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Cochrane at the forefront of training in conducting systematic reviews
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of its new, online introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions.As part of the launch of Cochrane ’s new online learning programme,Cochrane Interactive Learning, Cochrane authors and other producers of systematic reviews from across the world will be able to access self-directed learning on framing a review, searching for studies, risk of bias assessment, meta-analysis, GRADE and the complete systematic review process, developed by world-leading experts in systematic review methods.Cochrane Interactive Learning is a new offer...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

‘Refreshed’ preceptorship programme launched in Scotland
A continuing professional development programme for newly-qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has been relaunched today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Register for the AIBS Workshop on Interdisciplinary Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Stronger Health Systems Can Provide Palestinians with Better Health Care
September 18, 2017Improvements can help Palestinians access better health care today —and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow.Outside the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah, I saw a woman emerge from the crowd. She looked frantic with worry and purpose as she approached.She needed the doctor who was accompanying me, or rather his signature on a referral form —a formality that stood between her and the specialized health care she, or perhaps a loved one, needed.I was there last month to visit ourPalestinian Health Capacity Project, which is doing crucial and challenging work to help the Palestinian Ministr...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Developing the role of a practice manager
The primary care landscape is developing at a rapid pace and practice managers are the key to the sustainability of primary care. Jo Wadey discusses why it is an important time to invest in themWith the rapidly changing landscape of primary care, there has never been a more important time to think about our professional development.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Seeking Specialist Director – Evaluation of Health Interventions, Oslo Norway
Are you interested in developing a knowledge organisation working for better health in Norway and globally?We are seeking a specialist director responsible for the evaluation of interventions in the health, care and welfare services.The specialist director will be responsible for developing the field of evaluation of interventions in the Division for Health Services, including systematic reviews, health technology assessments (HTAs) and health economic analyses. The specialist director will be responsible for many of the division's and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's external activities in these fields, includin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers
September 08, 2017A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems —and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal: to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 mothers between 2012 and 2020. To achieve this goal, the agency is investing in efforts to strengthen local health systems.These efforts are the central focus of the 2017Acting on the Call report, which quantifies what many in the global health sector know intuitively —stronger health systems lead to more widely available, hig...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Funding available
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting funding applications to support the access and use of high quality health information in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Available awards: Exhibitor Awards (up to $1500) offer funds for you to promote National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information resources while attending a local or regional meeting or conference. Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) provide opportunities for you to expand professional knowledge to provide improved health information services. Health Information Aw...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Register for the AIBS Workshop on Interdisciplinary Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Closing the racial discipline gap in classrooms by changing teacher practice - Gregory A, Hafen CA, Ruzek E, Mikami AY, Allen JP, Pianta RC.
Black students are issued school discipline sanctions at rates higher than members of other racial and ethnic groups, underscoring the need for professional development that addresses this gap. In 86 secondary classrooms, a randomized controlled trial exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trust moves nurse CPD in-house following funding cuts
A hospital trust is bringing some of its specialist nurse training in-house for the first time to help save money in the face of ongoing cuts to continuing professional development budgets. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It's Time to End Sexual Harassment
August 09, 2017Health workers deal with stressful situations every day. Sexual harassment should no longer be one of them.Women account forthe majority of the health workforce globally. They distribute life-changing drugs to HIV-positive children, serve on the front lines of disease outbreaks, educate clients on family planning methods, and much more. Yet despite providing vital services, health workers are not adequately protected fromgender discrimination and sexual harassment.Sexual harassment is any physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct of a sexual nature or based on sex or gender that is unwelcome, unwanted, pervasiv...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Health Education England cuts 'put nurse CPD at risk'
Continuing professional development training is at risk of being reduced further this year due to a national funding cut of 20% by national workforce body Health Education England (HEE). (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Attending the July Systematic Reviews Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh
We examined several types of reviews. Despite following the same standards (e.g. Institute of Medicine and PRISMA), some SRs may be of poor quality. I am planning on incorporating the information we learned about report bias in SRs in a September workshop in my library at the University of Akron. At the Welcome Reception, I met my librarian colleagues. The class consisted of 24 academic and hospital librarians who came as far away as California and Florida and included other non-health sciences librarians: one engineering and one instruction librarian. I enjoyed visiting the scenic Duquesne Incline and the Carnegie Librar...
Source: The Cornflower - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Funding Source Type: news

Ashfield Meetings & Events look for outside inspiration
The Lab, now in its fifth year, is an interactive event for UK staff, dedicated to delivering continued professional development, building supplier partnerships and driving creativity. It is designed to complement the agency’s award-winning learning and development programme. This year the theme Outside Inspiration will focus on how staff – both individually and collectively – can find fresh sources of creative stimuli to help enhance solutions for their clients. The Lab will have 200 attendees (including a number of preferred suppliers) and provide staff the opportunity to learn through a combination of ...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 25, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup 2017
Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced the winners of its seventh Biopharma Innovation Cup. The winning team received €20,000 for its innovative idea around the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells in cancer immunology. The Biopharma Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students and to foster innovation from a promising new generation of academic talent. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Merck Group Business and Industry Source Type: news

