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Issue 19


From Red Hat: Check out their latest Open Source Story on "The Science of Collective Discovery" featuring scientific projects done not just for communities, but by communities. Themes include environmental health, environmental justice, air quality, low-cost sensors, and more.

Cancer Crusader mobile game now available for both Android and iOS. More info available at

Stall Catchers from EyesOnAlz featured in the Washington Post: Alzheimer’s cure is being pursued with the help of an online game.


The funding opportunities below from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are closing soon (May 16th!), go to PCORI's website for details.

Pharmacological Treatment for Anxiety Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and/or Young Adults - Cycle 1 2018

Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes - Cycle 1 2018

Improving Methods for Conducting PCOR - Cycle 1 2018

Limited PCORI Funding Announcement: Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI-Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results - Cycle 1 2018

Broad PCORI Funding Announcements - Cycle 1 2018 (for Addressing Disparities, Assessment of Options, Communication and Dissemination Research, Improving Healthcare Systems)

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13). Supports investigator-initiated scientific meetings. Apps due: August 12, 2018.

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25), supports pre-K to grade 12 (P-12) STEM, informal science education and science center/museum projects. Apps due by 5:00 p.m. local time Monday, July 9, 2018. Pre-app Webinar on Tuesday, May 22 at 2 PM EDT.

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Supports collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Deadline: December 4, 2018.


Emerging Technologies Wikipedia Workshop, June 2
This workshop will bring together DIY biologists and makers from across the DC area with experienced Wikipedians. Learn about emerging technologies like synthetic biology, nanotechnology, robotics, and more! Afterwards, we'll teach you how to improve Wikipedia articles on science and engineering topics of your choice.
Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan; you can reserve one by emailing

For more info and to register see their page on Eventbrite.

WEBINAR: A Scalable Model for Returning Continually Updated Genetic Results to Consumers and Clinicians
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Guest speaker: Ellen T. Matloff, MS
President and CEO
My Gene Counsel



Over 1,000 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Conducting a randomized trial in rural and urban safety-net health centers: Added value of community-based participatory research.

Virtual-reality applications give science a new dimension.

ComprehENotes, an Instrument to Assess Patient Reading Comprehension of Electronic Health Record Notes: Development and Validation.

Elements for harnessing participatory action research to strengthen health managers' capacity: a critical interpretative synthesis.

A Wearable Body Controlling Device for Application of Functional Electrical Stimulation.

Connected health and multiple sclerosis.


11th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities
May 16 - 19
Philadelphia, PA

Emerging Technologies Wikipedia Workshop
June 2
Rockville, MD

Global Environmental Health Day
June 6
Research Triangle Park, NC

Nation of Makers Conference (NOMCON)
June 9-10
Santa Fe, NM

June 25-29
New York, NY

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