Your Role in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program
Last month, on the PNR Rendezvous, the guest speaker was Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, who informed the audience in regards to the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. This program has since been renamed the All of Us Research Program. The name reflects how All of Us will come together to change the future of health care. Many in the general public may not know much or anything about the Pre...
Source: Dragonfly - October 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Welcome Ann Madhavan and Ann Glusker to the Regional Medical Library
The Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce two new librarians joining the RML: Ann Madhavan, MSLIS and Ann Glusker, MLIS, MPH, PhD. Ann Madhavan Ann Glusker Both will serve the NN/LM PNR in Research & Data Coordinator positions to promote equitable access to health information and effective management and use of data. Each position will provide learning opportunities for diverse types of librarians, researchers, pubic heath workforce, and partner organizations in the Pacific Northwest Region about research data management and data literacy. Ann Madhavan, who joins the RML on Tue...
Source: Dragonfly - October 24, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Partners webinar
When: Wednesday, October 26 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time How: Connection is through WebEx https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6 PNR Partners is a webinar to feature the work of members who have received funding from the PNR. Each presenter has an opportunity to speak about the great work they have done and offer their tips. If you are considering a health program or service you may want to attend to have the opportunity to ask questions.  PNR has announced new funding opportunities and the deadline is approaching. October 26, we will fea...
Source: Dragonfly - October 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Recruitment of the 2017-2018 NLM Associate Fellows
Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland When: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018 Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library sci...
Source: Dragonfly - October 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

New NN/LM class- Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources
When: November 10, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time, 11:00 am Alaska Time, 1:00 pm Mountain Time The NN/LM PNR is offering a new class this fall on the topic of developmental disabilities. For many families and individuals, learning about a child’s or family members’ diagnosis can be devastating and cause an array of emotional responses. It can be an unexpected event and for others it is something they have been anticipating. Information is important regarding the diagnosis whether it is about a particular condition, accessing services, or finding support. The National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of H...
Source: Dragonfly - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous: PubMed Tutorial for Nurses
Please join us on October 19 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon – 1:00 PM Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Mountain Time for our next PNR Rendezvous session. We will have Megan Kellner, an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) who will tell us about the PubMed tutorial for nurses. Searching PubMed for relevant literature can be an intimidating task for new or inexperienced users. Librarians at the National Library of Medicine identified the need for a PubMed tutorial that is specifically catered to the needs of nurses and nursing students. In the fall of 2015, a Master of Library Scien...
Source: Dragonfly - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

National Dental Hygiene Month
When it comes to good health many of us tend to forget that good health includes good oral health. Oral health, or dental health, should not be viewed as a separate entity from general overall health as is so often done. Several studies have linked oral infections and inflammation to lung and heart diseases as well as diabetes. Periodontitis, a form of gum disease, has even been linked with premature births and low-birth-weight babies. Many medications such as anti-depressants, antihistamines, and painkillers can also affect oral health by limiting the amount of saliva which helps to protect teeth from certain bacteria tha...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Big Data To Knowledge Webinars and Discussion Group
The following announcement is from Jenny Muilenburg, Acting Data Services Coordinator University of Washington Libraries The UW Health Sciences Library and Research Data Services are collaborating with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region, to provide a monthly discussion group focused on issues around Data Science, with a focus on biomedical science. The discussion group will provide a venue for those interested in the National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge “Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science,” a series of online lectures given by experts from a...
Source: Dragonfly - October 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

