Workshop on Advancing Biomedical Research with AI and Machine Learning

NIH is excited to announce that registration is open for a full-day public workshop, “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Advance Biomedical Research,” Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:45 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35 on the NIH Main Campus. To explore the opportunities for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in biomedical research, NIH will bring together leaders in innovation and science for a robust and in-depth discussion.

Presenters at the workshop include leading experts from Amazon and IBM, and scientists at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of Cincinnati who are employing AI/ML in biomedical research settings. Craig Mundie, who served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and was formerly Microsoft’s Chief Research Strategy Officer, will deliver the keynote address. Speakers will engage with workshop participants on AI and ML topics such as integration into healthcare, future uses in biomedical research, the potential for enhancing clinical care and scientific discovery, and ethical considerations.

For additional details on the Workshop, Speakers and Agenda, please visit the workshop webpage.

To attend the Workshop, participants must register. Please note that space is limited.

The Workshop will be available and archived on Videocast: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=28053&bhcp=1

New Books

Adaptogens in medical herbalism : elite herbs and natural compounds for mastering stress, aging, and chronic disease

Clinical research in complementary therapies : principles, problems and solutions

A doctor’s guide to alternative medicine : what works, what doesn’t, and why

The Duke encyclopedia of new medicine : conventional and alternative medicine for all ages

Ending aging : the rejuvenation breakthroughs that could reverse human aging in our lifetime

Evaluating the economics of complementary and integrative medicine

Holy water, sacred oil : the Fountain of Youth

Hyperbaric oxygen for neurological disorders

Medicinal plants of the western mountain states

Mental health for the whole child : moving young clients from disease & disorder to balance & wellness

The Oxford handbook of psychoneuroimmunology

Scattered : how attention deficit disorder originates and what you can do about it

Shadows of Chaco Canyon

Sleep : a groundbreaking guide to the mysteries, the problems, and the solutions

Spiritual medicine and natural remedies

Textbook of functional medicine

When the body says no : exploring the stress-disease connection

 

Colorado Drugstore Bottles

Gold was discovered in Colorado in 1859, and a huge influx of prospectors flooded the territory to strike it rich.  Soon Denver, where some of the first traces of gold were found at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platte River, became the center of the much of the growth of what would become the state of Colorado.  The new settlers required the services of many professions to help them in their new lives, including doctors and pharmacists.  Soon, the local drugstore was an integral part of the community.

 

The local drugstore provided the medications locally compounded and placed in unique glass bottles that also served as advertisements.  The local drugstore served the people Colorado up until large chain drugstores began to buy local stores in the early 20th Century.

 

Visit the South 2nd floor landing to explore some of the Health Sciences Library’s collection of Colorado Drugstore Bottles.

 

Paul Andrews, MA

Collection Development

HSL Welcomes Rob Cincotta!

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On Tuesday, June 12th, the Health Sciences Library threw a party in the second floor staff lounge welcoming Rob Cincotta, and we had a chance to speak with him about his background and upcoming work. Rob, who resides in Aurora and spent most of his life in Las Vegas, joins us in the much-needed role of Desktop Support Specialist for the IT department. He got his start in computers shortly after leaving the Air Force, when he joined the staff of a newspaper working on mainframe computers. “I’ve gone from the newspaper, to retail, to my own business doing computer service for almost 20 years,” he says. “I just really enjoy computers.”

After building his computer skill set, he took a break from traditional service and worked as a field service engineer for a medical technology company, installing medical equipment across the country. He then spent the past five years working as an IT contractor for NIST, but after five years of commuting to Boulder, he was looking for something closer to home.

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When it comes to his current role, he says he’s most excited about our specialized clientele. “It’s a smaller client base than I serviced in my previous job,” he says, and that he’s looking forward to being able to offer more personalized service. “I get to know people better.”

Another aspect that drew him to the HSL is our variety of unique patron needs. “I don’t like doing the same old thing every day,” he says, “and that happens to work out well in this industry, because everything is ever-changing.”

When you see Rob around the library, be sure to give him a warm welcome, and if you ever find yourself in need of desktop assistance, he has some great advice to offer: “Don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

New Exhibits in the Lobby

There are two new exhibits in the main lobby at HSL.

Debra updated the new books display, and added dust jackets from the new books that have arrived since the last time she changed out the exhibit.

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Since the Deadly Medicine exhibit closed, Debra worked with David Weil from the Fulginiti Pavilion to install a new display for the Fulginiti.

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The display shows three upcoming events at the Fulginiti.

The new issue of the Human Touch is out, and there will be a launch celebration on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4-6pm.  The new issue is already posted in the digital repository, if you would like to view it online.

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The new exhibit at the Fulginiti will be The Art of Healing: Paintings by Arturo Garcia. The Art of Healing will be at the Fulginiti from June 15 through August 16, 2018, and the reception will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5-7pm.

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Every One That Asks: Conversations with Denver’s Homeless is also on display at the Fulginiti beginning on May 21, 2018.

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