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President's Budget Slashes NOAA
President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request would provide $4.6 billion to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a 20 percent reduction compared to enacted 2017 funding of $5.7 billion. The proposal would slash spending for climate change-related activities across the agency by $40 million, ending competitive grants for climate-change research and studies aimed at understanding the impacts of global warming on the Arctic. The administration seeks to eliminate $273 million in grants, including the National Sea Grant College Program, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, coas...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Study links pollution from fracking to low birth weight babies
(Natural News) Fracking is a risky practice that is known to have a number of negative consequences. Now a new study conducted by a team of researchers from different universities adds yet another one to the list. Mothers who live near fracked natural gas wells are said to be more likely to give birth to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German universities likely to benefit from Brexit, report suggests
(Aarhus University) A new report suggests that while UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit, German universities may reap the benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Day Of Women & Girls In Science Highlights Neuroscience Is Our Future
Last week global leaders in science, technology and diplomacy gathered at the UN and universities around the world for the 3rd Annual International Day of Women& Girls in Science. Only 30% of the world ’s researchers are women, but neuroscience is seeing a global uptick in female representation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ABT Source Type: news

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science Highlights That Neuroscience Is Our Future
Last week, global leaders in science, technology and diplomacy gathered at the UN and universities around the world for the 3rd Annual International Day of Women& Girls in Science. Only 30% of the world ’s researchers are women, but neuroscience is seeing a global uptick in female representation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ABT Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

UNISON writes to vice chancellors over university pensions dispute
UNISON has written to university vice chancellors, asking them to support calls to involve arbitration and conciliation service ACAS in seeking a solution to the dispute around the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Employers’ organisation Universities UK has proposed ending any defined benefit from being earned in the future and moving to a completely defined-contribution scheme. UNISON is consulting members over the proposals while lecturers’ union UCU has started industrial action over the issue. UNISON’s letter, signed by head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman, asks vice chancellors to support ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article higher education pensions universities Source Type: news

Effects of depression, self-esteem, and social support on suicidal ideation in college students - Park Y.
This study was done to examine whether depression, self-esteem, and social support influence suicidal ideation among college students. Methods Using a correlation study design, participants were recruited from two universities selected by conve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tuition fees review ‘needs to support wider access’
“Any change in tuition fees needs to support wider access for students that need flexibility in study options,” UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said today. She was speaking after prime minister Theresa May admitted that students in England face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”, and announced an “independent review of fees and student finance” to take place over the next year. Tuition fees in England currently stand at £9,250 a year, which leaves student nurses, for instance, qualifying with a debt of more than £50...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article he higher ed higher education universities Source Type: news

Namibia:Dentistry Graduates in Limbo Over Internship
[New Era] Windhoek -The majority of the 24 dentistry graduates from universities in Russia, Ukraine, China and Belarus are unhappy that they cannot put their skills to good use because not all of them have been accommodated in an internship programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face
(KU Leuven) Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State (US) have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common data elements collected among universities for sport-related concussion studies - Yang J, Peek-Asa C, Noble JM, Torner J, Schmidt P, Cooper ML.
The objectives of this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perceptions of campus safety policies: contrasting the views of students with faculty and staff - Kyle MJ, Schafer JA, Burruss GW, Giblin MJ.
A series of recommendations to colleges and universities concerning safety, security, and incident response policies emerged in the aftermath of several high-profile tragic events on campuses. Although these appear as "common sense" solutions to the percei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act: SaVing lives or SaVing face? - Griffin VW, Pelletier D, Griffin OH, Sloan JJ.
The purpose of this study is to examine colleges' and universities' compliance with the criteria presented by the Sexual Assault and Violence Education Act (SaVE). Using a stratified random sample of postsecondary institutions (n = 435), we examined univer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is Gaming Technology'Medicine's New Frontier? '
It's the story of a radiologist and an IT guy from one of the most distinguished universities in the country who thought it just might be possible to use virtual reality to tackle tangible problems in medicine, and it could revolutionize the way medicine is practiced and taught. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Bizarre hiring practices prove how universities cease to be centers of knowledge and are now "social justice" indoctrination centers
(Natural News) Over the past several years, we’ve seen America’s universities essentially turn into social justice training camps, where teaching about diversity is more important than U.S. history and making sure that all students have a safe space to turn to is more important than making sure they have the skills they need to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Scientists Are Studying Insects. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an “urgent” search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month paid leave from work to help the CDC fight the Zika outbreak in the U.S., and possibly respond to areas with local transmission if needed. “That’s how bad it is—they need to borrow someone,” says Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. “We can&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Drug Resistance Explained by Computer Simulations
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer. Osimertinib binds tightly to a protein, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is overexpressed in many tumours. EGFR is involved in a pathway that signals for cell proliferation, and so is a target for drugs. Blocking the action of EGFR (inhibiting it) can switch it off, and so is a good way to treat the disease. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Kulzer launches Ivory ® ReLeafTM, dentistry’s best hands-free suction solution
South Bend, IN/2.9.2018.Kulzer announced today that it has launched its time-saving, patient-friendly, high volume Ivory ReLeaf hands-free HVE suction device.Ivory ReLeaf assists with evacuation, retraction and maintaining a dry field during a wide array of dental and hygiene procedures. Unlike saliva ejectors, Ivory ReLeaf is not only a hands-free suction device, but a high volume suction device. It works in all four quadrants with ergonomic comfort and full view of oral cavity without the need to be moved around. This can save up to 15 minutes of time per patient, which can translate into hundreds of dollars in increased...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kudos launching new dissemination management and impact acceleration services
Research groups, departments, impact leads and units of assessment invited to join early access program. Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, is launching a new dissemination management toolkit for research groups, university departments and REF Units of Assessment. Through this new service, research groups will be able to plan, action and report on a wide range of outreach activities for key outputs and projects, helping build a broad and international audience for their work, and accelerating its impact. Kudos is offering a limited nu...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

