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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
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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
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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
posted on: 9 Mar 2012 - 20:48
A reality check for systematic reviewers
Sir Iain Chalmers is one of the founding members of The Cochrane Collaboration. Since his retirement as Director of the UK Cochrane Centre in 2003, he has worked with the James Lind Alliance, based in Oxford, UK, which focuses on bringing patients, carers and clinicians together to identify and prioritise unanswered questions for directing healthcare research. read more
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posted on: 24 Feb 2012 - 21:09
"Consumers - an ever more significant resource for The Cochrane Collaboration"
Silvana Simi is a long-time and active Cochrane contributor, in addition to her work for the National Research Council in her native Italy. Here she discusses what brought her into The Cochrane Collaboration initially, and the importance of making healthcare information widely available. Cross-posted from the Cochrane Consumer Blog as part of the Consumer Network’s focus on Wise Consumer Month.... read more

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