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Archive for April, 2012

Public Comment Period for National Action Plan to Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted an updated National Action Plan to eliminate healthcare-associated infections, requesting public comment. According to HHS, “The update confirms progress in the effort to make healthcare safer and less costly by reducing preventable complications of care, including healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).”  A new state-by-state breakdown by […]

Questionable Journal Publishing Practices

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Most scholarly open-access journals from reputable publishers like BioMed Central, PLoS, Nature Publishing Group and many others return high value to the authors who publish in them.  But the combination of academic pressure to “publish or perish” with the common open-access funding model of author fees has led to predatory practices on the part of […]

New Feature: Export Records from Jefferson Digital Commons into Bibliographic Management Software

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Records found in the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC) can now be exported into your favorite bibliographic management software, including EndNote and RefWorks. Curious?  Watch our 1 minute video on how you can populate your online libraries with assets found in the JDC. It’s just one more step to make your research process easier! If you […]

Explore the Global Health Data Exchange

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Does your research on population health or health policy require statistics and reports from other countries?  Are you curious about the state of health care in a particular part of the world?  Explore the  Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) for the datasets or reports you are seeking. The GHDx is a catalog of publicly-accessible data […]

You Can Help Save PA Research Funding

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

For more than a decade, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program (CURE) has supported a broad range of biomedical research at 39 institutions across Pennsylvania. These funds have led to research advances in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, and other health areas and improvements in public health. In his budget for fiscal year 2013, […]

Investing in America’s Health

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The latest report from Trust for America’s Health, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving community health, minces no words.  The introduction of Investing in America’s Health is straightforward: For too long, the county has focused on treating people after they become sick instead of preventing diseases before they occur.   Investing in disease prevention is […]

Free Access to 1,000 Genomes Project

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The complete 1,000 Genomes Project is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a publicly available data set. This was announced by AWS and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the White House Big Data Summit at the end of March. This announcement highlights the largest collection of human genetics available to […]

Chemistry Image Challenge App

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Do you like a good challenge?   The Journal of the American Chemical Society has launched a new mobile app, designed to mix fun with some intellectual stimulation.  It’s the JACS Image Challenge Mobile. You’ll find the free app at iTunes – it’s available for all Apple iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad). Now featuring over […]

Register for LexiComp Training Webinars in April and May

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Have you noticed your Lexicomp Online home screen looks different? More than just a new look! The new interface will help you save time searching for answers and find more information faster. Take advantage of web-based training workshops and easy-to-use self-help resources to learn all about it. Upcoming Live Sessions Click any link to register […]

Publisher Collaborates with Electronic Laboratory Notebook Software

Friday, April 13th, 2012

In a recent press release, publisher BioMed Central and software developer LabArchives announced a partnership to directly link laboratory data with the publishing process. The sharing of basic data is more and more expected by colleagues and, in some cases, required by funders.    Having access to datasets ensures that the pace of scientific discovery […]

New Output Styles for RefWorks

Friday, April 13th, 2012

As part of its quarterly update, RefWorks has added and updated dozens of new journal styles for formatting bibliographies and papers.  Here are some that are relevant to Jeffersonians: New Styles: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics  Annals of Nuclear Medicine  Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics  Cell Host & Microbe  Cell Metabolism  Endocrine Journal  Heart  International Journal […]

Global Brief for World Health Day 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The World Health Organization has published a global brief on aging –  Good Health Adds Life to Years. The brief, issued in support of World Health Day (April 7), reviews existing health data and recent studies to better understand the needs of aging populations. Key issues covered include: demographics, epidemiology  & economics of aging; risk factors […]

May 1 Changes to Commuter Services Affect Students, Faculty & Staff

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

As a way to streamline operations, Jefferson’s Commuter Services Office (CSO) has announced some changes that will begin on May 1. Jefferson staff members and students who purchase discounted public transportation passes, tokens and parking tickets will continue to have the option to buy these products, however, the quantity allotted at the time of purchase […]

TEDMED Live: Schedule of Sessions

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

TEDMED’s schedule is now available so you can plan when you want to drop by the Library to participate. Remember, it’s free, and you can bring your brown bag lunch.   View the full schedule (pdf)   Scott Memorial Library is hosting the live HD simulcast in room 200B (next to the fish tank) for […]