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PNR Weekly Digest: March 2, 2021

Posted by on March 2nd, 2021 Posted in: PNR Weekly Digest

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for classes and create a free account

BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness symposium: This free three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students. This virtual even provides 8 continuing education (CE) credits. March 24 – 26. Learn more and register 

*Learning from American Indian and Alaska Native Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: This webinar will cover the complexities and nuances between American Indian and Alaska Native Communities and COVID-19. Specifically, I will discuss the unique environmental, social, and cultural implications for COVID-19 for Indian country. This discussion will extend beyond the limitations and hardships that AIAN populations have had to shoulder during the pandemic and highlight the resilience that AIAN communities have emulated as lessons for public health officials. March 10 at 8:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

NLM’s Human Genetics Resources for Clinicians and Biologists: After attending this webinar, you will be able to direct clients to relevant resources & support:

  • Basic Biological Scientists who study variations that impact human biology
  • Translational Scientists who study human disease and create diagnostics and therapies
  • Clinical Practitioners who diagnose and select a targeted therapy for their patient’s specific issues

Resources which will be introduced include: RefSeq, dbSNP & dbVar, dbGaP, GTR & ClinVar, MedGen, GeneReviews & Medical Genetics Summaries. March 23 at 10:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research: In this presentation, Lisa Rasmussen will describe a series of ethical issues arising in citizen science, how they are situated with respect to contemporary research infrastructure, what the field of citizen science is doing to address ethical challenges, and future steps for ensuring that citizen science research is conducted ethically March 24 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

Changes are coming to the way you log in to your NCBI account: Learn about changes to NCBI account log ins that will affect those of you who sign in directly your NCBI account.  After June 1, 2021 you will need to log in using your institution, social media, Google, Microsoft or login.gov account username and password. In this webinar, you will learn how to register for a free login.gov account and how to link this to an existing NCBI account. You’ll also see where to find the most up-to-date information and FAQs on this topic. We will answer a few questions from our mail bag on these changes. March 3 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable: Join the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) on March 4-5 for the 2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable (NNRR). The virtual meeting, titled “Nursing Research of the Future: Using Clinical Big Data to Explore Health Inequities and Social Determinants of Health,” will bring together individuals representing member organizations — nurse scientists, practitioners, and educators to learn about recent research findings aimed at strengthening nursing practice and improving client outcomes. The 2021 meeting will be streamed live to the public via Videocast. 

Preferring Print in a Digital World: Many educators, administrators, and popular media assume that college and university students today are high-tech oriented, fluent with the latest digital gadgets, and captivated by flashy communication trends.  Policies are made that emphasize technology over more traditional forms of learning and does not recognize learners’ individual styles and needs, hindering them in the process. The Academic Reading Format International Study (ARFIS) gathered data from over 21,000students in 33 countries and found that majority reported preferring to read from print when engaging with their academic texts. But even the print preferrers admitted to times when they liked the convenience of digital. This is the story of how this research began, the results we uncovered, and where we hope to go from here. March 4 at 8:00 a.m. PT. Register

Copyright Basics for Academia: From learning management systems to e-reserves, technology and changes to copyright law are affecting the way faculty, staff, and students share information. This Copyright Clearance Center program is intended to provide a quick, but in-depth look at important concerns surrounding the use of copyright-protected content within an academic environment. March 4 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Register

News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“Nursing and Libraries – Powerful Forces in Motion”, from the NLM Director’s blog

NLM Launches a New Online Exhibition – Outside/Inside: Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States

Important Update About How You Log Into your NCBI Accounts

NIH’s Sequence Read Archive to be made available on AWS’s Open Data Sponsorship Program

Outside/Inside: Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States

* Statement from NIH and BARDA on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

* Statement from NIH and BARDA on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

NIH stands against structural racism in biomedical research

*NIH launches new initiative to study “Long COVID”

*Humidity from masks may lessen severity of COVID-19

Charla en Español por Twitter Durante La Semana Nacional de Protección del Consumidor, 4 de marzo a las 10:00 a.m.

National Consumer Protection Week Twitter Chat March 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT

Menopausal Symptoms and Complementary Health Approaches

*The March issue of NIH News in Health provides information about how to protect yourself during the pandemic, vitiligo explained, COVID-19 resources in Spanish and more

Disparities in Lifetime Risks of Death


 *COVID-19 Resources

*OMH Announces Theme for National Minority Health Month 2021
April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. This year’s theme for National Minority Health Month is #VaccineReady. The focus will be to empower communities to get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information, participate in clinical trials, get vaccinated when the time comes and practice COVID-19 safety measures. 

*Data Genocide of American Indians and Alaska Natives in COVID-19 Data
A report card grading U.S. States’ quality of COVID-19 racial data and their effectiveness in collecting and reporting data on American Indian and Alaska Native populations, available on the Urban Indian Health Institute website.

HIV/AIDS Policy Agenda for Black Women
HIV/AIDS Policy Agenda for Black Women is a report published by the Black Women’s Health Imperative that was released in December 2019. The publication provides detailed statistical data illustrating the impact of HIV infection on women of color, and discusses issues such as stigma, prevention strategies, healthcare access, housing, criminalization, and employment challenges.

America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD)
The HHS America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) was created to track the progress towards the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The updated Dashboard includes new interactive features that allow you to filter data by demographics and compare HIV data across county-level EHE geographic areas. It also includes updated linkage to care and diagnosis data, as well as HIV indicator data for all 50 states. Learn more

Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit
Welcome to the toolkit for Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support rural communities and organizations implementing early childhood health promotion programs across the United States. The modules in the toolkit provide resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural programs for health promotion in early childhood.

*ALA COVID-19 Recovery
Strong libraries — and a well-supported library workforce — are essential to the recovery of communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This collection of tools, developed and updated by units across the American Library Association (ALA), will help communities, library workers, and library supporters plot the best course forward for their libraries.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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