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Allogeneic Transplant ProtocolsAllogeneic Blood & MarrowTransplant Program, CPMCThis site includes an illustrated online essay that describes the science behend allogenic blood and marrow transplants.
Columbia University MedlearnCollege of Physicians & Surgeons and the Curriculum Design StudioExcellent teaching tool for anatomy students. The tools use Flash animation to illustrate the skull, eye, and brain, as well as pathology.
Epiville: Epidemiology Training EnvironmentMailman School of Public Health and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningStudents play the role of epidemiologists, gathering facts and deciding actions to curb an outbreak that has struck the fictitious town of "Epiville". The simulation uses digital video newscasts and interviews and municipal Web sites to provide information about commerce and diseases in an attempt to mirror real-life situations. Three different simulations map onto three different types of epidemiology study designs -- case control, ecological, and cohort studies. Interactive quizes enhance this resource.
Global Health Online Directory
Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityEasily searchable by location, subject, project leader, program type, and funding source, this directory lists worldwide public-health projects and programs involving Columbia University.
Go Ask Alice!Alice! Columbia University's Health Education ProgramGo Ask Alice! is Columbia's health question and answer Internet service, which works to increase access to, and use of, health information by providing factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and nonjudgmental information to assist readers' decision-making about their physical, sexual, and emotional health. Topics include relationships, fitness and nutrition, alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.
Guide to Breast Care
Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsThis animation, part of The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Guide to Breast Care, illustrates the three phases of breast self-examination. Karen Karen Schmitt, director of Columbia's Breast Screening Health Partnership, explains each phase in detail
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral StudiesNew York State Psychiatric InstituteA well designed site which contains details of the research projects conducted at this center and the outcomes and implications of these projects.
HIV Prevention and Treatment Research
CUMC's HIV Prevention and Treatment Research unit conducts vaccine studies and sets new standards of care for HIV patients.
International Programs Directory
Columbia UniversityThe International Programs Directory is a searchable index of ongoing international programs involving Columbia University faculty, staff, and students.
Lyme Disease Research StudiesColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterExtensive and detailed information regarding Lyme disease. Current research, frequently asked questions, as well as the history of the disease are just some of the resources offered here
Pediatrics Homepage ClerkshipCollege of Physicians and SurgeonsThis site contains a wealth of resources to help third-year pediatrics students develop effective approaches to basic clinical skills.
The Healthy HeartBenjamin Lewis/Columbia Interactive"The Healthy Heart" is a multimedia excerpt from the e-seminar Introduction to Cardiac Care that uses medical illustrations, audio, Flash animation, and authentic diagnostic imagery to illustrate how the healthy heart functions—how it circulates blood throughout the body while maintaining its own health.
The Heart SimulatorColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningProfessors at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, partnered with CCNMTL on the development of a Java-based online heart simulator. This tool serves as a model of a mathematically-based science simulation and is being used to augment class presentations and provide exercises and experiments for first-year medical students. In addition, advanced students and researchers can use the tool to design and run their own experiments.
VirTechs: Virtual Techniques in DentistryColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningVirtual Techniques in Dentistry is an online multimedia dental procedure manual. For the first time in a preclinical course, all demonstrations, instructions, and supplementary materials for learning endodontic procedures in this course are available online here. Quicktime 5 required.
Virtual Dentistry at ColumbiaColumbia InteractiveVirTechs is an interactive multimedia dental laboratory manual created at Columbia that provides dental students with access anywhere, anytime, to detailed, in-depth instruction on dental procedures and treatment. The manual integrates rich media formats such as video, 3-D images and animations, and narrated slide shows, while resources such as a multimedia glossary and dentalâ?"instrument database supplement treatment information.

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