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ActivEpi Web, an electronic textbook for teaching epidemiology, available free on-line ATLANTA ….ActivEpi Web, a multimedia electronic textbook that provides an interactive resource to learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, is now available on-line at no cost. David Kleinbaum, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, originally developed ActivEpi in 2001 as a CD Rom. Because many computers no longer have CD capability, Kleinbaum converted it to a Web format. “I consider this text an important educational gift to anyone, anywhere in the world and hope it has a major impact on education in the health, medical and mathematical/statistical fields,” said Kleinbaum who has written seven epidemiology textbooks and won numerous teaching awards during his 40-year career. “I hope it provides a clear understanding of how epidemiology links the health and medical sciences with mathematics and statistics.”
ActivEpi includes 15 lessons with narrated instructional expositions that use video and animation; interactive study questions and quizzes; and homework exercises. Topics covered include study designs, measures of frequency and effect, potential impact, overview of validity, selection information and confounding bias, effect modification, analysis of 2x2 tables, options for control of variables, stratified analysis, matching and introduction to logistic regression. Health professionals and students in the United States and abroad have used ActivEpi for standard lecture courses, online courses and individualized learning. A CD Rom version has been translated into Spanish for the Pan American Health Organization. ActivEpi Web can be accessed at http://activepi.herokuapp.com. The author’s website atwww.activepi.com provides further details about ActivEpi Web and includes free Power Point instructional materials.
The animators extraordinaire, Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck trace "the coelacanth's incredible journey through several distinct geological periods until its recent resurfacing when it was found (alive and) to be nearly unchanged" over the 65 million years or so it was considered an ancient fossil.
Discoveries such as this are also the story of people, sometimes of a single person. There are two main players. Lichtman and Shattuck organize this story around the work of Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the curator of the local museum who sought to preserve the find.
h/t Aeon (This short video is part of the Biointeractive/New York Times "Animated Life" collection of five scientific pioneers and their discoveries: http://www.hhmi.o
Every month from August 2017 to June 2018, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology provides free webinars.
These are 50 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions/answers.
Archived webinars are also available for your viewing.
Details, schedule, topics and registration information are found here.
The “Lost and Found” project works to bring to life the inspirational stories of those that never stopped believing and whose passion led them to rewrite the history of the species they so deeply cared about.
Our goal is to use the universal language of storytelling to showcase in narrative and visual format the most formidable rediscoveries of both vertebrates and invertebrates animals as well as plants from five continents. All content will be freely accessible online and available in five languages English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Portuguese.