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MaRLI: The Manhattan Research Library Initiative

The New York Public Library, Columbia University, and New York University are piloting a lending program for faculty and graduate students. Cardholders from each institution, including CUNY faculty and graduate students, are invited to apply for borrowing privileges from all three research libraries through June 2012. MaRLI allows participants to borrow material for up to 60 days.


Hunter Libraries and the CTBR Host Workshop on Open Access Publishing

The Hunter Libraries–in conjunction with the CTBR–will host a talk by Robert Schatz, North American Sales Manager for the publisher BioMed Central. Mr. Schatz will offer an overview of open access publishing in science, technology, and medical fields, along with an inside look at the workings of BioMed Central and its parent company, Springer Science & Business Media.


The Office of Minority Health - Towards Health Equity

The recent Office of Minority Health (OMH) newsletters features the following stories:

  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  • HHS Disparities Reduction Plan
  • Gaining Headway in the Reduction of Disparities
  • HHS Seeks Comment on Strategy that Promotes Healthy Communities
  • Research Corner: Breast Cancer among Minority Communities
  • and more!...

For Cancer Researchers: Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.

The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.

The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal provides access to Web-based resources that can assist in:

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Hot Topic: Race, Ethnicity, and NIH Funding

From Science Magazine:

Workforce diversity has been considered central to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) objective of improving the nation's health through research, but a new report suggests that renewed efforts to increase diversity are needed. In the 19 August 2011 Science, Ginther et al. report that from 2000 to 2006, black grant applicants were...

Welcome SPUR Fellows 2011

The CTBR’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) welcomed its 2011 cohort last Tuesday, May 31. During the first week, the fellows met their mentors and explored the laboratories where they will conduct their summer research projects. The undergraduate researchers will participate in various workshops and seminars throughout the program....

Community Engagement Participant Receives NYT Honor for Diabetes

Jane Seley, NP, a Hunter College School of Nursing alumna, won the New York Times Tribute to Nurses Award for Innovation for her work on diabetes. Read more.

Dr. Seley participated in the December 2009 Clinical and Translational Science...