- 10,000th Asset
- Pennsylvania Research Commons
- Faculty Day presentations
- Variety of new assets in the JDC
- Inside Out literary journal
- What people are saying about the JDC
Scott Library added these 17 e-books in June to the growing collection:
- Behavior theory in health promotion practice and research
- Chestnut’s obstetric anesthesia (5th ed.)
- Cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck
- Fundamentals of the physical therapy examination: patient interview and tests and measures
- Goldman-Cecil medicine (25th ed.)
- Harriet Lane handbook (20th ed.)
- Health policy and advanced practice nursing: impact and implications
- Health policy and politics (5th ed.)
- Health program management: from development through evaluation (2nd ed.)
- Introduction to research in the health sciences (6th ed.)
- Manual of stem cell and bone marrow transplantation (2nd ed.)
- Miller’s anesthesia (8th ed.)
- Population health (2nd ed.)
- Quantum leadership: building better partnerships for sustainable health (4th ed.)
- Sleisenger and Fordtran’s gastrointestinal and liver disease (10th ed.)
- The evidence for neurosurgery
- Translational regenerative medicine
On June 9-10th the 7th Annual Jefferson Faculty Days were held on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. Kellie Smith, EdD, RN, gave the keynote address: “Everyone Has a Story… Listen, Hold Gratitude, and Love.”
The 2015 Faculty Days presentations have been loaded in the Jefferson Digital Commons. If you missed any of the presentations take time to catch up on the Teaching and Learning innovations taking place at Jefferson.
If you are new to Jefferson, the 6th Annual Faculty Days are also available for viewing.
Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PHP), a new journal publication from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), is now available at Jefferson. PHP “advances pedagogy through contributions in areas such as curriculum and course/program design, assessment, and administration relevant to teaching and learning. The quarterly journal includes works addressing the art and science of teaching and learning, and how it contributes to the formation and ongoing development of the health promotion professional working in any site and with a range of populations.”
Jennifer Wilson, medical writer and editor for the Center for Teaching & Learning Writing Center, is now a certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS).
To earn ELS certification, Jennifer had to provide proof of her editorial experience and successfully complete a 3-hour examination that objectively assessed her editorial skill. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in editing in the life sciences according to internationally recognized standards. The Executive Council of the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences allows editors who successfully complete the certification examination to use the designation ELS after their names. It has certified a little over 1,000 editors worldwide since its founding in 1991. Please join us in congratulating Jen on this accomplishment!
On April 29, 2015, the Computational Medicine Center, The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, The Wills Eye Hospital, and The Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences presented a one-day event: The Molecular Biology of Precision Medicine: Gender, Population and Race.
- Stephen Peiper: Genomically Informed Medicine: Personally Precise
- Edith Mitchell: Molecular and Genomic Factors in Colorectal Cancer to Optimize Therapeutic Decisions and Patient Care
- Alex Levin: Disparities In Vision Care: Is It Them or Is It Us?
- Leonard Gomella: Prostate Cancer Genomics: Sorting Out The Options
- Jonathan Brody: Potential Functional SNPs That Interact With Specific Gender and Ethnic Pancreatic Cancer Patient Populations
- Paul Bray: Primary Human Platelets Enable Functional Genomics, Functional Transcriptomics and Precision Anti-Platelet Management
- Isidore Rigoutsos: Gender, Population, and Race Modulate MicroRNA Isoform Profiles
- Yohei Kirino: Sex Hormones Regulate The Expression of Short Non-Coding RNAs
If you are hosting a conference on campus and would like it archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Pennsylvania Research Commons (PRC), an online portal to share high-quality research conducted within the state, features content from 20 institutions, including Thomas Jefferson University. This content includes articles, book chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work — all freely available to users anywhere in the world. Users can access university archives in addition to more current content.
The Philadelphia Health Management Corporation’s (PHMC) Community Health Data Base (CHDB) released the results of its 2014-2015 biennial Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey. Jeffersonians may download the complete datasets in SPSS format. If you don’t already have a copy, SPSS software is available in the library and for download. The online data analysis tool will be updated later this summer.
UPDATE 6/16/15: SAS and Stata files are now posted.
In addition to tracking core health indicators such as insurance status and cigarette smoking over time, this year’s survey addressed 13 new topics including the Affordable Care Act, use of social media, e-cigarettes and vaporizers, sodium intake and awareness, CPR training, and HIV testing. See their slides for more about their top-level findings.
PHMC offers free orientation sessions to Jeffersonians and other members. The next session will be Thursday, June 18th, from 9:30-11:30AM at PHMC’s office in Center City (1500 Market St., Centre Square East). RSVP to Cavonne Sedeno at email@example.com or 215-985-2548. Light refreshments will be served.
