Draft Guidance for Industry on Internet/Social Media Platforms: Correcting Independent Third-Party Misinformation About Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices; Availability: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/06/18/2014-14221/draft-guidance-for-industry-on-internetsocial-media-platforms-correcting-independent-third-party The FDA has released new guidelines for how social media is used in healthcare. The University of Michigan had been involved in commenting on the original call for comments on this topic, and emphasized the … Continue reading Time to Comment on the NEW FDA Guidelines for Social Media Use in Healthcare
Games? On Twitter? Oh, my, yes. And the games, while quite entertaining, also foster serious purposes, from engagement in educational outcomes and flipping the classroom to efforts to reimagine the name of peer-review and professional publication. Here are a few examples (#GreenGlam, #SixWordPeerReview, and #PrincessBrideScience), showing beauty, humor, fun, wit, and some rather insightful thoughts. … Continue reading Science Games on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of January 27, 2014)
I've been blogging elsewhere about microbiome research, and collecting a ridiculous number of links and articles about it. I've been lucky enough to have long conversations with some of our faculty who are publishing in this area. This week one of the faculty asked me to proofread a chapter they are writing about the microbiome, … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Beyond the Microbiome (Week of July 29, 2013)
A coworker recently sent along an interesting editorial from Science written by Philip Greenland, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University (and the former editor of Archives of Internal Medicine) and Phil B. Fontanarosa, executive editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, who argue that "honorary authorship must no longer be tolerated." Although Greenland … Continue reading Is It Time to Quit Honorary Authorship?
From NPR: People with extremely rare diseases are often scattered across the world, and any one hospital has a hard time locating enough individuals to conduct meaningful research. But one woman with an extremely rare heart condition managed to do what many hospitals couldn't. Katherine Leon connected with enough people online to interest the Mayo … Continue reading Patients Find Each Other Online To Jump-Start Medical Research
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I've added a new blog from the School of Public Health to our blog roll, Mind the Science Gap. Check it out--read & comment! For ten weeks between January and April 2012, Masters of Public Health students from the University of Michigan will each be posting weekly articles as they learn how to translate complex science into … Continue reading New blog: Mind the Science Gap
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The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog reports a new study from the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute, "Ranking the Risks: the 10 Pathogen-Food Combinations with the Greatest Burden on Public Health." The report not only tells you what to avoid (Campylobacter in poultry), but also suggests where prevention should start.
The Symphony of Science is a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. Watch Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Tara Shears and Neil deGrasse Tyson sing their lectures. Check it out! Hat tip to The Bubble Chamber for this link.