Archive for June, 2009

RSVP for 7/16 book discussion on two short Orwell essays

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

These two essays are quite engaging! Please RSVP to Joanne. Also, find us on Facebook or Pulse.

Dear Jefferson Readers:
Again, thank you for your interest in pursuing a book club. The initial kick-off meeting will be:

Thursday, July 16th
12:00 – 1:00
Room 200b Scott (behind the fish tank)

Feel free to bring your lunch

As a starting point we will be discussing 2 short essays by George Orwell for the first meeting. 1) Confessions of a Book Reviewer, and 2) How the Poor Die


Useful Public/Population Health Database is Free until the end of June 2009!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Doing their part in the fight against the Swine Flu pandemic, UK-based CABI Global Health has made their “Swine Flu Dashboard” and indeed their entire international bibliographic public health database FREE –for a limited time only!  The free access ends at the end of June 2009.  Take advantage of it while you can!

CABI claims to be the most “international” resource for public health information with more foreign language coverage than other databases (such as Medline), extra strength in non-journal literature, and influenza coverage since 1910.  Since it is produced in the UK, it favors British spelling; however, one should use both British and American spellings to be comprehensive.

For  information after June 30th, don’t forget about our subscription database, GIDEON, available on EBSCOHOST.  For additional useful links on Population/Public Health, see our various Jeffselects pages: Emerging Infectious Diseases ; Community and Public Health; or Statistics.

Access problem with campus key based JEFFLINE resources this morning

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Update 6/18/09 11:30 am: Problem was resolved

There’s a problem with access to campus key based resources on JEFFLINE this morning. Jeff-IT is investigating. In the meantime, here is a work around.

  1. Log into Pulse
  2. Click the “Modify Content” button in the top right
  3. Check “JEFFLINE Core Resources” and click Submit at the bottom of the page
  4. On your My Pulse homepage you’ll now find a box of links to core JEFFLINE resources that should work during this outage.

Any questions? Please ask!

Key players in health care reform

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The NewsHour has a nice run down of 14 people emerging as key players in health care reform. Here are links to the websites of the organizations they represent:


House of Representatives

White House


Political Party


PHMC offers orientation session this Wednesday, 6/3/09

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Sign up for a free orientation to the Community Health Database (CHDB) to be provided by the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) this Wednesday, June 3, 9:30-11:30 am at their 260 S.  Broad Street location. Jefferson is a member organization of PHMC and as such this two-hour training session is free to all Jeffersonians. Space is limited so please RSVP early. 

Learn how to use this unique, locally produced resource to explore the health status of Southeastern Pennsylvanians.

Some of their recent reports include:

Jeffersonians can access the database here.