Exam Master® Offers New USMLE Step 1 Premium Practice Exam

March 27, 2013

Exam Master®  has released a premium version of its popular USMLExpress Step 1 Practice Exams. The premium version features 322 questions carefully selected from prior USMLE Step 1 Practice Exams. These questions have been psychometrically analyzed for relevance and appropriate degree of difficulty using actual student performance.  Questions included in the new version are based on USMLE Step 1 exam content guidelines and include the following topics: Read the rest of this entry »

Dog and Pony Show: Using Technology to Improve Your Presentation Pedigree

March 22, 2013

pizzaPublic speaking can be hard, but eating pizza is easy! Presentations in the classroom, among peers, and on the road are part of academic and professional life. Learn some tips and tricks on how to create the best presentation for your audience, subject and setting. Read the rest of this entry »

Extended Hours this Weekend (3/22 & 3/23)

March 18, 2013

The Library will have Extended Hours this weekend:
Friday, March 22: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

New Epocrates Format Available for iPad

March 11, 2013

ePocrates App LogoEpocrates, the drug and formulary reference is now available in a version especially designed for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. Read the rest of this entry »

Important Notice for Researchers with NIH Non-Competing Continuation Grant Awards

March 7, 2013



NIH just released an important notice NOT-OD-13-042 on February 14, 2013 entitled “Changes to Public Access Policy Compliance Efforts Apply to All Awards with Anticipated Start Dates on or after July 1, 2013”.   The release updates a previous notice NOT-OD-12-160  issued on Nov. 16, 2012 “Upcoming Changes to Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements and Related NIH Efforts to Enhance Compliance.”

These notices specify that for non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond:

  1. NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy, and
  2. Investigators will need to use MyNCBI to enter papers onto progress reports.  Papers can be associated electronically using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module,  or included in the proper PHS 2590 (Progress Report) form using the PDF report.

See an overview of the NIH Public Access Policy for further information.