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National Library of Medicine Events

The SJR State Library is a member of the U.S. National Library of Medicine's National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

January 31, 2022: Explore the Future of Health Research with the All of Us Research Program


WHEN 01/31​/2022, 2:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST
WHERE Online only



Join All of Us PA, the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter for a one-hour live, online event to learn about how you can make a difference with citizen science: real scientific research.


This event will provide an introduction to citizen science and to the All of Us research program, an exciting precision medicine study. The All of Us research program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. They welcome participants from all backgrounds, and researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This can help researchers find ways to treat and prevent disease.

This live, online event will include a live demo and Q&A about the All of Us Data Browser (, which provides interactive views of the publicly available All of Us Research Program participant data.

Before the event, feel free to discover citizen science via and learn more about the All of Us program via For background on All of Us, check out the SciStarter blog:

January 27, 2022 - FAUCI

FAUCI - Film Screening and Discussion

Fauci flyerOn January 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Center on Halsted will present a special screening of FAUCI, a new documentary from National Geographic. After the film, the groups will host a live conversation with longtime AIDS activist and survivor Michael Manganiello about the importance of representation in medical research.

Click here to register for the live film screening or to watch the film later on demand January 27 - 31, 2022. A link to access the film will be emailed from the NLM to attendees on the 27th.

This discussion will livestream on the Library's Facebook page at 7:45 p.m. 

October 13, 2021: New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine

New Media, New Advocacy: How Racial Bias is Being Tackled in Medicine

Presented by Joel Bervell Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:00am EST

Webinar Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight numerous healthcare inequities that exist. Data from early in the pandemic showed that African Americans were dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, highlighting health inequities that have existed for years. And unfortunately, statistics like this about health disparities are numerous. 

Black mothers are consistently more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. “Racial-corrections” in spirometry algorithms assume that Black, Asian, and Latinx patients have lower lung capacities. And medical schools don’t frequently teach how dermatology conditions look on darker skin. With these varying health outcomes being more heavily critiqued, a new wave of advocacy is emerging, led by young people, to combat systemic disparities in medicine. 

This talk will dive into the history of various health disparities that exist in medicine, discuss how they manifest in practice, and examine the new ways in which students, organizations, and hospitals are tackling racial bias in medicine.

Join this Webinar

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October 24 at 5 p.m.: Online Watch Party of Life Interrupted

Life Interrupted: Telling Breast Cancer Stories

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Health Literacy Month, join the National Library of Medicine on October 24th at 5 pm ET for a virtual Watch Party and panel discussion of Life Interrupted, a documentary featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors.

Get your free tickets for this event today:

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