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Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is &ldqu...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Don't be scared: New Santa Monica studio aims to take the fear out of acupuncture
In Santa Monica, acupuncture goes mainstream and a gym rolls out a new high intensity interval training class; a new meditation studio in Sherman Oaks offers mindfulness sessions for teens; and a crystal healing workshop is happening in Silver Lake. Here are some well-being options around Los Angeles... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Are You Interested in Helping Parents and Their Young Children?
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Supporting Latino families: The power of relationships
Cecilia and Sara Navigating a child’s medical journey can be difficult on any parent. But for a mother or father not familiar with the U.S. healthcare system or whose first language isn’t English, the journey is much more complex. Just ask one of the attendees at Fuente de Luz (“Fountain of Light”), the monthly informational group for Spanish-speaking families at Boston Children’s Hospital. On the first Tuesday of every month, around eight to ten Latino mothers — and occasionally fathers — get together to share their experiences and receive support from each other. There are hands ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

Remains of Viking camp unearthed by Bristol archaeologists to feature in BBC Four series
Workshops from a Viking camp dating to the winter of 873-4, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Hosts Three Educational Sessions at GNYDM
Coral Springs, FL – November 15, 2017 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, will carry on its mission with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD president, Dr. Charles Hoopingarner, “I’m very excited to be co-presenting three valuable courses with my friend and colleague, Dr. Edward Kusek. As always, the ALD will provide hands on clinical training on many different lasers for both the new laser user as well ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Review of Advances Made to the IRIS Process: A Workshop
February 1-2, 2018; Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment-A Workshop
December 12-13, 2017; Washington, DC. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:How Big Is the Lunch Problem?
[Observer] Mid last year, the National Planning Authority (NPA) held a half-day workshop at Hotel Africana, which explored possible interventions to propel the country to a middle-income status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young scientist wins PETA Science Consortium Award for Commitment to Animal-Free Research
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium's contest to send one early-career scientist to the annual four-day workshop at the prestigious Institute for In Vitro Sciences. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill toxicology doctoral student Brett Winters is the winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using Technology to Advance Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)
Report summarizes a workshop to identify and explore the major challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing digital health strategies within the global, country, and local context, and frame the case for cross-sector and cross-industry collaboration, engagement, and investment in digital health strategies. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Story Workshop Takes TB Awareness to Nsanje Prison Inmates
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Story Workshop has advised Nsanje inmates to undergo Tuberculosis (TB) testing since they are vulnerable to such diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Prisoners Urged to Go for Early TB Screening
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -The Story Workshop, a Media Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that aims at promoting social change is conducting sensitization activities in prisons meant to assist inmates observe signs of Tuberculosis so that they seek early treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infectious diseases experts train frontline clinicians to research effective antibiotic use
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Today, healthcare professionals from across the US are gathering to further national and hospital-based research to improve the use and effectiveness of antibiotics. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Research Workshop will prepare healthcare professionals to design, deploy, and evaluate antibiotic stewardship interventions that seek to stem drug resistant bacteria and improve patient care. The two-day meeting is hosted by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) with the support of an unrestricted grant from Merck. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital health startups form collaborative in Beaverton
Four startups have joined forces to create a Digital Health Collaborative in Beaverton.   Curadite, HealthSaaS, Health Technology Innovations and Solutional Inc. launched the collaborative at the Beaverton Round, at 4145 S.W. Watson Ave. They plan to offer professional workshops, education, community outreach, engineering expertise and networking. The founding companies chose Beaver ton because of its proximity to light rail. The building is also about halfway between Oregon Health& Science University ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Digital health startups form collaborative in Beaverton
Four startups have joined forces to create a Digital Health Collaborative in Beaverton.   Curadite, HealthSaaS, Health Technology Innovations and Solutional Inc. launched the collaborative at the Beaverton Round, at 4145 S.W. Watson Ave. They plan to offer professional workshops, education, community outreach, engineering expertise and networking. The founding companies chose Beaver ton because of its proximity to light rail. The building is also about halfway between Oregon Health& Science University ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Celebrating everyday quality leadership through the eyes of Ashfield Meetings & Events
Quality is one of our core values at Ashfield and underpins everything we do. The theme for this year was ‘everyday leadership’ which set the tone and opened up discussions around our relationships with our clients and internal stakeholders. Employees from our Ashby De La Zouch, Indianapolis (US) and Ivyland (US) offices, as well as remote workers, came together in celebration of this event and took part in virtual and face-to-face sessions. These sessions included activities designed to encourage individuals to recognise and embrace qualitative behaviour and enhance the strengths of their own behaviour by brea...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

