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Biomed Library Hosting the Exhibit, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness; Panel Discussion on Feb. 24th

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Biomedical Library is pleased to announce the exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”. This exhibit, on loan from the National Library of Medicine, will be on display in the first floor of the Biomedical Library from February 10 – April 6, 2015. The exhibit is also available online.

This exhibit includes over a hundred video clips of interviews with Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who speak in their own voice about their views of health and illness and how these are interconnected with their cultural life and beliefs. Stories examine both past and present and show how the determinants of health are tied to the community, to the land, and to the spirit.

The exhibit includes six panels, each with a different theme: Introduction, Individual, Community, Tradition, Nature, and Healing. There are six iPads with headphones where visitors can view the video clips. The content on each of the iPads is the same. Content includes the following:

  • Native views and definitions of health and illness
  • Native views of the Land, Food, Community, the Earth/Nature, and Spirituality as they relate to Native health and illness
  • Role of traditional healing in Native American culture today
  • Historical role of traditional healing in the context of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian history
  • Relationship of traditional healing and Western medicine in Native communities
  • Native stories about the practice of healing
  • Native traditions and activities that promote health and healing
  • Issues of economic development and the impact on health of Native communities
  • Role of Native Americans in military service as an element of pride, honor, sense of tribal health, and commitment to tribe and country
  • Contemporary intergenerational views of Native health including those of Native elders, women, and youth
  • Current work by Native communities and leadership to improve their community and individual health conditions

Please join us on February 24th for a panel discussion of “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts on Health and Illness”. The panel of Native scholars will discuss traditional and cultural healing practices, environmental health, and contemporary health care issues and policy.

Panelists:

  • Felicia Hodge, DrPH, (Wailaki) Professor, Schools of Nursing and Public Health
  • Nancy Reifel, DDS, MPH, (Sioux) Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry
  • Dan Dickerson, DO, MPH, (Inupiaq) Assistant Research Psychiatrist, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • Christine Samuel-Nakamura, PhD, (Dine) Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing
  • Micah Kamoe, MAc, (Hawaiian) Graduate Student, American Indian Studies

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Everyone is invited!

 

Two Upcoming NCBI Webinars on July 30 and Aug. 13

Friday, July 25th, 2014

NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is hosting two upcoming webinars. On July 30, 12:00-1:30 PM PDT, is the session “BLAST in the Cloud,” which will showcase the experimental NCBI-BLAST Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to configure hardware for BLAST searches using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Further details and registration information are available here. On August 13, 10-11:00 AM PDT, is the session “Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation.” Details are available here.

Electronic Lab Notebooks Workshop: June 25, 2014 in the Biomedical Library

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Next in the Data Wednesdays Series:

The “what’s”, “why’s” and “how’s” of Electronic Lab Notebooks

Your data are probably stored as digital files, while the information about your experiment is in your paper notebook. Have you wondered what it would be like to have everything stored together in an Electronic Lab Notebook? Have you wanted to try one or several out but did not have time?

Come to this Data Wednesday workshop on June 25th from noon to 1 P.M. to find out more about the structure and features of several popular ELN’s. The class will meet in the Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS).

Presented by Vessela Ensberg, Ph.D., Data Curation Analyst at the UCLA Biomedical Library. Please register to reserve your space.

Note: this workshop is not available by webinar.

Questions?  Email biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu for more information.

History of Medicine work-in-progress (June 6): “Making LSD a Psychotomimetic”

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

UCLA History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Forum is a series which provides opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and visiting researchers to present recent work or unfinished work-in-progress in an informal, presentation-and-discussion format. Programs are held at lunchtime (sandwiches provided to those who make reservations), one or more Fridays per quarter during the academic year, in the Rare Book Room on the 4th floor of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

The next program, on Friday, June 6, at 12:30 p.m., will be a presentation by Rob Schraff (PhD candidate in History, UCLA Department of History) on “Making LSD a Psychotomimetic”:

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History of Medicine work-in-progress (May 16): “Blind in Palestine: Stories of Treating Trachoma”

Friday, May 9th, 2014

UCLA History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Forum is a series which provides opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and visiting researchers to present recent work or unfinished work-in-progress in an informal, presentation-and-discussion format. Programs are held at lunchtime (sandwiches provided to those who make reservations), one or more Fridays per quarter during the academic year, in the Rare Book Room on the 4th floor of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