HE members to be consulted to over proposed pension changes
UNISON has launched a consultation with higher education members after their employer proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme that could see staff thousands of pounds worse off. Universities UK has proposed ending any defined benefit from being earned in the future and moving to a completely defined-contribution scheme. UNISON’s higher education service group executive has concluded that members who are also members of the pension scheme are to be consulted on the proposed changes. The executive is recommending that members reject the proposals and prepare to take part in susta...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education pensions universities Source Type: news

HE members to be consulted over proposed pension changes
UNISON has launched a consultation with higher education members after their employer proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme that could see staff thousands of pounds worse off. Universities UK has proposed ending any defined benefit from being earned in the future and moving to a completely defined-contribution scheme. UNISON’s higher education service group executive has concluded that members who are also members of the pension scheme are to be consulted on the proposed changes. The executive is recommending that members reject the proposals and prepare to take part in susta...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education pensions universities Source Type: news

Student nurses at four London universities to get job offer guarantees
Student nurses from universities in north central and east London are to be the first in the city that are guaranteed an offer of employment at local NHS trusts, under a new initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Natural disaster preparedness in college students: implications for institutions of higher learning - Tkachuck MA, Schulenberg SE, Lair EC.
OBJECTIVE: There is growing interest in the effectiveness of disaster preparedness at universities. Although several studies have examined student preparedness perceptions, a better understanding of factors that may influence actual preparedness is needed.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual misconduct policies and administrator perceptions among four-year colleges and universities in Georgia - Bellis AL, Schipani-McLaughlin AM, Salazar LF, Swartout KM, Swahn MH.
OBJECTIVES: Following changes in federal regulations, the current study was an examination of differences in institutional responses to sexual violence among Georgia colleges and universities during 2013 and 2014. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 24 four-year inst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Widening the lens: an ecological review of campus sexual assault - Moylan CA, Javorka M.
Varying prevalence rates of sexual violence across colleges and universities indicate the need to understand institutional factors underlying such variation; however, research often focuses exclusively on individual risk and protective factors, which both ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lung cancer drug resistance explained by computer simulations
(University of Bristol) Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib -- an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

3 Reasons Trump ’s Plan to Privatize the International Space Station Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Happen
Dabbling in real estate and looking for a way to invest hundreds of millions of dollars with virtually no chance of return? Then the International Space Station (ISS) is for you. Discontinuing funding for space station operations after 2024 and turning the job over to the private sector after that is something the Trump Administration is currently contemplating, the Washington Post reports. The good news is this will surely never happen. The bad news is that the White House is even considering a plan that fails on so many levels. Here are the three big ones. Privatizing the Space Station is a fiscal loser The Internationa...
Source: TIME: Science - February 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized budgets Government international space station NASA Science trump Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

New study highlights the impact companion animals have on owners
(University of Liverpool) A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden seeks Fellow - Lund, Sweden
Job title: Cochrane Sweden FellowSpecifications: Part Time (0.5 FTE)Reports to:director of Cochrane SwedenLocation:Lund, SwedenApplication Closing Date: 28th February 2018Purpose of the job:As member of the Cochrane Sweden team, the Fellow works closely with the director of the centre to support activities. A key function will be to provide support in training and education events.Background:Cochrane Sweden was launched in May 2017 with the support and guidance of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. It is funded by Sk åne University Hospital (mainly thanks to prof.Ingemar Petersson), Region Sk åne and Lund University. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cambridge University is leading the way on pay, says UNISON
  Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) that the University of Cambridge is to seek formal accreditation as a real living wage employer, UNISON’s head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “Cambridge University’s commitment to give its lowest paid staff a fair wage is a move that urgently needs to be replicated in other universities across the UK. There is no place for low pay in higher education. “Almost 12,000 staff working in universities earn below the real living wage, trapping them in poverty. That’s in stark contrast to around 5,500 senior university st...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article higher education university Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes Cambridge living wage move
UNISON has welcomed Cambridge University’s decision to become an accredited living wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation – a move that “needs to be replicated across all UK universities,” says the union’s head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman. The living wage is calculated annually on the basis of the basic cost of living by the Living Wage Foundation. It is updated each November. It is currently £8.75 an hour except in London, where the much higher cost of living means a wage of £10.20 an hour is needed. Both figures are more than the government’s ‘natio...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News he higher ed higher education living wage Living Wage Foundation universities Source Type: news

