April 24, 2015
Drawing on content across 30+ medical specialties, ClinicalKey is a great resource for thousands of images and videos. You can use the Presentation Maker to export multimedia to PointPoint. The Presentation Maker will automatically insert citations.
To create a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation with ClinicalKey images:
- 1. Find images by searching the Multimedia subset. Filter by specialty.
- Add all the images you want for your presentation to the Presentation Maker.
- Open the Presentation Maker. Select the preferred presentation under My Presentations.
- Click the Export button.
- ClinicalKey downloads the presentation file.
- View your presentation in PowerPoint, Keynote, or other application that supports PowerPoint files.
April 16, 2015
Access the formulary through LexiComp (available through Library’s homepage).
February 10, 2015
Colorado Public Radio interviewed Dr. Jeanne Abrams on the impact of tuberculosis on the growth of Colorado. National Jewish Health and its earlier iterations features prominently in this fascinating history. Dr. Abrams is a Professor of Jewish History at the University of Denver. She is also the Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives, where the institutional archives for National Jewish Health are held. For more information about National Jewish Health’s history, you can visit our patient and visitor resource page here.
February 4, 2015
Kaiser, Jocelyn. “Obama precision medicine plan would create huge U.S. genetic biobank.” AAAS Science’s ScienceInsider. 29 Jan 2015.
The term “precision medicine,” however, is relatively new. It comes from a 2011 report from the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) that called for combining medical records and genetic and other molecular data for large groups of people into a single “knowledge network” that would be used for understanding diseases and tailoring treatments.
National Jewish Health’s COPD program is a perfect example of personalized, precision medicine.
January 15, 2015
NEW: Institute of Medicine (2015). Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. [Prepublication]
Data sharing can accelerate new discoveries by avoiding duplicative trials, stimulating new ideas for research, and enabling the maximal scientific knowledge and benefits to be gained from the efforts of clinical trial participants and investigators. At the same time, sharing clinical trial data presents risks, burdens, and challenges. These include the need to protect the privacy and honor the consent of clinical trial participants; safeguard the legitimate economic interests of sponsors; and guard against invalid secondary analyses, which could undermine trust in clinical trials or otherwise harm public health.
December 16, 2014
(2012) Altmetrics Collection. 2(19): ev02.i19. doi:10.1371/image.pcol.v02.i19
Publishers, funders, promotion committees and researchers use metrics–like impact factor or h-index–to assess how pivotal research was in a given community. Impact factor and h-index focus on how many people cite a particular paper after publication. In a nutshell, the more the paper is cited, the more impact it has.
Critics point out several issues with traditional metrics:
- How do you account for journal/author self-citations?
- How can citation counts measure whether a paper was well-received or criticized?
- How can we measure impact of research data, not just the impact of a published paper?
- How does publishing in open access journals affect impact metrics?
- How can you measure whether research is ‘trending‘ or creates immediate impact–after all, the peer-review and publication process takes time?
New measurements, called altmetrics, attempt to solve these issues.
To learn more or contribute to the conversation, check out the National Information Standards Organization’s Initiative to establish new standards and tools to assess research impact.
To learn more about the development of altmetrics, check out the PLOS Altmetrics collection and CW Bailey’s bibliography.
To see current conversations, check out Mendeley’s #altmetrics group.
December 12, 2014
Nature announced this month a new content-sharing policy. The policy allows all research papers within the publication to be shared by subscribers to anyone via a screen-view format. Through National Jewish Health’s institutional subscription, users can access and share any paper the journal has published from 1997 onward. The sharing platform, ReadCube, generates a persistent link to an article that allows the shared article to be read, but not printed or downloaded. There is an annotation tool that allows collaboration between researchers and there are additional tools available if users wish to download the ReadCube app. You can view an example of what a shared article would look like via this link: http://rdcu.be/bOr3, which was generated through Nature’s new share feature.
More information is available here.