Scopus announced that they’ll begin annually re-evaluating the journals they index to maintain quality. Journals that don’t meet six metrics around citation patterns, production, and usage will be flagged and their publisher contacted. If the problem persists, Scopus’s independent content advisory board will consider removing the journal. See their post for details.
Jefferson faculty are affected by which journals Scopus covers because the university’s website uses it to power the publication feeds displayed on their profiles. Contact a librarian if you’d like help correcting them.
Rejoice! Hooray!! The Jefferson Digital Commons has archived its 10,000th item. The lucky 10,000th item was published by David Nash, MD, MBA and Eugene Mochan, PhD, DO from the Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University:
“Weaving Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Skills into All Levels of Medical Training: An Annotated Bibliography”
American Journal of Medical Quality
Volume 30, Issue 3, May 2015, pp. 232-247
To date, the JDC has exceeded 2 million downloads.
Use the Full Text @ Jefferson button to find the full-text article from the search results of your favorite databases (PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Ovid, Google Scholar, and more.) This button will direct you to over 11,000 full-text journals made available through Scott Memorial Library.
Look for a new design and improvements when using the Full Text @ Jefferson button:
- A temporary sidebar will appear along with the full-text article that provides additional options. The sidebar is automatically minimized after 5 seconds, but can be reopened.
- Use the Report a Problem link to automatically report problems with full-text linking. You may include your contact information, or report the problem anonymously.
- Export a citation directly to Refworks, or email yourself the citation and link to full-text.
- Chat with a library staff for additional assistance.
- Mobile friendly design will easily adjust to your phone, tablet or desktop.
The new Full Text @ Jefferson button is based on advanced technology with improved linking capabilities, so you should see more reliable full-text search results.
Scott Library added these 10 e-books in May to the growing collection:
- Clinical analytics and data management for the DNP
- Creative teaching strategies for the nurse educator (2nd ed.)
- The essential neurosurgery companion
- Family nurse practitioner certification intensive review: fast facts and practice questions (2nd ed.)
- Jonas and Kovner’s health care delivery in the United States (11th ed.)
- Keeping up with the quants: your guide to understanding and using analytics
- Medical quality management
- Primary care: the art and science of advanced practice nursing (4th ed.)
- Principles of healthcare reimbursement (3rd ed.)
- The transformation of academic health centers: meeting the challenges of healthcare’s changing landscape
The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare’s Changing Landscape by Steven Wartman M.D. Ph.D. is now available in Scott Library’s ebook collection.
The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare’s Changing Landscape presents the direct knowledge and vision of accomplished academic leaders whose unique positions as managers of some of the most complex academic and business enterprises make them expert contributors.
Users will find invaluable insights and leadership perspectives on healthcare, health professions education, and bio-medical and clinical research that systematically explores the evolving role of global academic health centers with an eye focused on the transformation necessary to be successful in challenging environments.
The book is divided into five sections moving from the broad perspective of the role of academic health centers to the role of education, training, and disruptive technologies. It then addresses the discovery processes, improving funding models, and research efficiency. Subsequent sections address the coming changes in healthcare delivery and future perspectives, providing a complete picture of the needs of the growing and influential healthcare sector.
We’re proud to announce that Tony Frisby, Ph. D., Director, Center for Teaching and Learning & Scott Memorial Library, was a 2015 recipient of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education.
The award is given to faculty who: 1) demonstrate superior effectiveness as a teacher and devote significant time/effort to teaching over a sustained period of time, or 2) demonstrate major contributions to an educational course, clerkship or program of training.
Dr. Frisby is pictured here (top of the stairs, right) with the other 2015 recipients of SKMC awards.
Several Scott Memorial Librarians authored posters presented at the recent Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Copies of the posters are now available in the Jefferson Digital Commons:
Supporting the Occupational Therapy Student in the Production and Dissemination of Systematic Reviews: An Interprofessional Collaboration among Librarians and Occupational Therapy Faculty (Paul Hunter, Gary Kaplan and Dan Kipnis – along with OT faculty member, Teal Benevides) – This poster describes “the outcomes of a curriculum-based collaboration between librarians and Occupational Therapy faculty to enhance graduate student skills for conducting and disseminating a systematic review.”
Human Books: Social Media, Unplugged (Pat Wynne, Dot Berenbrok, Gary Kaplan, and Helena Washington) – This poster reviews two events at SML based on the international program, The Human Library. The program was designed to “enable health sciences students and staff to engage in dialogue to challenge common prejudices in a positive manner and to promote empathy for the patients and families they encounter. “