New National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit- Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care
The National Library of Medicine, in partnership with the Physician Assistant History Society, launches Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care, a traveling banner exhibition with an online adaptation. This exhibition was curated by Loren Miller, PhD, an independent historian and curator. Collaboration has been the foundation of the Physician Assistant (PA) profession since the first three PAs graduated from Duke University’s training program in 1967. PAs practice medicine as a dynamic part of a team, alongside doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals; and work within diverse communities to treat pat...
Source: Dragonfly - October 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Aim for Excellence!
October is National Medical Librarians Month Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care. This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may request a free poster which highlights research studies proving patients receive better care and ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
“connect“”(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang The NN/LM PNR invites applications for a new suite of funding opportunities.  Check these out if you want: support to partner on research and data projects or events; funding for technology improvement; or support for professional development. Eligible applications for Health Sciences Library Partnership projects and Technology Improvement projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and you can submit an application anytime until November 10, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Dr. Patricia Brennan, the new Director of the National Library of Medicine
On September 12, 2016, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, was sworn in as the 19th director of the Library and the fourth person to serve as director since the institution became the National Library of Medicine 60 years ago. She is not only the first woman but also the first nurse to hold this position. In her remarks, Dr. Brennan addressed a number of health and information issues. She relayed that her focus, while working as a nurse and an industrial engineer, was of reaching into the home because the place where most health occurs is in the home. But since most people do not want strangers traipsing through their ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Finding Reputable Journals
The growth in importance of scholarly publishing and open access has also had an unfortunate consequence of a rise in disreputable or predatory journal publishing. These publishers can create a negative impact on the spirit of open access publishing, as well as preying upon less experienced authors. Librarians can help guide authors to reputable journals and teach them what criteria to use to evaluate publishers. The questionable journals, which do not have high impact factors, sometimes sponsor “fake” conferences, and may charge authors to publish, often prey upon recent graduates or issue invitations to serve...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Health Hotlines to be Retired
Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. Organizations listed included such categories as Federal, State, and local government agencies, information and referral centers, professional societies, support groups and voluntary associations. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online u...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Ann Glusker Interview at MLA
Ann Glusker, Reference Librarian at NN/LM PNR Network member institution Seattle Public Library, was interviewed by McGraw-Hill Education at the annual Medical Library Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario in May 2016. She talked about her experiences on the reference desk and the way that information is being delivered and consumed, and also how to make sure healthcare consumers are getting reliable information, stressing the importance of staff education as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exGTAr_u8gU (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - September 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from Network Members Source Type: news

NLM and ALA Partnership Brings Native Voices Exhibit to Libraries in PNR Region
A year ago last fall, the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to bring the NLM traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness to academic, public, and tribal libraries in the United States and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016 through 2020.  Libraries and institutions were encouraged to apply for this opportunity and the awardees were announced late in 2015. Here, in the Pacific Northwest Region, several libraries received notice that they were selected. In fact, libraries in all five states are re...
Source: Dragonfly - September 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Webinar: A Beginners Guide to Creating Accessible Documents
Are you interested in learning how to make your documents accessible to people with disabilities? The Institute on Disability is offering this free webinar tomorrow at 12:30 Pacific Time. From their website: “Description: During this webinar, participants will learn the steps for creating an accessible document and the importance of having content accessible. Areas to be explored include the use of alternative tags, styles, headings, and hyperlink texts. Pitfalls for creating accessible materials will be explored and elements to be avoided will also be analyzed. By the end of the session participants will have the kn...
Source: Dragonfly - September 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
"connect" (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang The NN/LM PNR invites applications for a new suite of funding opportunities.  Check these out if you want: support to partner on research and data projects or events; funding for technology improvement; or support for professional development. Eligible applications for Health Sciences Library Partnership projects and Technology Improvement projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and you can submit an application anytime until November 10, 2016.  However, please let us know you intend to ap...
Source: Dragonfly - September 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous – Precision Medicine
“Adventures in Precision Medicine: A Major Public Research Initiative and it Implications for Healthcare Consumers and Institutions” is the title of our next PNR Rendezvous webinar September 21. Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, as well as an affiliate investigator with the Public Health Sciences division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC).  In early 2015 President Barack Obama announced an ambitious researc...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Teaching Social Determinants of Health
The social determinants of health — or conditions under which people live, work, attend school and play — have an effect on health, quality of life, access to care, life expectancy, and more. Factors such as socioeconomic status, education, and physical environment contribute to risk factors and life expectancy. The Kaiser Family Foundation has an issue brief addressing these issues, Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity. The Centers for Disease Control’s Social Determinants of Health page has tools for teaching and learning about the social determinants...
Source: Dragonfly - September 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

