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March 28, 2008

Dental History Flickr Collection Gets Blogged!

Earlier this month a couple of notable and interesting blogs highlighted the online dental history image collection hosted by yours truly in Flickr. You might enjoy seeing what they picked out as interesting images, and you might enjoy browsing the collection itself.

Into the Blogosphere - b00kn3rd

b00kn3rd: Teeth: http://bookn3rd.com/?p=18

Into the Blogosphere - Morbid Anatomy

Morbid Anatomy: University of Michigan Dental Library's Flickr Collection: http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/2008/03/university-of-michigan-dental-librarys.html

Want more? Check here:

Flickr: Dental History Image Collection

Flickr: RosefireRising: Collections: Dentistry: http://flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/collections/72157600001949538/

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March 05, 2008

Chemical Blog Aggregator ... and More!

A comment on an earlier post brought to my attention this really interesting aggregator for the Chemical Blogspace, appropriately named "Chemical Blogspace".

Chemical Blogspace: http://cb.openmolecules.net/

"Chemical blogspace collects data from tens of scientific chemistry blogs and then does useful and interesting things with it.
With Chemical blogspace, you can:
* Find, read and subscribe to new science blogs
* Find out what scientists are saying about the latest books and papers
* Read mini-reviews, conference reports or even original research
* See the buzz surrounding different websites
* Browse different subject areas - chemoinformatics, organic chemistry, ... see the 'Explore' options on the top right hand side of the page for more. "

It is the "interesting things" part of this that intrigues me. It includes molecular models, and allows you to browse the blog posts by chemical structure. Not being a chemist, I clicked on a shape that looked interesting to me. It turned out to be hydrocodone, more popularly known as Vicodan.

Chemical blogspace - Molecules: hydrocodone: http://cb.openmolecules.net/inchi.php?id=282

This pulled up two interesting posts that would normally not have been juxtaposed - one about an celebrity overdose death and the other about Chinese traditional herbal remedies. Wow! Now, tell me how else you find that there was a relationships between those dissimilar postings? Very interesting, and I could see this being a real timewaster for someone really into chemistry, biochemistry, and/or pharmacy.

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March 02, 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Dental Informatics

The Center for Dental Informatics (CDI) at the University of Pittsburgh is currently recruiting for a postdoctoral position to help support its growing research initiatives. We are looking for an individual with education and research experience in one or more of the following areas:

- user-centered design/rapid prototyping
- cognitive science
- computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW)
- computer-mediated communication
- biomedical informatics

Those methodological areas of expertise will support research projects in clinical informatics and/or collaborative systems and computer-supported collaborative work. In clinical informatics, key projects are the development and evaluation of a multimodal interface for electronic dental records, the exploration of 3D representations of patient data, and decision support. In CSCW, we are focused on the development and evaluation of online communities and knowledge management systems.

Guaranteed funding for two years will help you launch your career as an independent researcher. You will be able to dedicate 100% of your time to research, mentored by one or more faculty member(s). Your faculty mentor will assist you in performing research, writing publications, and applying for independent funding.

Requirements: Post-graduate degree (DMD/DDS, MD or PhD) and training in HCI, informatics, CSCW, computer science or a related discipline. Ability to independently perform research in one of the above areas with mentoring from a faculty member. Ability to write and publish journal articles.

To apply, send the following to Heiko Spallek (hspallek at pitt.edu):
- Curriculum vitae
- One-page description of your research interests
- Contact information for three references
- One writing sample-preferably a published or accepted paper

For more information on CDI faculty and their research interests, please visit http://di.dental.pitt.edu.

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