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August 2022

Monkeypox resources

Want to find more information about monkeypox?

Medline Plus has information on monkeypox written for  members of the public.

Information on Medline Plus can be freely distributed and shared. Medline Plus has high quality health information, in both English and Spanish, that is authoritative, easy to understand, and free of advertising.

StatPearls has information on monkeypox written for clinicians and health professionals.

StatPearls is a comprehensive library of peer-reviewed medical content for the benefit of practitioners globally.

PubMed has peer-reviewed articles on monkeypox.

You can narrow your search with subheadings included in the monkeypox MeSH term  or do a basic PubMed search for monkeypox to find articles that are too new to be indexed with MeSH terms yet.  

CDC has a comprehensive monkeypox page that includes information specifically for health departments, for healthcare professionals, veterinarians, and laboratory personnel.

Funding Opportunity: Community Awards

Funding Opportunity: NNLM All of Us Community Awards

NAPC Community Awards

Award Amount: $30,000

Number of Awards Available: 5

Application Deadline: August 26, 2022

Get Started Today!

The NNLM All of Us Program Center is excited to announce our Community Award grants! Community Awards provide funding to design and implement programming to increase community skills in health literacy, digital literacy and/or public understanding of clinical research, build community partnerships, and promote All of Us and NNLM resources.

Application materials, in-depth instructions, and other resources can be found in the online announcement.

Questions? Email

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Featured resource: LiverTox

LiverTox: An Online Resource for Information on Drug-induced Liver Injury provides up-to-date, unbiased and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, clinical patterns and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications and selected herbal and dietary supplements. The LiverTox site is meant as a resource for both physicians and patients as well as for clinical academicians and researchers who specialize in idiosyncratic drug induced hepatotoxicity.

Join us for a discussion of the book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman

You are invited to join us for the second NNLM Book Discussion. From August 1 until October 31, we will read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. After acquiring the book in your preferred format, you can join us any time between August 1 until October 31 to participate.

Learn more and register here.

A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy

House Calls with Dr. Vivek MurthyU.S. Surgeon General

Dr. Vivek Murthy launched a new podcast, House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy, highlighting the vital need for people to build connections with one another, not just for individual health and wellbeing, but for our collective recovery as a nation. Guests will include experts and thought leaders in their field who have found ways to forge deeper connections, showcase a human-centered view of public health, and build community and healing.

News from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater 

From the NLM Director’s blog: Using Large Datasets to Improve Health Outcomes

From the NIH Director’s blog: Climate Change and Health Initiative to Expand Research, Build Resiliency

NLM’s History of Medicine: Challenge: Science Against Cancer, 1950

New National Cancer Institute (NCI) monograph, Treating Smoking in Cancer Patients: An Essential Component of Cancer Care, provides an updated synthesis of evidence clarifying the need to intervene with patients with cancer who smoke.

Understanding Medical Scans is an app designed to help patients learn what to expect during a medical scan and how scans can help with both diagnosis and treatment.

Upcoming Webinars and Classes


Times listed are in Central Time

August 2, 12 - 1pm

Office of Minority Health Resource Center: National Service for Minority Health Resources & Information

August 3, 10 - 11am

How Implicit Bias Affects Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

August 11, 12:30 - 2pm

Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

August 18, 10 - 11am

Team Science: Increasing the Pipeline of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Women Conducting Clinical Research

August 23, 1 - 2:30pm

PBC Living Library Project*

August 24, 3 - 4pm

Storytelling as a Public Health Strategy to Address Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

September 14, 1 - 2pm

Health Statistics on the Web*

September 22, 12:30 - 2pm

Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy 

September 27, 1 - 2:15pm

Inclusive Disaster Planning: Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities*

October 6, 12 - 1pm

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

The full schedule for upcoming NNLM classes is available online.

On-Demand Classes

A number of on-demand courses are available for you to complete when it fits your schedule. 

Environmental Health and Justice: A Brief Primer*

Health Literacy On Demand*

How PubMed Works: Introduction On Demand

A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards On Demand

Assessing Health Materials On Demand

Drug and Chemical Information On Demand

A full list of on-demand classes is available here

New tutorial

New PubChem Tutorial is now available.

Recorded Webinars

You can browse recordings of past NNLM webinars from Jan 1, 2020 - present. To see curated playlists by topic, audience, or region, visit the NNLM YouTube channel.

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

November 18, 1 - 3pm

Did you know Wikipedia’s health information is used by 50-70 percent of all physicians and over 94 percent of med students? Let’s make sure that information in Wikipedia articles about health is reliable! No prior experience required!  More info and registration at Fall 2022 #CiteNNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

4 Steps to Receive New Class Notifications from NNLM

Our blog post has instructions and screenshots on how to set up your account to get the new class notifications once a week.

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