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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.
NNLM PSR staff visited the Touro University Nevada library to see their subaward, “Using Virtual Reality & 3D Technologies to Expand the Health Professions Pipeline in Southern Nevada,” in action.
June Kim, librarian at the American University of Health Sciences in Signal Hill, CA, describes highlights of a project supported by NNLM PSR Mini-Award funding to host a two-day health-related “mini academy” for underrepresented youth in the community. Activities included demonstrations of first aid procedures, vital sign and body measurements, and research activities with NLM’s MedlinePlus resource.
In light of Super Typhoon Yutu’s recent impact on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and with assistance from NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), we have compiled information resources for the affected area, including information guides with curated, reliable information from vetted federal, state, and local governments and organizations.
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.