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Posted by on February 12th, 2021 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Gaming to Advance Medical Research: As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter is hosting an event series to help you get started in one of three citizen science projects that advance real world research. Then, share your experiences with the scientists you helped and ask them anything! February’s featured project is Eterna, which allows you to help scientists develop RNA-based medicines by solving puzzles. Tune in on February 18 at 6 PM to discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist. Registration is now open.

Health Career Exploration: NNLM MAR recently funded the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in New York State to develop virtual K-8 programs designed to help students gain valuable insights about health-related topics by introducing them to health screenings, health professions, healthcare terminology, health procedures, and healthcare settings, all while having fun! This web-based program, entitled Health Career Exploration K-8 is a series of short, sub-curriculum activities comprised of 12 age-appropriate videos and PowerPoint presentations that are free for public viewing on Catskill Hudson AHEC’s website. Health Career Exploration K-8 is designed as extracurricular activities that can be used in the classroom, in a virtual learning setting, group activity, and/or for individual student use. (Note: Support for this program was provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.)

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Translating Health Information Materials for Healthier Communities – MCR News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network Member Survey – SEA Currents

Love Data Week 2021: Spotlight on “Open”– 23 Things About Open Data – SEA Currents

Common Questions and Answers About the COVID-19 Vaccines – MCR News

Happy National Handwriting Day 2021! – NER Update

Proposals for the NNLM COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium: NNLM invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. You can find more details here and submit an application here. The deadline to submit is February 26 at 11:59 PM ET.


Progress Towards a Modernized ClinicalTrials.govNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Mapping Which Coronavirus Variants Will Resist Antibody TreatmentsNIH Director’s Blog

The Young at HeartCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Making a World of Difference: Stories About Global HealthCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

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February 2021

Love Data Week: Spotlight on “Open” Panel Presentation – February 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Webinar – February 18, 3:00 PM ET

Getting Started with Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 18, 6:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ask Questions About Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 25, 6:00 PM ET

March 2021

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – March 1-26

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation – March 1, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth – March 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – March 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable – March 4-5

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – March 4, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Pitching Public Health to Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground – March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Learning from American Indian and Alaska Native Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – March 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Selection – March 11, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman – March 11, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – March 15-April 9

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – March 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Improve Mental Health and Dementia Research By Playing Games on Your Phone – March 18, 11:00 AM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – March 18, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – March 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

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Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Black Mental Health: A Time During COVID-19 and Civil Uprising – February 18, 6:30-7:30 PM ET – Sponsored by The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the African American Alumni Committee

Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing – March 4 & 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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