The next program, on Friday, May 16, at 12:00 noon, will be a presentation by Anat Mooreville (PhD candidate in History, UCLA Department of History) on “Blind in Palestine: Stories of Treating Trachoma”:

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Preparing Multi-Project NIH Applications using ASSIST

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Preparing Multi-Project NIH Applications using ASSIST
Friday, April 25, 2014
Kinross Building, Room 210
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This session is open to research administrators, PIs, and researchers who are involved in the preparation of multi-project NIH applications (type P and U) for the May 25, 2014 deadline that require the use of the ASSIST system.  Topics covered include:

  • Planning and organization of your team and application
  • Initiating the application in ASSIST
  • Managing application permissions and users
  • Building the application
  • Finalizing the application for OCGA review and submission

Formal registration is not required.

If you have any other questions, please contact Cindy Gilbert at cgilbert@research.ucla.edu.

Stressbusters During 10th Week at the Science Libraries

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Stressed about finals? Stop by the Science and Engineering Library and the Biomedical Library during tenth week for some relaxing, stress-busting activities!  No RSVP is required but space and supplies are limited.

Also, check out more events at other UCLA Libraries, including therapy dogs, meditation, counseling, silent disco, and more!

        FREE Chair Massage during 10th Week

SEL/EMS
Research Commons
Tuesday, Dec 3
12pm – 2pmBiomedical Library
Research Commons
Wednesday, Dec 4
12pm – 2pm

Enjoy a relaxing 5-minute chair massage, courtesy of UCLA Fitwell. Massages are first-come, first-served and restricted to UCLA students only.
  Origami throughout during 10th week
SEL/EMS Research Commons, 8th Floor Boelter Hall

Take a break with some origami! We will provide the paper and instructions; you provide the creativity! (while supplies last)
FREE Coffee and Fruit
Biomedical Library
Research Commons
Tuesday, December 3, starting at 10am 
Thursday, December 5, starting at 10am (while supplies last)

If you have any questions, please ask us!

UC Research eXchange (UC ReX) Workshop

Monday, October 28th, 2013

THIS WORKSHOP NOW AVAILABLE VIA WEBINAR.

This workshop will be taught by Dr. Douglas Bell, Associate Professor in General Internal Medicine and Leader of the Biomedical Informatics Program of UCLA CTSI.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS)

Are you doing clinical research? Could your work benefit from access to cohort counts based on de-identified data on

  • demographics
  • diagnosis data
  • commonly-ordered lab test results (starting Fall 2013)
  • anticoagulant medications (starting Fall 2013)

The University of California Research eXchange (UC-ReX) Data Explorer, is a secure online system designed to enable University of California (UC) clinical investigators to identify potential research study cohorts spanning the five UC medical centers. The Data Explorer allows investigators to conduct interactive searches of data derived from patient care activities at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Search criteria can include demographics, diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-9 and CPT), labs, and medications. The output of each query from the UC ReX Data Explorer is a numeric count of patients by site that match the criteria identified in the query. The numeric count helps investigators assess the feasibility of their study idea by identifying whether there are sufficient numbers of prospective subjects within the UC system.

The workshop is free but seating is limited. Please register to reserve a seat.

UC ReX is brought to you by the University of California Biomedical Research Accelerations, Integration and Development (UC BRAID) to facilitate integration of research programs, clinical informatics, technology, and resources across University of California campuses.

Do You Have Questions About NIH Compliance?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Do you have questions about how to get your publications NIH compliant? Bring them to the Biomedical Library this Friday, October 25th, from noon to 1 p.m. The office hour will be held by Vessela Ensberg in the RICS suite, room 12-077W (ask at the Public Service Desk).

Open Access Week at UCLA: October 21-27, 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Lecture: Why You Should Care about Open Data: Why Research Data Are Rarely Reused
Monday, October 21; 3 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

UC Open Access Policy Informational Session
Tuesday, October 22; 10 a.m.-noon
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Classroom

Research Workshop: Copyright for Creators
Tuesday, October 22; 2 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons Classroom

Office Hours: Lunch and Librarians (copyright)
Thursday, October 24; 1-3 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Research Commons, Pod 14

UC Open Access Policy Informational Session
Friday, October 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Powell Library Building Room 238