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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on Facilitation Not Dictation: How a QI Team Succeeds

eScholarship@UMMS - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:11pm

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.

Mediterranean Diet May Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:43pm
(MedPage Today) -- But it won't prevent the development of new cases.

Oritavancin Shows Similar Safety as Vancomycin (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Once-weekly antibiotic effective for skin and soft tissue infections.

In-Person Networking Ups HIV Test Rates (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Peer-to-peer recruiting for HIV testing boosts participation.

Pelzman's Picks: Interesting Reads in Primary Care

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Physician performance metrics, multiple surgical consults, and more.

Ebola: Are Community Hospitals Up to the Task?

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Dallas case notwithstanding, most experts say ordinary hospitals should be capable.

Geier's Picks: This Week in Sports Medicine

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Let the kids play sports, but let the coaches, parents, and doctors be aware of the risks.

Gravity rivals join forces to nail down Big G

news@nature - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:21pm

Metrologists meet to design the ultimate gravitational-constant experiment.

Nature 514 150 doi: 10.1038/514150a

Stroke Rounds: Light Therapy Flopped in Acute Stroke

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- It may be lights out for transcranial laser therapy.

NAMS Launches Menopause App

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:55am
(MedPage Today) -- MenoPro calculator helps design optimal therapy for individual patients.

Large Hadron Collider: The big reboot

news@nature - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:21am

As the Large Hadron Collider prepares to come back to life after a two-year hiatus, physicists are gearing up to go beyond the standard model of particle physics.

Nature 514 158 doi: 10.1038/514158a

Marmosets are stars of Japan’s ambitious brain project

news@nature - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:21am

Ten-year brain-mapping effort will use monkeys to study human neural and mental disorders.

Nature 514 151 doi: 10.1038/514151a

Study: Unneeded Stress Tests Too Common

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:12am
(MedPage Today) -- Adding imaging to stress tests boosts inappropriate use.

A Spider, an Octopus, or an Animal Just Coming into Existence? Designing a Curriculum for Librarians to Support Research Data Management

eScholarship@UMMS - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:00am

The paper explains the approach taken in the UK Jisc-funded RDMRose project to developing a study module/Open Educational Resource about Research Data Management (RDM) for librarians. The resource was developed collaboratively between the University of Sheffield Information School and the libraries at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and York. Curriculum design principles such as an emphasis on exploring the nature of research and on other professional services supporting RDM were based on requirements gathered from focus groups and the literature. The content of the eight half-day sessions is briefly outlined. The paper goes on to explore how the learning materials were evaluated by this first cohort of learners and readjusted to respond to feedback. Future plans for co-producing an RDM related learning resource through a student-centered process and to create a sustainable learning network are discussed.

Morning Break: Ebola Scares, Chantix Faceoff

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:48am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

Nobel for microscopy that reveals inner world of cells

news@nature - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:21am

Three scientists used fluorescent molecules to defy the limits of conventional optical microscopes.

Nature 514 286 doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16097

Prevnar 13 Slashes U.S. Pneumococcus Rates (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:18pm
(MedPage Today) -- Goal to reduce antibiotic-resistant invasive pneumococcal disease reached early with PCV13 vaccine.

Testosterone Tx Acts as Prostate Tumor Promoter in Rats (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:56pm
(MedPage Today) -- Study findings may have significant public health implications for the use of testosterone therapy in men.

Obesity in the Young: Metabolic Risks and Surgery

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:59pm
(MedPage Today) -- Waist-to-hip ratio and atherogenic index can predict later risk.
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