This info was passed my way and caught my long-time-pet-owner sensibility.

"We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved."

Part of the CAAT philosophy is based around the, perhaps not so simple formula, that humane science is better science. Credit belongs to two British scientists William Russell and Rex Burch for that discovery.

"CAAT promotes humane science because it is the best science."

Is that a little meow-meow/bark-bark applause I hear in the background?

Here's where they are:


Alonzo LaMont



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Registration is open for 390.675 Outcomes and Effectiveness Research


Course learning objectives:

• Develop skills needed to critically evaluate outcomes and effectiveness research

• Be able to craft a preliminary design for an outcomes or effectiveness study

• Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various experimental and observational study designs

• Recognize how various statistical approaches reflect and illuminate study aims

• Become familiar with a wide variety of approaches to outcomes and effectiveness investigation


TUesdays, 3/29/11-5/17/11, 5:30-8:30 pm in BSPH Room # TBA


Register NOW! .  The course should be taken as non-credit.  The course # is 390.675.


Payment must be submitted with registration.  If using tuition remission, please fax the signed form, which is also attached, to 410-502-6966.  


This course is offered through the Science of Clinical Investigation (SOCI*) certificate program, but can be taken without enrolling in the certificate program. 


* The SOCI curriculum is intended for scientists, clinicians and support personnel fully engaged in clinical investigation.  A certificate of achievement will be presented to those students who complete the required coursework.  All SOCI program information can be found at

Registration Form:


Tuition Remission Form:

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CommComm posted on February 14, 2011 22:01

PubMed has updated the Interface for the MESH database. Go here to see the updates:

If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Informationist!

Alonzo LaMont

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CommComm posted on February 10, 2011 18:17

Thousands of online academic books are available for reading on or offline. Very easy to access. Topics GALORE. All the specifics (how-to's) are right on the link. I already gave it a test run myself, so fellow patrons.....start your engines.

Alonzo LaMont


CommComm posted on February 9, 2011 18:29

We don't hear much from our "sister site," and then along comes news about their "school at work" program. Nothing beats good news in the morning.

Alonzo LaMont

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CommComm posted on February 8, 2011 23:58

Pancreatic cancer has met it's (game, set!) match.....


Alonzo LaMont

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CommComm posted on February 7, 2011 20:34

The SpringerImages app brings …. SpringerImages to the iPhone and iPod touch. Discover photos, diagrams, graphs, figures and tables taken from Springer's ….  ebook collection and journal portfolio as well as the images.MD database. Search image captions, keywords and references to find the right image.

Those Apple Wizards are just so gosh-darn clever.

Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on February 5, 2011 01:22

Hopkins now subscribes to 7 American Economic Association titles



American Economic Review

Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Perspectives

American Economic Journal of Applied Economics

American Economic Journal of Economic Policy

American Economic Journal of Macroeconomics

American Economic Journal of Microeconomics


Platform: AEA


Licensed for: US Hopkins only


Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on February 4, 2011 00:52

It's like everyday is Christmas.....



Welch Library now has an e-trial for HealthBeat, 2/3/11-3/3/11. Once at, go to My Subscriptions tab and choose CQ HealthBeat. Please  promote with your clients and encourage their feedback. Our e-trials link is found on the Welch e-resource web page,

Browse by: Subject | Provider | New | Frequently Used eResources

eResource Access Information & Tools

“CQ HealthBeat is the authoritative publication focused on healthcare policy news and information.  With a twice-daily e-mail newsletter and an exclusive Web site, you can track the latest healthcare legislation and regulations while receiving the latest updates and schedules directly to your handheld device.”



Alonzo LaMont (thanks to Kathy Danko)

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CommComm posted on February 3, 2011 19:06

Webnotes, hot off the presses. Whenever I see "funding" it always grabs my attention:

The February issue of Research WebNotes is now available online.


This month's issue features the following articles:


- Seminar Series

- Funding from Foundations
and Private Sources
- NCCN 2011 Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program for Physicians, Scientists and Nurses
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

- Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program for 2011
- HERA Foundation Ovarian Cancer Outside-the-box (OSB1) Seed Grant for 2011


- This Month’s Departmental Listings


- Upcoming Deadlines for February, March and April

- JHMI Synthesis
and Sequencing Facility

Research WebNotes is published on the first Wednesday of each month. Past months are archived and searchable. Please direct all inquiries regarding this online publication to



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