Weekly Digest for National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region (Dec. 2)

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

December 4, 2016

(via Molly Olmstead, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

We were at RSNA!
Jacqueline, Derek, and Liz traveled to Chicago for the Radiological Society of North America conference where they offered PubMed consultations and one-on-one instruction. Check out our Facebook to see photos from the exhibit booth.

Year two awards are under development
The GMR is currently working to develop awards for the 2017-2018 funding year, which will become available on our website in early March 2017. If you have ideas or suggestions, we’d love to hear your feedback at gmr-lib@uiowa.edu.

GMR: The first six months
An article about the new GMR office’s first six months of operations is posted to the University of Iowa Libraries’ blog. Check it out to read about everything the GMR has done since the new office was established in April 2016.

NN/LM Resource Picks: AIDSource and AIDSinfo
The recording of the most recent installment of the NN/LM Resource Picks webinar series is now available on YouTube. This presentation offers in introduction to all the resources available from AIDSource and AIDSinfo for consumers and health professionals. 

The NLM is recruiting! 
The NLM is currently seeking qualified applicants for up to 13 Technical Information Specialist positions in the Divisions of Specialized Information Services and Library Operations. Divisions seeking applicants include Bibliographic Services, History of Medicine, National Network Coordinating Office, and more.

New C.E. courses available
The NLM Basic Level Courses for the MLA Disaster Information Specialist have all been updated to a new self-paced learning format. Three courses are available: Disaster Health Information Sources: The BasicsUS Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies, and Information Roles in Disaster Management. More information is available here.

Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians
The Institute will take place April 24-28, 2017 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Applications will be accepted beginning on December 12, 2016.

Native American Digital Storytelling Competition
The NIH Tribal Health Research Office has announced a digital storytelling competition in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The challenge is to create a brief (five minutes or less) digital story about how traditions and heritage promote health within American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Cash prizes are offered. Submission deadline: January 31, 2017.

Study to asses shorter-duration antibiotics in children
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is sponsoring a clinical trial that will evaluate whether a 5-day course of antibiotics (as opposed to the standard 10 days) will be more effective in treating community-acquired pneumonia. Read the News Release for more information.

First HIV vaccine efficacy trial in seven years
The NIH is sponsoring a clinical trial in South Africa to test whether an experimental vaccine regimen can prevent HIV infection. More than 1,000 people become infected with HIV in South Africa every day. The new vaccine is an updated version of the only HIV vaccine trial to ever provide protection against the disease.

Many Women With Chronic Illnesses Don’t Use Online Tools
This HealthDay article (from MedlinePlus News) states that chronically ill women who don’t use the Internet may struggle with worse health.


It’s Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness week. Use the hashtag #IBDvisible on twitter to post and read stories of people living with digestive diseases. Follow the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America @CCFA for updates from the foundation.

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