being used to treat patients with COVID-19, but what exactly do ventilators do? A ventilator is a machine that breathes for you or helps you breathe. It is also called a breathing machine or respirator. The ventilator: Is attached to a computer with knobs and buttons that are controlled by a respiratory therapist,… Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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Clinical Trials

Posted by on April 27th, 2020 0 comments

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. Clinical trials may also compare a new treatment to a treatment that is already available. Every clinical trial has a… Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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COVID19 Spanish Language Resources

Posted by on April 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

In light of the rapidly mounting and evolving breadth of information related to COVID19, there is a need for reliable sources perhaps now more than ever. Seeing the various questions posed by the LatinX community, Nora Franco, NNLM PSR Consumer Health Librarian, responded by creating a resource guide with CDC Resources for Spanish speaking communities… Read More »

Posted in: General

Apr

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#citeNLM Spring 2020

Posted by on April 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

NNLM’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is just 15 days away! Due to the COVID19 pandemic, this year’s event is completely virtual, but your librarians from one of our 8 regions is available to answer any questions!                   The recording of our training session is live now, and you can… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information

Apr

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What does diversity in LIS outreach mean to you?

Posted by on April 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

At the start of this year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) began ramping up our outreach to Library and Information Science (LIS) students and increase diversity in the LIS pipeline. The efforts align with National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) priority areas for the network, and include… Read More »

Posted in: General, Scholarships and Grants, Webinars

Apr

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Children’s Bureau recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with the theme, “Strong and Thriving Families.” Visit the ACF website for a resource guide, tip sheets, social media graphics/messaging and more. Prevent Child Abuse America provides parenting tips, activity toolkits, statistics, reports and other resources on child abuse… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information

Apr

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Erasure and Resilience: Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color is a series of four research reports that examines the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and AI/AN LGBTQ youth. These reports were developed by the GLSEN Research Institute, in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition, the National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Apr

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Posted by on April 14th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby” is an easy-to-read brochure for parents of infants or toddlers freely available from the NIH National Institute of Dental and Cranial Facial Research. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. The brochure… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual

Apr

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Participate in the Virtual #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Posted by on April 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags:

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM) #citeNLM campaign is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, National Library of Medicine News

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