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posted on: 16 Aug 2012 - 07:35
Notes from the Canadian Review Update Course – Halifax, June 2012
The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre (NSCRC), in partnership with the Canadian Cochrane Centre, held a five-day Update Completion Course in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the week of 18-22 June 2012.  Lara Killian, Research Co-Ordinator at the NSCRC, kept a blog at throughout the course to update colleagues on the course... read more
posted on: 4 Jul 2012 - 09:10
Capturing equity in systematic reviews
Tracey Koehlmoos is programme head for health and family planning systems at ICDDR,B and adjunct professor at the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is also a Cochrane Review author and contributor to the work of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Methods Group, including the recently developed Equity Checklist. read more
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posted on: 15 May 2012 - 17:37
Cochrane for Dummies: by Anna Joseph, a laywoman-turned-Cochrane enthusiast
Anna Joseph is the recently-appointed Communications Officer of the South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre, based in India. Anna, who holds a post-graduate degree in Mass Communication, has editorial experience in print and electronic media. As a face of the Cochrane Collaboration, she is trying to be more Communicator than the Consumer she is by default, essentially more of a Plain... read more
Comments: 7
posted on: 18 Apr 2012 - 09:53
Cochrane @ PubMed Health: another audience for reviews
Hilda Bastian is a long-time contributor to The Cochrane Collaboration and currently works at the US National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health. She is responsible for the development of PubMed Health. read more
Comments: 3
posted on: 27 Mar 2012 - 14:18
A vision for growth
As a non-health professional, Mingming Zhang has been actively involved raising awareness on behalf of non-English speakers and members of developing countries where The Cochrane Collaboration is less recognised. She is a WHO patient safety champion in China as well as a member of a working party for the development of “WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide for Medical Schools”. In her spare time... read more

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