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Using Virtual Reality In Medical Education To Teach Empathy, Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J. Swartzlander, Marilyn R. Gugliucci Oct 2018

Using Virtual Reality In Medical Education To Teach Empathy, Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J. Swartzlander, Marilyn R. Gugliucci

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Objective: The project adopted technology that teaches medical and other health professions students to be empathetic with older adults, through virtual reality (VR) software that allows them to simulate being a patient with age-related diseases, and to familiarize medical students with information resources related to the health of older adults.

Methods: The project uses an application that creates immersive VR experiences for training of the workforce for aging services. Users experience age-related conditions such as macular degeneration and high-frequency hearing loss from the patient's perspective. Librarians and faculty partner to integrate the experience into the curriculum, and students go ...


Data Services In Libraries: Past, Present And Future, Jake R. Carlson Apr 2018

Data Services In Libraries: Past, Present And Future, Jake R. Carlson

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Jake Carlson, MLIS, MA, is Director of Research Data Services, University of Michigan Library. He presented an overview and history of data services in libraries, including challenges for the future.


Agenda: 2018 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2018

Agenda: 2018 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Agenda for the 10th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Data Science In Libraries, Matthew Burton Apr 2018

Data Science In Libraries, Matthew Burton

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Mathew Burton, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His presentation was about the Data Science in Libraries project, which explores the challenges associated with implementing data science within diverse library environments. They see data science skills as a way to improve internal data collection and use as well as an extension to research data management services. When they began they were especially interested in the skills gap and training opportunities (both formal and informal) that exist for librarians and ischool students, as well as the the management gap (which they see as ...