Immunize for a healthy future - Know. Check. Protect. This week marks World Immunication Week 2014. World Immunization Week is designed to remind people about the effectiveness of vaccination. According to the World Health Organization: 2 - 3 million deaths are avoided through immunization vaccine preventable diseases include: anthrax, measles, rubella, tetanus, mumps, rubella, rabies … Continue reading World Immunization Week
So last week, the Senate approved a Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund the government to October, and maybe that should make me happy enough, given how difficult it seems to have the government "do" anything these days. But what you may not have known is that within this bill, the Department of … Continue reading Open Access and those Omnibus Bills
What’s new in 2014? The Taubman Health Sciences Library now has a subscription to OpenHelix, an excellent web-based resource that provides over 100 tutorial suites on the most powerful and popular bioinformatics and genomics databases and tools. Each suite contains a video tutorial, downloadable slides and handouts, and exercises to help you learn how to … Continue reading Want to Learn or Teach a Bioinformatics or Genomics Resource? Use OpenHelix
Even though the government is currently shut down, there are some outstanding Request for Information (RFI) notices out there for which the National Institutes of Health are seeking public comments. These RFIs provide opportunities for you to have your comments and thoughts heard on specific topics, so let your voice be heard. Here are some … Continue reading Request for Information for NIH
After the mass shooting at The Navy Yard earlier this week, the majority of the press has been in regard to Aaron Alexis' security clearance like this article from the New York Times. Yet there is very little talk about his transition from military to civilian life and how mental health and wellness are addressed … Continue reading Mental Health and Mass Murder
My father-in-law received a liver transplant over 10 years ago. He was fortunate. Not just because he was generally asymptomatic and never felt like a person who was in liver failure, but also because he actually received one. I often think about this life changing event in his life because I was pregnant with my … Continue reading Who Should receive a Transplant Organ?
I had the privilege of attending a demonstration at the UM3D Lab at the Digital Media Commons earlier in the year. It's an amazing place that does amazing things. We printed out these rather simple coins with the Michigan block "M" printed on them, but the explanation that they provided about the other projects that they … Continue reading 3D Printing Saves Lives
The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) provides free statistical consulting to all UM researchers with the design, planning, analysis, and presentation of research studies. CSCAR also presents workshops on data analysis methods and statistical software. Fall, Winter and Spring workshop offerings include Statistics Review, SAS, SPSS, Stata, SEM and Analysis with R. There … Continue reading Center for Statistical Consultation And Research
So I just heard on NPR, that you shouldn't wash your chicken before you cook it. I think I've kinda done this and not done this. I like to cook poultry. In case you didn't already know, Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. Why? Food, football and no presents. What more could you ask for? I … Continue reading Julia Child Was Wrong…
So, I'm a relatively new coffee drinker. I decided to make a switch from my beverage of choice, Diet Pepsi, in order to get that caffeine kick without artificial sweetener in the hopes that perhaps I am embracing a more healthy lifestyle (yeah, right...). And while I'm new to the coffee arena, I have many … Continue reading Too Much Coffee?