$5,000 Grant for Johns Hopkins Nurses
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Celebrating three-years of Cochrane Russia at the Cochrane Russia Symposium
Cochrane Russia Symposium 2018, with the theme'Cochrane Systematic Reviews as a key resource for health challenges in Knowledge Translation', was organized by the Research& Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Cochrane Russia of the Kazan Federal University (KFU), Wiley ,and Nikolay Lobachevsky Scientific Library of KFU. It was held at the Kazan Federal University on December, 7, 2018.The Symposium summed up Cochrane Russia activities for the three years of its existence, from the official start on December 7, 2015 at the International Conference " Evidence-Based Medicine: achievements and barriers " ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Crosswords And Puzzles Do Not Prevent Mental Decline, Study Says
(CNN) — Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to a team of Scottish researchers whose research was published in the BMJ. The study’s authors argue that such pursuits will not necessarily act as a preventative, but they could still provide a “higher cognitive point” from which to decline. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aging Crossword Puzzle Local TV Source Type: news

Abiomed puts $15m into Shockwave
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) plans to invest $15 million in Shockwave Medical and collaborate on a training and education program in the U.S. and Germany, according to a newly-inked deal between the two companies. Shockwave’s intravascular lithotripsy technology uses sonic pressure waves to crack vascular calcium in the vessel wall, allowing arteries to expand under low pressure. The company said its catheter is often used in patients with heavily calcified Iliac arteries in order to prepare for the delivery of devices with catheters, like transcatheter heart valves and Abiomed’s Impella heart pump. “While we...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Abiomed Shockwave Medical Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Residents Attribute Success of Yellow Fever Vaccination to Sensitisation
[Guardian] Abuja -Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Learning to excel
Growing up in Armagh during The Troubles was not a time for lofty ambitions. You left school, you got a job. And that’s how it was for Lucia McKeever. But then, with encouragement from her trade union, her horizons started to widen considerably. Lucia rose through the ranks of first COHSE, then UNISON, before serving as UNISON president from 2014 to 2015 – the first Northern Irish member to hold that office. Now, as she prepares to step down from the union’s National Executive Council (NEC), she wants to encourage others to take the same journey. “I left school at 16. I hadn’t even a spirit le...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning learning and organising lifelong learning return to learn Source Type: news

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

That was the year that was
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning care workers equal pay equality health care Industrial action local government organising recruiting recruiting and organising success Source Type: news

Relations of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, job-related stress, and professional motivation to beliefs about children and teaching practices - Jeon HJ, Kwon KA, Walsh B, Burnham MM, Choi YJ.
This study used teacher questionnaires to investigate the relationships of early childhood education teachers' depressive symptoms, professional motivation, and job-related stress to their beliefs about children and teaching practices. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parts of the whole: motor and behavioral skills in self-regulation and schooling outcomes - Liew J, Cameron CE, Lockman JJ.
Primary education is compulsory around the world. This means that around age 5 or 6, millions of children worldwide transition from home or preschool/kindergarten settings into primary school, with the success of this transition shaping school and life tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New research to examine why more men are not employed in early years education
(Lancaster University) Currently only around 2 percent of the UK's Early Years Education (EYE) workforce are male -- a figure that has remained stubbornly resistant to change for several decades. Now new research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, at Lancaster University aims to improve understanding of the obstacles that stand in the way of more men taking up employment in the EYE workforce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors chosen
(Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) A physicist, a structural biologist, a neuroscientist and a mathematician have been selected to receive Germany's most valuable international research award. The Humboldt Professorship is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA program trains underrepresented college students for public health careers
UCLAThe first cohort in the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program. Elaine Owusu will never forget  the summer between her junior and senior years at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Owusu spent eight weeks in residence on the UCLA campus, where she and more than three dozen peers received an intensive introduction to the field of public health as part of the first cohort of the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program. The program combined education and hands-on training — in Owusu’s case, an internship assisting the director of quality improvement at St. John’s Well Child...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Short Takes
Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) will serve as Ranking Member of the House Science Committee next year. "As the Democrats retake control of the House, I look forward to leading my Republican colleagues in holding the new majority accountable and promoting a conservative agenda," he said. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) is expected to serve as the Chair of the committee. Representative Kay Granger (R-TX) won GOP support to serve as the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee. She will likely serve alongside Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), who is expected to be the next Chair and the f...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Call for Applications: 2019 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy. Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award receive: A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the AIBS Congressional Visits Day, an annual event where scientists meet with lawmakers to advocate for ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White House Unveils Strategy for STEM Education
The White House has released a five-year strategic plan for STEM education, which defines the federal government’s role in advancing STEM education through collaborations with state and local stakeholders, the education community, and industry. The plan identifies several goals, including building foundations for a STEM-literate citizenry, training a STEM workforce for the future, increasing diversity and inclusion, engaging students in interdisciplinary activities, and building computational literacy. In response, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that it will be partnering with other federal ag...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Few countries offer free early childhood education, UCLA research finds
Numerous studies from around the globe have shown that education before primary school is associated with children ’s success in school. Still, few governments make tuition-free pre-primary education available for two or more years, according to a new study by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center.“We know from previous research that early childhood education especially benefits children from low-income families,” said Alison Earle, a co-author of the study and a senior research analyst at the center. “We also know that one of the greatest barr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks – study
Research reveals females deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudice present present in children as well as adultsWomen and girls are less likely to be seen as suited to brainy tasks, researchers have found, in the latest study to shed light on gender biases.Female studentsdo better at schooland aremore likely to go to university than their male peers. However, the latest study reveals that females are deemed intellectually inferior, and that such prejudices are present not only in adults of both sexes but in children too.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Gender Science Education Source Type: news

