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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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AMWA Clothing Drive Benefits Survivors of Human Trafficking

March 16th, 2015

AMWA Clothing Drive to Benefit Survivors of Human Trafficking at Covenant House ShelterMarch 7-April 25th 2015

Every day, in our cities, human trafficking is a real life nightmare to hundreds of thousands of minors. You can be part of the solution by donating clothing to help a young girl start a new life.

Box Locations:

  • Orlowitz lobby
  • Martin lobby
  • Barringer lobby
  • College Building, 2nd floor lobby
  • Hamilton Lobby (2nd floor, outside elevators)
  • Jefferson Alumni Hall, Lobby
  • Gibbon Building – 10th Street Lobby

Questions? Contact: Philip Lieberman, or Meghan Schlitt,

Showdown: A New Self-Assessment Game from AccessMedicine

March 11th, 2015

AccessMedicine added a new self-assessment game, “Showdown.” From their newsletter:

Challenge colleagues on their medical knowledge, quiz-bowl style! You and your opponent will battle through two rounds of questions, each with five categories ranging from 100 to 400 points, plus a final question worth 500 points. Like other turn-based games, you can play live or opt in to get email notifications when it’s your turn. You can also hone your skills by challenging the computer.


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Resume on the Run: March 16th and 18th

March 10th, 2015

resume eventSwing by Orlowitz Lobby and Scott Library to have your résumé quickly reviewed by a career counselor:

  • Monday, March 16, 5:30-7:30pm,  Orlowitz Lobby (on-campus residents only)
  • Wednesday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm,  Scott Library, 2nd Floor (IT Desk)

Bring a hard copy of your résumé!

This event is brought to you by the Career Development Center and the Department of Housing and Residence Life and is in preparation for the upcoming Career Fair on Monday, March 23rd from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Hamilton Building. To learn more, contact the Career Development Center at: (215)503-5805 or




Jefferson ‘JAZ Tank’ Community Startup Challenge

March 9th, 2015

Calling All Innovators: Submit Your Idea for Jefferson ‘JAZ Tank’ Community Startup Challenge

Jefferson wants you to tap into your inner inventor and present your ideas about innovation in health care in the first-ever Jefferson JAZ Tank.

A reinvention of Shark Tank, in which entrepreneurs’ ideas are vetted by professionals and investors, Jefferson JAZ Tank invites teams to submit their ideas for Jefferson consideration. Finalists will present their innovations to a panel on Thursday, April 23 in the Jefferson Accelerator Zone (JAZ).

Jefferson JAZ Tank welcomes students, employees and alumni to compete for cash, mentorship, incubator space and more to help them realize their innovative visions. For five weeks, our Jefferson JAZ Tank will accept applications for commercializing innovative ideas up to midnight on Tuesday, April 14. Read the rest of this entry »

20 E-Books New to Scott Library in February

March 3rd, 2015

book covers

Scott Library added these 20 e-books in February to the growing collection:

Cochrane Library Website Gets a New Look

February 26th, 2015

The Cochrane Library updated its website. Among the enhancements:

The advanced search features remain unchanged.

cochrane database

JAMA Oncology: New Journal from the JAMA Network

February 23rd, 2015

JAMA Oncology is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to all aspects of medical, radiation, and surgical oncology and its subspecialties. The journal is committed to publishing influential original research, opinions, and reviews that advance the science of oncology and improve the clinical care of patients with cancer.  Access JAMA Oncology from the SML web site.

JAMA oncology