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A research team based at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and Health Sciences Library present highlights of their NNLM PSR Express Outreach Award, targeting both consumers and health professionals, to reduce risks of complications related to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), the second leading cause of death and the major reason for emergency surgery for fragile infants in early life.
Rebekah Tweed Fox, Instruction and Outreach Librarian based at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, highlights her library’s involvement in the campus initiative for comprehensive wellness, “Mount Wellness,” with instruction for student Peer Wellness Advocates to use MedlinePlus as a resource in their activities, conducting workshops in the library to promote MedlinePlus, and introducing a collection of “healthy furniture” as a library resource. She successfully applied for funding support through the NNLM PSR outreach Mini-Award program.
The NNLM “All of Us” National Program officially launches on Sunday, May 6. In addition, an informational webinar on involvement opportunities for NNLM members will be held on April 30 at 11:00am PDT.
Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program at NIH, will deliver the 2018 Joseph Leiter National Library of Medicine/Medical Library Association Lecture live broadcast on Wednesday, May 9, at 10:30 AM PDT. The lecture is open to the public. The featured presentation will be “Precision Communications for Precision Health: Challenges and Strategies for Reaching All of Us.”
Jill Barr-Walker, Clinical Librarian based at the University of California, San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) Hospital Library, highlights the experience of participating in two health fair events in the summer and fall of 2017 to promote awareness of the resources and services provided by ZSFG Library to staff, patients, and the local community. She received funding support through the NNLM PSR outreach Mini-Award program.