Participatory action research: tools for disaster resilience education - Meyer M, Hendricks M, Newman G, Horney J, Berke P, Masterson J, Sansom G, Cousins T, Van Zandt S, Cooper J.
PURPOSE: Participatory action research can improve scientific knowledge and community capacity to address disaster resilience and environmental justice. Evidence from the literature suggests that resident participation enhances assessment of environmental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History
Book clubs provide a space that encourages engaged conversations and allows for people to connect with one another. The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network has developed the NNLM Reading Club as a way to build and support conversations around important health topics. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local communities’ health information needs, through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection of three different book titles, along with corresponding free, ready-to-use materials designed to help promote and facilitate a book club dis...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

Fewer than half of the countries provide tuition-free pre-primary education
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health ’ s WORLD Policy Analysis Center have found that 45 percent of countries, with only 15 percent of low-income countries, provide tuition-free pre-primary education. The results of the study will be published in the December 2018 issue of International Organisations Research Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Never too busy to learn: how the modern team can learn together in the busy workplace
This report, supported by Health Education England, helps healthcare teams make the most of daily learning opportunities in the workplace. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2018
This report paints a stark picture of unabated pressure on health services. The report also shines a light on steps some doctors are feeling the need to take to cope with patient numbers, some of which may be piling more pressure on other parts of the system. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Preventing Pandemics and Bioterrorism: Past, Present, and Future
Source: George Mason University (GMU). Published: 12/4/2018. This one-hour presentation discusses lessons learned for pandemic preparedness since the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, plans for implementing the new National Biodefense Strategy, and the importance of education for the future of biodefense. It reviews definitions of biodefense and bioincidents, the challenge of catastrophic bioterrorism, and the BioDefense Strategic Framework. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interprofessional education model for geriatric falls risk assessment and prevention - Brown DK, Fosnight S, Whitford M, Hazelett S, Mcquown C, Drost JC, Kropp DJ, Hovland CA, Niederriter JE, Patton R, Morgan A, Fleming E, Steiner RP, Scott ED, Ortiz-Figueroa F.
BACKGROUND: One in three people over the age of 65 fall every year, with 1/3 sustaining at least moderate injury. Falls risk reduction requires an interprofessional health team approach. The literature is lacking in effective models to teach students how t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

From brainstorming to strategic plan: the framework for the Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing: a work in progress - Langan JC, Lavin RP, Griffin AR, Veenema TG, Dobalian A.
Professional health care societies play a critical role in promoting excellence in patient care, educating and certifying their members on evidence-based practices, and pursuing relevant research agendas to advance the science in the field. Disaster nursin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Improvement seen in patients'ability to manage disease, medical students'ability to educate them (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

