Category: News

Repeal & Replace Watch

by on March 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Repeal & Replace Watch from the Kaiser Health News site tracks “the new administration’s plans to revamp the health care system. With analysis, explanation, investigation and data, Repeal & Replace Watch follows the new politics of health care.” For a non-partisan, fact-based primer on the most recent legislative effort see the post: Say What? Fact-Checking… Read more Repeal & Replace Watch

Publishing Research Data

by on March 3, 2017 9:04 am
We find publishing research data becoming increasingly prevalent. Springer Nature recently updated their research data policies, which probably impacts many authors at the School of Medicine. To learn more about these policies and to see a list of Springer Nature journals that have adopted one of these policies we suggest researchers take a look at… Read more Publishing Research Data

Open Access Update

by on March 1, 2017 5:10 pm
GATES FOUNDATION AND AAAS Starting January 1, 2017 all Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research published will be accessible immediately upon publication. The Foundation has formed a partnership with The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science… Read more Open Access Update

Featured Data Sets

by on February 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Project Tycho from the University of Pittsburgh provides free data sets on diseases. Science Magazine, editorial Feb 17 2017: “Analyses of these data revealed that vaccine development and systematic vaccination programs have led to dramatic reductions in the number of cases.” — Data in Public Health, by Jeremy Berg Contains information corresponding to nearly 88… Read more Featured Data Sets

Altmetric Top 100 Articles of 2016

by on January 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Altmetrics, an alternative to impact factor and traditional ranking to evaluate journals, has published its list of top 100 articles of 2016, ranked based on “conversations” about the article in social media (Twitter, FaceBook, etc.), news, YouTube, as well as post-publication reviews. Looking over this list you will find that 15 out of the top… Read more Altmetric Top 100 Articles of 2016

The Career Center for the School of Medicine moved its library online and into Lane

by on September 14, 2016 12:32 pm
The Graduate Careers Collection found a new home in the “Duck Room” of Lane Library over the summer. We are working with the Career Center to migrate as many titles as possible to e-books. But some titles are not available in electronic format,  including one of the most popular titles in the collection: MARKERMARKER M… Read more The Career Center for the School of Medicine moved its library online and into Lane

VisualDX trial July-August

by on July 6, 2016 3:43 pm
From July 1 to August 31, 2016 use trial access to VisualDX to build or expand your differential diagnosis. VisualDx, originally focused on dermatology, has expanded this year to include infectious diseases and general medical diagnoses. Please Give us your feedback, both good and bad in the coming days and weeks. How can it be… Read more VisualDX trial July-August

Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak

by on February 9, 2016 4:48 pm
Several California, local, and federal agencies are responding to the natural gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company Aliso Canyon Facility that is affecting the Porter Ranch neighborhood in Los Angeles. The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (NLM Disaster Health) provides information on public health aspects of chemical incidents for… Read more Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak

Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System - Info Resources

by on February 8, 2016 4:06 pm
Several Michigan, local, and federal agencies are responding to the presence of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan. The National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division (NLM SIS) provides information on the medical and public health aspects of chemical incidents for health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to… Read more Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System - Info Resources

Zika Virus Health Information Resources

by on February 5, 2016 4:27 pm
Discovered in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947 by a Scottish Researcher Alexander Haddow, the virus received almost no attention until a mutated strain appeared on Yap Island in Micronesia in 2007. The 2015 outbreak in South America gained attention because of the possible connection to the birth defect microcephaly. (1) The USHHS Disaster… Read more Zika Virus Health Information Resources