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Midwest Matters July 19th, 2018
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Jul

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library

Posted by on July 17th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

  On May 4, 2018, I was honored to lead a session entitled “Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library” for approximately 40 front line library staff members attending the annual Reaching Forward Conference sponsored by the Illinois Library Association.  In addition to demonstrating how NLM databases such as Medline Plus can provide much needed… Read More »

Posted in: Outreach

Jul

09

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SUSPECT Before You Download that Health or Wellness App

Posted by on July 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

While developing content for our public library course Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community on health and wellness related apps I decided we need a clever evaluation tool similar to CRAAP for websites.  Using the criteria I came up with SUSPECT. I hope you find it helpful for all app… Read More »

Posted in: From the GMR, General

Jun

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GMR Funds Innovative Pilot Program to Teach Graduate Students Research Data Management

Posted by on June 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

  The GMR office is excited to announce that Tina Griffin at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been granted a Research Data Award to develop the Research Data Management Best Practice Implementation Program for Graduate Students in STEM and Health Sciences! Background: Today, data management practices by students are largely learned by conforming… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Funding, Success Stories, Training

Jun

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GMR Funds a Womens Health Education Series at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Jamie Paicely, Director of Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library in Steger, Illinois, received funding for Women’s Health Wednesdays, a series of one-hour community health sessions for women. Background: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is located in a racially diverse community: 45% White, 25% Black or African American, and 25% Hispanic or Latino. “Our library users… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Funding, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Libraries, Success Stories

Jun

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HOPE Recuperative Care Center offers exactly that – hope and care

Posted by on June 21st, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

At the end of a quiet and unassuming neighborhood street in Pontiac, Michigan, a red-brick church stands forlorn. No sign indicates whether the tired building continues to hold Sunday-morning services; however, it respectfully stands erect. It’s here that I met Misa Mi on a warm October morning last fall. As the Director of Curriculum Evaluation… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Funding, News from the Region, Outreach, Success Stories

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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