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Summer Hours at Lister Hill Library

Summer Hours will be in effect from June 6th through August 18th.

Monday – Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7am – 9pm
7am – 5pm
9am – 4pm
12pm – 8pm

Remember you can access all our digital resources 24/7 through the library website: www.uab.edu/lister  Reference librarians will answer emails received after hours once in the evening and then before 8:00 the following morning.  Just choose the “Ask A Librarian” tab.

This video shows options for getting full text while working off campus.

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2014 CCTS Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series

cctsThis series will consist of a series of 5 seminars, and 3 online lectures covering key topics in biomedical and health informatics for clinical and translational science researchers and the resources related to these topics at UAB.  There will be reading materials accompanying the presentations.  Each live session will be approximately an hour.

The first of the live presentations will be on Wednesday June 4, from 3-4 p.m, in Shelby 1015.and the rest of will occur on Wednesdays at the same time (3-4 p.m.) and room as indicated on the schedule below.  Online presentations will be available on weeks when there are no live presentations.  The specific dates and topics are listed below.

Schedule of Presentations

Date Topic Presenters
June 4 What is informatics? (Introductory Presentation ) Topics include: Overview of biomedical and health informatics, key issues in the field, impact of informatics on medical research, education and patient care, informatics resources for researchers at UAB. Eta S. Berner, EdD
June 5-17 ONLINE SESSION– Electronic health records— Topics include: description, functionality, use for research, and challenges for both healthcare and research.
June 18 Research using clinical data in electronic health records— Topics include: Demonstration of tools and resources for accessing UAB’s electronic health record systems, strengths and limitations of EHRs for research Eta S. Berner, EdDMatthew C. Wyatt, MSHI
June 25 Using informatics methods and tools for clinical research— Topics include: Demonstration/discussion of tools for clinical data capture and data management. Matthew C. Wyatt, MSHI
June  26–July 8 ONLINE LECTURES—Databases, Health Information Technology Standards and Interoperability of Clinical Systems .Topics include: Advantages of databases for clinical research, Importance of standards and description of the kind of standards  that exist in healthcare
July 9 Literature searching using advanced electronic techniques— Topics include: Tools, strategies and resources for effective literature searching for researchers in clinical and translational science. Lee Vucovich, MLS
July 16 Role of bioinformatics in study design and analysis of genomic data— Topics include: tools and resources at UAB  and nationally  for genomic and other  “–omic” analyses. Elliot J. Lefkowitz, PhD
July 23-July 30 ONLINE SESSION–Linking genomic and clinical data—The eMERGE Network

Students who would like to take this as a one-credit course can do so.  All interested individuals should email Eta S. Berner, EdD, Course Director, at eberner@uab.edu so that you can be put on the mailing list for course information and if you need additional information. 

 

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Finding Funding

Finding funding opportunities can be a challenge!   Here are some UAB sites that can help you in your search:

  • The UAB Office of  Sponsored Research (OSP) regularly sends out information in the listserv
  • The CCTS has created a new funding opportunities page.  It includes external and internal grants and will be updated frequently.
  • Lister Hill Library maintains a short page of databases about grants.
  • UAB provides access to the comprehensive SPIN database with SMARTS automated email funding alerts on your topic.  To access, log into IRAP then choose Find Funding.

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For a simple search, just enter search terms.  A series of training videos are linked from the page.

Or choose to see UAB online training.  Choose the second tab for search tips and simple videos for both SMARTS and SPIN.

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Summer Writing Sessions & Writers’ Group Support

Get some writing done this summer at the Writing Sessions and Writers’ Group Support offered every Wednesday for 10 weeks from May 21 to July 23 from 12 to 2 in The Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library, 4th floor.

Bring an active writing project and writing tools to the Wednesday sessions from 12 to 2pm.  Drinks and snacks are provided and walk-ins are welcome.  Three workshops are included as part of this series with lunch included:

Registration is required for each workshop.

Do it.  This summer.  Write now!  Need more information?  Contact the instructor, Jennifer L. Greer, Ph.D., at jlgreer@uab.edu, or the WHR project coordinator, Valerie Gordon, atvgordon@uab.edu.

 

*This WHR collaboration includes UAB’s Lister Hill Library, Sterne Library, and the Graduate School through a contract with the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.  For more information about the WHR, see the Women’s Health Resources guide.

 

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CCTS Drop-in Clinics Offer Biostatistics Support

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Faculty members, postdocs, fellows, residents and students engaged in research projects are invited to drop-in clinics fro support with your epidemiology, biostatistics and research design questions. Bring along your laptop.  Clinics are designed to support:

  • study design
  • sample size and power calculations
  • data analysis
  • display of data and results
  • interpretation of results
  • statistical software

For more information, including dates and times of sessions, see:  www.uab.edu/ccts/ResearchCommons/Pages/BERD.aspx  or contact the CCTS.

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Women’s Health Week Kickoff on May 7

National Women’s Health Week is May 11-17, 2014.  During the month of May we will be highlighting helpful information available at Women’s Health Resources, a portal created by the National Library of Medicine Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. Research is a NIH priority:  see /www.womenshealthresources.nlm.nih.gov/funding.html for a list of NIH funding opportunities about women’s health.

Stop by Lister Hill Library on Wednesday, May 7th from 12:00 to 2:00 for our Women’s Health Week kickoff!  Get lemonade and muffins, information on women’s health, and fun giveaways.  We’ll have supplies on hand to make Mother’s Day cards for your own use or to share with a local women’s shelter.  You can also pick up sunflower seeds to plant in your garden or share with a friend!

Find more information on the “Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project” on the LHL Guide: Women’s Health Resources.

 

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Date:Wednesday, May 7, 2014Time:12:00pm – 2:00pmLocation:Leisure Reading Area, 1st FloorCategories:Special Events

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EndNote offers free training

 

Do you need a a quick course in EndNote or want to sharpen your EndNote skills?  EndNote Trainers will offer free online training this summer.  See the schedule and register here:  http://endnote.com/training/live-training

EndNote Users:  Be sure to update your EndNote program to EndNote  7.1. See the short video below for the new features added!

 

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UAB’s First Dean of Libraries

 

UAB announces the first Dean of Libraries, James Meador.  He will be starting August 5th.

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Read the full article here: http://www.uab.edu/news/faculty/item/4607-uab-names-dean-of-libraries

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LHL in April

There is lots going on at Lister Hill Library this month! Highlights include EndNote training, the popular fine amnesty week, and free chair massages.  Check out the Events calendar here.   Stop by for tea on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-2:30 or check out the new Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe, opening Monday, March 31.

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