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Sex and Gender Differences Research: Think About It

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with six partners, received a grant from the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Library of Medicine of the NIH to highlight and extend the wealth of resources available from the NIH and its Institutes and Centers on sex and gender differences […]

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Predicting disease outbreaks using…Twitter?

While raising ethical concerns, monitoring Twitter and other social media may anticipate disease outbreaks faster than traditional data-gathering methods.

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Pitfalls and positives of social media in medicine today

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “surveyed the 68 executive directors of all medical and osteopathic boards in the United States and its territories about violations of online professionalism reported to them.” Of those that responded, 92% indicated at least one of a list of online professional violations had […]

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LIFT Forum: How to Effectively Use YouTube in the Workplace

The Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Library and Information Technology Forum features Jake O’Connor, Program Coordinator, Financial & Business Services, talking about How to Effectively Use YouTube in the Workplace.  Please join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 3515 B at 12:05-1:00 p.m. for this program. Program Description: […]

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Didn’t need an app for that

Can’t find a good dashboard app? On librarian built one using existing Web 2.0 tools, and shared how it was done.

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Keeping Current with Social Media workshop on April 6th

Join us for a “Keeping Current with Social Media” workshop, Friday, 4/6/12

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Internet privacy: a growing concern

Internet users want it both ways: quality search results that come from Google and other online services tracking their data, and protection from having online activities tracked.

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New report on youth and digital media

Recent Harvard study looks at the information-seeking behaviors of youth ages 18 and under, finding that context and demographics also play a critical role.

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Teaching medical students to use social media at John Hopkins U

Dr. Margaret “Meg” Chisolm is an advocate for use of Twitter in demystifying psychiatry, and connecting with patients. She is conducting a pilot study on using it in med school.

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Twitter at the State of the Union address

Popular blogger The Librarian in Black (a.k.a. Sarah Houghton) describes her experience about participating in a “State of the Union Tweet-up” in her latest blog post.

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