Nurse leaders ‘concerned’ at fall in student nurses applications
Senior nurses in England are concerned about certain regions of the country where universities are “really struggling” to attract enough applicants to nurse training, including parts of London that are “on the edge”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who 'hit a hornets' nest'?
Since his confrontation with Cathy Newman, the Canadian academic ’s book has become a bestseller. But his arguments are riddled with ‘pseudo-facts’ and conspiracy theoriesThe Canadian psychology professor and culture warrior Jordan B Peterson could not have hoped for better publicity thanhis recent encounter with Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News. The more Newman inaccurately paraphrased his beliefs and betrayed her irritation, the better Peterson came across. The whole performance, which has since been viewed more than 6m times on YouTube and was described by excitable Fox News host Tucker Carlson as &ldquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dorian Lynskey Tags: Psychology Politics Science UK news US politics US news The far right World news Online abuse Society US universities Academic experts Identity politics Source Type: news

New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library
John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 million Brazilians.The access was possible due to the contract signed by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES in Portuguese) and Wiley. CAPES offers a tool for accessing and sharing scientific information called the Portal de Peri &oac...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Library Resource Outreach Center / Health Central Health Central office space Homelessness is a public health issue according to the CDC. Central is the daytime shelter for Rochester’s homeless. In response, Central created the Library Resource Outreach Center (LROC) and Health Central (HC); no eligibility standards, no appointments necessary. LROC is a collaboration between the library and huma...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Academic Software “Kopernio” Receives Funding from Innovate UK to Accelerate OneClick Journal Article Access
Millions of academic research articles now available with one click for researchers, scientists, and students Kopernio to expand coverage to additional universities and academic institutions We are proud to announce that Kopernio ( http://www.kopernio.com ) has received funding and additional support from Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, to accelerate the development of Kopernio’s oneclick journal article access technology to simplify more than 2.4bn research article downloads per year. Innovate UK will provide financial support to extend Kopernio’s institutional coverage, and enhance K...
Source: News from STM - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing
(Portland State University) Portland State University will join seven other universities in forming a research center for brain-inspired computing -- a set of technologies that has the potential to enable computers to do tasks that, as of now, are uniquely human. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes: Insulin held up in traffic
(Uppsala University) In a new study, researchers from the universities of Uppsala and Lund show why insulin secretion is not working properly in patients suffering from type-2 diabetes. The report is published in the journal Cell Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risks in using electronic management systems at universities
(Kazan Federal University) New electronic management systems provide educational support, help establish effective monitoring of students' achievements both online and offline, can receive and analyze reports on student performance, and track academic progress. However, advances in digital technologies and changes in teaching methods in higher educational institutions require quick adaptation of staff members to innovations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to attract female talent to the technology business
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The long working hours and the discriminatory environment of the technology industry scare women away, despite the fact that the EU has an estimated employment growth of 8 percent until 2025 in the sector. A study by Catalan universities proposes measures to achieve greater equality of opportunities. According to the specialists, a cultural change in companies is necessary, with new rules for time management and counseling programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do companies need corporate universities?
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers at the Higher School of Economics, International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy, have examined the role of corporate universities in developing human capital and improving performance. Their findings were published in the Journal of Intellectual Capital at https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-01-2017-0011. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over 60 universities expected to seek NMC approval for training nursing associates
A total of 65 universities are expected to apply for approval to run nursing associate programmes over the course of the next academic year, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In March, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Matthew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health, announced earlier this week the 2018 theme for National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity. Stay tuned for more details about how you ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Business Secretary announces £ 184 million investment in doctoral training
Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced a major investment in science and engineering research totalling £ 184 million to be allocated over two years. Forty one UK universities including the University of Bristol will share in the funding that will support doctoral training over a four-year period. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, Student notices, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, S Source Type: news

Public Health Educational Opportunities in February
Each month, check the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) training schedule for free professional development opportunities for public health professionals and librarians. During February 2018, NNLM is offering online classes and webinars about big data in healthcare, providing consumer health information at your library, acting as a liaison with health professionals, grants and proposal writing, and providing reliable health information to older adults: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 5, 2018 to March 30, 2018- This course will help health sciences l...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

How can students with autism be supported through college?
(Springer) Thirty years ago it was rare for a student with ASD to enter college. But over the past decades, there has been much improvement in the detection and awareness of ASD in children. Now, with the provision of effective treatments, those with average or above average intellectual abilities are enrolling at universities. Now a special issue addressing the experiences of ASD students has been published in Springer's Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news