Resource:¬† Faculty of 1000 Medicine¬†
Global faculty of experts
Leaders in clinical practice and research select the most influential articles
Faculty of 1000 Medicine is run by a global faculty of more than 2400 leaders in medical research and clinical practice. These carefully selected Faculty Members highlight and evaluate the most influential articles across medicine, sharing expert opinions and providing interpretation of current medical literature.
This service is organized into 18 specialties (Faculties), each lead by up to three appointed Heads of Specialty (Faculty). Specialties are further divided into over 200 sub-specialties (Sections) run by two or three appointed Sub-Specialty Heads (Section Heads) who recruit a team of 6 to 30 Faculty Members with varying perspectives. The number of Faculty Members is proportionally representative of the number of key articles published within a field.
The International Advisory Board guides the selection process for appointing Heads of Specialty (Faculty) who in turn select and invite Sub-Specialty Heads (Section Heads). All Faculty Members are highly regarded internationally by their peers for their achievements and fair-mindedness. They represent a diverse mix of backgrounds and perspectives, and new voices are introduced through a process of regeneration.¬†
Each article interpreted and cross-indexed
Learn what experts across specialties think individual articles contribute to the evidence
Faculty Members select the most significant articles and contribute short evaluations, providing a guide to key articles in your field, together with an expert's interpretation of what each article adds to our clinical knowledge.
Cross-indexing ensures that articles are brought to your attention irrespective of which specialty they are published in. For instance, an article on stroke could be listed into the ‚ÄúCerebrovascular disease‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúHypertension‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúNeuro-intensive care‚ÄĚ, and/or ‚ÄúNeurosurgical care‚ÄĚ sub-specialty areas.
An article can be evaluated by more than one Faculty Member with each evaluation bringing independent interpretation and highlighting relevance across specialties. In the above example, a neurologist, a cardiologist, an intensivist and a surgeon may each offer different perspectives and interpretations of an article.
Faculty Members independently:
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Resource: GEM: Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine
GEM4 has brought together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe with distinctly different, but complementary, expertise and facilities to address significant problems at the intersections of select topics of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.
GEM4 creates new models for interactions across scientific disciplinary boundaries whereby problems spanning the range of fundamental science to clinical studies and public health can be addressed on a global scale through strategic international partnerships.Through initial focus areas in cell and molecular biomechanics, and environmental health, in the context of select human diseases, GEM4 creates a global forum for the definition and exploration of grand challenges and scientific studies, for the cross-fertilization of ideas among engineers, life scientists and medical professionals, and for the development of novel educational tools.
GEM4 Planned Activities
GEM4 will enable the brokering of engineers, life scientists and medical professionals with shared facilities and joint students and post-doctoral fellows to tackle major problems in the context of human health and diseases that call for state-of-the-art experimental and computational tools in cell and molecular mechanics, biology and medicine. Broad examples of problems addressed include:
In each of these areas, the initial emphasis will include (but will not be limited to) molecular, subcellular and cellular mechanics applied to biomedicine, where a single investigator or institution is not likely to have the full spectrum of expertise, infrastructure or resources available to cover fundamental molecular science all the way to clinical studies and societal implications. It is envisioned that, at steady state, up to ten institutions in North America, Europe and Asia will participate in this effort, focusing on mechanistic studies, as well as novel methods for diagnostics, vaccines or drug development and delivery.
Funds have been raised to provide a structure for coordinated studies from major organizations under the umbrella of GEM4. These funds will be used for:
GEM4 Young Scholars Program
GEM4 offers several post-doctoral fellowships for those who generate significant activities and innovation across institutional and disciplinary boundaries.
GEM4-NGS Graduate Scholarships:
These scholarships, whose terms are similar to those of the usual NUS Graduate School for Integrated Sciences National Graduate School scholarships, will be for a maximum period of 4 years. Candidates must commit to a PhD degree. The GEM4-NGS scholar will receive his/her PhD from NUS. They will be registered under NGS and will follow the NGS curriculum requirements.
The student will be expected to work at an overseas laboratory of one of the GEM4 member institutions for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of two years during the course of his/her PhD work. The latter can be two years in one laboratory or one year in each of two different laboratories. In addition to the scholarship support during this overseas experience, NGS will provide support for student travel, health insurance and supplemental cost-of-living allowance (if needed).
The hosting overseas GEM4 faculty member will also serve as a co-supervisor of the student in his/her PhD thesis. Overseas attachments must be proposed to NGS by the supervisor through the Thesis Advisory Committee and the research proposed must form a coherent academic program.
NGS will also provide support for students to register, travel to and participate in the GEM4 annual summer schools and conferences. Candidates for this will be nominated by their supervisors and evaluated competitively.
GEM4 Distinguished Lecturer Award
GEM4 will sponsor an annual prize, beginning in 2007, to recognize an international leader engaged in pioneering research at the intersections of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and/or public health. The recipient will deliver a special lecture at one of the participating institutions and interact with GEM4 faculty, post-docs and students.
GEM4.org (2008). About.¬† Retrieved October 25, 2008, from http://www.gem4.org.