K-12 NLM Games: Reinforce Science Concepts and Supplement Curricula
The objective is to find all the hazards– in the living room, bathroom, garage and other areas. Ever seen a cat…dance? Players will be treated to that spectacle and more when they identify all the hazards in a room. When all the risky spots in the house have been discovered, Toxie delivers an animated celebration, and players can print a personalized certificate of completion. ToxMystery’s “Parent Resources” page provides more detailed information about everyday environmental hazards that can be harmful to one’s health. A “For Teachers” page contains more than ten downl...
Source: Dragonfly - September 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: public libraries Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Parents ’ Health Literacy and Emergency Room Visits
Parents’ health literacy (the ability to obtain, process and understand the information needed to make appropriate decision about their health) can impact the health of their children. Research shows that low health literacy in parents is associated with a higher number of visits to the Emergency Department by their children. Roughly one in three parents of children coming to the Emergency Department are thought to have low health literacy. Conditions such as asthma, which may be better treated by home visits, can result instead to emergency visits without parents having the right treatment information. In addition t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Recovery Month
  Recovery Month, sponsored each September by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is recognized to increase the awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and also to celebrate those in recovery. SAMHSA’s website provides resources for treatment and recovery, personal stories, and a treatment locator. SAMHSA defines recovery — from mental health disorders and from substance use disorders — as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.&r...
Source: Dragonfly - September 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

National Parks: Nature and Health Benefits
Olympic National Park Today the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday. What a wonderful milestone in our country’s history. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have some of the most beautiful national parks, forests, and preserves. Even here in Seattle, whenever I get a peek at Mt. Rainier my eyes become glued to the view, I hold my breath in awe, I start feeling energized and happier. And I also notice the people around me appear to have a similar reaction. There’s something about seeing that mountain that just puts me in a better mood.  I am not alone in this. A quick search on PubMed...
Source: Dragonfly - August 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Announces 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists –NLM Journalism Fellows
NLM announced the 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)-National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fellows class featuring seven reporters and editors representing diverse media backgrounds. The 2016 AHCJ-NLM Fellows are: Rachel Bluth (@RachelHBluth), reporter, Kaiser Health News Shannon Firth (@shannonfirth), Washington reporter, MedPage Today Julio Ochoa (@julioochoa), editor, WUSF-Health News Florida David Wahlberg (@davidkwahlberg), health/medical reporter, Wisconsin State Journal Leigh Ann Winick (@LeighAnnWinick), medical producer, CBS News Paula Andalo (@paula_andalo), senior managing editor,&nb...
Source: Dragonfly - August 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Free Online CE Classes: PubMed for Librarians – registration is open
If your institution or organization includes programs in the health sciences, involves the health of the public, or works with biomedical researchers, most likely PubMed is a resource often used or should be considered for their work. Unfamiliar with PubMed or want a refresher course so you can better serve your colleagues? Consider taking one or all of the classes offered by our National Training Center. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians. Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (9:00am...
Source: Dragonfly - August 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

New in PMC: New Search Result Filters and Updated Reference List Display
As of August 2016, PMC is home to four million articles! To make this wealth of full-text content easier to navigate, PMC has rolled out a few updates: Search Result Filters On all search results pages, you will now see filters (similar to PubMed’s filters) on the left-hand side that allow you to filter your results by article attributes, publication date, research funder, and search fields. These filters replace the Limits page and allow you to more readily: find open access articles (PMC has more than 1.35 million open access articles that can be reused according to their license statements), explore PMC’s r...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Wellness at Work
Health is important wherever we go, and many workplaces are recognizing the importance of staying healthy, both for the purpose of employees’ well-being and productivity in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control provides this information page about health at work, and staying healthy to avoid chronic disease. Maddie Romansic, Program Assistant at the NN/LM PNR, serves as a Commute Ambassador for the University of Washington’s Transportation Services, encouraging others to bike or use alternate forms of commuting to work. The Commute Ambassadors share their knowledge and excitement about different ways t...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free exercise information for older adults!
Celebrate Go4Life Month this September. This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults. Go4Life is an exercise campaign program of the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Go4Life provides a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active. Sample exercises, an exercise guide book (in both English and Spanish), easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH public libraries Source Type: news

