Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NIH Roadmap initiative has a focus on health economics

Applications for exploratory and developmental research projects that will lead to increased efficiency in the production of health and delivery of health care are bein solocited. Specifically, research sought under this announcement should inform 1) the identification of specific, modifiable causes of high and increasing health care costs related to the structure, organization, and production of health care; and 2) the development and refinement of interventions, practices, or policies that can address these causes while maintaining or enhancing outcomes.

This initiative is part of the Health Economics Common Fund Program http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/healtheconomics/.

Please see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-016.html

Letters of intent are due September 26, applications due October 26.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Salmonella Infections in the News

Be a good egg and learn how to protect yourself and your family from salmonella infections. Read all about it at MedlinePlus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/salmonellainfections.html.

Read more about Salmonella from the Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (a licensed Tulane Resource).
1.Multiple-Serotype Salmonella Gastroenteritis Outbreak After a Reception — Connecticut, 2009
2.Use of a Self-Assessment Questionnaire for Food Safety Education in the Home Kitchen — Los Angeles County, California, 2006–2008 ...

Friday, August 13, 2010

MacBaby Embryology Resource: Technology update

MacBaby is an older program that was written for 32 bit computers. It will not work on any Apple or Windows 7 (64 bit computers). It is installed on the Matas Library computers running Windows XP, which are all the computers in the back room of the 24/7 area, and all computers on the mezzanine. There is a link to additional anatomy resources on the Learning Portal.

Our Technology Department is seeking a solution for the newer computers.