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Membership Changes

Posted by on December 19th, 2011 0 comments

A hearty “thank you” to all Network Members that responded to our membership renewal drive! Very early in the new year, we will send out the new 2011-2016 membership certificates with an accompanying acknowledgement letter.

Posted in: Document Delivery, General



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National Native American Heritage Month, 2011

Posted by on November 22nd, 2011 0 comments

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Beginning as “American Indian Day” in 1915, National Native American Heritage Month recognizes the achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives during the month of November. The Pacific Southwest Region is home to over 1.1 million American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), nearly 20% of the country’s AI/AN population. Unfortunately, AI/ANs have disproportionately high prevalence of diabetes, suicide, infant death, unintentional and motor vehicle injuries, chronic liver disease, and cirrhosis than other Americans. These health disparities may be the result of inadequate education, disproportionate poverty, discrimination in the delivery of health services, and cultural differences, caused by economic adversity and poor social conditions. As health information professionals, we work not only with our patrons, but we work with our hospitals, our institutions, and our communities. This allows us a unique role in the fight against health disparities: we have the health resources and we have the ability to bring these parties together to make change.

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Products, Outreach



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What’s New with the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Posted by on November 22nd, 2011 0 comments

The NN/LM National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC), located at the University of Utah, offers in-person and online training related to NLM products. This article describes future classes and training plans.

Posted in: General, NLM Products, PubMed, Training



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NLM Honors Winners and Honorable Mentions of the “Show Off Your Apps” Software Development Challenge

Posted by on October 28th, 2011 0 comments

In April 2011, The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, invited people to show off their apps. NLM challenged people to create innovative software applications that use the Library’s vast collection of biomedical data, including downloadable data sets, application programming interfaces (APIs), or software tools – all of which are free and available for public use. The winners and honorable mentions of the Show Off Your Apps Challenge have been announced, including a winner from NN/LM PSR!

Posted in: NLM Products, Technology



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NLM Recruiting for 2012-2013 Associate Fellowship Program

Posted by on October 25th, 2011 0 comments

NLM is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Associate Fellowship Program. The application deadline is February 3, 2012.

Posted in: General, Training

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