Videos Featuring NLM Resources for Nurses
Does your library serve nurses or nursing students? If so, then check out the latest video from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) regarding the freely available resources nurses and nursing students will find invaluable in their research. NLM Resources for Nurses: Research In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes. And once you’ve watched it, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Information like this wants to be shared! Want to alert nurses and nursing...
Source: Dragonfly - August 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Climate Change and a Vanishing Island
This article about the effects of climate change on the people who live on a small island in the bayous of Louisiana is from the NN/LM South Central Region’s blog, Blogadillo. SCR Regional Highlight: America’s First “Climate Refugees” “Isle De Jean Charles” by Karen Apricot is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Isle de Jean Charles is a tiny, narrow island deep in the bayous of Louisiana. The single-lane “Island Road” is the only land method of transportation to and from the island but is often impassible during times of high water. It has been the home to the Isle de Jean Charles Ban...
Source: Dragonfly - August 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous and PNR Partners webinars in August
This month’s PNR Rendezvous guest speaker will be Andrew Plumer, Outreach Librarian for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). His presentation, NLM’s K-12 Resources: Supporting the Teacher, Engaging the Student, will be Wednesday August 17 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time. The National Library offers a wide selection of resources to assist the educator and engage the students. Web portals designed with educator input focusing on such topics as environmental health, chemical and toxicological hazards in the community and genetics.  The National Library of Medicine offers other databases that can be u...
Source: Dragonfly - August 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visits Seattle
Molly Carney, Executive Director at Evergreen Treatment Services, meets with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. This is a guest post from Jim Anderson, Physician Assistant and Dispensary Manager at Evergreen Treatment Services, a PNR Network member.  If you would like to write a guest post please contact Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu. On Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s recent stop in Seattle, he visited Evergreen Treatment Services to learn more about medication assisted treatment in Seattle and the opioid epidemic in the Pacific NW and Alaska. Evergreen Treatment Services has been working to transform the lives of...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Public Health Source Type: news

NLM K-12 health and science resources
For many, the school year is right around the corner as the summer break will soon be over. Many school teachers, administrators, and staff will soon be preparing for the fall start if they haven’t already. MedlinePlus is a familiar NLM resource but perhaps the K-12 resources are not.  The Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for the many freely available resources that school staff as well as students and parents may find helpful in regards to school policies, science information as well as health information for the wider community. As many may already know,...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

NIH BD2K Updates
Big Data to Knowledge, or BD2K, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiative to establish biomedical research as a digital enterprise, to support new knowledge and to maximize community engagement. Check the BD2K homepage for more information, and here is some recent news: BD2K News: Phil Bourne was interviewed by DNAdigest, an online genomics research journal on July 25.  The interview is published on their blog page: http://dnadigest.org/dnadigest-interviews-phil-bourne-bd2k/ ENIGMA planning meeting, June 24-25, included a co-meeting with the IMAGEN investigators. See detailed agenda with updates and summ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News from NIH Source Type: news

Funding Available for MLA Webinar: Getting Started with Statistics
Funding is available for NN/LM PNR Network members to apply for group or individual viewing for the next Medical Library Association webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians, on Wednesday, September 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Learn how to understand basic statistical terms, identify test measures used in research studies, and interpret data presented in research findings. Presenter Jin Wu is an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Southern California Norris Medical Library. She has extensive experience using tools to gather information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions. Those ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

