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New PBS Documentary for University Libraries – Age of Champions


You’re invited to watch the new free PBS documentary Age of Champions

Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at
the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole
vaulter, and hard-hitting grandmothers who triumph over the limitations of age.

The filmmakers have partnered with organizations including the National Institute on Aging,
Osher Center, and President’s Council on Fitness to share the entire documentary for free
during the film’s national online premiere, April 18 – 28, 2013.

The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and theater audiences across
the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older.

Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to watch the film for free by forwarding this
email, posting on Twitter, and sharing the link on Facebook.

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20 years of The Cochrane Collaboration: Looking back on the search for evidence

Watch the video of a retrospective of The Cochrane Collaboration’s beginnings and achievements of the past two decades.

Go to the 20th anniversary of The Cochrane Collaboration site.

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Do you have a grant from the National Institutes of Health?

Join us for Eccles Express on Thursday, April 11th to find out if your publications meet the updated NIH Public Access Policy requirements. You’ll learn how to check your compliance and make sure your papers are in PubMed Central. We will cover how to use NCBI My Bibliography to organize your publications and review your compliance, how to find out if a publisher will submit to PMC for you, and how to submit to PMC if they don’t.

The Updated NIH Public Access Policy
Thursday, April 11
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
HSEB 3100 D

For questions on this workshop, please contact Abby Adamczyk:

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April 10 – LIFT Forum — The U & You; student stories

The Wednesday, April 10 Library and Information Technology Forum features Tony Sams who will present The U & You: An Asynchronous Human Library, a session focused on a project collecting student stories. Please join us in the Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5100 B at 12:05 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The U & You project seeks to build a longitudinal collection of students’ academic and social growth. The project consists of two parts:
1. Interviews with students that are transcribed and assigned metadata for relevant recall.
2. Development of a website to access the stories, by searching for metadata on the participant

The U & You project is producing original documents (interviews) in the form of local oral histories and experimenting with an entirely new “collection” that is social in origin, and special in the access it provides to the personal experiences of the U’s student population.

Tony Sams is the Digital Scholarship Consultant and Project Manager, Digital Scholarship Lab in the Faculty Center at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

Join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5100 B at 12:05-1:00 p.m. for this program.

For more details, visit the LIFT Forum page. Program can be viewed from off-site via link from the web page; and available on demand after the program.

The LIFT Forum is co-sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Media-on-Demand committee.

Questions can be directed to:
Jeanne Le Ber; 801-585-6744







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Menopause Symptoms: What can you do?

2013 Free Lecture Series Menopause Symptoms: What can you do?

Angela Deneris, Ph.D., Certified Nurse Midwife and Professor in the College of Nursing, will discuss:

  • The common symptoms of menopause
  • What peri- and post-menopause look like
  • The different medical and alternative treatment options

Co-sponsored by the Hope Fox Eccles health Library and the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.

Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, April 11th
Noon to 1 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library (Located just off the Main Lobby in University Hospital next to Starbucks)

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Sex and Gender Differences Research Guide

Do you incorporate sex and gender differences in your research? Would you like to know more about sex and gender differences research?

We’ve built a research guide to help you learn more. This guide includes information about what sex and gender differences research is, funding resources and information on women’s health.

Find it here:

Please contact Amy Honisett at or 801-587-9246 with questions or comments.

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What can you do to help more people find your research?

If you would like to learn a few simple steps you can take as you prepare your work for publication, bring your lunch and join us for Eccles Express on Thursday, April 4. This week’s session features a short workshop on Enhancing the Impact of Research.  We’ll discuss measures to help you disseminate your work widely and make it easier to find in web searching and database searching.

Thursday, April 4
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
HSEB 3100 D

For questions on this workshop, please contact Jessi Van Der Volgen

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Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy today: March 28, 2013

Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation

When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor

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Miss the Sex & Gender Differences Research Session?

Don’t worry! You can still see the video here:

Access the handouts and the slides here:

The session covered:

  • What is the difference between sex and gender?
  • How do sex and gender affect health?
  • Why is it important to include sex and gender differences in research?
  • Where can I find more information and resources?
  • What is the Office of Research on Women’s Health?

You can find more resources in this guide:

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New 30-minute workshops!

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Crunched for time? Stop in for Eccles Express!

Eccles Express is a short workshop with an overview of the topic where you can learn strategies, steps, or resources you can employ right away. We are pleased to offer the following sessions on Thursdays in April, from 11:30 am-12:00 pm in HSEB 3100D.

April 4: Enhancing the Impact of Research
Presented by Jessi Van Der Volgen
Optimize the visibility and impact of your research through increased discoverability. In this session you’ll learn strategies to consider in preparing for publication, disseminating your research, and keeping track of your research.

April 11: The Updated NIH Public Access Policy
Presented by Abby Adamczyk
Do you have an NIH grant and need to find out if your publications meet the updated NIH Public Access Policy requirements?  Learn how to check your compliance and make sure your papers are in PubMed Central.

April 18: Images: Where can you find them and what’s legal?
Presented by Nancy Lombardo
This brief overview will cover what is a legal use of images for teaching and presentations. Fair Use, Public Domain and Creative Commons issues will be discussed. Useful sites for finding images will be presented.

April 25: Finding and Re-Purposing Datasets
Presented by Peter Jones
Discovering and re-using research datasets has become much easier in recent years due in large part to data sharing initiatives, increasing use of standards and innovative new technologies. Come learn about some of the many treasure troves of research data available, as well as how to utilize and cite them.

These workshops are offered for free by Eccles Health Science Library and no registration is required. For questions about Eccles Express, please contact Jessi Van Der Volgen:

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