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19 E-Books New to Scott Library in November

December 1st, 2014

book covers

Scott Library added these 19 e-books in November to the growing collection:

Hearts and Crafts: Human Heart Model From JAMA

November 25th, 2014

The cover of the November 19, 2014 JAMA theme issue on cardiovascular disease features a paper heart model anyone can put together. Grab a pair of scissors, some tape, and the printout, and follow the directions to create your own anatomical heart model.

Download a copy of the model and instructions.

heart model

2014 JCIPE Conference

November 25th, 2014

The internationally-renowned Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE) hosted a conference, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice, in Philadelphia on October 10-12, 2014. Conference presentations and posters have been loaded in the Jefferson Digital Commons.

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Lexicomp Enhancements

November 25th, 2014

Lexicomp is a premier resource for drug information and clinical content available to all Jeffersonians. The most recent enhancements to this popular suite of databases include:

  • A new HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) field with verbatim HCAHPS survey questions to guide nurses’ interactions with patients and actively work toward improved survey scores.
  • Approximately 1,000 discharge leaflets now contain a new Teach Back field that “… helps both the patient and the clinical educator to confirm the patient’s understanding of their discharge instructions.”
  • Links to pediatric clinical practice guidelines added to the pediatric and neonatal drug information database.

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In the Dark: New Photo Exhibit at Scott Library

November 20th, 2014

In the Dark exhibit

Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science

November 14th, 2014

On Monday, November 10th Scott Library presented a talk by TJU’s Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science in recognition of (and to wrap up) our hosting of the National Library of Medicine’s Harry Potter’s World Exhibit. Dr. Brainard lead a rapt and appreciative audience of about 80 attendees through a series of topics including the science of light in relation to sleep, space travel, and how light emerged from darkness referring to the Russian Revolution and Dr. Sorokin. The presentation was enhanced by the music of Ben Warfield (TJU Department of Neurology).

Light, Magic and Science

ACC Releases New Guidelines Clinical App

November 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON (Nov. 10, 2014) — The American College of Cardiology, which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association for more than three decades, has launched a new Guideline Clinical App to serve as the mobile home for all ACC/AHA guideline content and related tools.

The initial version of the new American College of Cardiology Guideline Clinical App includes three of the most recently updated practice guidelines and is available for free on iTunes and GooglePlay. Additional guidelines and features will be added over time.

To learn more, read the rest of this press release.

Pivot Adds New Email Alert of Recommended Funding Opportunities

November 12th, 2014

From the Pivot announcements:

Pivot users who have claimed a profile will begin receiving the new Funding Advisor Alert. This new email alert will be a part of the existing Funding Alerts email and brings the top recommended funding opportunities for each week directly to a users’ inbox.

See the announcement for details , contact Scott Library for help. or login to Pivot.

Pivot mail preference


Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science: November 10th

November 6th, 2014

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Light, Magic and Science


F1000 Mobile App

November 5th, 2014

Faculty of 1000 launched a mobile app for its F1000Prime service. It’s free to Jeffersonians: register for an account, then use the same login credentials after downloading the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

F1000Prime provides recommendations and reviews from top faculty of the best research articles in biology and medicine.

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18 E-Books New to Scott Library in October

November 3rd, 2014

book covers

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

New Posters Added to the Jefferson Digital Commons

October 31st, 2014

15 new posters have been deposited in the Jefferson Digital Commons:

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Health Workforce Mapper: Interactive Tool from AMA

October 29th, 2014

From the AMA News Room, 10/28/14:

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today introduced a first-of-its-kind resource aimed at helping physicians and other health care providers improve patient access to care.

The AMA’s Health Workforce Mapper is an interactive tool that illustrates the geographic locations of the health care work force in each state, including health professional shortage areas, hospital locations, as well as other related workforce trends. The tool is designed to highlight areas where the number of health care professionals could be expanded to enhance patient access to timely, quality care close to home. Read the rest of this entry »

New Professional Development Resources from Magna Learning Commons

October 27th, 2014

Magna Learning Commons, a library of online seminars for faculty and administrators, is now available through the Center for Teaching and Learning Organization in Blackboard Learn. You can access this resource whenever and wherever you are. Watch seminars at home, at work, in a group, on a tablet, or even on a smartphone. The vendor’s site works best with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome (Mac or PC). These resources also work on the iPad.

Topics include:

  • Grading and feedback
  • Syllabus development
  • Student engagement
  • Academic integrity
  • Online course design

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Faculty, Have You Joined Doximity?

October 24th, 2014 is a social network for physicians that offers easy access to relevant medical news and many other benefits, including opportunities to:

  • Connect with colleagues and alumni
  • Learn quickly about research underway within your specialty
  • Access CME resources
  • Stay up to date through informative blog posts

Activating your account may help improve Jefferson’s U.S. News Best Hospitals rating.

Learn more about the benefits and activate your membership today!


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