We have recently posted several opportunities for biomedical research positions in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please help us get the word out to potentially qualified candidates. We are looking for both a senior and early career researcher, as well as a strategic position as the new Director of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center. I have attached copies of the positions and would appreciate it if you… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 26, 2009 at 3:18pm —
According to Bloomberg News ... Francis S. Collins, the scientist who led the U.S. government drive to map the human genetic code, is the leading candidate to run the National Institutes of Health ... According to the report, screening for Collins, 59, is in the final stages...
Collins would take over an agency that President Obama has made key to his plans for reviving the U.S. economy and overhauling healthcare. The 27 institutes and centers under the NIH… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2009 at 8:12pm —
As reported in Genome Web News ... The National Science Foundation plans to use $733 million of its $7.05 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2010 to fund its Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) programs, including initiatives that increase funds for research and education grants by 13%, for instrumentation and research resources by 6%, and funding for its Centers Programs by 18%...Support through the NSF's BIO program provides 69 percent of federal funding for… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2009 at 8:00pm —
CNN.Com is carrying an excellent interview/article on Gina Bianchini, CEO of Ning ... the social network platform "MedTech-IQ" is delivered to you on. She does a good job of explaining the allure & emergence of "niche" networking, as represented by our online community.
Ning has over 4.7 million unique visitors and just surpassed 1 million social networks hosted.
Read on at:… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 25, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Aegean Sea's 2010 islands are to be introduced to telemedicine; you're welcome to comment to speed up the process, (any previsions?).
Added by Antonio Dimitriadis on May 23, 2009 at 7:59am —
The HHS Recovery Act activities are designed to increase access to health care, create jobs, expand educational opportunities, lay the groundwork for successful Health Reform, and provide immediate relief to states and local communities. HHS has been allocated approximately $167 billion for these purposes.
The Funding Table for HHS Programs are:
Program Area Program Level
Improving and Preserving Health Care * $90,400,000,000
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 7:27pm —
As reported in the Pugent Sound Business Journal, in a recent study by the MWW Group .... almost 80 % of people who use the internet to “connect with others” trust peer-created information found on blogs, podcasts and social networks...further, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reported nearly 113 million Americans were using the internet to gather health-related information ... Today, health care-centric social media encompass tools for people to exchange… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 2:30pm —
As reported in Genome Web News ... The National Science Foundation issued two grant programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Bill) for which scientists in a number of fields, including the life sciences and biomedical research, may apply to buy new big-ticket research tools and to renovate, update, and repair laboratories.
The two new programs will grant a total of $400 million, and are aimed at helping universities, museums, and… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 18, 2009 at 1:58pm —
As many of you know, there is a lot of buzz over Palm®'s anticipated update into the smartphone market. Dubbed the Pre™, it boasts unique features that are bound to give Apple®'s iPhone a run for it's money. Reports
now suggest that Palm® will be the first to deploy wireless charging as a Pre™ option. Based on electromagnetic induction, this technology has, in fact,… Continue
Added by Clymer/JR on May 12, 2009 at 10:00am —
Now with 1 Click CONNECT you can click the name of an expert, and send a message to them directly from their Member Profile page. Let me know if you find this feature useful. It is always good to stay connected. From "MedTechIQ" ... The international home of the 3C's ... "Content, Community & Collaboration"
for medical technology. Now please welcome the new… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 9, 2009 at 12:34am —
The New York Times reports
(7May09) on current proposals for providing medical insurance to those presently without a plan. One scheme in particular involves taxing "Cadillac" programs to fund government subsistence level coverage for others. On its face, this concept has classic 'income redistribution' all over it. In a curious way, though, it does have the 'virtue' of imputing market value to a huge… Continue
Added by Clymer/JR on May 8, 2009 at 6:00pm —
The recent post o this site at NIH Begins Reviews of Record Number of Proposals is interesting and it relates to mHeath to a degree. One of the grants numbered 06-LM-10 is directed towrds a real time point of care data caputre solution, and as such is ideal for a mobile device and appropriate software. I am not sure how many applications related to this grant were filed that included some form of PDA or smartphone, but I would guess quite a few. I worked with an associate to draft a proposal… Continue
Added by Thomas GIannulli MD, MS on May 8, 2009 at 11:15am —
Just returning from Baltimore where I attended the excellent opening session of the "Credit Crisis Rx"
seminar series organized by MedTech-IQ member Dan Loague of the Capital Formation Institute, with sponsorship from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). In attendance as well were MedTech-IQ members Luigi LeBlanc, Zane Networks, Larry Collins, Executive Director, Howard County Technology Council, and John… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 7, 2009 at 3:00pm —
38th WORLD CONGRESS ON MILITARY MEDICINE
4-9 OCTOBER 2009 • KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE
CALL FOR PAPER
The Ministry of Defence, Malaysia is proud to be the host and organiser of the 38th World Congress
On Military Medicine 2009, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), from 4 - 9 October 2009.
Themed “Health Services Support in Operations”, the 38th WCMM 2009 program consists of:
• Plenary Sessions
• Round… Continue
Added by Denise Ang on May 7, 2009 at 11:31am —
As reported by the Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog in regards to NIH Challenge Grant applications ...
"Although the dust has not settled as yet, the NIH has currently accepted more than 18,000 RC1 applications, with another 11,000 in the error correction queue. So, at least 20,000 Challenge Grants and perhaps close to my initial estimate of 30K way back when. " according to the blog...
... For comparison, CSR reviewed 27,360 R01s… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 6, 2009 at 12:34pm —
Optimum Healthcare in Arlington Texas is proud to be a part of the technology we know as telemedicine. With many visions for new applications, we saw great hope in Las Vegas at the Telemedicine show. We just want to encourage any one else in the Telemedicine field in Texas to email or call us and let's share our vision.
Added by Optimum HealthCare on May 5, 2009 at 2:45pm —
As reported in ComputerWorld ... President Barack Obama and his administration are keeping up his image as a tech-savvy president by establishing a presence on a variety of social networking sites.
The White House, over the course of late last week and this weekend, joined Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, putting out information about the president's plans to block business tax havens and improve rural health care, along with information about the H1N1 virus, or… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 5, 2009 at 1:33pm —
A brief commentary on the significance of the H1N1 reassortant can be found on the Institute of Federal Health Care website: It is written by Philip K. Russell, MD, Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, former commander of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and former special advisor on vaccine development and production in the HHS Office of Public Health Preparedness.
The website is available at www.fedhealthinst.org.
Added by Nancy Tomich on May 4, 2009 at 9:37pm —
As reported in various publications including iHealthBeat ... IBM announced that it will provide $2 billion in bridge financing for high-tech infrastructure projects, including health IT projects, that likely will qualify for federal grants and incentive payments under the economic stimulus package.
The federal stimulus package includes Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments for hospitals and physicians who demonstrate meaningful use of health IT. However,… Continue
Added by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on May 4, 2009 at 7:33pm —
In most years, the cold and flu season comes and goes without too much Bactrim
fuss. Not this one. "The swine flu Cymbalta
is dangerous and spreads much faster than the usual seasonal flu," Flagyl
says William Schaffner, MD, chair of the Vanderbilt University department of preventive medicine… Continue
Added by Jack stevenson on May 4, 2009 at 12:30pm —