Student Fair At The School of Public Health

Here we are (AGAIN!) giving away the farm and mixing it up with our peeps. Donna Hesson, SPH Informationist and Alonzo were right by the Wall of Images, answering questions left and right.

Ross, who's last name I forgot, was an early bird, and it's a good thing because we're just about to get swamped.


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Full-Text Access Made Easy -- Jaime Blanck

Clinical Informationist, Jaime Blanck explains how to obtain articles. Alonzo LaMont alonzo@jhmi.edu


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Big Fun @ School of Nursing Student Orientation Fair

On the road again! Welch moseyed on over to the School of Nursing to press some flesh and share some knowledge. This time it's Stella Seal, Informationist for the School of Nursing, tending to her flock. We had a great number of students pop by our table. All seemed to leave with smiles, a relaxed state of mind AND more Welch Library facts than you can shake a stick at. Maybe it was just the free candy. Folks did seem to appreciate who we were, where we were and how they could find journals and databases.


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New Vids On Welch YouTube

In case you haven't happened across our YouTube Channel yet, (from Website, scroll down and keep scrollin' till you reach bottom) we've added several new items. They're short "Video Moments" so you won't embark on an undertaking beyond your time limit or attention span. (We think of everything) Our new ones look at "Grey Literature" and "Full-Text Access".


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Welch Holds Court @ Grad Student Orientation

Fall is upon us, and Welch hits the Campus Road for a series of Student Orientations. Here's Rob Wright, Basic Science & Public Health Informationist, being a rock star down in Turner Auditorium. He downplays it, but this time of year all the Informationists ARE rock stars---and why you ask? Because everyone needs that start-of-school INFORMATION. All questions great and small come their way. It's a joy to behold. So here's Rob chitting the chat, bringing calm to the chaos....


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David Fearon Speaks About Data Management Services


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Remote Medical E-Consults: The Mayo Clinic Shows Off

There's a captivating story that leads off this article, and it presents an almost euphoric sense of the potential for "ehealth" to expand and prosper. However, (and maybe it's me) as you read further you see that ultimately we're talking about healthcare systems buying up smaller physician's practices and the result is the creation of what seems like a cottage industry of leviathan healthcare systems.


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Ellen Dicks Refused One Million Dollars ---- Just To Wear a New Welch T-Shirt

Honest. She did. I offered Ellen the hard cash, but she said "No, I'd rather wear the T-Shirt". Sometimes it goes that way. People can't put a pricetag on a Welch T-Shirt. Ellen Dicks sent us some FEEDBACK, and here she is sporting new attire.

How many of us would do the same? Ellen works over in Public Health, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology---and now----deep down----I know the entire Department is jealous.


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"Who's Your Daddy" DNA Truck --- Personalized Medicine Hits The Streets

While we may applaud the newfound medical protocols that come our way, I have two very distinct examples of what could be called the hi-brow and low-brow of recent discoveries. NPR had a story (thanks Carrie Price for sending my way) about a DIY DNA testing.


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Disturbing Trend: Get Bullied, Have Surgery

Perhaps you've already heard this story. Hunkered down in the article it mentions that since 2007, 90,000 youth have had plastic surgery (not all related to bullying). I posted a similar article in FB that looked at how much (that increasingly over-used) "self-esteem" has become both culprit and cure-all for all things related to hurt feelings.


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