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The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment.
Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo! This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.
Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027 – NNLM Members who will be in the Pittsburgh area on July 17 are invited to join the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System for an afternoon lecture by Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine.
New on YouTube: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine, June 22, 2018
Solo Librarians as Information Servers – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Celebrating Our Nation’s Birth and What It Means for All of Us – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine
My MedlinePlus: subscribe to this new weekly newsletter that will feature all the latest and greatest from MedlinePlus. The newsletter will include information on diseases and conditions, tips on health and wellness, the newest MedlinePlus recipes, and much more!
NIH News in Health: check out the July 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Preparing for Menopause: A Woman’s Midlife Change,” and “Acne Breakouts: Controlling Problem Pimples.” Other topics this month include how eating well may slow hearing loss in women, herbal remedies, and quitting smoking after 60.
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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Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!
Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community (link removed) – July 9-August 5, 2018 – This 4-week 12 CE online course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Participants will learn the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community, gain increased confidence in providing multi-lingual health reference, and increased ability to evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the first in a four-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility in the Library. Universal Design for Learning principles support and maximize the learning experience for students. Implementing well-thought-out checkpoints and processes improve access for all students, promote the use of research-based practices, and increase student success.
The Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Response – July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will briefly examine the history behind the US opiate crisis as well as current epidemiology including variations by region and state. Participants will learn about some of the evidence-based efforts available for treating opiate use disorders as well as efforts being implemented to prevent future use. The presentation concludes with promising examples being implemented in other countries and a discussion of some of the barriers associated with implementing similar approaches in the US.
In-person opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine at Holy Family University – July 27, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Taught by an experienced medical librarian, this in-person class at Holy Family University (PA) will introduce principles of evidence-based practice and free health information resources. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information. Participants are eligible for 3 hours MLA CE.
In understanding the All of Us Research Program – July 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Register for this MAR session to learn about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.
Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. This 1.5 hour class will explore risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective, and participants will be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.
Get to Know the TEC! – for the July 2018 issue of the HSLS Update, Executive Director Jennifer R. Jones talks about the Training and Education Center for the All of Us Research Program.
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