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Sep

29

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Be an Advocate for Health Literacy on Wikipedia: Join our Fall Edit-a-thon focused on Maternal and Child Health!

Posted by on September 29th, 2020

What are the benefits of flossing twice a day? When should I take this new prescription from my doctor? How does an HIV screening test work? Who do I ask for help about my anxiety? Each day, people make decisions about their health. While many of us can rely on health professionals and systems dedicated… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, General, Outreach, Technology

Mar

19

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Maricopa County Southeast Regional Library Hosts the NLM Traveling Exhibit “The Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America”

Posted by on March 19th, 2020 Tags: ,

Jennifer Gallagher, Adult Services Supervisor at the Maricopa County Library District Southeast Regional Library in Gilbert, AZ, provides highlights of the hosting experience for the NLM traveling exhibition, “The Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America.” The library is also active in supporting citizen science activities to further engage their community.

Posted in: Advocacy, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, NLM Products, Outreach, Public Health

Feb

26

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NNLM PSR Exhibit Presence at the University of Arizona Annual Connect2STEM Event in Phoenix Makes an Impact!

Posted by on February 26th, 2020 Tags:

NNLM PSR librarians Nora Franco and Kelli Ham attended and exhibited at the annual University of Arizona College of Medicine Connect2STEM event, reaching over 250 visitors at the largest STEM-related event held in downtown Phoenix. They focused on providing outreach for consumer health information, citizen science, and the All of Us Research Program.

Posted in: Advocacy, All of Us, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, K-12 Resources, MedlinePlus, Outreach, Precision Medicine

Apr

22

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Citizen Science Day Megathon Promotes Alzheimer’s Disease Research!

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 Tags:

To celebrate Citizen Science Day 2019 on April 13, the Stall Catchers Megathon, a worldwide event, provided the opportunity for any member of the general public to engage in real science by joining a game format to analyze actual research data related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Posted in: Advocacy, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, Data, Outreach, Public Health

Feb

14

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Citizen Science Day is April 13 – Libraries Everywhere will Participate in the Megathon Challenge to Support Alzheimer’s Disease Research!

Posted by on February 14th, 2019 Tags:

Through outreach funding awarded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, all libraries are invited to participate in a project being conducted by SciStarter and Arizona State University to celebrate Citizen Science Day on April 13, 2019, by hosting the “Megathon Challenge” to benefit Alzheimer’s disease research.

Posted in: Advocacy, Announcements, Citizen Science, Consumer Health, Funding, Outreach

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