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Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day

Posted by on November 21st, 2018 0 comments

Are you purchasing Ancestry.com or 23andMe for all your relatives on Black Friday? If so, you soon may be one of the estimated 100 million consumers who will have direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by 2021.1 With improved technology and increased profits, consumer-directed companies promote easy and affordable tests for both ancestry and health information. However, both the general… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, From the GMR

Nov

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National Family Health History Day

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

Written by Erika Johnson. Erika is a health sciences librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a GMR Partner Outreach Librarian. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner – a day when families gather to enjoy time together. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family Health… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Partner Outreach Libraries

Oct

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Reading is Healthy Introducing the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on October 31st, 2018 0 comments

Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Blog, Consumer Health, From the GMR, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Libraries

Oct

23

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Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference – Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge

Posted by on October 23rd, 2018 0 comments

The Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois received a GMR Professional Development award for 3 CE courses at the annual conference, held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees learned how to plan and develop working relationships in Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders, with Gwen Wilson,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Conferences and Meetings, Data Science, Funding

Oct

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Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)– Chelsea Misquith, Ruth Lilly Medical Library

Posted by on October 16th, 2018 0 comments

Thanks to the NNLM/GMR, I was able to attend the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 26 – 30. JCLC is a joint initiative organized by the ethnic caucuses of the American Library Association (ALA): American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Conferences and Meetings, Funding

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