What is the Qualitative Institute? This four-day session, led by a collaborative team at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania, will offer an opportunity to explore a broad array of qualitative and mixed methods research skills. Register and learn more here.
At the sessions, held at Penn and Jefferson on August 3 – 6, you’ll gain skills useful in qualitative research, including:
Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research
Conventional and Alternative Data Collection
Ethnography and Observation
Focus Groups and Interviews
And much more
Who should attend?
Students and trainees
Members of community, nonprofit, and government organizations
The Summer 2022 edition of the Research Support Newsletter is here! In the report, you’ll find details on tools to assist with research and support available at every stage of the research and publication process. These resources are available to faculty, clinicians, students, and staff through a site-wide license paid for by the Thomas Jefferson University Libraries.
This week is International Men’s Health Week, and the goal of this event is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level. Congress created Men’s Health Week in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This June, check out the 25 new eBooks we added to the collection! eBooks cover a wide range of topics, including alternatives to psychiatry, sexism in medicine, and fashion theory. Read the list of new titles below or browse our complete collection at Gutman and Scott libraries.
BioRender, a website application used by researchers to create and share professional science figures, is now available to all Jefferson students, staff, and faculty. It offers a library of over 40,000 icons to use in the creation of scientific posters, presentations, publications, and more. Sign up for a webinar on June 14 to learn more about BioRender.
How to Access Set up your BioRender account and access the tool on our portal website (https://app.biorender.com/tju). Register with your @jefferson.edu or @students.jefferson.edu email account. To access the Premium account, you must log in through this portal every time.
If you already have a BioRender account, use the “Log In” button on the portal website to link your account.
Ways to Use BioRender Now you can create and share publication-quality scientific figures within minutes without having any graphic design or drawing skills. Use the drag and drop features to make your scientific diagram or illustration OR use BioRender’s templates to customize an existing graphic. It’s easy to share your work with colleagues and collaborators, too.
The Shepartz Conservation Fund offers funding every year to preserve one item from the collection. In 2021, that one lucky item was a 1906 photo album.
The man behind the lens, Dr. John Arthur Murray, was a Jefferson Medical College graduate in 1893. His album captures photos of daily life inside and outside of Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH), also known as Blockley.
The album of rare photos also includes several images which show intern Ross V. Patterson (Jefferson MD 1904). In 1906, Dr. Patterson became Assistant Physician to the Department of the Insane at PGH. Later that year, he was appointed Sub-Dean, and eventually Dean of JMC/SKMC.
The 116-year-old album needed some TLC. It had been dis-bounded, and the card on which the 127 photos were mounted became buckled to a degree where the prints were in danger of losing their emulsion.
Shepartz Conservation Fund came just in time! The conservators cleaned, flattened, and stabilized the album so it can be digitized without damage. Once the album has been digitized, it will be added to our website so others can enjoy it.
DynaMed Decisions, a new feature of DynaMed, helps you have meaningful conversations with patients about care options. Using interactive tools, you can help patients make the best health decisions based on evidence in the context of their risks, comorbidities, values, and preferences. Clinical experts create, monitor, and update DynaMed Decisions.
What is DynaMed Decisions? DynaMed Decisions offers a variety of tools to help you calculate a patient’s risk profile and gives recommendations based on that patient’s data.
How do I access DynaMed Decisions? DynaMed Decisions is a new tab on the DynaMed homepage. Log in to DynaMed via Epic, the library site, or Intranet.
What are features of DynaMed Decisions? Assessment Tools: These tools provide personalized guidance based on your patient’s unique data. Click on the images to zoom in.
In addition to assessment tools, the Key Data and Option Grid provides easy-to-understand visuals that you and your patient can review together as you discuss the best action plan.
Key Data: The Key Data tab offers you and your patient visual depictions of various treatments’ risks and benefits.
Option Grid: The Option Grid answers common questions patients ask when making decisions. Help patients assess their options and arrive at a treatment decision using the Grid. You can share the Option Grid with a patient in real-time or via a PDF or website link.
Registration is now open for the 2022 Faculty Day Program, Jefferson’s annual celebration of exemplary teaching across the university. Faculty Day will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 8.
14th Annual [Virtual] Faculty Day Program Sparking Joy in Teaching Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Conversations will focus on you – the Jefferson Educator. This year’s theme is Sparking Joy in Teaching. Please join us as we share where and how Jefferson faculty find joy in their teaching while sustaining high standards in education. We will highlight practical educational strategies that exemplify innovation and professional vitality.
This collection covers comics and the role that immigrants and gender play in comic storytelling, a costume designer’s guide to color, a handbook for coaching psychology, and more. Check out the list of 25 new eBooks below or browse the complete eBook collection.
If you’re an instructor teaching summer or pre-fall courses, let the Academic Commons help you prepare for the term. Join us in May or August for CANVAS CLINICS.
Our curriculum and instructional designers will offer hands-on support at these drop-in sessions as you build out your courses in Canvas, Jefferson’s learning management system. Learn how to use the Canvas discussion boards, grade book, and more.
Wednesday, May 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City
Tuesday, August 9 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City
Wednesday, August 10 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Room 306, Kanbar, East Falls
Faculty are encouraged to come with Canvas questions and course materials as they prepare for the term. We encourage faculty to bring their own devices, but it is not necessary.
Registration is not required. Drop-in at a convenient time during our 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. window.
Need help now? View our Help page on Canvas to use the live chat, download how-to guides, and watch tutorial videos.
Can’t attend a Canvas Clinic? Sign up for a consult on the “Growing with Canvas” calendar or email Julie.Phillips@jefferson.edu to schedule a consultation.
April is Autism Acceptance Month, an initiative that generates awareness about the developmental disorder and encourages dialogue about how to live with it and support those around you who may be autistic.
The resources below include a video highlighting mobile apps related to autism, written guides for girls and women on the autism spectrum, and a book series discussing progress in molecular biology. Check out the video and books below and follow the #CelebrateDifferences campaign on social media to honor Autism Acceptance Month.
Our latest additions to the Gutman and Scott eBook collection cover a very wide range of topics – focusing on medicine and fashion. Specific themes covered are the role of architecture within Black and African American movements, language disorders in children, pediatric autism, and ethics for fashion designers.