Month: October 2009

Ig Nobel Award Winners

Now that the Nobel Prize news has exhausted itself, it's time for the Ig Nobel Awards, given annually for research that makes you laugh, and then think. Hmmm . . . Among this year's awardees in health-related research: MEDICINE PRIZE: Donald L. Unger, of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, for investigating a possible cause of arthritis … Continue reading Ig Nobel Award Winners

10,000 and Counting!

Like the Dow Jones Industrials Index, NursingWriting has broken 10,000! In the past three months our "traffic" has grown considerably, and we have welcomed over 1,000 visitors per month. In the past day we welcomed our ten thousandth visitor. Thanks to all our readers for their support. Thanks to all our nurse writers for their good … Continue reading 10,000 and Counting!

CFS: Currents in Teaching & Learning

A Call for submissions from CURRENTS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING Volume 2,Number 2, Spring 2010. Currents in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines. Currents invites submissions for its Spring 2010 issue, including: —Short reports from all disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words). —Longer research, … Continue reading CFS: Currents in Teaching & Learning

Chronicle: Medical-School Applications Barely Rise Even as Doctor Shortage Looms

Reported today in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Despite the opening of four new medical schools and the expansion of at least a dozen others, applications to American medical schools inched up just 0.1 percent this year, according to data released today by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools reached a little deeper … Continue reading Chronicle: Medical-School Applications Barely Rise Even as Doctor Shortage Looms

CFS: The Human Genome, Genetics, and Mental Health (Issues in Mental Health Nursing)

Issues in Mental Health Nursing seeks submissions for a special issue: The Human Genome, Genetics, and Mental Health Manuscripts are being sought on contemporary issues in the area of the Human Genome Project, genetics, and mental health. Potential topics of interest include biological, ethical, legal, and social implications arising from the burgeoning field of genetics … Continue reading CFS: The Human Genome, Genetics, and Mental Health (Issues in Mental Health Nursing)