HEE moves to offer reassurance over CPD funding for nurses
Health Education England is holding out an olive branch to NHS employers concerned about previous cuts to their budgets to upskill their nurses and midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker To Sell Cheaper Alternative To EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen Local TV Source Type: news

England ’s school staff asked to vote on effect of cuts
School support staff in England will be asked whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the way central government cuts are affecting their jobs and employment. UNISON will hold an on-line indicative ballot in January, asking school workers across England about the issue. Education is a devolved issue in Cymru/Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. “The ballot gives us an opportunity to get into schools and raise funding concerns with members,” says national secretary Jon Richards. “The employment issues they face are linked to cuts in funding and that is why we are conducting the ballot.&rd...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News cuts education cuts education services England Industrial action local government school cuts schools Source Type: news

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- An educational intervention can improve patients'ability to self-manage their chronic diseases, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Alexis M. Stoner,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cutting Out the Middleman
In the war on drug prices, the middleman is in everyone ’s sights.Announcing his American Patients First blueprint earlier this year, President Trump said one of his “greatest priorities” was to reduce the price of prescription drugs. He added that a key element in delivering this ambition was “very much eliminating” the middlemen.“The middlemen became very, very rich. Whoever those middlemen were – and a lot of people never even figured it out – they’re rich. They won’t be so rich anymore,” he said.While neither the president nor the blueprint itself actual...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

A mercenary academic produced dodgy data to sabotage my case | Anonymous academic
When I gave evidence showing that an environmental toxin had caused deaths, the authorities hired a rogue scientistMost of my job as an academic researcher is spent at my desk or in meetings, so it was with some surprise that I ended up working on a legal case. I felt like a scientist in a TV thriller. I had been contacted by someone who asked me to analyse some simple data, and the results were clear: they revealed deaths and emergency admissions to hospital caused by a known environmental toxin.Related:Performance-driven culture is ruining science | Anonymous AcademicContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Education Universities Higher education Science Academics Lecturers Research Source Type: news

Medication Experience Innovator MyMeds Announces Collaboration with...
The collaboration will ensure Mayo Clinic’s best-in-class educational content is distributed to all patients enrolled across MyMeds’ proprietary platforms. Patient non-adherence to doctor-prescribed...(PRWeb December 07, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/medication_experience_innovator_mymeds_announces_collaboration_with_mayo_clinic_global_business_solutions_to_combat_medication_non_adherence/prweb15972052.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Reusable Respirators Could Help Protect Health Care Personnel During Routine Work and Public Health Emergency Response, Says New Report
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents— for example, influenza virus— during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Implementation challenges need to be addressed, including storage, disinfection, and maintenance; training and education; user comfort and tolerability; and supply logistics and emergency stockpilin...
Source: News from the National Academies - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adult student nurses' experiences of encountering perceived child abuse or neglect during their community placement: Implications for nurse education - Tweedlie J, Vincent S.
INTRODUCTION: While child nursing students may expect to encounter child abuse and neglect and assume a safeguarding role when they qualify, those undertaking adult nursing courses may not expect to come into contact with children and may be even less like... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Holiday Meals and Food Allergies/Special Diets
Are you planning your holiday menus for when your friends and families are gathering during the holiday season?  It can be fun to plan what foods and beverages to serve until Cousin Bill states he is no longer eating gluten, your best friend is lactose intolerant, your boss is vegan, Grandma is diabetic, and your nephew announces he is bringing his roommate who has specific religious dietary restrictions. Suddenly menu planning becomes a challenge that seem insurmountable. Providing a fun festive gathering includes being a hospitable one as well. Letting your guests know they are welcome and that you are considerate ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health dietary restrictions diets food allergies Source Type: news

New vitamin D guidelines aim to provide clarity on testing and prescribing
Dr Terry Aspray explains what the National Osteoporosis Society's new clinical guidelines on vitamin D and bone health mean in practice for GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Osteoporosis and bone disorders Source Type: news

