Category Archives: Tools

The Scientist: “The Power of the Blog”

The Scientist: “The Power of the Blog”, an article by David Secko in the August 1, 2005 issue of The Scientist, examines why weblogging hasn’t penetrated the scientific community as completely as it has the business community. It documents what progress has been made so far and provides a great list of science blogs which, by the way, includes TEHI (welcome to everyone who followed the link here). I strongly agree with Secko’s major theme:

Blogging is a form of communication that is sweeping through business, and although it’s yet to significantly break into the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, few believe it’s going to stop at their gates. So, if you’re not reading one, or better yet, writing one, you’re missing the opportunities others are taking advantage of.

It sounds like a whole lot of people better get cracking.

Slice of Life

Slice of LifeAn annual conference at which medical and health science educators and developers gather from around the world to explore and share the uses of multimedia and information technology in medical education. The focus is on cutting edge developments, implementation of courseware, eLearning, web enhanced curricula, wireless mobile computing, graphic design, animation and digital video. Curricular integration, sharing and evaluation are central themes.

The 2005 conference was in June but there is a low-volume mailing list that distributes information about their activities and events that I joined. Maybe I can make next year. It looks like there were about ten sessions I would have liked to attend (“Virtual Reality and Anatomy Learning”, “Managing Your Digital Multimedia Assets: The HEALster Project”, “Story-Telling, Emotion, and Media in Technology-Based Medical Education”…). Of course, I would have had to have gone from the HeSCA meeting to InfoComm then straight to Slice of Life.


NetAnatomyNetAnatomy is designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical, health sciences, and nursing students. NetAnatomy also serves as a place to review anatomy after one’s initial exposure to the subject, e.g. students beginning a clinical rotation, USMLE (National Board) preparation, etc.”

StreamOR: Next Generation Education

StreamOR: Next Generation EducationFree Streaming Surgical Videos. Featuring the World’s First SurgeonCam and the The Digital Endoscopy Fellowship. A Digital Window to the OR for Physicians, Trainees, and Patients. Featuring Cutting Edge Open and Endoscopic Surgery From the World’s Leading Medical Centers. New videos are added daily – check back soon for clip-links that are not yet active. Surgery is an inherently visual art. It must be seen to be understood.

PHIL: The Public Health Image Library

PHIL: The Public Health Image LibraryMuch of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based.

(Couldn’t have said it better myself.)

Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.

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CELLS alive!

CELLS aliveThis website represents over 25 years of experience capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. A stock video library provides producers with a range of subjects, and includes both live recording and computer animation. A variety of immune cells, bacteria, parasites, and aquatic organisms are available for licensing for educational, broadcast, and commercial use.”