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In the Dark: New Photo Exhibit at Scott Library

November 20th, 2014

In the Dark exhibit

Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science

November 14th, 2014

On Monday, November 10th Scott Library presented a talk by TJU’s Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science in recognition of (and to wrap up) our hosting of the National Library of Medicine’s Harry Potter’s World Exhibit. Dr. Brainard lead a rapt and appreciative audience of about 80 attendees through a series of topics including the science of light in relation to sleep, space travel, and how light emerged from darkness referring to the Russian Revolution and Dr. Sorokin. The presentation was enhanced by the music of Ben Warfield (TJU Department of Neurology).

Light, Magic and Science

ACC Releases New Guidelines Clinical App

November 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON (Nov. 10, 2014) — The American College of Cardiology, which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association for more than three decades, has launched a new Guideline Clinical App to serve as the mobile home for all ACC/AHA guideline content and related tools.

The initial version of the new American College of Cardiology Guideline Clinical App includes three of the most recently updated practice guidelines and is available for free on iTunes and GooglePlay. Additional guidelines and features will be added over time.

To learn more, read the rest of this press release.

Pivot Adds New Email Alert of Recommended Funding Opportunities

November 12th, 2014

From the Pivot announcements:

Pivot users who have claimed a profile will begin receiving the new Funding Advisor Alert. This new email alert will be a part of the existing Funding Alerts email and brings the top recommended funding opportunities for each week directly to a users’ inbox.

See the announcement for details , contact Scott Library for help. or login to Pivot.

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Dr. Brainard on Light, Magic and Science: November 10th

November 6th, 2014

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Light, Magic and Science


F1000 Mobile App

November 5th, 2014

Faculty of 1000 launched a mobile app for its F1000Prime service. It’s free to Jeffersonians: register for an account, then use the same login credentials after downloading the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

F1000Prime provides recommendations and reviews from top faculty of the best research articles in biology and medicine.

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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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