For Medical Literature Expertise, Ask a Librarian
As the role of medical librarians expands, their instruction and research skills are being utilized in healthcare settings to produce high quality systematic reviews, contribute to establishing practice guidelines, and consult about meaningful use. A librarian is the guide to learning how best to evaluate the medical literature and find evidence-based resources. In a time of economic challenges for many institutions, librarians can continue to increase value by offering services and participating on teams to improve access to resources, knowledge of healthcare providers and as a result, patient care. Rachel Walden, Associa...
Source: Dragonfly - July 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Bringing Health Information to the Community
Have you subscribed to the BHIC blog? The “Bringing Health Information to the Community”(BHIC) blog  has been a medium to share resources with underserved and underrepresented communities since 2004. A collaboration of five different NN/LM Regions, the BHIC blog offers links to free resources, updated webpages and toolkits, free or low-cost conferences, webinars and training, and funding opportunities. It’s a valuable source to those who work with vulnerable populations, including public and academic libraries, healthcare entities, community-based organizations, social workers, healthcare providers a...
Source: Dragonfly - July 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Call for Public Feedback for bioCADDIE DataMed DDI Prototype
NIH is pleased to announce an opportunity to evaluate and provide feedback on a prototype biomedical Data Discovery Index (DDI) called DataMed (datamed.org).  Developed through the BD2K biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Indexing Ecosystem project (bioCADDIE, www.bioCADDIE.org), the prototype allows users to find and access biomedical data sets from multiple sources based on key attributes.  DataMed is an element of the NIH BD2K Commons, the vision for an interconnected digital ecosystem of resources around data and other research digital objects. This opportunity to shape the prototype in a direction ...
Source: Dragonfly - July 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News from NIH Source Type: news

MedlinePlus changes
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “medlineplus.gov” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles. For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html to https://medlineplus.gov/asthma.html   The URL for the Spanish health topic page “Asthma” will change from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/asthma.html to https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/asthma.html The old URLs will...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

Call for Applications: NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program, 2016-2017
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is July 22, 2016. The Leadership Fellows Program has been remarkably successful in helping to move well prepared leaders into AAHSL directors’ positions. Seventy-two fellows and 59 different mentors have participated in the program from 2002-2...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Summer Safety
Summer is often the time of year most people enjoy. It is more relaxing, a chance to enjoy outdoor activities, take vacations, and spend time with friends and family. However, many may also find it a time to take more precautions with sunburn, mosquito bites, and accidents. While not all accidents and health issues can be eliminated steps can be put in place to help prevent such concerns. Sunlight provides health benefits including vitamin D which helps absorb calcium. It is also thought to boost mental health and cognitive function. But too much sun can lead to health problems one of which is Melanoma which is the most se...
Source: Dragonfly - June 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed. PubMed continued to evolve and improve over the years and in the future has plans that include a new PubMed data management system that will streamline data submission for publishers and provide an interface for immediate correction of citation errors. Read more about P...
Source: Dragonfly - June 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

OWRC@HSL: The story of bringing a writing center to a health sciences library
This guest post is from Terry Ann Jankowski, Assistant Director for User Experience at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Washington, reporting about the project that was funded with a Medical Library Pilot Project Award received from the NN/LM PNR. For the past 10 years, the Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) has operated in the University of Washington’s undergraduate library. It offers both drop-in and by appointment services to all UW students, staff and faculty. However, it was underutilized by the health sciences population because of its distance from the UW Health Science...
Source: Dragonfly - June 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Source Type: news

PNR Partners webinar next week
PNR Partners Tuesday June 14 1:00-2:00pm PT, noon- 1:00pm Alaska, 2:00-3:00pm MT Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University Library will present about the Open Insight program which is designed to inspire an understanding and the adoption of open science practices and activities. Meg Brunner, staff librarian at the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will present about the online toolkit of resources created to increase outreach and education for Washington state’s communities needing reliable substance abuse information. How Do ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

June is Men ’ s Health Month
While attending the Children’s Author luncheon at the Public Library Association conference in Denver this past April I couldn’t help but take note that Sherman Alexie began his talk by talking about a medical condition. The focus of his talk was not about medicine and medical care but he did focus several minutes  humorously recounting his medical experience regarding the benign brain tumor that was removed. He involved the men in the audience by noting that few men take the initiative to seek preventative health care, including himself, because every time they go they receive a diagnosis. ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

June is Men’s Health Month
While attending the Children’s Author luncheon at the Public Library Association conference in Denver this past April I couldn’t help but take note that Sherman Alexie began his talk by talking about a medical condition. The focus of his talk was not about medicine and medical care but he did focus several minutes  humorously recounting his medical experience regarding the benign brain tumor that was removed. He involved the men in the audience by noting that few men take the initiative to seek preventative health care, including himself, because every time they go they receive a diagnosis. ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news