Stepping off Campus to Provide Health Information Training for Public Librarians
Katherine Chew, the NNLM/GMR Outreach Librarian for Minnesota from the University of Minnesota spent her May providing two health information workshops for public librarians from the Ramsey County public library system.  Katherine was able to connect with the person responsible for professional development at Ramsey County and given a choice of potential workshops, the Ramsey County librarians chose to participate in workshops geared towards providing health information to foreign born populations and how to connect older adults to quality health information.  The workshops took place at the Roseville Public Libr...
Source: The Cornflower - July 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Congratulations to Marilia Ant únez, professional development awardee!
Marilia Antúnez has been funded through our office to attend The Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians , a 2.5-day hands-on, in person workshop scheduled from July 17 to July 19, 2017 held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Falk Library of the Health Sciences. The aim is to prepare health sciences librarians “to become a systematic review team collaborator and a facilitator in the systematic review process.” With the increased use and development of systematic reviews, Marilia feels a great sense of urgency in acquiring systematic review skills and knowledge, which lies at th...
Source: The Cornflower - July 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Update to Immersive Workshop Funding
The MidContinental Region has updated the Immersive Workshop Funding to extend the length of time that awardees have to complete their professional development event. The project performance period is now May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2019. We will continue to accept applications until funds are expended. The Immersive Workshop Funding opportunity seeks to support a library in developing and hosting a multi-day interprofessional training event. Each funding recipient will receive up to $14,000. The workshop must take place by April 30, 2019. Visit our funding webpage for more information and application instructions: https...
Source: MCR News - June 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Funding Health Sciences Source Type: news

Writing for Impact and Influence Course
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives, and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public engagement information are communicated. AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message. This ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White River Health System, UAMS Announce Agreement
White River Health System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Thursday announced an affiliation agreement. The organizations said the agreement would allow them to collaborate on clinical trials and research, develop telemedicine together and give WRHS access to e-consults with UAMS specialists. Both will maintain their independence. UAMS and WRHS said they will also adopt protocols for patient care and specialty referrals. "We are eager to join forces with UAMS," WRHS Administrator/CEO Gary Bebow said in a news release. "Providing the best patient care possible and encouraging the develop...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women's Health Educational Framework
This is a new library of resources for women's health, relevant for continuous professional development for GPs and other primary healthcare professionals. It contains the following sections: maternal health; sexual and reproductive Health; pre-menopause; and peri/post-menopause. The resources include eLearning modules, national guidance, courses, workshops, journal articles and reviews on clinical or managerial topics of relevance to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Writing for Impact and Influence Course
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives, and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public engagement information are communicated. AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message. This ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Introducing NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new web resource, NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery. NNLM RD3 is a place for librarians, information professionals, library and information science students, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss research data management throughout the data lifecycle for biomedical and scientific research. NNLM RD3 evolved from the eScience Portal for Librarians (originally the New England eScience Portal for Librarians) that was developed under contract between the National Library of Medicine and the Lamar Soutter Library at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer Receives 27 Awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for Editorial and Design Excellence
Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that its Lippincott  journal portfolio has won 27 awards across 20 categories in the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) annual awards competition. ASHPE recognizes member articles and publications for editorial, design, print and online award categories. “We are very excited for and proud of our editorial and publishing teams for their accomplishments this year,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, ...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Writing for Impact and Influence Course
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives, and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public engagement information are communicated. AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message. This ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 15, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New strategy for early years education is flawed, says UNISON
UNISON believes the Department for Education’s early years workforce strategy for England is flawed as it says nothing about the pay and conditions of early years staff. The Department for Education recently published its early years workforce strategy setting out plans to develop the early years workforce in England. The union is also disappointed that the strategy does not guarantee early years staff the same right to continuing professional development as other staff. Proposals include: allowing staff with an early years educator (EYE) qualification who also hold level two English and mathematics q...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article early years education services nurseries nursery schools Source Type: news

