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AHCJ-NLM Fellowship 2010 agenda

AHCJ-National Library of Medicine Fellowships Day One

Welcome & Overview of National Library of Medicine (NLM)

  • Future of Personalized Health Records: Session will explain the prospects for personalized health records and tailored medical information and care. Dr. McDonald developed one of the nation's first interoperable medical record systems in Indianapolis when he was on the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • Tour of NLM

  • Kidney Disease-Impact of Diabetes and Obesity: Session will be a presentation and Q&A on diabetes and obesity impact kidney disease. 

  • ClinicalTrials.gov Tutorial: Session is a hands-on training to use and mine ClinicalTrials.gov, a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.

Day Two

  • Genetics Home Reference Tutorial: Session is a hands-on training for the Genetic Home Reference, a database of genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.

  • National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) Tutorial: Session is hands-on training to learn how to access and mine PubMed with an overview of other NCBI resources, such as the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).

  • Lunch with NCBI officials

  • ToxNet and Household Products Database Tutorial: Session will provide training on how to better use ToxNet, a collection of toxicology and environmental health databases, and Household Products Database, a database that describes the health effects of more than 8,000 consumer brands.

  • NIH Extramural Grant Process: Session will explain how applicants obtain grants through the NIH extramural grant process.

  • NLM Board of Regents Dinner

Day Three

  • NCBI Tutorial - Part Two: Session is part two of a hands-on training on the PubMed and an overview of other NCBI databases, such as dbGaP, and other NCBI databases.

  • Health Disparities in the U.S.: Session will provide guidance on accessing available data and resources regarding health disparities from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD).

  • Insightful Medical Reporting: Eight Tips: Session will explain how to interpret biomedical statistics and provide tips to enhance medical reporting.

  • Health Services Research and Healthcare Technology: Session will include training on Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj), a database of citations to research-in-progress funded by federal, state, private organizations, as well as foundation grants and contracts. The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) is a gateway to information about health policy issues as the agency specializes in health services research and health care technology.   

Day Four

  • Personalized Medicine and Direct-to-Consumer Genome Scans: Session will cover issues related to personalized medicine, direct-to-consumer genome scanning services and offer suggestions on reliable resources.

  • Pillbox - a new resource about medications

  • MedlinePlus Tutorial: Session will provide training on how to better use MedlinePlus, which contains information on over 800 diseases and conditions.

  • Informal meeting with Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., director, National Library of Medicine