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Archive for December, 2013

Who Says Laughter’s the Best Medicine?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Just in time to protect patients from the dangers of holiday cheer, a new scholarly review from a British medical journal describes many harmful effects wrought by laughter. Enjoy this post from the New York Times. View the BMJ article: Laughter and MIRTH (Methodical Investigation of Risibility, Therapeutic and Harmful): narrative synthesis Happy Holidays!

12 E-Books New to JEFFLINE in November and December

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Scott Library added these 12 e-books in November and December to the growing collection: Biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals: transforming proteins and genes into drugs (2nd ed.) Epidemiology (5th ed.) Fundamentals of musculoskeletal ultrasound (2nd ed.) Healthcare quality book: vision, strategy, and tools (2nd ed.) Informatics in medical imaging Making scientists: six principles for effective college teaching […]

Milestone: Over 100 MPH Capstones Archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Since 2009 the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) has archived all capstone presentations in the Jefferson Digital Commons. The latest round of presentations brought the total inventory to over 100 capstone presentations in the MPH degree track. In addition, JSPH is also archiving capstone presentations from the Master of Science in Health Policy, and […]

F1000Research now visible on PubMed and PubMed Central

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Open Access life-sciences journal F1000Research was launched earlier this year and more than 300 articles have been published using their innovative model. They post articles within a week of submission and then subject them to an open peer-review process. Now, articles that receive at least 2 ‘Approved’ statuses from the referees, or 1 ‘Approved’ […]

Digitised Diseases: 3D Bone Resource

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

New from Jisc in the UK: Digitised Diseases is an open access resource featuring human bones which have been digitised using 3D laser scanning, CT, and radiography. The resource focuses on a wide range of pathological type specimens from archaeological and historical medical collections, specifically examples of chronic diseases which affect the human skeleton for […]

Jefferson Book Club Selection for March: The Yellow Birds

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers is the March 2014 selection for the Jefferson Book Club. Join your colleagues for the next Jefferson Book Club discussion Thursday, March 20th  from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200A Scott . (NOTE: This has been rescheduled from March 6th) All students, faculty, and staff welcome. Lunch […]

RefWorks Group Code Eliminated for Off-Campus Logins

Monday, December 9th, 2013

As of December 11th, 2013, RefWorks users will no longer be required to enter a group code when logging in to their RefWorks account off-campus or outside of the Thomas Jefferson University IP range. New RefWorks Accounts You must be on-campus (within a registered IP range for Thomas Jefferson University) or accessing RefWorks through our […]

Research Career Support from Elsevier

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Elsevier’s Early Career Resources site can help new (and experienced) researchers navigate the relevant issues and resources to achieve their career goals. The site includes audio, video, guides, training resources, and recommended readings in the following topic areas: Career and funding Ethics in research and publishing Search and discovery Writing and publishing Networking Guides and […]