Richmond Ambulance Authority Manager to Receive a Major Award From the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Richmond, Va. - Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) Training  Manager, Shannon Daniel, has been selected by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to receive the 2017 Excellence in Training & Education award. The award, to be presented this week at the 14th World Congress on Stress Trauma and Coping in Baltimore, is given to commemorate an individual’s exemplary dedication and commitment to critical incident stress management. Shannon is one of the founding members of the RAA Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team and is regularly on ca...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rob Lawrence, Richmond Ambulance Authority Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Richmond Ambulance Authority Manager to Receive a Major Award From the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Richmond, Va. - Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) Training  Manager, Shannon Daniel, has been selected by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to receive the 2017 Excellence in Training & Education award. The award, to be presented this week at the 14th World Congress on Stress Trauma and Coping in Baltimore, is given to commemorate an individual’s exemplary dedication and commitment to critical incident stress management. Shannon is one of the founding members of the RAA Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team and is regularly on ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rob Lawrence, Richmond Ambulance Authority Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Funding two speakers on data management topics at MCMLA
Kudos to Merle Rosenzweig on receiving funding through our office to support two speakers at the upcoming annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association in Michigan! The topic for each presentation is related to data management, a current initiative of the National Library of Medicine. These presentations are: Perspectives in Research Data Management, presented by Kevin Reed & Alisa Surkis Data Management for Librarians, presented by Caitlin Bakker I particularly appreciated the quote from Dr. Patti Brennan, the National Library of Medicine’s new director, that you included in your appli...
Source: The Cornflower - May 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Congratulations to Don Pearson, professional development awardee!
Donald Pearson has been funded through our office to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association meeting in Michigan this fall. Don will be attending the continuing education courses and observing the meeting overall, as he is on the planning committee for the 2018 meeting next year. Don works at Mount Carmel Health System, which is unable to provide financial support for librarians to attend out of state meetings. Thinking about attending the meeting yourself? I hope you can make it! Our office is sponsoring three activities at the meeting: a course on getting started with outreach, a course on advanced PubMed ...
Source: The Cornflower - May 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Funding Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915-0388-Extension
Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue collecting information as part of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Ambassador Program. Through the NHSC Ambassador Program, current and former NHSC participants provide professional development assistance, training, and mentorship to current and prospective NHSC participants. Ambassador information is collected through the NHSC Ambassador Portal, which serves as both the application interface and searchable database of current Ambassadors. Comments regarding the continued information collection efforts must be submitted by Jul...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 5, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Welcome to Midwest Matters!
Welcome to the refurbished GMR blog! Midwest Matters will feature news from the GMR Office, health news highlights, and even guest posts from some of our awardees. Our hope is that this blog will help our members stay connected to health news, provide updates about National Library of Medicine programs and products, and help our members dream up ideas for health information outreach projects. Don’t know much about our awards? Check out the funding page on our website for detailed information about all the funding opportunities for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Emergency Preparedness Award Express Outreach Award NNLM Em...
Source: The Cornflower - May 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: Blog From the GMR Funding Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal
Pre-publication notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue collecting information as part of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Ambassador Program. Through the NHSC Ambassador Program, current and former NHSC participants provide professional development assistance, training, and mentorship to current and prospective NHSC participants. Ambassador information is collected through the NHSC Ambassador Portal, which serves as both the application interface and searchable database of current Ambassadors. Final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled for May 5, 2017. ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 4, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Triangle Society for Neuroscience promotes scientific exchange
From studies of the brain to professional development, the Triangle Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience spring conference hit the mark. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Writing for Impact and Influence
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives, and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public engagement information are communicated. AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message. This ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 1, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians – Registration Open
2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians June 14-16, 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst This year’s topics are: Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Biomedical Research. For each of the focus topics covered, Science Boot Campers will be able to: Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field Identify the big questions that this field is exploring Discuss new directions for research in this field Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, an...
Source: MCR News - May 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Pay claims submitted on behalf of English and Welsh college workers
Trade unions have submitted pay claims for further education workers in England and Wales, which would tackle the way their pay has fallen behind living costs over the past 10 years of austerity. “We know that our members are working harder than ever to deliver high quality further education,” said UNISON national officer Ruth Levin. “That needs to be recognised and rewarded by employers. “Urgent action is needed to address low morale and a growing staff retention problem.” The unions point out that Britain leaving the EU will mean the country needs to invest in high quality further educa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News colleges Cymru Wales fe FE pay further education Source Type: news

2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute Discounted Registration Extended
The early registration discount for the 2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute has been extended until Friday, April 28th. WHAT:          Health Literacy Leadership Institute 2017 WHY:              To advance health literacy and build leadership in the field WHEN:          June 12 – 16, 2017 WHERE:       Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) HOW:              Ear...
Source: MCR News - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Writing for Impact and Influence
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives, and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public engagement information are communicated. AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message. This ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 17, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Accepting Applications: Professional Development Award
MCR is now accepting applications for the Professional Development Award. Each awardee receives up to $1,500 to cover registration and/or travel expenses. For more information about eligibility and application requirements, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/professional-development-funding If you have any questions, please contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu or 402-559-7226.   (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - April 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Immersive Workshop Funding Now Accepting Applications!
The MidContinental Region is now accepting applications for the “Immersive Workshop Funding.” This funding opportunity seeks to support multi-day professional development events that train participants to improve health information access. The event must be interprofessional and include librarians as one of the professions. The workshop activities should achieve the following: Increase the awareness of how different professionals can contribute to addressing a health information access challenge. Increase knowledge and skills in a significant area of health information access. Enable workshop participants to i...
Source: MCR News - April 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Funding Health Sciences Source Type: news