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All of Us: Did you miss the NNLM All of Us webinar on April 30? Watch the recording on YouTube to learn more about getting involved with the All of Us Research Program.
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Big Data in Healthcare – Opportunities for Librarians – SEA Currents
New on YouTube: How Do Communities Welcome People Managing Mental Illnesses and the Disease of Addiction? April 18, 2018
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 class of Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency fellowship at NLM on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The program offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.
– NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
It’s Public Service Recognition Week. NLM staff answer: What does public service mean to you? – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is now accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.
All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.
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EMPOWER: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Care for Women with Newborns Affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder – May 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improves outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.
Improved Standalone BLAST database and programs: now with taxonomic information – May 16, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – Through this NCBI webinar you will learn how to download and use BLASTdbv5 and the new BLAST programs to limit searches to taxonomic groups and to retrieve sequences from the database by taxonomy without the often difficult step of first downloading an identifier list.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.
NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.
From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.
Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.
Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.
Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.
Mountain States Regional Health Equity Webinar: Communications Solutions to Achieving Health Equity with Populations Living with Disabilities – May 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This webinar by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) will outline cross-cutting strategies that can support more inclusive and accessible approaches to implementing Healthy Communications and Health Information Technology (HCHIT). Presenters will share ways to engage the disability community to meet the needs and preferences of people living with disabilities, and they will provide an overview of progress on related objectives among people with disabilities.
Data Catalog Collaboration Information Session at MLA – May 21, 2:30-3:25 PM ET – Is your library interested in highlighting research data generated at your institution? Are you invested in helping researchers share and discover data that is not readily accessible elsewhere online? Come learn about implementing an institutional data catalog and the collaborating group of librarians that support it at an information session at MLA 2018 in Atlanta.
Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.
Today’s Nurses: Poised to Fill Needs in Primary Care – AHRQ Views
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