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Archive for November, 2010

Public Health Preparedness Guide Updated

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness has been updated and moved to a new web address:  phpreparedness.nlm.nih.gov.   It is now a featured resource at the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). The Resource Guide provides access to disaster and public health preparedness literature and related information that is freely available on the Internet.  […]

Pew Releases Report on Mobile Health

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released its latest report on the use of mobile devices to access health information:  Mobile Health 2010.   The report is freely available for download or reading online. The report concludes that online health-information environment is going increasingly mobile: 17% of cell phone users have used their phone to look […]

Healthy People 2020 Launches on December 2, 2010 – Webcast 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

From the press release: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites you to be part of the launch of Healthy People 2020. The event will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, via live Web streaming. In setting the country’s health promotion and disease prevention agenda […]

December Journal Withdrawals

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Scott Memorial Library continues its program of withdrawing print journals after acquiring their digital backfiles and assuring that they meet the standards outlined in our Withdrawal Criteria. The 15 titles below are the next to be withdrawn. Volumes to be withdrawn are freely available to any Jeffersonian who wishes to have them. Contact Diana […]

Faculty of 1000 Expands, Includes The Scientist

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Jefferson’s subscription to Faculty of 1000 (now breaking in the new name F1000) now merges F1000 Biology, Medicine, the magazine The Scientist, and Posters.  If you feel like the flow of information is overwhelming you, this service is designed to help you. Focus and Critical Selection F1000 identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical […]

November’s Free E-Book from Psychiatry Online

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Adapted from the publisher’s blurb: Sometimes described as “the nemesis of the primary care physician,” somatoform disorders are frustrating, expensive to treat, and under-investigated.  Somatic Presentations of Mental Disorders addresses the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this ill-defined category of disease.  The book is Psychiatry Online’s free download for November. Somatic Presentations of Mental Disorders collects the proceedings of […]

Nature Publishing Group Announces Experiments in Community Research Practice

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

From the press release: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is conducting two experiments to help to improve best practices for pre-publication data sharing and drafting of community standards in the genomics research community.  NPG journals Nature Genetics and Nature Precedings are carrying out the two experiments. Pre-publication data sharing In 2009, Nature published an article arising […]

19 Print Journals to be Withdrawn

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The Scott Memorial Library continues its program of withdrawing print journals after acquiring their digital backfiles and assuring that they meet the standards outlined in our Withdrawal Criteria.  The 19 titles below are the next to be withdrawn. Volumes to be withdrawn are freely available to any Jeffersonian who wishes to have them.  Contact Diana Ryan (Diana.Ryan@jefferson.edu) […]

Deadline Extended to Dec. 8: Adopt a Family for the Holidays

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The holidays are right around the corner!  This year, please consider a contribution to the holiday gift drive to benefit families served by Jefferson’s programs:  My Sister’s Place outpatient division, Interim House West, and JJC Family Services agencies.  These programs support women and children in transition and provide social services for families and special needs […]

Library to Withdrawal Three Print Journals from American Society of Microbiology and Annual Reviews

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The Scott Memorial Library is withdrawing these three print journals after acquiring their digital backfiles and assuring that they meet the standards outlined in the Print Withdraw Criteria. Would you like a piece of biomedical history? Contact Diana Ryan (Diana.Ryan@jefferson.edu) by November 26th to arrange pickup of volumes in which you have an interest. American Society […]

Dr. Levitan Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Brain Research

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

From the press release: Elsevier Announces New Brain Research Editor-In-Chief: New Appointment Aimed at Maintaining the Ethos, Heritage and Uniqueness of This Pioneering Journal in the Field of Neuroscience Elsevier has announced that Dr. Irwin B. Levitan has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal Brain Research.   In his new role, Dr. Levitan […]

NIH Videocasts Pass 5,000 Mark

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The National Institutes of Health have long sponsored lectures and programs to support communication among researchers.  For the last few years, they have been capturing the presentations on video or audio recordings, and making them available for free access. Topics cover a wide range of interests —  apoptosis, bioethics, telomeres, visualization, and more, more, more!  […]

Free eBook Celebrates Anniversary of Flexner Report

Monday, November 8th, 2010

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Flexner Report – the influential report that helped shape present-day medical education and training standards.   The Association of American Medical Schools (AAMC)  is celebrating with the release of a special issue of its journal Academic Medicine.  It includes 27 articles about Abraham Flexner and his legacy. Most […]

Four New Exam Prep E-Books on JEFFLINE

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Among the twenty-two e-books newly added to JEFFLINE are these four test prep guides: Adult and family nurse practitioner certification examination : review questions and strategies First aid for the USMLE step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge)