Resources for Teachers from the Division on Earth and Life Sciences of the National Academies

Explore resources for teachers available from the Division on Earth and Life Sciences (DELS) of the National Academies. Browse their collection of materials for educators on a variety of science topics. These classroom materials from the National Academies help to challenge students to reach beyond the basics.
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Prioritize outstanding tasks

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:48am -- icarnaghan

Complete list of outstanding tasks for the Koshland Science Museum website and send the list via email to Patrice.
List has been encorporated into new ticketing system.  Please review and add / modify the items as needed.
Please add automatic email status updates.
Update: Automatic email notifications have been implemented.  The list of notifiees includes Monique, Ian and Susan.  If others are needed to be added please let me know.

Report to Koshland on current status of SEO issues.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:46am -- icarnaghan

6/11/2013-The report was completed, I am working on making improvements based on the findings.
Provide feedback on the current SEO issues whereby traffic has decreased significantly from site launch.  Consult with ICF SEO personnel for recommendations.
Update: We are scheduling 40 hours over the next month from our SEO professional who will analyze past logs, current activity and make recommendations for better optimization of the site.  I will update this ticket once this has been finalized.

IOM Releases New Report: Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs

On February 13, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a new report: Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs

According to the report, falsified and substandard medicines provide little protection from disease and, worse, can expose consumers to major harm. Bad drugs pose potential threats around the world, but the nature of the risk varies by country, with higher risk in countries with minimal or non-existent regulatory oversight. While developed countries are not immune, – negligent production at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy killed 44 people from September 2012 to January 2013 – the vast majority of problems occur in developing countries where underpowered and unsafe medicines affect millions.
It is difficult to measure the public health burden of falsified and substandard drugs, the number of deaths they cause, or the amount of time and money wasted using them. The FDA asked the IOM to assess the global public health implications of falsified, substandard, and counterfeit pharmaceuticals to help jumpstart international discourse about this problem. At the international level, productive discussion relies on cooperation and mutual trust. This report lays out a plan to invest in quality to improve public health.
Download the report brief. Visit the IOM website for further information.



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