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PNR Staff Travel to APHA 2015

Posted by on November 30th, 2015 0 comments

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Chicago, where I got to meet the people behind some of the resources I teach about and present a poster about the Response and Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN) app and project, led by the University of… Read More »

Posted in: News From NNLM PNR, Public Health



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"Where are you really from?": Multicultural Competence

Posted by on November 23rd, 2015 0 comments

What is cultural competency?  Like many concepts, there is no one definition.  Cultural awareness is a fundamental element in cultural competence. Being aware and conscious of cultural differences and similarities is important but so is the awareness of one’s own culture and recognizing and acknowledging the impact it has on those of other cultures.  Our communities are becoming… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health



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National Rural Health Day

Posted by on November 16th, 2015 0 comments

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health have designated this year’s National Rural Health Day, November 19. According to the 2010 census data, about a quarter of the U.S. population resides in rural areas and about 65% of U.S. counties are designated as rural.  Many people are drawn to the beautiful landscape, the slower pace, and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health



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Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Announced

Posted by on November 13th, 2015 0 comments Tags:

As a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative and to accelerate the emerging field of data science, NSF announced four awards last week, totaling more than $5 million, to establish four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) across the nation.   These new hubs (West, Midwest, South,… Read More »

Posted in: Technology



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iCite Bibliometric Tool Now Available from NIH

Posted by on November 13th, 2015 0 comments

iCite, a new tool from National Institutes of Health, helps users access a dashboard of bibliometrics for papers associated with a portfolio or articles from PubMed or Web of Science. Users can upload the PubMed IDs of articles of interest, specify years and article types, and toggle individual articles on and off. Then, iCite displays the… Read More »

Posted in: News from NIH, Technology

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