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learn.nynjaetc
learn.nynjaetc Partner: Daria Boccher-Lattimore- Mailman School of Public Health
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a world-wide public health problem, the cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer, and the leading cause of liver transplantation. Until recently, treatments for HCV resulted in sustained suppression of the virus for only 50% of patients with the type of HCV most common in North America...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: September 2014
Released: July 2013

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MATCH
MATCH Partner: Burton Edelstein- College of Dental Medicine
Multidisciplinary Approaches To Children's Oral Health (MATCH) is a set of online learning modules which can also serve as resources for practicing and future pediatric dentists to learn how they can work with other health care professionals to ensure a child's oral health and overall well-being. Children's oral health is...

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Access: Columbia only
Revised: September 2014
Released: December 2011

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PASS
PASS Partner: Burton Edelstein- College of Dental Medicine
A Population-Based Approach to Patient Service and Professional Success (PASS) is an online learning project to teach pre-doctoral dental students to consider patient populations when deciding where and how to build a career. The PASS website offers documentary-style videos of practicing dentists, interactive maps, and information on specific populations. These...

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Access: Columbia only
Revised: September 2014
Released: December 2011

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PediaLabs
PediaLabs Partner: Rita Marie John, Mary McCord, and Arlene Smaldone- School of Nursing, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Clinicians require accurate laboratory tests to help them diagnose illness and screen for diseases. Yet, even the best laboratory test is not perfect; it can miss a condition or falsely report a patient as having a condition. PediaLabs is designed to improve graduate nursing and medical students' understanding of the...

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Access: Private
Released: September 2014

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Meaningful Consent
Meaningful Consent Partner: Jennifer Levine- College of Physicians and Surgeons
Meaningful Consent is a self-paced educational module designed to help families of children with cancer understand the real risks and benefits of whole genome sequencing for their children in order to create an ethical informed consent process. The module will cover the basics of the reasons researchers do whole genome...

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Released: TBA
In development.
Dental Materials
Dental Materials Partner: Dr. Richard Lichtenthal- College of Dental Medicine
Dental Materials is an online course used by students attending New York State Dental Center (NYSADC) institutions, which includes Columbia University, SUNY Buffalo, the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York University, and Stony Brook University. Funded by a grant from the New York State Dental Foundation, this course website...

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Access: Private
Released: December 2013
Masivukeni
Masivukeni Partner: Robert Remien- HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
Masivukeni, which translates to 'Let's wake up!' in the Xhosa language, is a computer-supported curriculum designed to help patients in South Africa stay on their antiretroviral medication. Masivukeni provides lay counselors with an intervention roadmap and scripts that help them communicate to their patients the importance of adherence to treatment...

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Access: Private
Revised: December 2012
Released: March 2009

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Public Health Training Center
Public Health Training Center Partner: Marita K. Murrman- Mailman School of Public Health
The New York City-Long Island-Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center is a joint project of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Stony Brook, State University of New York's (SUNY) Graduate Program in Public Health (SB-GPPH), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2012

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Biomedical Informatics Curriculum Development
Biomedical Informatics Curriculum Development Partner: Rita Kukafka et al.- Department of Biomedical Informatics
CCNMTL assisted faculty from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) to create sixty units of training material to be used at community colleges to teach six different Health IT roles. The objective of the program is to capture expertise held by content experts at DBMI into usable modules and formats...

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Access: Private
Revised: March 2012
Released: August 2010
WINGS
WINGS Partner: Louisa Gilbert- Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work
Women Initiating New Goals for Safety (WINGS) is a self-paced assessment and intervention that seeks to improve safety and encourage healthy relationships among women on probation in community court settings. WINGS is a collaboration between the Social Intervention Group (SIG) at the Columbia School of Social Work and CCNMTL.  Participants...

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Access: Private
Released: March 2012

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Mobile Technologies for Community Health (MOTECH)
Mobile Technologies for Community Health (MOTECH) Partner: Dr. James Phillips- Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) was an initiative to test whether low-cost mobile phone technology could improve information-sharing among health care workers, and by doing so, improve maternal and infant health in rural communities in Ghana. Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MOTECH was...