SCAI 2018 scientific sessions heads to San Diego, Andes Mountain crash survivor to keynote
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The 41st annual SCAI Scientific Sessions will take place April 25-28, 2018, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. SCAI 2018 will attract nearly 2,000 interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular professionals from across the globe for a dynamic four-day program featuring live cases, renowned speakers, late-breaking clinical science, case reviews, abstract presentations, interactive workshops, and more! (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BCoN Requests Community Input
The natural history collections community is invited to provide input on a draft report about community progress toward the goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic and Implementation Plans for NIBA. The report is the outcome of a two-day stakeholder workshop held in Washington, DC in January 2017 by the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN). Since the community’s Strategic Plan for a Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA) was first published, significant progress has been made toward the goals it articulated. However, as with any effort of significance, it is wise to periodically assess progress....
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Arthritis Research UK hunts for product design ideas to help people living with arthritis
Arthritis Research UK and Design Council Spark are making a final call for innovative design ideas, which would be life altering for people with arthritis. Applications close at midday on 21st November 2017.The 2017 winner, Geoff Rolandsen, won with the Workey design. Workey helps people with arthritis open doors with ease. He was inspired after he discovered that his father, who lives with arthritis, struggled to use certain door keys. Geoff started sketching some ideas which would help his dad, and the original Workey assistive device was born. Keys slide into it and it creates a larger and more ergonomic surface area fo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 14, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations Through the Use of Health Literacy and Community Engagement Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop
To better understand how the public health and health care communities can meet the challenges of serving an increasingly diverse population, the Roundtable on Health Literacy created an ad hoc committee to plan and conduct a public workshop on facilitating health communication with immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the session discussions. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for Health and Wellbeing Workshop Series
The GMR office is excited to announce that Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) has been granted an Outreach Award for the development and implementation of a Health and Wellbeing Workshop Series. Background Both nationally and in Minnesota, Latinos experience persistent equity gaps in health and wellbeing. These disparities are not based in biology, but rather are the result of the burdens of poverty falling disproportionately on people of color and immigrant communities. To achieve a state of well-being as a community and reverse persistent equity gaps, Latinos need access to high-quality health services that a...
Source: The Cornflower - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Advocacy Funding News from the Region Outreach Training Source Type: news

S í, seniors: the Chilean city with grand plans to be the best place to grow old
Promising supervised flats, nursing homes and levelled streets, Valdivia ’s Gerontological Hub project is tackling Chile’s ageing crisis head-on. Can it offset the country’s shockingly low privatised pensions?Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where, if you ’re alone and facing challenges but still physically and mentally independent, you can move into an apartment complex with a supervisor to provide support and organise workshops and gatherings in a community room. Where there’s an affordable transport system adapted to your needs, along with wel ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Piotr Kozak in Santiago Tags: Cities Ageing Older people Society Chile Americas World news Science Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Rural Health Week begins on Monday, November 13! Wondering how you can participate?...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Eritrea:Workshop On 2018 Work Plan
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health branch in the Central region organized a workshop in Serejeka, Berik and Gala Nefhi sub-zones with a view to assess the activities of 2017 and to charter out a work plan for 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pettigrew to step down as NIBIB director
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, PhD, will step down this month from his position...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rivanna receives NIBIB grant NIBIB adds new advisory council members Grossman joins NIBIB board Dean steps down from NIBIB NIBIB co-sponsors pancreatic beta cell imaging workshop (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Sleep and Neurodevelopment Workshop: Electrophysiologic Sleep Phenotyping (ESP)
The NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) convened a workshop to develop and promote Electrophysiologic Sleep Phenotyping (ESP) as a mainstay of the clinical assessment of children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Harvard University hosted an anal sex workshop
The talk hosted by adult shop Good Vibrations on Tuesday was one of many workshops held for the university's annual Sex Week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PSPs: Avoiding the Pitfalls
With the rise of specialty medicines, the staggering cost of non-adherence and the demand for value from all stakeholders, it ’s no surprise that patient support programs (PSPs) are becoming ‘cost of entry’ for some products.However, it ’s not enough to simply bolt on a one-size-fits-all support service around a new medicine; the bar is high, and the ambition is to deliver a truly differentiated service with measurable results.In a recent blog post, we identifiedfive big pitfalls to avoid to deliver successful PSPs. In this article, we focus on the first two, asking what steps companies need to take...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nagore Fernandez and Nareda Mills Source Type: news

