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Archive for January, 2009

New Report on Hospital-Acquired Infections in PA

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released the latest in its series of reports on hospitals in Pennsylvania. The new report addresses hospital-acquired infections, and covers the years 2006 and 2007. From the publisher’s description: “The report include information about infections that patients contracted while in the hospital. The number and rate […]

Nature Publishing Group Expands Open Access Choices for Authors

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is expanding open access choices for authors in 2009, with both ‘green’ self-archiving and ‘gold’ (authors-pays) open access publication routes. Eleven journals published by NPG started offering an open access option in January 2009.  NPG has also expanded its Manuscript Deposition Service (for compliance with NIH deposit rules) to cover […]

Jefferson Daffodils Campaign

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Daffodil Days are on the way, so Spring must be right around the corner! Kimmel Cancer Center is again organizing Jefferson’s participation in the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser.  Proceeds raised by the project are spent on research, prevention, detection, advocacy and patient services. Visit the Kimmel Cancer Center site to learn more and get […]

UC Libraries and Springer Reach Open Access Publishing Pact

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

In an exciting development for open access publishing, the giant University of California library system has negotiated a new publishing model with major publisher Springer.  Read the details in their press release: The University of California Libraries and Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) have concluded a ground-breaking experimental agreement to support open access publishing by UC […]

Podcasts Assist NCLEX-RN Preparation

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Are you preparing to take the NCLEX-RN exam?  Here’s a FREE study aid available on JEFFLINE:  NCLEX-RN Success Podcasts with Sally Lagerquist, RN, MS. Lagerquist is the author of Davis’s NCLEX-RN® Success, with almost 40 years of experience in teaching exam preparation.   She provides a series of podcasts aimed at assisting students with  preparation for […]

NLM Conducts Spring Trainings at Jefferson

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The National Library of Medicine’s National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC) training program for PubMed, Clinical Trials.gov, and the NLM Gateway is coming to Philadelphia.  You won’t even need to leave campus in order to attend!  Jefferson’s own AISR Learning Resources Center in the Edision Building (13th floor) is hosting the workshops.  All workshops are […]

AAMC Publishes Advice to New Administration

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

AAMC, the Association of American Medical Schools, has prepared a briefing book for President-elect Obama and his transition team:  “Policy Priorities to Improve the Nation’s Health” The book includes three main sections devoted to issues related to Medical Education, Medical Research, and Health Care.  An introductory section includes AAMC principles for health care reform, as […]

Scott Library Partners in One Book, One Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Thomas Jefferson University, the Activities Office, the Jefferson Medical and Health Sciences Bookstore and the Scott Memorial Library are proud to be community partners in the 2009 One Book, One Philadelphia project.  We’ll be reading The Solist, by Stephen Lopez. One Book, One Philadelphia is a joint project of the Mayor’s Office and the Free […]