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Archive for September, 2007

Hospital Performance Report: Hospital Mortality Rates Decline

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released its latest Hospital Performance Report, covering 177 Pennsylvania hospitals from October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. The new report includes information about risk-adjusted mortality, readmissions, and lengths of hospitalization (stay), as well as hospital charges.  Hospital performance is evaluated across 31 common medical procedures and treatments.  […]

Welcome to the Protein Lounge

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Looking for protein interaction data? Online siRNA cloning tools? Disease-gene links? If you use protein data in your lab, you need to check out the Protein Lounge. Visit the Protein Lounge directly at or find it on JEFFLINE’s Database List ( for a full range of protein-related databases, tools and services. This leader in […]

AccessMedicine Unleashed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

AccessMedicine is now truly accessible to Jeffersonians – no more turn-aways due to limited seats.  Our site license has been changed to unlimited access.  This is especially important because several of the core textbooks in AccessMedicine are being used as required texts in courses.  Now students preparing for exams  won’t need to worry about whether they’ll be […]

NAS Makes 150 Years of Scientific History Available Online

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is making 150 years of American scientific history available by publishing its entire collection of Biographical Memoirs on the Internet. Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased NAS members written by those who knew them or their work. Since 1877, NAS has published over 1,400 memoirs. Although the memoirs […]

Latest E-Journal Additions

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Scott Library is pleased to announce the addition of three electronic journals for Jeffersonians: Academic Emergency Medicine Laparoscopy Today Orthopedics Of special interest is that the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), has converted its publication, Laparoscopy Today, to open access (OA), so its articles will be freely accessible by all Internet users. Published twice a […]

How Student Qualifications Affect Match Success

Monday, September 17th, 2007

What variables contribute to success in the match? Review findings by The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the AAMC from 2007 Match results in “Charting Outcomes in the Match: Characteristics of Applicants who Matched to Their Preferred Specialty in the 2007 NRMP Main Residency Match.” The report, a 139-page PDF from the National Resident […]

New Resource: Access Surgery

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Need a review on intubation procedures? A lesson on suturing? The new Access Surgery combines all the strengths of core texts in the field of surgery with video and audio demonstration. It is a comprehensive clinical resource for surgical topics, complete with visual examples from basic techniques like knot tying to complex procedures like insertion […]

Social Bookmarking: Organize, Share And Discover the Best of the Web

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Do you wish you could access your web bookmarks from any computer or share them with colleagues? Social bookmarking allows you to organize and share your bookmarks. Faculty can use social bookmarking to share web sites with colleagues, quickly access web sites during presentations, and efficiently create and share “webliographies” with students. This workshop will […]

You Could Save a Life

Monday, September 10th, 2007

LEARN | JOIN | WALK The Kimmel Cancer Center, the Hematology Dept, the National Marrow Donor Program and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have joined forces to address hematological malignancies. LEARN: About hematological malignancies, how they are treated, and what you can do to help. Come to our informational session on: Tues, Sept. 18th 12noon […]

RefWorks Adds New Output Styles

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The latest update of RefWorks includes new output styles for: American Naturalist, The Annals of Biomedical Engineering Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology BioTechniques Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology FEBS Letters Health Affairs Health Policy Journal of Membrane Science Molecular Therapy The new styles have been added automatically to RefWorks — you do not need […]

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Require Open Access for Research Publications

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

The CIHR has announced a new policy to promote public access to the published results of research it has funded, effective January 1, 2008.   The CIHR will require its researchers to ensure that their original research articles are freely available online within six months of publication.  Read the full press release at The U.S. […]