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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Elevate Your Clinical Practice with Cultural Humility Webinar

We wanted to send a quick reminder about our upcoming webinar "Cultural Humility in Clinical Practice" sponsored by Lilly and featuring renowned experts Victoria Barbosa, MD and Justin Ko, MD, MBA. 

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023  
Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Location: Online - Join from Anywhere! 

Meet our presenters: 

  • Dr. Barbosa is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Chicago where she also serves as Director of the Hair Loss Program and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Section of Dermatology. 
  • Dr. Ko is Chief of Medical Dermatology at Stanford and spearheads the dermatology department's efforts around digital health, quality, and value-based care. 

In this session, you'll: 

  1. Self-assess your practice for areas of improvement with cultural humility. 
  2. Discover how to enhance patient experiences and outcomes through cultural understanding. 
  3. Learn practical, actionable methods for immediate application. 
  4. Engage directly with our speakers in a dedicated Q&A session. 

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your clinical practice and contribute to a more inclusive healthcare environment. Secure your spot now by clicking the button below: 

PS- Feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues and friends who would benefit from this valuable webinar. 

We look forward to having you join us on November 15.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Popular Derm Webinar NOW ON DEMAND


Our popular webinar, "FunDermentals: Important Principles in Dermatology" is now available on demand. Thanks to a collaboration with Vaseline, this master educational program explores the insights needed to improve your knowledge of skin conditions.

Key info:

  • Presenter: Steven Chen, MD, MS-HPEd, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
  • Focus: Skin anatomy, common conditions, skin of color, and skin cancer awareness
  • Visual Aids: Clear explanations with images and diagrams

*Exclusive Offer - All those who register for this webinar are entered into a raffle to win AirPods Pro!

Don't miss this complimentary educational experience. Register and watch TODAY!




Upcoming live webinar: Drug Desensitization

Drug Desensitization:
Mechanisms and Pharmacological Candidates

Prof. Mariana C. Castells
Harvard Medical School, USA

Drug allergy and hypersensitivity are growing health care concerns, which encompass a new discipline that is being led by allergists and clinical immunologists.

In the last 25 years, there has been an explosion in the number of new targeted drugs, such as monoclonal antibodies and small molecules, that address personalized diseases. These drugs have been used for the growing population that’s in need of curative treatments for cancer and improved quality of life for chronic, autoimmune, and inflammatory diseases. New symptoms and phenotypes have emerged with new therapies, and patient safety is compromised when they are re-exposed to first line treatments, which have induced a reaction.

Desensitization, a novel ground-breaking procedure that utilizes mast cell inhibitory mechanisms, is now available to safely provide first line therapies to patients with drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions.

Wednesday, November 15
5pm GMT (12pm EST)


About the Speaker

Mariana Castells, M.D., Ph.D. is a clinician-scientist with over 30 years of experience in allergy and immunology. She is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School with over 200 publications and Director of the Brigham and Women’s Mastocytosis Center – one of the few nationally and internationally recognized centers of excellence, which provides diagnosis, management, and treatment options for patients with mastocytosis and mast cell activation disorders. These are rare and potentially deadly disorders which are currently addressed using Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. Additionally, she is Director of the Drug Hypersensitivity and Desensitization Center at Brigham and Women’s and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, which for the last 20 years has provided over 900 high risk desensitization’s per year for patients with cancer, severe infections and inflammatory diseases, who are allergic to their first line therapy, thereby increasing their life expectancy and quality of life.


Webinar Sponsor:
The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

A collection used by universities, medical schools and global pharmaceutical companies in over 60 countries around the world. The collection contains over 3,000 specially commissioned seminar-style talks and interviews ranging from the fundamentals of life sciences to the latest developments in therapeutic interventions, from the level of the single molecule to entire populations. The content is arranged in subject areas and includes both advanced and introductory-level talks. New talks are published every month. The collection is ideal for faculty, post-docs, other researchers and both graduate and undergraduate students.

Looking for lectures on a specific topic?

For further information contact HSTalks:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7092 3480, Email: access@hstalks.com
Address: 40/41 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LT, United Kingdom

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Implementing Calibrate Formative Assessment: Advice from an Early Adopter


New Blog (3-minute read)

Implementing Calibrate Formative Assessment: Advice from an Early Adopter

Anne Walsh, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA shares her experience of integrating Calibrate into her program’s elective rotation and advice on how to use the formative assessments as a low-lift way to pinpoint student weaknesses in clinical reasoning before end of rotation exams.

Upcoming Calibrate Webinars

Aquifer has an upcoming series of webinars on integrating formative assessments and coaching into your curriculum. Join us to get tools and strategies on maximizing Calibrate at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

AQUIFER Educator-to-Educator Webinars

Webinar Series

Maximizing Student Learning with Calibrate

Learn to leverage our new formative assessment tool and set your students up for success by integrating it into coaching.


Register for one, two, or all three sessions focused on Aquifer's newest tool: Calibrate.


Unable to make the scheduled time? Sign up and we’ll send you a copy of the recording to watch at your convenience.

Webinar 1:

Integrating Formative Assessment: Strategies to Enhance Student Learning

Wednesday, October 25, 2023: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

We provide an overview of formative assessment and its advantages and how to avoid its pitfalls. We will introduce a new formative assessment tool developed by Aquifer, Calibrate. The session will also explore how leaders can use formative assessment results to improve their curriculum and support students.


Webinar 2:

Accelerate Learning with Aquifer’s “Anyone Can Coach” Method

Wednesday, November 1, 2023: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

We survey of the benefits of coaching for health professions students, introduce participants to the ‘Anyone Can Coach!’ framework, and share tools and strategies for implementing this approach.


Webinar 3:

Implementing Formative Assessment with Coaching

Wednesday, November 8, 2023: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

We introduce participants to coaching tools developed by Aquifer, including a coaching script, that are aimed at improving the effectiveness of coaching with formative assessment.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Interlibrary Loan Service UBorrow Update

The FIU Libraries, along with all State University System (SUS) and Florida College System (FCS) libraries, are in the process of a system migration in order to bring our customers the best service available. As we go through this transition, patrons will experience some changes. 

One of these changes is that the UBorrow function will no longer be available and the link will be removed from the library website. This will be effective as of May 1, 2021 and all UBorrow items currently on loan must be returned on or before April 30, 2021 in order to avoid late fees. Interlibrary loan service will remain in effect throughout the transition to obtain materials that are not available in the FIU Libraries.

UBorrow will be restored as Resource Sharing when the transition is complete. We appreciate your patience during this transition and invite you to contact us with any concerns you may have.

  • Medical Library ILL, medlib@fiu.edu, and (305) 348-1464 (MMC)