FE members to be consulted over pay offer
UNISON members working in further education in England are to be consulted over an offer from the employer of 1%, or £250, whichever is the greater. Wages in the sector have fallen by over 25% in the past decade. When negotiations opened in July, the unions asked for 5% or £1,500, whichever was greater. The Association of Colleges suggested that it wanted to make a substantial award but that that depended on funding from central government to pay for it. In August, the association was told that no new funding would be made available – and the government has since tried to divert attention by suggesting th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News FE pay further education Source Type: news

UCL launches inquiry into historical links with eugenics
Staff and students want UCL to remove name of ‘father of eugenics’ Francis Galton from university buildingsUniversity College London has launched an inquiry into its historical links with eugenics, following pressure from students and staff.It emerged in January thatconferences on eugenics and intelligence had been run secretly at the university for at least three years by James Thompson, an honorary senior lecturer at UCL. Speakers included white supremacists and a researcher who has previously advocated child rape.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anna Fazackerley Tags: UCL (University College London) Toby Young Race Genetics UK news Higher education Science Source Type: news

Lancaster University guide will help young people with albinism access education
(Lancaster University) A booklet, in Swahili and English, could help teachers in Tanzania improve conditions for pupils with albinism in their schools.It has been written by Lancaster University academic Dr Charlotte Baker in collaboration with a team from the Albinism in Africa network founded by Dr Baker in 2014 with funding from the Wellcome Trust. The guide attempts to dispel many of the myths and perceptions surrounding albinism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Registration is Open for Fundamentals Course Offering this January
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

PEMM Student Arielle Baker Receives Prestigious National Fellowship
Arielle Baker, Guarini ‘19, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience track of the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM), has received a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. She will be working with the Committee on Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to advocate for the participation and retention of women in these disciplines. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - December 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education Insider News Research award fellowship grad student Guarini School public policy Source Type: news

Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells ’ outer membranes.The scientists also discovered that phospholipids compete with glycolipids, another type of molecule that helps form cells ’ outer membranes, in a way that prevents glycolipids from readily reaching the surface of a cell.BACKGROUNDCell membranes are primarily made up of two types of lipids — phospholipids and glycolipids. Inside ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice
Dr Victoria Middleton explains how her practice has increased the number of patients on its palliative care register, reduced avoidable hospital admissions and increased the number of people able to die at home by a third. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Redundancies raise their heads
UNISON branches in England and Wales are gearing up to defend members after the University of Gloucester and Cardiff University both announced plans for redundancies to deal with funding shortages. Gloucester warned unions at the weekend that it plans to cut 100 posts as it seeks to make savings of around £5m as part of its ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’ plan. The university has recently opened a new £16m business school, and a new sports centre is close to being completed. The local branch said it has been “aware for some time” that the university is trying to make savings, and had bee...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education education services higher ed higher education redundancies redundancy universities Source Type: news

Research funding is short-changing humanities subjects | John Marenbon
The humanities subjects do not benefit from the research excellence framework. They need a better systemThe government ’s research excellence framework (Ref) is perhaps the ultimate in bureaucratic exercises. It aims every seven years to assess, department by department, every “research active” academic in the UK. The aim is laudable: to ensure that a stream of research funding (known as QR) is distributed to universities fairly and transparently. But for the humanities, the Ref does nothing but harm.Few would quarrel with the principle of a system of assessment for the humanities based on reading and jud...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Marenbon Tags: Universities Education Higher education Research Research funding Science Academics Lecturers Source Type: news

RadiologyInfo.org launches section for children
The RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have added a new section...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients? How well is radiology using YouTube to educate patients? ABRF: What do patients really want to know before their scan? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Private Sector Study: Preparedness for Enhanced Resilience After Hurricanes Irma and Maria In Dominica and the British Virgin Islands
Source: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR). Published: 7/2018. This 54-page study sought to review the efforts of the private sector in the British Virgin Islands and Dominica impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from these events. It found that even though most businesses had disaster continuity plans, Hurricanes Maria and Irma revealed that they were unprepared for a level 5 hurricane. Businesses must recognize inconsistencies in information, resource access, education, and capacity building to enhance their resilien...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news