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Archive for March, 2010

AAAS Science Offers Prizes for Early-Career Life Scientists

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

AAAS/Science, in cooperation with GE Healthcare and Eppendorf AG, invites young scientists to submit their research essays now to compete for prestigious awards and publication  in Science Magazine. Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists The EPPENDORF & SCIENCE PRIZE FOR NEUROBIOLOGY acknowledges the increasingly active and important […]

Old MEDLINE Reaches 1947

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Just a few years ago, the MEDLINE database only covered the medical literature from 1966 forward.  If you needed to search further back in time, you had to use an old-fashioned printed index.  Electronic access was terrific, but some scholars avoided the work of searching print, or just plain forgot it existed.  Some serious medical […]

Improving Health Behaviors through Data Mapping

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Tobacco use and obesity have received a lot of attention recently, as our communities grapple with rising health costs.  Now some websites have been developed that map statistics into meaningful visual portraits of states and counties.    Try out the Food Environment Atlas, produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   The atlas presents a wide range of […]

MICROMEDEX 2.0 Interface Sneak Peak

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

MICROMEDEX has served as Jefferson’s primary drug information database for decades.  Over the years, the interface has adapted and grown to incorporate Internet developments.  The latest major update is due on May 10th. Version 2.0 promises greater speed, easier searching and search refinement, full mobility for use with all types of handheld devices,  relevance ranking,  all in a clean, […]

CHDB Data Released on Pennsylvania Smokers

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The Public Health Management Corporation has released a new report based on data from its regular health surveys:  Chronic Disease and Cigarette Smoking in Eight Counties.   Scott Memorial Library subscribes to the Community Health Database, which compiles all of the survey data and makes it available for researchers.  You’ll find it in JEFFLINE’s Quick Links […]

Research News: Jefferson Awarded Stimulus Grant Funding

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Thomas Jefferson University has been awarded 48 research, facility, equipment and education grants totaling well over $34 million through provisions in the American Recovery and Revitalization Act (ARRA) of 2009. This federal stimulus package was designed to encourage investigators to explore innovative ideas to advance scientific and medical knowledge and speed the translation of research […]

Student Research Day and Potter Lecture – April 7, 2010

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Jefferson’s annual Student Research Day and William Potter Lecture will take place Wednesday April 7, in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street. This year more than 115 presentations by Jefferson graduate and medical students, as well as undergraduate students from area colleges, will be featured during the poster session 11am-3:30 pm. Presentations will […]

Jefferson Launches iTunes U Site

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

iTunes U – part of Apple’s iTunes system – is a free service, offered to educational institutions by Apple, Inc.   iTunes U allows educational institutions to create sites for public or authenticated access.  The Jefferson School of Population Health is currently using iTunes U to distribute its popular Health Policy Forum lectures. The Health Policy […]

SpringerImages Passes 2 Million Mark

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Scientific publisher continues to build the database formerly known as ImagesMD.  It now contains more than 2 million images, over half of which are in medicine, life sciences and pharmacy. Now called SpringerImages, the database is “a growing collection of high-quality scientific images, tables, charts and graphs from ImagesMD, as well as images from Springer […]

Compare Health Rankings for Your County

Monday, March 15th, 2010

State and county level data about population health has never been easier to find! County Health Rankings, a joint project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin, provides visual and tabular data from state health reports on a county-by-county basis, with comparative rankings, summary reports, and analysis of a variety of […]

Journal Citation Reports Now Online

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Have you ever needed to look up impact factors? Have you ever checked to see which were the most-cited journals when selecting where to submit an article? If so, then you’ve probably visited the Library to use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) in print and microfiche editions. Now, the Library can deliver it instantly and […]

NLM Bookshelf Adds National Academies Reports

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced that more than 70 reports by the National Academies are now available online at NLM’s Bookshelf. The Bookshelf is a searchable, online collection of freely accessible biomedical books and other material.  You may visit it directly, or search it from […]

New Genetics/Genomics Educational Resource

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a free web tool to support nurse and physician assistant education on genetics and genomics:  The Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2). The new resource was unveiled at the 2010 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Education Conference in […]