Monday, March 25, 2013

Global Health: Science and Practice: New online, open access journal

USAID and the Schools of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University created an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for the global health community, particularly program implementers, to contribute to and benefit from a dialogue based on science and practical programmatic experience.

Inaugural issue: March 2013 - Volume 1 - Issue 1<>

GHSP is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and published by the Knowledge for Health project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Disaster preparedness and response recording now available

Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s work in disaster response/emergency preparedness, toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS information, and special outreach to minorities and underserved populations using this link to a Tegrity video:

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Fast forward to 30:31 to learn about the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. At 38:27, learn about their radiation response tool, REMM, a comprehensive, encyclopedic tool, with information on response to a dirty bomb, atomic bomb or spill. At 42:52, learn about how a smart pen is being used by medical students in Uganda to certify whether mosquito nets are being used properly and document how they were actually being used (i.e. for wedding gowns).

Dr. Steven Phillips, National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Director for Specialized Information Services, came from Bethesda, MD, to make this (recorded) presentation on Friday, November 9, 2012 for the Global Health Forum of the 100th anniversary of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He and his staff have been involved in NLM efforts to assist in disaster preparedness and response in the US (e.g., Hurricane Katrina) and other countries, e.g., Haiti, Japan, etc. He is leading the effort to establish a Disaster Information Management Research CenterDisaster Information Management Research Center at the NLM.This Center, totally devoted to disaster informatics, is the first of its kind in the world.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Chad S. Miller, 2013 Teaching Award Recipient

Chad Stephen Miller, MD, Director of Student Programs for the Department of Medicine, was presented the 2013 Teaching Scholar Award by Dr. Benjamin P. Sachs in a ceremony on Friday, March 22, 2013. David S. Franklin, PhD, Professor  of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was the 2013 Teaching Scholar Award Finalist.

The Teaching Scholar Award was established as the Chancellor's Teaching Award in 1997 by Chancellor John C. Larosa, M.D.  

Society of Teaching Scholars:

1998 - Paul Rodenhauser, MD, Professor of Psychiaty
1999 - Norman Kreisman, PhD, Professor of Physiology
2000 - N. Kevin Krane, MD, Professor of Medicine
2001 - Marc J. Kahn, MD, Professor of Medicine
2002 - Cathy J. lazarus, MD, Professor of Medicine
2003 - Leon A. Weisberg, MD, Professor of Medicine
2004 - Byron E. Crawford, II MD, Professor of Medicine
2005 - Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
2008 - Craig W. Clarkson, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology
2009 - Norman R. McSwain, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine
2011 - Richard H. Streiffer, MD, Professor of Family & Community Medicine
2012 - James R. Korndorffer, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery