September 24, 2009

Sci-Tech Database of the Month

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 5:10 pm

header_logoSpringer Protocols is an electronic collection of tested laboratory methods in the biomedical and life sciences.  The protocols are drawn from several highly-regarded book series published by Springer such as Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, and Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology.  More than 18,000 protocols are currently available, with thousands more being added each year.

This particular database is available as a trial through 31 August 2010.  We are tracking its use to determine whether it would be useful as a permanent addition. Click here to access the database.

September 16, 2009

Dean Stanford A. Roman: Pioneer of Modern Medical Education

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tags: , , , , , — pam @ 1:07 pm

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Thursday, September 24, 2009
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cohen Library Archives, 5th floor, NAC

Dean Roman will address changes in social attitudes due to the contributions of African American pioneers of medical education, based on his own education and career as a practicing physician and leadership in medical education for primary care physicians.

This even is in conjunction with the CCNY Libraries’ hosting of the traveling exhibit “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons.”

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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September 4, 2009

The Latest on H1N1 (Swine flu)

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 12:48 pm

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Adhering to the “ounce of prevention” idea, the CCNY Wellness and Counseling Center has broadcast the following information:

A lot of attention given in the media to tje H1N1 virus (swine flu) can obscure the fact that in NYC it has actually behaved just like any other flu virus. It has not yet been any more severe or dangerous than any other flu that has been seen in NYC in recent years,. While there  may be no reason to panic there is every reason to be careful and do whatever possible to avoid any illness, including but not limited to H1N1 influenza.

What can you do to prevent illness?

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly and/or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer regularly, especially before eating.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cought or sneeze, preferably with a tissue or your upper arm instead of your hand.
  • Don’t share drinking cups, iPods, or other things that transfer germs from one person to another.
  • Keep a bit of a distance from people who have flu-like symptoms.
  • If you have access to flu vaccinations, get vaccinated.
  • If you feel ill, stay home.

For more information visit the following websites:

CUNY’s H1N1 Update

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City Office of Emergency Management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For in-depth insight into this public health issue, click on the Swine Flu link on the CCNY Libraries’ Medicine subject page, and then peruse research articles published recently by the American Society for Microbiology.

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