Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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Free Ebola Online Courses from UNMC, Nebraska Medicine

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine are introducing two new online Ebola education courses. One is intended for health care professionals, and the other is for the general public. After having successfully treated and released two Ebola … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing Your First Grant

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine has recently published 10 Tips on Writing Your First Grant. This guide acknowledges that getting funding has become very competitive, so their ten tips are designed to help you get the edge you need. Overall, the guide … Continue reading

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Palaeoecologists Advise Politicians on Earth’s “Tipping Point”

Palaeoecologists Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly are featured in Nature for their work preparing the 46-page Scientific Consensus on Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century at the request of California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown had seen Barnosky and Hadly’s Nature paper claiming that … Continue reading

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Featured Article: “When ‘Hacktivists’ Target Your Hospital”

Recently Daniel Nigrin, Chief Information Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote an article about the sustained cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital purportedly orchestrated by the hacker group Anonymous. The article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and is titled “When ‘Hacktivists’ Target … Continue reading

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Nurses and organizations work to manage alarm fatigue

In The American Nurse, Susan Trossman reported on the dangerous phenomenon in hospitals known as “alarm fatigue.” The thousands of alarms going off in hospitals daily—85-99% of which do not require clinical intervention—are not only hindrances to patients getting the rest they … Continue reading

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Funding Public Access to Research and Data

The August 9th issue of Science (p. 616) features an article by Francine Berman & Vint Cerf about the cost of providing public access to data and research produced with federal funds.   According to the article, the U.S. Office of … Continue reading

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