Monday, November 23, 2009

World AIDS Week Events @ Tulane

World AIDS Day, 1st December 2009
World AIDS Week Events

Support World AIDS Day

Exhibit of selected panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt
November 30th-December 2nd, 10:00am-8:00pm
December 3rd, 10:00am-5:00pm
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Screening of the film "A Closer Walk"
November 30th, 7:00pm
(Jones 102)
December 1st, 7:00pm: World AIDS Day Special Presentation
(Kendall Cram Lecture Hall)
December 2nd & 3rd, 9:00am-12:00pm
Free HIV Testing for Tulane Students
Uptown Student Health Center

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Matas Library now has the Cochrane Library via Wiley InterScience.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information: other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials – all the current evidence in one single environment.

The Matas Library now has the Cochrane Library via Wiley InterScience. This new access platform gives more functionality to users and the reviews, protocols etc. are available in PDF format as well as HTML.

We have access to Cochrane Library as “ALL – EBM Reviews” via OVID, and that service is still running concurrently with the Wiley platform, but will END on December 31, 2009.

Please make the switch to a faster accessible Cochrane Library by using the Wiley Interscience platform at or from the library homepage at and select “The Cochrane Library”.

Thanksgiving Library Service Hours

November 25th, 2009 - Wednesday

OPEN 8:00am - 6:00pm
November 26th, 2009 - Thursday (THANKSGIVING DAY)


November 28th, 2009 - Saturday


November 29th, 2009 - Sunday

OPEN 1:00pm - 9:00pm


Library Desk Services Available (REGULAR HOURS):

MONDAY - THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Winter Holidays:
December 18, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 19, Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 20, Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 21, Monday – December 22, Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 23- January 3, Sunday Closed

Reopen for Spring Semester, January 4 at 8:00am
M L King Day:
January 18, Monday Closed

February 12, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 13. Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
February 14, Sunday
through Closed
February 16, Mardi Gras

April 1, Holy Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 2, Good Friday
through Closed
April 4, Easter Sunday

Memorial Day:
May 28, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 29, Saturday
through Closed

May 31, Monday, Memorial Day

Monday, November 2, 2009

Opportunity for public comment on draft Healthy People 2020 objectives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services invites you to comment on the DRAFT set of objectives for Healthy People 2020. For three decades, Healthy People has provided a set of national 10-year health promotion and disease prevention objectives aimed at improving the health of all Americans.

Visit to
• View proposed draft objectives for Healthy People 2020
• Comment on the proposed objectives
• Comment on the topic areas
• Suggest additional objectives
• Suggest topic areas you feel are missing from the draft set

Your comments will help ensure issues important to you are included in Healthy People. Establishing objectives and providing benchmarks to track progress motivates, guides, and focuses action. Be part of the change. Comments will be accepted through December 31, 2009.