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    Author, Daniel L. Hartl, PhD Awarded Genetics Society of America 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 5, 2019 1:15:32 PM

    Congratulations to Jones & Bartlett Learning Author and Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, Dr. Daniel L. Hartl for the esteemed honor of being awarded the Genetics Society of America (GSA) 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal!

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    Topics: Biological Science, Author, Awards, Genetics

    Dan Chiras's Human Biology, Ninth Edition is Now Available

    Posted by Lindsay White on Feb 23, 2018 3:54:12 PM

    Dan Chiras once again offers a refreshing and student-friendly introduction to the structure, function, health, and homeostasis of the human body in a modernized ninth edition of Human Biology. This acclaimed text features a new chapter dedicated to the integumentary system as well as new sections covering evolution, injuries and diseases of the muscles, the pineal gland, and more.

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    Topics: Author, Science, human biology

    Pommerville's Fundamentals of Microbiology is Here!

    Posted by Lindsay White on May 5, 2017 2:55:31 PM
    The stunning eleventh edition of Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology just published and is ready to teach and engage students in the fascinating world of microbes. Award-winning author, Jeff Pommerville has done the impossible by making the best even better. Now with a new modern and intuitive design, a deeper focus on career application, and exciting new features, the Eleventh Edition has raised the bar for introductory microbiology textbooks. 
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    Topics: Biological Science, Lab Manual, lab skills, lab videos, microbiology, New Edition, Author, Biology, Jeffrey C. Pommerville, laboratory, Navigate 2, Navigate 2, New Text, Science, science

    Spaced Out

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 14, 2016 4:40:20 PM

    Read a new post from our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

    Happy Fall to everyone! I trust that nursing classrooms across the country and around the world are all abuzz with students and faculty working together to teach and learn the concepts and pearls of wisdom necessary to develop the next generation of nurses. As I think about the flipped classroom at its best and brightest, I wonder if we are considering the spacial aspect of our classrooms carefully enough.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    One Health: From AIDS to Zika, Just In Time for One Health Day

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 4, 2016 4:48:56 PM

    By Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

    As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.

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    Topics: Health, Author, Brenda Kirkwood, One Health, Richard Riegelman

    Flip or Flop?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 5, 2016 2:06:36 PM

    Please welcome our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology, for a post on the highs and lows of flipped classrooms.

    Summer is such a great time to take a few minutes to reflect on our teaching practices in the classroom and clinical settings. Even if you find yourself busy with publications, presentations at conferences, and teaching coursework during the summer, taking a moment to think about how we teach is a worthy endeavor. As I watched the fireworks display on the 4th of July with my family this year, it made me think of a parallel to my flipped classroom experiences. Some of the fireworks were beautiful, brilliant, and awe-inspiring, while others seemed to be…..well, duds.

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    Topics: Author, flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education

    Author Tim Porter-O’Grady Named Chair of American Nurses Foundation

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 9, 2016 4:34:24 PM


    We are so proud to share that our author, Tim Porter-O'Grady, has been named the new chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

    “I look forward to working with the Foundation board and leadership to advance its mission, strengthen its philanthropic efforts and engage the larger health care community." said Porter-O'Grady. "This partnership will have a lasting impact on the interests of the nursing profession and the people it serves during a time of significant change.”

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    Topics: American Nurses Assocition, American Nurses Foundation, ANA, Author, nursing, nursing leadership, Tim Porter-O'Grady

    November 24th is Evolution Day!

    Posted by Lindsay White on Nov 24, 2015 2:10:07 PM

    Today marks the 156th anniversary since the publication of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species. Every year scientists celebrate Evolution Day to commemorate Darwin's contributions to science and to focus on and educate the public about evolutionary biology.

    Today, Evolution is a core undergraduate course for any young biologist working through their academic career. We like to celebrate our prolific science forefathers by highlighting our quality textbooks written by leading scientists and educators.

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    Topics: Charles Darwin, Author, Biology, Evolution, Evolution Day, Higher Education, Science, science, Strickberger

    Attention Nurse Authors: Have You Thought About Publishing A Paper?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 23, 2015 3:11:30 PM

    Please welcome Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, author of Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition, for a special guest blog post on the importance of writing and publishing in the nursing community.

    Many nurses struggle with wanting to write, but not feeling confident to create a paper that would be published. We want to communicate important aspects of nursing care, but are intimidated by the process of publishing. You may lack confidence or feel untrained to publish a paper. However, nurses are excellent communicators who can also communicate with the written word. What we have to share can improve health in our communities and promote healing and recovery after illness and surgery. We are patient advocates and the center of health teams.

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    Topics: Author, Communication for Nurses, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, nursing

    What Is the Role of a Health Navigator on the Health Care Team?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 8, 2015 12:18:39 PM

    In 2015, Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH, joined us as a guest blogger for a series of five blog posts on the topic of the exciting new career field of the Health Navigator. This is the third of five.

    The purpose of this blog series is to describe the concept of health navigators. In the first blog, I defined the basic role of health navigator. After having a few conversations with colleagues, I decided that it is time to write a blog about what role the health navigator does not play in the health care system. Some nurses have commented that health navigators should not work in hospitals because they will not have clinical training. Other colleagues have mentioned that health navigators may never find jobs, because no one knows how their role fits into the health care team. Now, you see the reason for writing this blog about the role of health navigators on the health care team.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Author, Health Navigator, Health Navigator Curricula, Health Navigator Degree, Patient Navigator

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