Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, to learn about the All of Us Research program, and to learn how to participate in the Stall Catchers citizen science project through a presentation and online Q&A.
The Stall Catchers project is designed by researchers at Cornell University to advance Alzheimer’s solutions. This project focuses on one aspect of the disease: reduced blood flow in the brain. Learn more about Stall Catchers before the event: https://scistarter.org/nlm/stall-catchers-nlm
You can help by playing a simple game: view short videos from the brains of mice and “catch” stalls. We will teach you how to score blood vessels as “flowing” or “stalled." Even the most powerful computer technologies can’t do this accurately enough yet, but your keen eyes can help us process decades worth of data.
Meet Dr. Pietro Michelucci, Stall Catchers Project Lead, during this live virtual event. Representatives from the Network of the National Library of Medicine - Pacific Northwest Region will be joining to ask Dr. Michelucci about the Stall Catchers project.
The event will be an hour and a half long. The first hour is geared toward a general audience of all ages, and the last thirty minutes will focus on best practices for community leaders to get others involved in citizen science.
Join us on Zoom and submit your own questions on the Q&A/Chat features during the event. This event is supported by the Network of the National of Libraries of Medicine, All of Us, and SciStarter.
Looking for resources before the event? Download a PDF created by NNLM staff: http://media.scistarter.org/curated/Citizen+Science+and+Libraries+Alzheimers+Resources+Handout+September+2020.pdf
This event is eligible for MLA CE credit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.