Monthly Archives: October 2019

Double, double toil and trouble; what really made the cauldron bubble? 

Tis’ the season for trick or treat, and while our Himmelfarb Library resources might be limited on dragon scales and tooth of wolf, Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth was not entirely far fetched when it came to medicinal trends in the 1500s. … Continue reading

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Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism ?

Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism From the JAMA archives just in time for Halloween, check out The Salem Witch Trials—Bewitchment or Ergotism which presents a new theory for what caused temporary blindness, skin lesions, convulsions, and hallucinations and eventually led to the Salem witch … Continue reading

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Submit your research to the HSRC today!

Looking for a way to increase and track the reach of your research? Our Health Sciences Research Commons recently surpassed 500,000 downloads from around the globe! Students, faculty, and staff of SMHS, SPH, and SON are invited to submit their … Continue reading

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Event: The ABCs of Systematic Reviews

Are you interested in writing a systematic review and aren’t sure where to start? Have you already started a systematic review, but aren’t sure if you’re following the right steps, or are having trouble staying organized?  Systematic reviews can seem … Continue reading

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Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health

The Himmelfarb Library and the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit:  Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health. Per the National Library of Medicine, Against the Odds: Making a Difference in … Continue reading

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How the Nationals can make you happier!

Can supporting your local team (GO NATIONALS!) make you happier? Examining the Potential Causal Relationship Between Sport Team Identification and Psychological Well-being by Daniel Wann uses past research and theory to develop a team identification model which suggests that high levels … Continue reading

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Webinar: Quality and Safety for Nurses

The American Journal of Nursing is hosting a free webinar on QSEN in an Amazon World on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET. More than an acronym, the specific knowledge, skills and attitudes of QSEN (Quality and Safety for … Continue reading

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Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

GW faculty Dr. Y. Tony Yang recently published an opinion piece in JAMA Pediatrics on vaccine misinformation on social media and the government’s role in regulating its spread. He and his coauthors Dr. David Broniatowski (of the GW School of Engineering … Continue reading

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