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May 30, 2008

How many doctors do we need?

As Dan Greenberg discusses in this blog post, Brainstorm: M.D. Graduates: From Glut to Shortage - Chronicle.com, the answer isn't easy to determine.

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Congratulations to Drs Moran and Pascual

U-M scientists selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

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May 28, 2008

The Voices of Attention Deficit Disorder

An interesting piece from the New York Times, part of a new feature, "Patient Voices."

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/the-voices-of-attention-deficit-disorder/

Spend some time, if you haven't already, exploring what the Times is doing in their Health section on the web, from health information to blogs. It's not just reporters' stories anymore.

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May 25, 2008

Library Podcasts Available in Open.Michigan

Selections from the School of Dentistry podcast series have been released as collection in the Open.Michigan initiative. Here is more information.

https://bezak.umms.med.umich.edu/blog/2008/05/20/it-bootcamp-podcasts/

Open.Michigan iTunesU Bootcamp Collection

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May 19, 2008

"Museum Kills Live Exhibit"

Not a headline that you'd expect, especially about an art museum. But this article from the New York Times tells what happened to one object from the recent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Design and the Elastic Mind, a tiny coat made from mouse stem cells (you see, science does come into this story). Kept alive in an incubator with nutrients, the curator recently had to kill the coat because it was growng too fast, clogging the incubator.

To read the story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/science/13coat.html?ex=1368331200&en=32f16de1bcb23faa&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

To visit the online exhibition and related materials:
http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhibitions.php?id=5632

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May 17, 2008

Life Hacks for Doctors

Joshua Schwimmer of EfficientMD has been doing work that I've been watching for a while. A lot of it is pretty interesting. Well, he just appeared on Slideshare with this handy dandy little overview of day to day life management thoughts to help busy clinicians be more efficient and productive.

Some of it is obvious, some of it is less so. FlyLady (a similar popular type of resource for women in charge of a household) refers to those who are born organized (BO) and those who aren't. Whether this is useful for you will depend on whether you are born organized, or could use a little booster help to get your personal time back.

(For those of you who haven't heard of Slideshare, it is a neat tool for archiving and sharing slide presentations. I use it to have a back up before I go to a conference or new classroom, when I can't count on my tech working right.)

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May 14, 2008

Trial: AccessEmergency Medicine

UM Health Sciences Libraries Hosts Trial of New E-Resource AccessEmergency Medicine for Ann Arbor Campus

AccessEmergency Medicine is an online service that allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos. AccessEmergency Medicine covers a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the ED, ranging from obstetrical emergencies to orthopedic emergencies to poisoning to trauma. Multiple textbooks, videos, still images, drug information and "mystery cases" are among the content included.

Please let us know what you think about AccessEmergency Medicine before the trial ends on May 31st. Send your feedback to Patricia Martin, pmartin@umich.edu.

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May 06, 2008

Extensive listing of CME credits

http://www.cmelist.com/list.htm.
List of Online CME credits compiled by Bernard Sklar is authoritative and up to date. Currently there is a special notice looking for reviewers to help keep the list updated.

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May 01, 2008

Technology for Medical Images Via Cell Phones

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=2953&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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The New Unnatural Causes PBS Series Now Available

The "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" PBS Series has arrived at the Askwith Media Library. If you would like to reserve any of these films, please contact Askwith Media Library at 764-5360 or by e-mail at aml@umich.edu, or use the new Patron Initiated Booking in Mirlyn.

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