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Released: January 2012
Archived, no longer available.
Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Cessation Partner: David Albert- College of Dental Medicine
Tobacco Cessation is an educational website that provides students in the Columbia College of Dental Medicine with multimedia learning modules on strategies designed to assist clinicians in delivering and supporting effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence. The site offers self-study lessons and activities, including immediate-response quizzes, treatment activities, four...

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Access: Private
Revised: September 2011
Released: November 2009

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MySmileBuddy
MySmileBuddy Partner: Dr. Burton Edelstein- College of Dental Medicine
MySmileBuddy is a mobile application to guide health workers assessing a child's risk for early childhood caries (ECC or severe tooth decay) and counseling that child's family on preventative lifestyle changes. CCNMTL is partnering with Dr. Burton Edelstein of the College of Dental Medicine to propose an improved risk assessment...

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Access: Private
Released: April 2011

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MedSafety
MedSafety Partner: Anu Subramony et al.- Department of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons
MedSafety is a study designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly give antibiotics to their children, targeting adults with low health literacy. Incorrect dosages of child medication is reported to be as high as 50 percent, and thought to be caused by the complexity of pediatric dosing, confusing...

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Access: Open to all
Released: February 2011

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Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program
Health Information Technology (HIT) Certificate Program Partner: Drs. Herbert Chase, Frances Morrison- Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Biomedical Informatics departments at Cornell and Columbia Universities jointly developed an online Health Information Technology (HIT) certificate curriculum to train workforce-ready individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to support the nationwide deployment of Electronic Patient Records (EHRs). Two simultaneous student cohorts (Columbia & Cornell) are trained online with...

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Access: Private
Released: January 2011

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Lanretam
Lanretam Partner: Helen de Pinho and Lynn P. Freedman- Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program, Mailman School of Public Health
Lanretam is a web-based case study that focuses on the problem of how to reduce maternal mortality by ensuring the implementation of emergency obstetric services (EmOC) services. CCNMTL and Dr. Helen de Pinho, MD, MBA and Lynn P. Freedman, JD, MPH of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program...

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Access: Private
Released: October 2010
Spotlights on Health and Rights
Spotlights on Health and Rights Partner: John Santelli and Lynne Loomis-Price - Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
Spotlights on Health and Rights is a set of four online learning modules developed by CCNMTL and the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. The modules are designed to help students who come from a wide range of academic and practical experience...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2010

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Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE-CDM)
Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE-CDM) Partner: Dr. Shantanu Lal- College of Dental Medicine
The Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE) Project is an online resource designed to teach graduate students in the Columbia University School of Social Work and the College of Dental Medicine how to recognize the symptoms of child abuse and how to report abuse when acting in their professional capacities. Social...

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Access: Private
Released: April 2010

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Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE-SSW)
Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE-SSW) Partner: Ann McCann Oakley- School of Social Work
The Child Abuse Reporting Education (CARE) Project is an online resource designed to teach graduate students in the School of Social Work how to recognize the symptoms of child abuse and how to report abuse when acting in their professional capacities. Social workers and other human service professionals are required...

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Access: Private
Released: March 2010

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Mailman Teachnology Fellowship
Mailman Teachnology Fellowship Partner: Leah Hooper- Mailman School of Public Health
The Mailman Teachnology Fellowship is a semester-long series of workshops and seminars designed to give faculty the opportunity to refine and improve existing teaching practices, explore new teaching modalities, and experiment with technology that supports exceptional learning outcomes. Faculty of all ranks at the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH)...

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Access: Private
Released: January 2010
PCORE Portal
PCORE Portal College of Physicians and Surgeons
PCORE is a web-based portal providing a standardized curriculum to primary care students at the Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The portal offers five interactive education modules on prevention, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and depression. It also includes quizzes, an electronic library, and...

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Access: Columbia only
Revised: January 2010
Released: June 2008

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Multimedia WORTH
Multimedia WORTH Partner: Nabila El-Bassel- Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work
WORTH is a computer-supported HIV prevention intervention for groups of drug-involved women who are on parole or in alternative to incarceration programs in New York. The goal of the intervention is to build positive peer norms and social support for HIV risk reduction. Multimedia WORTH is a collaboration between the...

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Access: Private
Released: October 2009

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Global Master's in Development Practice
Global Master's in Development Practice Partner: Jeffrey Sachs- Earth Institute
The Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP) is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and agricultural productivity. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation...

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Access: Private
Released: September 2009

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Project Rebirth
Project Rebirth Partner: Faculty and Instructors- Georgetown University, Columbia University, and Project Rebirth
The Project Rebirth educational initiative aims to help students better understand the many dimensions of trauma and recovery following September 11, 2001. The initiative provides faculty partners from Columbia University and Georgetown University with access to hundreds of hours of footage from Project Rebirth, a documentary by filmmaker Jim Whitaker...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: September 2009

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SLATE
SLATE Partner: Deepthiman Gowda and Mary Jo Fink- College of Physicians and Surgeons
Sharing, Learning, and Teaching the Examination (SLATE) is the multimedia course website for Foundations of Clinical Medicine, a second year clinical skills building course at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Access: Private
Released: April 2009

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REAL: Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning
REAL: Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning Partner: Kathleen Hickey and Mary Donovan- School of Nursing
Remote Electronic Arrhythmia Learning (REAL), is a web-based tutorial that familiarizes Columbia University medical, dental, and nursing students with the basic parameters and operation of internal cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Created in partnership with Drs. Kathleen Hickey and Mary Donovan from the School of Nursing, REAL provides students with detailed video...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: February 2009

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Multimedia Connect
Multimedia Connect Partner: Susan Witte- School of Social Work
Multimedia Connect is a a computer-supported HIV prevention intervention for couples at risk for HIV developed by the School of Social Work's Social Intervention Group (SIG) and CCNMTL. The multimedia intervention provides supplemental facilitator training and support materials and participant activities. Together, SIG and CCNMTL have created a framework for...

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Access: Private
Released: June 2008

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Virtual Microscopy
Virtual Microscopy Partner: Patrice Spitalnik- College of Physicians and Surgeons
In fall 2007, first-year students in the Sciences Basic to the Practice of Medicine and Dentistry (SBPMD) course participated in a pilot program to test a new virtual microscopy solution that could change the way medical and dental students learn about tissues. In addition to viewing glass slides with traditional...

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Access: Open to all
Released: October 2007

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HIV Intervention Science Training Commons
HIV Intervention Science Training Commons Partner: Nabila El-Bassel- School of Social Work
CCNMTL partnered with Drs. Nabila El-Bassel and Elwin Wu of the Columbia University School of Social Work to develop this web-based environment for the HIV Intervention Science Training Program. The website helps the program meet its program and research objectives of recruiting and training minority researchers in the fields of...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: October 2007

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Forced Migration Case Studies
Forced Migration Case Studies Partner: Neil Boothby- School of Public Health
The Forced Migration website contains case studies in humanitarian crises that focus on issues of protection and the moral quandaries of humanitarian action. Included in each case are authentic media resources that are strategically attached to parts of the narratives. The website also features a forum that provides students with a space for raising questions, completing assignments, and analyzing and critiquing any of the media resources or cases as artifacts.

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Access: Columbia only
Released: October 2007

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ReliefSim
ReliefSim Partner: Ronald Waldman- School of Public Health
ReliefSim is a unique, web-based training tool designed to create a believable representation of the decision-environment confronted by refugee camp managers during a humanitarian crisis. Students play the role of a health relief director and have a team of people they assign to assess the situation and attempt to manage...

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Access: Private
Revised: November 2006
Released: November 2002

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Virtual Techniques in Dentistry (VirTechs)
Virtual Techniques in Dentistry (VirTechs) Partner: Dory Calev, Stanley Freeman, Richard Lichtenthal, Shantanu Lal- College of Dental Medicine
CCNMTL and the College of Dental Medicine collaborated to create Virtual Techniques in Dentistry (VirTechs). This interactive web-based dental laboratory manual provides students with access to detailed instruction on procedures and treatments. The VirTechs collection includes video demonstrations, instructions, and supplementary materials for learning the dental procedures that are covered...

