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Monthly Archives: March 2012 - p2

New England Journal of Medicine’s mobile offerings

Discussion of mobile apps and podcasts from the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New study on urban health literacy & asthma

New study examines health literacy levels and health information sources for the caregivers of children with asthma living in poorer, urban areas. Results are informative, but could be more-effectively presented using graphs or other visual representations.

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New iPad released and its potential in health care

Thinking about springing for the new iPad? has published an insightful article about how the new hardware in Apple’s latest offering can benefit physicians and other health care professionals.The article highlights an increased screen resolution as a benefit to medical imaging and the addition of a voice dictation feature to the on-screen keyboard as […]

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Unsolved problems in medical informatics: a lecture

Dr. Donald A. B. Lindberg will give this year’s Reed M. Gardner Lecture on the topic of “Unsolved Problems in Medical Informatics” on Thursday, 3/22/12 at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, beginning with a meet-n-greet at 3:30 pm.

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Spring remodel progresses: walls, ventilation and sheetrock

Remodeling at the Eccles Library continues, as walls with sheetrock, and new ventilation are installed. For information on expected noise levels, please check the home page on the library’s website. The spots you are seeing on the photographs are not the result of a dirty lens. It’s the dust from all the sanding going on!

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LIFT Forum: FURTHeR: Searching the University’s Data Resources for Clinical Cohorts

Our March LIFT Forum is on “FURTHeR: Searching the University’s Data Resources for Clinical Cohorts,” Wed, 3/7/12, 12:30 – 1:30 pm in HSEB 1730. Join us!

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New scan to see undetected brain damage

According to an article in the New York Times, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are running high-powered MRI scans through a special software program to map the brain’s major fiber tracts, rendering them in different colors that indicate their function. Then researchers “look for breaks in the fibers that could slow, even […]

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Photos of our spring remodeling

Slideshow of progress on remodeling the library

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