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The Medical Library Association invited Esther Choo, MD, to give the McGovern Lecture in 2020. Dr. Choo is a Portland-area emergency room physician. After the Portland conference was postponed, Dr. Choo made the shift to the vConference with ease. If you have access, this lecture is well worth your time! In 2017, Dr. Choo was… Read More »
Posted in: MLA
During the time I was writing this blog post, I saw a news headline that British YouTube star Nicole Thea died at the age of 24. The article stated that she was eight months pregnant. We do not know the cause of her death. We do know that, as a Black woman, Nicole Thea was… Read More »
Posted in: NIH
In light of recent events including police brutality and ensuing protests, the staff at NNLM NER stand with the Black and African American community. My colleagues in other NNLM regions curated lists highlighting Black/African-American Health and Anti-Racist resources: Pacific Southwest Region with links to African American mental health, anti-racist reading materials, cultural competency, NLM African… Read More »
October is Health Literacy Month! People working in health information use the term health literacy a lot. But what is health literacy and how can we improve it? What resources are available to help support health literacy? What is Health Literacy? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health literacy as “the… Read More »
Brittany Netherton and Brenda Lormil two NNLM NER grantees had big summers presenting the work they’re doing at events in San Diego and Sweden! Brittany from the Darien Library had the opportunity present on graphic novels in the library at the San Diego Comic-Con and her work with Graphic Medicine. From Brittany: “On Thursday, July… Read More »