UCLA awarded $1.1 million grant to answer big biological questions
A UCLA research team led by Patrick Allard, assistant professor of society and genetics, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from theJohn Templeton Foundation as part of the foundation ’s funding efforts for research into genetics.The project ’s co-leaders are Amander Clark, associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, and Hannah Landecker, director of the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, and professor of sociology, who uses the tools of history and social science to study contemporary developments in the l ife sciences, including epigenetics.The big questions Allard and his UCLA ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
Cochrane Austria,Cochrane Russia, andCochrane Sweden joined forces to  deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice Rector for Innovation, Andrey Artemyev, officially opened the workshop and gave a warm welcome to participants on behalf of the Rector of Kazan Federal University, Ilshat Gafurov.The theme of the workshop was   'Cochrane systematic reviews: from protocol to review - logistics ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous onl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

FDAnews Announces: Early Bird Pricing Ends Nov. 10 for SOPs for the...
SOPs for the 21st Century is a highly-interactive, two-day workshop that will teach the practical techniques needed for writing fast-read, flexible and compliant SOPs — SOPs that will meet FDA...(PRWeb November 03, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/FDAnews/SOPsdec2017earlybird/prweb14749209.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation E-Field Modeling Workshop
To help the wider neuroscience community submit responsive applications, the NIMH has convened a workshop where a variety of e-field modeling toolsets will be demonstrated. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

3 Knowledge Management Practices to Strengthen Your Digital Health Project
November 02, 2017How to learn  from projects past—and avoid their mistakes.Digital health interventions benefit enormously when implementers document and learn from past and current digital health projects. This is where knowledge management (KM) can help.Knowledge management is a systematic practice that helps you learn from others and helps others outside your project learn from you. It is an inherently social process, largely dependent on making sure systems and processes are in place and staff are incentivized to do it.KM really wants to be your friend.Good knowledge management practices have ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Achieving Health Equity: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health Equity for Children, Families, and Communities: A Workshop
November 14, 2017 8:30am-6:00pm ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence and EMS
Advances in artificial intelligence impacts EMS In the early 1980s, Jack Stout wrote a series in JEMS introducing the concepts of fractile response times, system status management (SSM) and high-performance EMS. For the next 15 years, he worked tirelessly to explore new thinking about how EMS was delivered.1 Jack showed us that knowledge is gained by capturing data, and that the insights gained could give us powerful information and make us more efficient. SSM was revolutionary because Jack showed us all how to correlate computer aided dispatch data, incident dates, times and locations to predict peak times in order to sch...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Operations Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence and EMS
Advances in artificial intelligence impacts EMS In the early 1980s, Jack Stout wrote a series in JEMS introducing the concepts of fractile response times, system status management (SSM) and high-performance EMS. For the next 15 years, he worked tirelessly to explore new thinking about how EMS was delivered.1 Jack showed us that knowledge is gained by capturing data, and that the insights gained could give us powerful information and make us more efficient. SSM was revolutionary because Jack showed us all how to correlate computer aided dispatch data, incident dates, times and locations to predict peak times in order to sch...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Columns Operations Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Building a National Capability to Monitor and Assess Medical Countermeasure Use During a Public Health Emergency: Going Beyond the Last Mile: Proceedings of a Workshop
National Academies Press. 10/2017 This 84-page document summarizes a workshop held in June 2017, when participants discussed the roles and efforts of the federal government and of relevant stakeholders with an interest in building and maintaining a national public health emergency (PHE) medical countermeasure(MCM) active monitoring and assessment capability. They discussed federal monitoring and assessment efforts, and opportunities for future work in areas that include concept of operations for threat response. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

