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The Molecular Biology of Precision Medicine: Register by 4/24

April 21st, 2015

The Computational Medicine Center, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, The Wills Eye Hospital, and The Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences present The Molecular Biology of Precision Medicine: Gender, Population and Race on: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in Solis-Cohen Auditorium – Jefferson Alumni Hall.

This one-day event is open to everyone in the Jefferson community. Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to attend. There is no fee for attending. However, if you wish to attend you must register by emailing your full name and contact information to: by Friday, April 24th.

Download details and a preliminary program for this event.

Chat Hours Extended

April 21st, 2015

The library’s chat service has extended its hours. Now you can ask questions through the chat widget Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Click Get Help to get started.

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UPDATE: Noise Alert – Journal Removal in Scott Library

April 20th, 2015

For the past month workers have been removing portions of the bound journal collection on the third floor to make room for additional seating. (The materials being removed are available electronically.) Unfortunately, pulling the material from the shelves and placing it into rolling dumpsters (for recycling) can create a fair amount of noise and the work is now taking place between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on some weekdays in addition to Saturdays.

Journal removal will continue intermittently between now and June and we will try to post signs indicating where the removal team will be working each week. We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary noise on the 3rd floor may cause.

PolicyMap Now Available from Scott Library

April 16th, 2015

policymapAll Jeffersonians can now access PolicyMap from on- or off-campus. Power users may request personal accounts, which will keep their work with the product private; please contact Diana Ryan directly if you are interested.

From the brochure:

PolicyMap is an online data and mapping tool that enables government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. Use it for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

PolicyMap is a division of The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a nonprofit community development financial institution. TRF recognizes that information drives change – and that getting that information is not always simple or efficient. Data needs to be reliable, consistent, relevant, and accessible, which is why TRF created PolicyMap.

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Therapy Dogs at Scott Library on 4/30

April 16th, 2015

The therapy dogs will be back at Scott Library to help you de-stress on Thursday, April 30th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 200A. Drop in for some canine comfort! You’ll be Visa, a therpy dogsurprised how much better you feel after a hug or a puppy kiss.

Benefits of pet therapy:

  • lowers blood pressure
  • releases endorphins that have a calming effect
  • lifts spirits and lessens depression
  • lowers anxiety


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 15th, 2015

SAMA imageApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a campaign lead by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC):

“The goal of SAAM 2015 is to support campuses in creating a culture of prevention and effective, trauma-informed response. Everyone has a role to play in creating safer campuses. It’s time to act to create learning environments where all are engaged in prevention.”

To learn more, see these NSVRC fact sheets:

SAAM at Jefferson

To support Sexual Assault Awareness Month, pins will be available for a $5 donation at various locations on campus including: Scott Library lobby from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Thursday, April 23rd. The money raised will be split between two local organizations: WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape) and JeffHELP, which promotes mental wellness at Jefferson.

Jefferson will also participate in Denim Day 2015. Wear jeans to work on Wednesday, April 29th,  to make a statement against sexual assault.  Learn the story behind Denim Day.


Jefferson Book Club Selection for April: Life After Life

April 10th, 2015

Join your colleagues for a discussion of Life After Life on Thursday, April 30th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200A, Scott. All students, faculty and staff welcome. Lunch will be provided. Copies of the book are available for sale at the Jefferson Book Store and starting next Wednesday for loan at Scott Memorial Library. If you’re not already a member, please take a moment to join. Please RSVP to

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

JDC Quarterly Report for January-March 2015 Now Available

April 1st, 2015

The Jefferson Digital Commons quarterly report for January-March 2015 is now available.

women graduatesOutline of the report:

  • 10 year birthday for the JDC
  • Parenting for Emotional Growth content from Henri Parens, MD
  • Jefferson Faculty Books
  • Women at Jefferson: New Oral Histories
  • Assorted asset highlights
  • What people are saying about the JDC

Read the full report.


18 E-Books New to Scott Library in March

April 1st, 2015

New ebooks

Scott Library added these 18 e-books in March to the growing collection:

Show Us Some Love: Video Contest

March 27th, 2015

Love Your LibraryScott Library is sponsoring a Love Your Library video contest to celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12th – 19th).

Between April 1st and April 24th we’ll accept video submissions (of 2 minutes or less) telling/showing us what you love most about the Library. This contest is open to all Jeffersonians (with the exception of Scott Memorial Library or Center for Teaching and Learning staff).

Grab your phone, tablet, or even a video camera, and show us how much you care. We’ll love you back by screening the submissions and awarding three prizes for our favorites. We’ll also share the winning videos on our website.

  •  First Prize: $100 Amazon gift card
  • Second Prize: $25 Bleu Sushi restaurant gift card
  • Third Prize: $20 Wawa Gift card

 View the instructions for submitting your video file.

Parenting for Emotional Growth: Now in the JDC

March 23rd, 2015

Parenting for Emotional Growth, a Textbook, Workshops and Curriculum for Students in Grades K Thru 12 is the result of a multi-disciplinary research project lead by Henri Parens, MD, a TJU Professor of Psychiatry. An intensive study of a group of mothers and their children over thirty-seven years lead to the development of these materials–designed for parents, caregivers, educators and mental health professionals– addressing how to optimize a child’s emotional development and health.

To learn more view The Urgent Need for Universal Parenting Education, a video overview of the research including footage and observations from the participants and the investigators recorded over the life of the project.

All of the Parenting for Emotional Growth materials have been added to the Jefferson Digital Commons and are freely available to download.

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Noise Alert – Journal Removal in Scott Library

March 20th, 2015

Beginning Saturday, March 21st, a team of workers will begin to remove portions of the bound journal collection on the third floor. The materials being removed are available electronically and by clearing out the very rarely used print journals we will make room for additional seating. The workers will begin on the east side of the third floor and there will likely be a fair amount of noise as they pull the material from the shelves and place it into rolling dumpsters. The work will begin around 8:30AM and will work up until 4:30PM. We think it will take most Saturdays between now and June to remove the journals and we will post signs on the third floor each week indicating where the removal team will be working that Saturday.

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Preview OvidSP’s New Book Reader

March 18th, 2015

OvidSP launched a refreshed reading experience for e-books. Give it a try and let them know what you think.

Ovid Books Interface

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JoVE Lab Index: New Tool for Researchers

March 18th, 2015

JoVE Lab HomeNew from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE):

“JoVE Lab Index is a proprietary new tool developed by JoVE to enable scientific researchers to identify the most influential scientists within a specific research area and rank them by their contributions to the field.

Lab Index searches ‘hundreds of thousands’ of researchers and ‘millions’ of published articles by specific area of scientific research. Researchers can view published works related to each topic, ranks of scientists, profiles of individual PIs (Principle Investigators), including their research interests, affiliated institutions, top collaborators, publications, and grants awarded by the NIH and/or the NSF. Additional features include a robust listing of open job postings within the defined research area and speaking events.”

Workshop: Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) for Fall 2015 Courses

March 17th, 2015

The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops, or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more, or to adopt, this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend a workshop (4/24, 4/29 or 5/7) introducing the iCE Builder interface and student app, so they can prepare content for the Fall 2015 semester.

Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) for Fall 2015 Courses
Instructors: Julie Phillips, PhD; Kathleen Day, MS; Ivy Tan, MS

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