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PNR Weekly Digest: December 22, 2020

Posted by on December 22nd, 2020 Posted in: PNR Weekly Digest

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

*COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

  • Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
  • Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus
  • Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/

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 clases and create a free account

Identifying the Gaps: The Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs: The last decade has seen data management (DM) knowledge and expertise become a foundational expectation not only for research but also for nursing informatics, data science, and data-intensive nursing practice. A concurrent dramatic increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs has resulted in many new students and faculty who need DM education, resources, and support. However, little was known about DM within doctoral nursing programs. Our research investigated the status of DM education as described by DNP and PhD program directors and examined nursing student handbooks, identifying the knowledge and resource gaps which are critical to fill in order for students to succeed. This presentation will summarize our research to date and review opportunities for health science librarians to translate our findings into practical collaborations at their institutions. January 19 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials: The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics. February 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

New version of the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Learning Plan for December 2020 to April 2021 is now available. The CHIS Learning Plan utilizes NNLM’s many online learning opportunities for library staff to earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization Level 1 or 2 within a short amount of time. In this version, the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) CHIS grid has been incorporated so users can more easily track points and connect to recordings, on-demand offerings, and scheduled webinars.

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

“DOCLINE: Connecting Medical Libraries for 35 Years”, from the NLM Director’s blog

NLM Announces 2021 Michael E. DeBakey Fellows in the History of Medicine

Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2021 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

*Expanding access to coronavirus-related literature: the COVID-19 Initiative in PMC reaches 100K articles!

NLM Collections Tour: Epidemics

The National Library of Medicine has a new Twitter handle! Follow the world’s largest biomedical library @NLM_NIH

NLM and NEH Renew Partnership to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Career Initiative

*“A Close-up of COVID-19 in Lung Cells”, from the NIH Director’s blog

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

*NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA

The NIH would like input from data resource funders and managers through a short survey on metrics for biomedical data resources.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region,
wishes you all a Happy Holiday and a safe and healthy New Year!

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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