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May

14

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Data Flash: Can Librarians Hack it for Health? Yes!!!

Posted by on May 14th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Can librarians hack it in a hackathon?  The answer to that question is a resounding yes!!!  As a former hackathon librarian participant, I can confidently give you my word that librarians are an asset to any hackathon team. From April 12th-14th, 2019, I, a health sciences librarian, flew out to Spokane, WA from Seattle, WA… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Science, Public Health, Technology

Apr

08

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Data Flash: The Impact of the NIH-NLM-NNLM in U.S. Communities

Posted by on April 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

April 7th-13th, 2019 is National Library Week. The American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Week theme is simple, but compelling: how libraries equate to building strong communities. In honor of National Library Week, the NNLM PNR’s Dragonfly will go back in time and explore the origins of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Data Science, Funding, Public Health, Public Libraries

Mar

15

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Data Flash: Healthy Paradigm Shifts – Hacking Behavioral Health’s Future

Posted by on March 15th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

What is a healthcare hackathon? Generally speaking, a healthcare hackathon is a social event that focuses on building small and innovative technology projects that aim to resolve healthcare challenges. “Hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon,” which in turn translates into some kind of race against the clock to solve challenges. MIT… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Public Health, Technology

Mar

13

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March PNR Rendezvous- Climate Change and Health

Posted by on March 13th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

One topic of conversation that is often considered more neutral is the weather. However, that has changed over the years as the focus sometimes centers of extreme weather or talks of hotter summers, more storms, melting glaciers, etc. These conversations are now sometimes turning into heated debates and we may not always understand the science… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Feb

04

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Measles Outbreak in Washington State

Posted by on February 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Many of you are aware of the recent measles outbreak in Washington state and so it is of particular concern for the PNR region. The vast majority of these cases are in Clark county,  43 cases have been reported and 32 are children under the age of 10. Of those cases 37 had not been… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Health, Public Libraries

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