Whiteboard Project: Which Home Remedy Works Best?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this cold and flu season, we wondered which home remedy works for you. Ginger ale for an upset stomach? Check! (13 votes)  Gargling with salt water for a scratchy throat? Check! (14 votes) Drinking tea with honey (and whiskey) for a sore throat? The undeniable winner with 21 votes.  That whiskey bit was a write-in from someone who will remain anonymous, but it appeared to carry the day. Cheers.

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MakerHealth CEO to Keynote the HS/HSL Maker Expo

Anna Young, MakerHealth CEO

Anna Young, MakerHealth CEO and former TEDMED speaker, brings prototyping tools and makerspaces into hospitals. Her keynote at the HS/HSL Maker Expo, “A Maker Revolution in Health”, will discuss the use of rapid prototyping tools in hospital units to enhance the natural, do-it-yourself problem solving abilities of clinicians and patients.

Anna is the Co-Founder of MakerNurse, an RWJF sponsored program to support inventive, frontline nurses. Anna’s roots come from MIT as researcher in the Little Devices Lab and lecturer in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. In 2015, Anna was recognized by LinkedIn as a top Health Innovator under 35 and in 2016 received Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.

The HS/HSL Maker Expo is a networking and showcase event for makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs working in the health sciences.

Invited speakers will discuss health care projects that leverage 3D printing, design software, and robotics, as well as new ventures to increase local support for commercializing bio and medical technologies.

Exhibitors will provide hands-on demonstrations of 3D bio printers, virtual reality microscopy and radiology, medical imaging software, and more.

The half-day event will be begin at 9:30 a.m., March 6, at the SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St.

Registration is free, space is limited. Refreshments and lunch provided.

The HS/HSL Maker Expo is made possible by sponsorship from Health Sciences and Human Services Library, NNLM SEA, arivis, and UM Ventures.

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Let Us Help You Prepare for Graduate Research Day

Students preparing for the upcoming annual Graduate Research Conference on Thursday, March 15, are discovering the Health Sciences & Human Services Library’s value in the research process.

Each school’s faculty librarian can meet with students to retrieve relevant articles from quality databases and demonstrate efficient management of these references using RefWorks.

The Library’s Presentation Practice Studio is ideal for practicing oral presentations. Taping your presentation for later review is also an option.

The HS/HSL offers Poster Printing to all UMB faculty, students, and staff and University of Maryland Medical Center staff. Posters are printed on up to 42″ x 60″ Glossy Paper  or Canvas Fabric and are available for pickup within 2 business days after submission.

In addition, any student, staff or faculty preparing to present at a professional meeting, table clinic or defend a dissertation is encourage to contact their school’s faculty librarian.

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Research Questions to Inform Development of the All of Us Research Program: Request for Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

The All of Us Research Program is seeking input from the public that will help identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol. The current protocol can be found here.

All responses must be submitted online by February 23, 2018 through the program’s IdeaScale website.

One of the nice things about ideascale is that it provides the opportunity to see what everyone else is adding as research ideas—there are already over 250 submitted! Another feature is the ability to vote on your favorite ideas or comment on submissions. Commenting is a great way to start a dialogue with other submitters!

This is a unique opportunity for you to share your research ideas with the All of Us Research Program. I encourage you to enter your ideas soon, bookmark the URL, and come back often to see what’s been added.

If you have any questions please send them to AoURPW@nih.gov.

The complete RFI can be found here.

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Whiteboard Project: Who Will Win the Superbowl?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our bonus Super Bowl question got you energized. Aliens did not land on the field, as one wit predicted, but HS/HSL patrons were correct when they foresaw a big win for the Philadelphia Eagles.  New England Patriots fans stood up to wise-cracks and ribbing with unsurprisable boasting, but with many fewer votes (32 vs. 9).  The Meh/Other category came in second with 16 votes (Puppy Bowl forever!).

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PubMed Commons To Be Discontinued

 

 

PubMed Commons has been a valuable experiment in supporting discussion of published scientific literature. The service was first introduced as a pilot project in the fall of 2013 and was reviewed in 2015. Despite low levels of use at that time, NIH decided to extend the effort for another year or two in hopes that participation would increase. Unfortunately, usage has remained minimal, with comments submitted on only 6,000 of the 28 million articles indexed in PubMed. Read more here.

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Imaging Informatics Monthly Series Workshop, Feb. 13, Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The workshop series will cover a variety of basic and advanced imaging informatics topics using Open Source and commercial software. Series topics will alternate between basic and advanced. Students will get hands on application skills at the workshop. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A with presenters on specific questions. Registration is limited to 25 attendees. All overflow registrants will be added to a wait list and you will be notified if the session is full.  Register here.

February 13, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
HS/HSL, Room LL05

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Data Management 101 – Free Workshop, Feb. 1st, Noon

 

 

 

 

Get organized and avoid a “data disaster”! This workshop provides basic strategies and best practices for effectively managing research data to ensure its organization and accessibility. Topics covered include: funder and journal requirements for data management and sharing, standards for file naming and structure, resources for data management planning and sharing, and strategies for storing data during research and preserving it for the future.

Register here or just drop in!

February 01, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
HS/HSL, Room LL05

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Database Access Restored

 

 

 

 

 

Access to full-text and databases has been restored.

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Databases Access Down – Use One Search and the Library Catalog for Access to Full Text Journals

 

 

 

 

Database access through the HS/HSL website is currently down.  Library IT have been notified and are working to resolve the issue.  You can still search databases, including MedLine and CINAHL, through the OneSearch box on the HS/HSL website.

An alternate way to access journals, is to use the Library’s catalog.  Follow these steps:

  1. From the Library’s homepage, click on Library Catalog under “Popular Links”
  2. On the second bar from the top, click on “Journals”

 

3. Search for your journal
4. Click on “Find It” and select the link for full-text (or “Order” if it is a journal we do not subscribe to).

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