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The National Library of Medicine is updating myNCBI.  MyNCBI can be used to keep track of searches in PubMed, keep collections of articles or bibliographies and keep track of an author’s papers in the process of complying with the Public Access policy.  Read more about it here:


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Maybe you saw this elsewhere, maybe you didn't. Thursday, March 31st.



The Professional Development Office also has a few spring registrations to consider:




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Hello Dere new SPH'ers! I'm feeling you out there, scrambling around Fells Point or Charles Village talking everybody's ear off about allllllll the work you have to do, alllllll the moving hassles you haven't resolved----well relax---and make your way around the School of Public Health's Office of Admissions informatoin page. Give yourself a head's up. You have questions, they have answers.  Now go enjoy that happy hour.




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CommComm posted on March 17, 2011 08:28

Yes it's real. No it's not accredited. But a fascinating concept nonetheless. Methinks it's worth looking into. Where was all this free knowledge when I was a wee tot?




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CommComm posted on March 14, 2011 19:12

The theme of the newsletter is "leaving the buildings behind". The article about Welch is very apropos. When you scroll down, there we are, smack dab on page two---"The Welch Medical Library of 2012---Wherever you are".



Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on March 11, 2011 21:58

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is accepting applications for the Public Health Informatics Training Program until April 15, 2011. The program, offered in collaboration with the schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Public health Data Standard Consortium (PHDSC), targets public health professionals. Program graduates will earn a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health Informatics, approved by the state of Maryland.

The Program offers training in methods and concepts of health informatics and health information technology that are applicable to public health. It is designed for current (and future) public health professionals who wish to develop expertise or specialization in this area.   Courses for this program are available completely online.  Individuals residing in the Mid-Atlantic region may also take selected courses on campus.

The training program focuses on the following:
•  Overview of public health and biomedical informatics
•  Health information systems design and development
•  Health information technology standards and systems interoperability
•  Systems evaluation in health sciences informatics
•  Population health informatics
•  Knowledge engineering, knowledge management and decision support in public health
   (including spatial analysis and GIS)
•  Real time public health bio-surveillance
•  "mHealth" mobile consumer health applications

More information about the Public Health Informatics Certificate Training Program can be found at:

Public health workers are encouraged to apply. Tuition subsidies are available.


Alonzo LaMont

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CommComm posted on March 5, 2011 07:40

In case you need to ask a medical question, Sharecare is a great resource. Judging by the questions, others have made the same discovery.



Alonzo Lamont

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Applications for the 2011-12 TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - a mini-grant initiative administered by the Center for Educational Resources of the Sheridan Libraries are now being accepted. The program is intended to encourage faculty to develop creative uses of digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning at Hopkins by partnering with student fellows. Full details are available in the “Program Guidelines” document through the CER website @ www.cer.jhu.edu. Applications accepted through March 31st; awards announced mid-April; funding for these awards available May 2011 - April 2012.
Location Information:  
Homewood - MSE Library
Room: Garrett Room/CER Conference Room

Contact Information:
Name: Cheryl Wagner
Phone: 516-7181


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Admission Information
Teams must be comprised of at least one faculty member teaching full-time undergraduates, and one or more full-time graduate or undergraduate students. Apply for a Tech Fellows mini grant today @
Additional Information
Faculty: Could students benefit from simulations or digital resources to help assess their learning? Want to encourage more original thinking? Students: Have innovative ideas that would benefit faculty members?
Sponsoring Department
The Center for Educational Resources
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    It never ceases to amaze me how Science and Simplicity often work hand-in-hand.


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