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Archive for February, 2011

Jefferson Book Club Meets 3/24/11

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Get reading NOW so you can join in when the Jefferson Book Club holds its March meeting: Thursday, 3/24/11 Scott Memorial Library, room 200B (behind the fish tank) Lunch will be provided Reading: Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro. The TJU Bookstore has copies in stock.  They are selling them for 30% off of […]

New Report on Healthcare-Associated Infections

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released its latest report, The Impact of Healthcare-associated Infections in Pennsylvania, 2009. Its data illustrate the dramatic effect such infections have on the cost of care and mortality. This year’s report includes statewide, aggregate data (NOT hospital-specific) from 2009 and examines measures on mortality, length of […]

Scopus and Elsevier Journals Down for Maintenance on Saturday, 2/26

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Scott Memorial Library’s subscriptions to Scopus and all Elsevier journals will be unavailable for an extended period on Saturday, February 26th, while the publisher upgrades its software. Start time: 8:00 a.m. End time: 8:00 p.m. Librarians will NOT have alternative access to journals. Elsevier products affected: ScienceDirect (i.e., ALL journals published by Elsevier) Scopus SciVerse

Community Health Database Adds 2010 Data

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Philadelphia Health Management Corporation’s Community Health Data Base now contains data from the 2010 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey. The survey is the largest and most comprehensive review of the region’s health. First administered in 1983 and periodically thereafter, the survey focuses on the health status and health care experiences of adults and children living in […]

Jeff Cares for Kids Presents … The 3rd Annual Dinnertime Talk Series

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

All Jeffersonians are welcome to attend: Jeff Cares for Kids 3rd Annual Dinnertime Talk Series Part 2: Medical Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy Presented by Dr. Steven Bachrach, MD Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Jefferson Alumni Hall Room 207 Non-pizza dinner from TOP TOMATO will be provided. Dr. Bachrach is […]

Jefferson Photograph Collection Exhibited

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Make time on your calendar to visit an exhibit of photographs recently donated to Jefferson: Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank “Portraits” Open now through April 17, 2011 Berman Museum, Main Gallery Ursinus College 601 E. Main St.,  Collegeville,  PA Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays noon to 4:30 p.m.,  Saturdays and […]

New National Vaccine Plan

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The U.S. Health and Human Services agency has published its 2010 National Vaccine Plan, our nation’s 10-year strategy to ensure that all Americans can access the preventive benefits of vaccines.   This represents a significant overhaul;  it is the first update published since the original plan was released in 1994. The plan includes strategies for advancing […]

Healthy People 2020 Redesigns Website

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

If you missed the launch of Healthy People 2020 back in December, take a look now at the new website unveiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):  www.healthypeople.gov. The program’s 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention can be examined individually by topic, or downloaded as a whole. […]

Latest Print Journals Slated for Withdrawal

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Scott Memorial Library’s withdrawal of print journals continues with the following titles.  They are freely available to any Jeffersonian who wants to own a piece of publishing history.  Please contact Diana Ryan at 215-503-2829 or Diana.Ryan@jefferson.edu by March 4th to reserve one or more volumes. Anesthesia 1956-57, 1959-2005 British Journal of Dermatology, 1951-2005 British Journal […]

RefWorks Releases New Output Profiles

Monday, February 14th, 2011

RefWorks’ most recent update includes lots of new journal styles relevant to Jeffersonian writers.  Here are a few: Advances in Surgery American Journal of Dermatopathology Annals of Plastic Surgery Cellular Oncology Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Clinical Otolaryngology Current Medical Research and Opinion Current Opinion in Microbiology Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics […]

HHS Launches Health Indicators Warehouse

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched the Health Indicators Warehouse for health and health care indicator data.  The new portal is intended to support innovations in information technology, by allowing the data to be downloaded or accessed and reused in tools that scientists develop locally.  The data is freely accessible […]

Radiology Adds Video, CME

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Radiology, the monthly journal of the Radiological Society of North America, has added new forms of multimedia content and CME. Each issue now offers a section called “Hear What We Think” – that is, podcasts in which the editor, deputy editors, and authors discuss the importance and context of selected articles from current and recent […]

Jefferson Digital Commons Posts 1/2 Million Downloads

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Jefferson Digital Commons has just passed the 500,000 download milestone as campus participation continues to grow. The Commons now offers over 3,300 articles, presentations, historical works and other documents, with participation by over 50 Jefferson units.  Services include: Management of local conferences Publication of departmental journals and newsletters Archiving of scholarly articles Archiving of […]

CINAHL Sports New Features

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The CINAHL database interface has been updated with some features that should make it a lot friendlier to Jeffersonians.  Some of the key changes: The first search screen you encounter is now the BASIC search – a single searchbox that accepts single terms, phrases, or Boolean logic.   It’s simple, clean, and easy.  Of course,  […]

February’s Free E-book from Psychiatry Online

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Every month, Psychiatry Online offers one of the APPI Bookstore books for free download.  February’s freebie is Clinical Manual for Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders, by Martin Reite, MD, Michael Weissberg, MD, and John Ruddy, MD. From the publisher’s blurb: The Clinical Manual for Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders is the first clinical […]