VA extends its partnership with Canary Health and other digital health deals
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be continuing its partnership with Canary Health, maker of digital health self-management and behavior change programs. This collaboration is responsible for the Building Better Caregivers online workshop, a six-week anonymous, online program which is available for free to caregivers of VA-supported veterans. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

London Info International hosts the Copyright Card Game as part of the Open Conference Stream on 5th December
Copyright is an important subject for all information professionals but one that often causes anxieties. Some of the anxiety is related to the complexity of copyright law and fact the law is open to interpretation. Many institutions employ dedicated copyright officers to deal with specialist queries, but it’s important that all information professionals learn the basics of copyright to help them in their professional lives. This workshop will be a taster session based on Copyright the Card Game delivered by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, the team behind the game’s development. The game has proved a valuable wa...
Source: News from STM - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Featured Source Type: news

How to Develop Medical Surge Planning Workshops
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/23/2017 This Web page provides a tool for community planners to help advance medical surge planning in their community through well-structured workshops. The tool is designed to aid planners in accomplishing tasks outlined in the Community Planning Framework for Healthcare Preparedness document. The tool distills the information and lessons learned from community collaborations into an easy-to-use guide on how to address seven major topic areas. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building a National Capability to Monitor and Assess Medical Countermeasure Use During a Public Health Emergency: Going Beyond the Last Mile: Proceedings of a Workshop
Proceedings from a June 2017 workshop on building and maintaining a national capability to monitor and assess the use of medical countermeasures. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smithsonian Announced Its 2017 Ingenuity Award Winners
From a groundbreaking director and screenwriter to a 12-year-old who is changing what children read, this year’s recipients of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual American Ingenuity Awards boast a wide-ranging set of accomplishments. Smithsonian Magazine last week announced its winners for the annual awards, which honor innovators in a variety of fields, including technology, history, performing arts, physical sciences and more. Ava DuVernay, who became the first female African-American director to have a film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards with 2014’s Selma, will be honored for her achievemen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Source Type: news

Engaging the Private Sector and Developing Partnerships to Advance Health and the Sustainable Development Goals: Proceedings of a Workshop Series
National Academies Press. 10/2017 This 166-page report summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop series held in 2016 to examine potential opportunities to engage the private sector and develop partnerships to advance health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series explored health and private-sector engagement in the context of the SDGs; the enabling environment for effective partnerships in health and the SDGs; and several lessons from developing and implementing health-focused partnerships. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cochrane Public Health seeks Research Associate/Information Scientist - Glasgow, UK
Job title: Research Associate – Information ScientistClosing date:  26th November 2017Position Type:  Full TimeSalary Range:  £34,520 - £38,833Job PurposeWe are delighted to be advertising this full timepost for an information scientist to provide professional and technical support to meet the information science needs of theMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU),University of Glasgow andCochrane Public Health (CPH).  Specifically, the postholder will provide specialist information science support for a wide range of research projects conducted across the MRC/CSO SPHSU ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Preparing for a Rapid Response to Major Marine Oil Spills: Protecting and Assessing the Health and Well-Being of Communities: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 10/27/2017 This nine-page document summarizes a workshop held on August 2-3, 2017, to explore research needs and other opportunities for improving public health preparedness, response, and protection related to oil spills; consider how to work within and how to complement the existing oil spill response framework to improve the protection of community health and well-being; and inform discussions about how the Gulf Research Program and other divisions of the National Academies can support these efforts. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news