May 2016

2016-2017 MedEdPORTAL Editorial Board

Please join us in welcoming five new members to the MedEdPORTAL Editorial Board:  Dr. Tom Viggiano (Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Mayo Medical School), Dr. Geoff Norman (Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University), Gary Atwood (Health Sciences Education Librarian, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont), Dr. Charles Prober (Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education, Stanford University School of Medicine), and Dr. LouAnn Woodward (Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Mississippi School of Medicine). Visit Leadership and Oversight for our full list of editorial board members.

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MedEdPORTAL Statistics and Operations Data: Q1 2016

Please visit our Metrics page to see complete MedEdPORTAL statistics for the first quarter of 2016, including overall usage data (e.g., frequency of publication downloads, types of users who download, and reasons they download) and overall publications data (e.g., accept/reject rate, time to final decision and publication, etc.).

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Associate Editor Spotlight: Michael Cassara, Nancy Halliday, and Jason Lees

Please join MedEdPORTAL Publications in welcoming three new associate editors: Dr. Michael Cassara (co-associate editor, emergency medicine/simulation), Dr. Nancy Halliday (associate editor, anatomical sciences), and Dr. Jason Lees (co-associate editor, surgery). To read more about their backgrounds, please visit our Associate Editor Spotlight.

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ADEA weTeach: Call for Submissions

MedEdPORTAL and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) are excited to announce the launch of ADEA weTeach™, a repository of high-quality educational resources accessible through the ADEA website and MedEdPORTAL. ADEA weTeach resources are for dental, allied dental and other health educators. Resources are identified with an emphasis on providing “how to” information and best practices for teaching, learning and assessment. For more information, including full submission requirements and directions, please visit www.adea.org/weteach.

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Faculty Affairs Collection Announcement

The AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) is delighted to announce a new Faculty Affairs Collection in MedEdPORTAL. The objectives of the Faculty Affairs Collection are to provide (1) faculty affairs deans, staff, and other institutional leaders with tangible, practice-based, peer-reviewed resources for improving practice in faculty affairs, and (2) the opportunity for faculty affairs deans, staff, and other institutional leaders to disseminate best practices in faculty affairs through publishing resources developed, implemented, and refined at one or more institutions that can be adopted or adapted for use at other institutions. For more information, see the GFA Faculty Affairs Collection.

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Public Health Alert: CDC Releases Zika Reports

Since January 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released multiple scientific resources and guidance documents related to transmission, control, and treatment of Zika. You can find all Zika reports published in the MMWR and an issue of CDC Vital Signs on Zika and Pregnancy online. You can also find information about cases in the United States, information for specific groups, and communication resources on the main CDC Zika page.

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