[mla-nynj] NN/LM MAR Invites You to Join Us

Harvey, Missy mjharvey at pitt.edu
Tue Nov 18 14:55:39 UTC 2014


PA Forward:  Libraries Create Healthier Communities (Lunch with the RML session) 1

UCSC Genome Browser Workshops in Pittsburgh, PA. 1

PA Forward:  Libraries Create Healthier Communities (Lunch with the RML session)
Presenter:  Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries / Pennsylvania Library Association
Date / Time:  Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Noon - 1 pm (ET)
Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/
                Online / No Registration Required
Summary:  This webinar will introduce PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries, an action plan designed to communicate libraries' essential role in preparing citizens to meet the demands of life.  Libraries can help solve some of our society's biggest economic and social challenges, and that includes the health of our citizens.  Research shows that nothing - not age, income, employment status, education level, or racial and ethnic background - affects health status more than literacy skills.  Through print and online resources, public programs, community outreach services, and on-staff information experts, libraries help people learn healthy habits, make healthier decisions, and actively manage their own and their family's well-being.
We will share information about PA Forward's focus on health literacy and four other essential literacies, its partnerships with eight statewide healthcare organizations, and the high-tech and high-touch ways libraries link citizens of all ages to the most reliable information available to help them prevent disease and manage their health.
UCSC Genome Browser Workshops in Pittsburgh, PA
Presenter:  Dr. Robert Kuhn, Associate Director, UCSC Genome Browser / Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California - Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Date / Time:  December 4 and 5, 2014 (see details below)
Where:  University of Pittsburgh, Salk Hall, 4th floor, Lecture Room 1
               Registration is free

Summary:  For 14 years, the UCSC Genome Browser has been providing a visual display for genomic data from human and other organisms (now numbering more than 80).  Serving nearly 200,000 different users monthly, the Browser has grown to be a collection of bioinformatics tools useful for many applications in biomedical research.

Dr. Robert Kuhn is coming to the University of Pittsburgh to teach introductory and advanced sessions on the use and applications of the Genome Browser.  These sessions are open to all researchers, and suitable for all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced user.

  *   Participants must bring their laptops
  *   Afternoon sessions will have ample time for 1-on-1 conversations on any topic of interest
  *   Funding for these training sessions was provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)
  *   Event sponsored by the Molecular Biology Information Service<http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/molbio> of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh


-       To register for ALL sessions:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=3157

-       To register for individual sessions, see below:

Thursday, December 4th

9:30 - 11:30 am / Session 1:  Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser
Topics will include, but are not limited to:
*        Browser navigation and paradigm
*        Custom tracks
*        Saving sessions for future reference and sharing
*        Table Browser
*        Register Session 1<http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=3159>

1 - 5 pm / Session 2:  Interactive, hands-on problem solving
*        Register Session 2<http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=3161>

Friday, December 5th

9:30 - 11:30 am / Session 3:  Advanced UCSC Genome Browser topics
Topics will include, but are not limited to:
*        BLAT
*        Table Browser joins, intersections, and filters
*        Display of next-gen sequencing results: BAM & VCF files
*        Variant Annotation Integrator
*        Register Session 3<http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=3163>

1 - 5 pm / Session 4:  Interactive, hands-on problem solving
*        Register Session 4<http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=3165>

Please contact<http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/molbio/askmolbio> the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service<http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/molbio> with any questions.

Sent to you by....
Renae Barger
Michelle Burda
Lydia Collins
Kate Flewelling
Missy Harvey
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

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