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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!


Recent Grand Rounds From Family and Community Medicine

October 24th, 2014

Over the past few weeks Jefferson’s Family and Community Medicine department has presented grand rounds on a variety of topics:

Visit this page to view new presentations from Family and Community Medicine.

If you would like your grand rounds recorded, contact

Jefferson Book Club Selection for November: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

October 16th, 2014

book coverThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is the November selection for the Jefferson Book Club.

“In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies? Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.”

Join your colleagues for the next Jefferson Book Club discussion on Thursday, November 20th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200A Scott Library. Lunch will be provided. All students, faculty, and staff welcome. Join the book club to receive future announcements and vote on what we read next.

Copies will be available shortly from the Jefferson Bookstore, at a 25% discount, and for loan from Scott Library.

Please RSVP to:

Note: The next book (winter meeting – date TBD) will be Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, the featured selection for 2015 One Book One Philadelphia, a joint project of the Mayor’s Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia with the goal of promoting literacy and encouraging the Philadelphia community to come together through reading and discussing a single book.

Bottle Filling Stations are Quick, Clean, and Green!

October 16th, 2014

eliminate bottle wasteThe Library installed Halsey Taylor HYDROBOOST® bottle filling stations a little over a year ago. Better than a standard drinking fountain, these units provide cold, filtered water. They also feature a quick and clean option for filling reusable bottles. A counter on each unit tracks the number of 20 oz. bottles potentially saved from a landfill.

More than 90,000 disposable bottles have been eliminated to date!

Ideas for Innovating Health Care: Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Event 10/25

October 14th, 2014

All staff and students are welcome to attend the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs meeting, which features Jeff Joseph, DO, Professor of Anesthesiology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as one of the speakers. Take part in networking and the Q&A session. The free event is 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in 207 Jefferson Alumni Hall. Register now to reserve your seat.

The Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) has chosen Jefferson as the site of a special meeting to be held during the 2014 Alumni Weekend of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. The theme of the meeting is “The SoPE Toolbox – An Overview of Support for the Physician Entrepreneur” and all members of the Jefferson community are invited to attend.

About the Event

The program will (re)introduce the group to the mission, vision and values of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs and will demonstrate its value to members and stakeholders. After an introduction,  three 10- to 12-minute presentations will provide basic information critical to the success of physicians and other providers as early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs. Attendees are encouraged to take part in networking before and after the session and a Q&A.

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Join a Learning Community

October 13th, 2014

The Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the Institutional Faculty Development Committee to promote five learning communities this year. All learning communities are open to any faculty, staff or students interested in the topic and each community will set its own agenda and meeting style. For example, the Online Learning community group meets every other month and, much like a journal club, selects one or two papers for the group to read and then meets over lunch to discuss the papers.

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Apps Roundtable at Scott on October 16th

October 9th, 2014

Female student using a tablet computer in a libraryCome to the Apps Roundtable to learn from your fellow students about the apps they’re using for their academic needs.

    WHEN: Thursday, October 16, from noon – 1 pm

    WHERE: Scott Library, Room 200A

A pizza lunch will be provided.

To register for this event, or if you have any questions, please contact Brian Cuzzolina at or (215) 503-2787.



Human Library Event at Scott on October 30th

October 9th, 2014

human library

Don’t judge a book by its cover…   You’re invited to attend the Human Library event.

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11am – 3pm (register for one 30 minute slot during this time). Discussion/reception from 3pm – 4pm

WHERE: Scott Library, 2nd floor

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Ebola Information from the CDC

October 6th, 2014

The CDC added a module dedicated to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (in English and French) to its site on Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease). Features include:

  • Overview
  • Case counts
  • Updates
  • Q&As
  • Outbreak cases distribution map
  • CDC response

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JeffALERT Test 10/14: Update Your Contact Info by 10/9

October 6th, 2014

On Tuesday, OCTOBER 14 at noon, Jefferson will conduct a CAMPUS-WIDE test of the JeffALERT system. All students, faculty and staff will receive a test alert on this date to:

  • ensure that the system is functioning properly
  • validate your contact information
  • help you become comfortable with how the system operates, and
  • familiarize you with the types of messages that can be sent from JeffALERT

The effectiveness of JeffALERT in an emergency situation depends on having up-to-date personal contact information from you.  In preparation for this October 14 test, we are strongly encouraging you to take a few minutes to review and update your contact information by October 9 to ensure that you receive this test as well as other alerts, in the event that there is an emergency on campus.

Download the full announcement and instructions for updating your information.


Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report for July-September 2014 Now Available

October 6th, 2014

On September 14, 2014 the Jefferson Digital Commons reached 2 million downloads. To date the JDC contains 9,186 assets and has 2,013,794 full-text downloads. View a list of the 138 assets added this quarter.

The latest JDC quarterly report is now available and covers the following:

  •  Milestone: 2 million downloads for the Jefferson Digital Commons
  • Some statistics
  • New assets added to the JDC
  • Historical Materials
  • What people are saying about the JDC

Read the full report.

If you have any Jefferson-produced content that you would like archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons contact or

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