Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Descriptions: "CBER is the Center within FDA that regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act." CBER reports on the availability, recall and approval of such products, like recombinant DNA proteins, blood, vaccine and tissue. As the regulator, CBER provides legal and best practices information for the biologics it oversees, including xenotransplantation. Guidance is provided here for consumers, health professionals and the biologics industry itself. Interested users can sign up for RSS feeds, podcasts and a mailing list.
Keywords: biologics, blood, DNA, hematology, law, medicine, regulations, research, U.S. Government, vaccine
Provider: American Society of Hematology
Descriptions: These images from hematology articles are free for educational use. Find leukocytes, platelets etc. in states of health and disease.
Keywords: blood, figures, images
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also aids victims of natural disasters. This website offers a smartphone First Aid app, and provides links to local Red Cross offices and information on giving blood and volunteering, and on how to obtain assistance or training. In case of domestic disasters, there is a forum to connect victims with those who are searching for them. Reports and financial statements published by the organization are also available here.
Keywords: blood, consumer health, earthquake, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, First Aid, health services, hematology, hurricane, links, public health, social networking, social services
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The Institute plans, conducts, fosters and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects." There is a wealth of information here, through links and integral content, for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Includes information on new clinical trials and provides links to individual clinical trial websites. For consumers, there is a special Health Information Network one can sign up for, which will then feed only the information of particular interest to the individual user.
Keywords: biomedical research, blood, cardiology, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, consumer health, diet, disease, education, federal agencies, healthcare professional, heart, laboratory, links, NIH, patient education, physician, pulmonary, research, RSS feed, scientist, systems biology, U.S. Government