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GIS Health News Weekly: CDC Staffer to Join URISA Hall of Fame, AEDs, Open Data on Ebola

Friday, September 5th 2014

CDC Geographer/Statistician to Join URISA GIS Hall of Fame Potomac's Charles M. Croner, Ph.D. is a geographer and survey statistician extraordinaire — a U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leader who will be inducted into the Urban and Regional Information Systems...

GIS Health News Weekly: SF Earthquake Impacts Sleep, Registries of Medically Vulnerable Citizens

Friday, August 29th 2014

Fitness Trackers Identify Sleep Disruption During SF Earthquake RE Sieber ‏@re_sieber  VGI & the quantified self: Fitness tracker UP shows spatial distribution of sleep disruptions near the earthquake The blog post from Jawbone, maker if a fitness device shows that more people closer the...

GIS Health News Weekly: Australia and the Flu, GIving Blood, C-Sections in Washington State

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Using 3D to Track Flu Speaking from her base in California, Ms [Lauren] Bennett [Spatial Analysis Product Engineer] said advancements in mapping technology could provide unprecedented insights into how influenza and other disease outbreaks spread in Australia and who is most at...

GIS Health News Weekly: Animated Ebola Map, Addresses for Ebola, Esri and Ebola

Friday, August 15th 2014

Animated Ebola Map Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard's HealthMap now includes an animated Ebola cases/death map. The map taps official sources, but also social media. "The news reports and social media posts aren’t always reliable, but in general they provide an up-to-date sense of...

GIS Health News Weekly: Student Paper Competition, LBS for Docs, Plague

Friday, August 8th 2014

AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The...

GIS Education News Weekly: Health Paper Competition, More LI Edu Needed, Geography Out and Diversity In

Thursday, August 7th 2014

AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The...

GIS Health News Weekly: Walking, Hepatitis, New Health GIS Course

Friday, August 1st 2014

Changes in Built Environment Change Walking Patterns A university in Hong Kong looked at walking behavior before and after changes to the built environment and published results in the International Journal of Health Geographics. The use of walking diaries (which I guess are written down) vs....

GIS Health News Weekly: Animal and People Pathogens

Friday, July 25th 2014

Map Pathogens in Man and Animal for Prevention Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens. Called the Enhanced Infectious Diseases (EID2) database it maps the...

GIS Health News Weekly: HOTOSM, Opioid Prescriptions, Birth Control Laws around the World

Friday, July 11th 2014

Help Create Maps to Fight Ebola in West Africa   Tweets @assocCartONG: Ebola outbreak is not over in West Africa, nor is @hotosm activation! You can contribute to the map on: http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/572  #map4ebola Wide Variation In Prescription Rates for Opiod Pain Killers by...

GIS Health News Weekly: Barbers, Polio, Lower Child Death Rates

Friday, June 27th 2014

Blood Pressure Check at the Barber Dr. Ronald Victor is taking blood pressure checks to the men of Los Angeles, by way of the barbershop. This week, he received an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study testing whether barbershop intervention could...

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