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Access: Open to all
Released: August 2006

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Emergency Preparedness Directed Learning Experiences
Emergency Preparedness Directed Learning Experiences Partner: Kristine Gebbie- School of Nursing
In order to serve New York City's need to develop a program of continuing education to prepare health professionals for potentially catastrophic emergency and terror events, Columbia University developed a series of web-based experiences on responding to radiological, chemical, biological, and conventional terror attacks from an emergency-preparedness perspective. CCNMTL oversees...

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Access: Private
Released: April 2006

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Mobile Decision Support
Advanced Practice Nursing:  Mobile Decision Support Partner: Suzanne Bakken- School of Nursing
Beginning in September 2005, over 300 doctoral and nurse practitioner candidates at the School of Nursing will use Palm and Pocket PC devices in three practice areas: depression screening, smoking cessation, and obsesity management. This National Institute of Health-funded project promotes evidence-based, error-free patient care for nurses in training....

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Access: Columbia only
Released: January 2006
Personalized Lifelong Learning Plans for Dentists
Personalized Lifelong Learning Plans for Dentists Partner: John Zimmerman- College of Dental Medicine
Supported by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), the Personal Lifelong Learning Project (PL3P) serves as a portal for post-graduate dental residents in the Advanced Education and General Dentistry, General Practice Residency, and Graduate Prosthodontics programs at Columbia. The goal of the project is...

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Access: Open to all
Released: August 2005

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Image Annotation Tool
Image Annotation Tool Partner: Letty Moss-Salentijn- College of Dental Medicine
The Image Annotation Tool (IAT) is web-based application designed for students and faculty to upload, organize, categorize, present and annotate digital images. The IAT provides students with a workspace equipped with tools to study images. Students also can annotate and organize images into meaningful categories to support their individual study...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: January 2005

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Comprehensive Understanding of Physical Examination
Comprehensive Understanding of Physical Examination Partner: Carmen Ortiz-Neu- College of Physicians & Surgeons
Comprehensive Understanding of Physical Examination (CUPEx) prototype is an online video-based tool aimed at improving the teaching and learning of physical examination skills to medicine, nursing, and dentistry students. This prototype module covers the cardiovascular system and features streaming video demonstrations, study guides, quizzes, and relevant anatomical, basic science, and...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: March 2004

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Heart Simulator
Heart Simulator Partner: Daniel Burkhoff, Marc Dickstein- College of Physicians & Surgeons
By modeling the pressure-volume relationship, the Heart Simulator contains parameters that students manipulate to simulate conditions and pathologies. Changing these parameters is helpful for teaching and learning the functions of the heart. It provides a continuous graphic output of the relationship between pressure and volume in the heart under varying...

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Access: Open to all
Released: October 2003

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Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation
Epiville: Disease Outbreak Simulation Partner: Dan Herman Lydia Zablotska- School of Public Health
Students play the role of a epidemiologist, gathering facts and deciding actions to curb an outbreak that has struck the fictitious town of "Epiville." The case study uses digital video newscasts and interviews and municipal websites provide information about commerce and diseases in an attempt to mirror real-life situations. Different...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2003

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Cost Benefit Analysis in Health
Cost Benefit Analysis in Health Partner: Joshua Graff Zivin- School of Public Health
A set of modules designed to give students an opportunity to experiment with cost benefit problems in the field of healthcare. The students will learn various statistical methods measuring quality of life, powering and sampling, collection and indirect cost data, discounting and sensitivity analysis. By working through the simulations modules...

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Released: January 2003
Archived, no longer available.
Nursing Clinical Rotation Palm Database
Nursing Clinical Rotation Palm Database Partner: Sarah Cook, Suzanne Bakken, Lesly Curtis- School of Nursing
A personal digital assistant (PDA) environment will enable Nursing students to report on their experiences at clinical rotation sites. Both faculty and students will have the ability to track their experiences and generate reports on the fly. As a result, site and preceptor evaluations will be completed more accurately and...

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Released: January 2002
Archived, no longer available.