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Friday, 28 September 2007

Forthcoming Health Events

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The following health events are due to take place next week/month:
- International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2007) http://www.who.int/ageing/events/idop_rationale/en/index.html


- International Walk to School Month (1-31 October 2007) http://www.walktoschool.org.uk/

- Lupus Awareness Month (1-31 October 2007) http://www.lupusuk.org.uk/lupusawarenessmonth.asp

ScHARR Library awarded CILIP Seal of Recognition!



We've recently heard that we have been awarded the CILIP Seal of Recognition for our teaching and training activities. The award is made by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and recognises " high standards in the content and relevance of a range of training and development activities". The awarding panel said that we had provided "an excellent submission" which was "a model of the type of activity for which the Seal of Recognition was devised"! You can find out more about the Seal of Recognition at:

http://www.cilip.org.uk/qualificationschartership/seal/

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Mental Health Research Seminar - Social perception in children with autism and Asperger Syndrome

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Mental Health Research Seminar

Social perception in children with autism and Asperger Syndrome

By Steven Stagg,


Psychology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London

12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 16 October 2007

Ground Floor Seminar Room, ScHARR, Regent Court,University of Sheffield

Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (Open University) and a master’s in research methods (London University). He is currently studying for his PhD in the subject of this talk about which he says: “One of the major criteria used to diagnose Autism is impairment in social functioning manifest in lack of eye-contact and diminished interaction with others. Recent eye-tracking studies have proved inconclusive in confirming this, showing both a preference for human figures over objects in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (van der Geest, Kemner, Camfferman, Verbaten, & van Engeland, 2002) and abnormal attention to social stimuli (Klin, Jones, Schultz, Volkmar, & Cohen, 2002). This talk centres on a recent study carried out towards my PhD to see if children with ASD show normal patterns of eye-movement when faced with a complex choice of social stimuli and whether children diagnosed with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome show equivalent performance.”

Friday, 21 September 2007

NEW Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes

Are you looking for funding for a new project or programme? Then have a look through the new edition of the Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes.



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The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk


For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Take Your Dog to Work Day


The 14th September was the Blue Cross 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' and as part of this charity event Andy Tattersall brought his own pooch Thatcher into the library for a stint of her dad's work in addition to a lot of sleeping. It is important to mention that Andy didn't name the dog Thatcher, she came with that monikor and was apparently named after Maggie T.

As part of the day, a sweepstake was held to guess the name of a mystery dog and £75 was raised in total with the aid of cakes and one lovable animal...that's Thatcher not Andy.
A big thanks to all those who supported the day

Monday, 17 September 2007

Atopic Eczema National Knowledge Week: 17-21 September 2007


The Skin Disorders Specialist Library, part of the National Library for Health, is holding its National Knowledge Week on Atopic Eczema from Monday 17th September until Friday 21st September 2007.

This event is being arranged to correspond with National Eczema Week. The National Knowledge Week is particularly aimed at NHS health professionals, and will highlight sources of information and guidance on atopic eczema and its treatment.

Included will be the library's first Annual Evidence Update on Atopic Eczema, with the results of a comprehensive search for systematic reviews on atopic eczema and eczema therapies. There will also be commentaries from a range of invited experts.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Take Five September


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Take Five is the Trent RDSU’s monthly update, packed floor-to-ceiling with training events, research funding and the latest health news.

To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

Booth on the Move.................












Having attended the BMA in London on the 10th September, Andrew hot footed off to Gatwick Airport to fly to Cracow on the 11th, to present at the EAHIL - [European Association for Health Information and Librarians 2007 Workshop] held 12-15th September in Cracow, Poland.
photos taken from http://www.bm.cm-uj.krakow.pl/eahil/gallery.php

Families and Public Health Research Bulletin


ScHARR Information Resources have been working with the National Assembly for Wales over the past 2 years to create a series of Research Bulletins in Public Health. These summarise a selection of the best available evidence on a given topic and include a comment on quality and implications for practice section. The latest bulletin looks at the role of families in Public Health. To view an online copy of the bulletin click here

New-look HTA website launched

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The new site provides all the existing services provided by the HTA programme, including detailed project information and search facilities. It has new features such as a ‘what’s related’ section, a rolling ‘latest news’ bar, and a logical and intuitive site structure will make it easier for you to use and enjoy the site.

The new site, which retains the www.hta.ac.uk address, provides all the existing services provided by the HTA programme, including detailed project information and search facilities.

Pregnancy Health Month

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Considering that ScHARR has one of the most fertile buildings in the whole of South Yorkshire, it is worth highlighting the event below.


Pregnancy Health Month (1-30 September 2007)


Health Economics and Decision Science - Seminar Programme Autumn 2007


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You can tell when it's the end of the summer when the football season starts, party political conferences appear and the Health Economics and Decision Science Autumn Seminar Programme returns.

We have some great speakers and encourage you to attend.

Karl Claxton

University of York
PPRS is dead: long live value based pricing!
Thursday 20th September 12.30-1.30pm
Lecture theatres 1 and 2, Regent Court


Hugh Gravelle

University of York(Joint seminar with Economics)
Wednesday 17th October 4.00-5:30pm
Room 118, Management Building


Joanna Coast

University of Birmingham
Assessing capability in health care: philosophy & methodology
Thursday 15th November 12.30-1.30pm Lecture theatres 1 and 2, Regent Court

For further information please contact Donna Rowen d.rowen@sheffield.ac.uk or John Brazier j.e.brazier@sheffield.ac.uk.

Study reveals the meanings behind football shirts

photo by SqueakyMarmot
Not health-related, although too much health information can turn you into a hypercondriac -FACT! ; but this piece of research is nonetheless still interesting and we thought it was worthy of a mention on the ScHARR Blog pages. It is the first study into the meanings people attach to replica football shirts and why they wear them.....hmm

HSR Research Seminars for Autumn 07



The latest batch of Health Services Research Research Seminars Autumn 2007 are only just round the corner.

All the seminars will be held on Mondays, in the first floor lecture rooms, Regent Court (Regent Street entrance) at 12.30pm. Coffee will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own sandwiches. All ScHARR staff and students are invited to these meetings.

1st October
Dr Danny Hind, (ScHARR)University of SheffieldThe external validity of cancer therapeutics trials

22nd October
NO SEMINAR.

5th November
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary’s University of London

12th November
Mr Michael Macintosh,
University of Sheffield A qualitative study of organisational influences on the activity of chest pain units during the ESCAPE trial

19th November
Dr Petra Meier (ScHARR),
University of Sheffield
Drug Treatment Processes and Evaluation

26th November
Dr Lorraine Ellis, University of Sheffield
Professional doctorates

Thursday, 6 September 2007

NEW Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

Are you looking for funding for a Fellowship or Studentship? Then have a look through the new edition of the Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships.


Photo by JasonRogers

The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.