[mla-nynj] Hope You'll Join Us This Week (NN/LM MAR)

Harvey, Missy mjharvey at pitt.edu
Mon Oct 13 14:45:46 UTC 2014


Project Tycho / Data for Health: Open Access to Public Health Data (Boost Box session)

Privacy and Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself (METRO Mobile Computing SIG Webinar)

Project Tycho / Data for Health: Open Access to Public Health Data (Boost Box session)
Presenter:  Wilbert van Panhuis, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Date / Time:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Noon - 1 pm (ET)
Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/
  Online / No Registration Required
Summary:  The Project TychoTM team aims to provide open access to public health data from around the world.  Currently, the database contains the entire 125 year history of U.S. weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance reports.  All these data are freely available to the public through an easy-to-use online interface<http://www.tycho.pitt.edu>.  Oftentimes, restricted access to public health data limits opportunities for scientific discovery and technological innovation.  The Project Tycho team is continuously engaging in new partnerships with scientists, funding, and public health agencies around the world to add or connect new historical and current datasets to the system.  New datasets include global dengue surveillance data and Chikungunya data<http://www.tycho.pitt.edu/dev/> for Latin America.
The Project Tycho team is collaborating with international partners from a large variety of scientific disciplines to create innovative analytical approaches to add value to public health data.  Analytics range from creative data visualizations to reveal population level patterns of disease spread that help to understand disease causality leading to better control strategies.  Currently, about 1,300 people from around the world have registered for free to use Project Tycho data and over 17,000 users have visited the website since the launch in November last year.  Project Tycho data are used for research, for student theses, dissertations, and homework, for teaching, and for public advocacy.  We are excited to present this new resource for the advancement of science and population health.

Privacy and Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself (METRO Mobile Computing SIG Webinar)
Presenter:  Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Dates:  Thursday, October 16, 2014 / 3-4:30 pm (ET)
Where:  Online
Register:  http://metro.org/events/544/

Summary:  You've read the recent headline: 4.5 million hospital records were compromised in a cyberattack.  Learn tips to protect yourself, your family, and your library users in our highly connected world.  We'll discuss:

*        What you need to know about your personal information on the Web

*        How others get information about your online activities

*        How to protect yourself from phishing emails and scams

*        How to manage your online reputation

*        What to do if your online privacy is compromised

*      Risks of cloud computing
Please note that this meeting will be conducted in webinar format.  Attendance will be remote and accessible from any computer with a reliable Internet connection.  Registration is required in order to receive webinar access.

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