Ethics & Living Collections: A View from the Zoo! Lecture Notes

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the title lecture, part of the University of Michigan's Department of Museum Studies series, It's Alive! Re-Discovering Institutions of Living Collection.   Our presenter was Ron Kagan, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Zoological Society. Zoos are members of the museum community; they … Continue reading Ethics & Living Collections: A View from the Zoo! Lecture Notes

Free Webcast: Evidence-based Public Health & Searching the Literature

A team of librarians at the Taubman Health Sciences Library have been invited to help develop a continuing education course on evidence-based public health. Our very own Carol Shannon will be teaching one of the live webcasts, "Searching and Summarizing the Literature," on June 12, from 1 pm to 2:15 pm EDT. You can register for … Continue reading Free Webcast: Evidence-based Public Health & Searching the Literature

Data Management Webinar: Introduction to the DMPTool

We've harped about how data management is the next (I'd say logical) frontier for library services, and invariably whenever I hear this reaffirmed, there is one tool that is synonymous with those efforts: DMPTool. I'd previously described DMPTool as a resource that "lets institutions and researchers create boilerplate templates, which are then customizable for diverse … Continue reading Data Management Webinar: Introduction to the DMPTool

Google Lecture Series: Victor Stecher on new directions in health informatics

When: (tomorrow) Friday, March 29th, 2013 from 3:30-5 pm Where: Due to the North Quad flood, this lecture has been moved to Space 2435 (...also in North Quad). 3100 North Quad - Ehrlicher Room (see this post for more detailed directions to finding the Ehrlicher Room) Join Victor Strecher (my 2 cents: a truly phenomenal … Continue reading Google Lecture Series: Victor Stecher on new directions in health informatics

Yahoo Lecture Series: The Shape of Being – Technology Design, Human Values, and the Future

Dr. Batya Friedman, professor at the University of Washington's School of Information, will be discussing the interwoven aspects of design and computing technology on human values - particularly in regard to medical device security, privacy, and international justice. When: Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern time) Where: Ehrlicher Room, 3100 … Continue reading Yahoo Lecture Series: The Shape of Being – Technology Design, Human Values, and the Future

Free Cytoscape Training Sessions in February

Cytoscape is an open source network visualization tool.  Cytoscape allows the exploration of molecular interactions and biological pathways and integrates these networks with annotations, gene expression profiles and other data. Interested in learning more about Cytoscape?  Attend one or both of the following hands-on workshops: Cytoscape:  Going from Raw Data to a Publishable Image During … Continue reading Free Cytoscape Training Sessions in February

“Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Informatics and Patient Voice” Lecture

The Robert C. F. Bartels Health Informatics Lecture presents: Sally Okun, RN, MMHS Head of Health Data Integrity and Patient Safety, PatientsLikeMe "Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Informatics and Patient Voice" Monday, January 28 Noon-1:00 PM 3100 North Quad - Ehrlicher Room (best to enter from Washington Street) A light lunch will be available beginning … Continue reading “Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Informatics and Patient Voice” Lecture

Free Workshop: Gene Set Enrichment & Mapping Tools

Do you work with large gene sets? Are you looking for a gene set enrichment testing tool? Are you looking for a tool to help you explore and visualize relationships between gene sets? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should attend the upcoming workshop on ConceptGen (a gene set enrichment and concept mapping tool) … Continue reading Free Workshop: Gene Set Enrichment & Mapping Tools

The Intersection of Health & Business

Yesterday I attended a lecture given by Dr. William Yasnoff on the challenges of implementing a national health information infrastructure. Part of the Robert C. F. Bartels Health Informatics Lecture Series, Dr. Yasnoff's lecture raised some very good points about how to structure a business model more conducive to the wide adoption of electronic health records … Continue reading The Intersection of Health & Business