Perhaps you’ve already seen the trailer for The Hunting Ground, which is released today. I’m looking forward to seeing it. I am conflicted about the film makers previous work, but it certainly doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for seeing this one.
It’s been more than 3 years since I posted a 10 Things list about being on the road, so I figured it was time to update it. Since I’m heading to San Diego today, the timing fits. My spouse and I compare notes a lot about life as a travel hound, which got me thinking about my current list of lessons from the road, and what, if anything, has changed (answer: not much).
It was a very low key weekend, here in DC. The weather made it near impossible to do much (again), so there was a lot of baking (homemade pop tarts, croissants, quiche, etc.) and a lot of reading. Nice, because much travel is happening over the next month (hello, San Diego, San Antonio [for 2 weeks!] and Colorado). Want to know what’s caught my eye since last we spoke? Click through for all the links:
Time once again for Articles of Note, my monthly stroll through the peer-reviewed literature. As always, this isn’t an exhaustive list of must-reads, just the ones that I find to be particularly relevant. Click through for the full list:
For your viewing pleasure: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about childhood trauma and its impact on health…There’s a lot to talk about here.
terrific new article, available electronically ahead of publication that I’d like to highlight this morning. [Ed: okay, I will revise the terrific part, since the authors botch fluorescence vs absorption, or at least qualify my use of it to say that it’s terrific for me, because of the article’s conclusions.] It’s important, because it contributes to the science on using an alternate light source to identify subclinical bruising. The use of ALS for this purpose, particularly in strangulation cases, is one against which I caution folks, because the limited research on the subject hasn’t been particularly (forgive me) illuminating. This study changes that.
Sorry for the absence at the end of last week–the combination of making my way home from Anchorage and finally succumbing to the crud that’s been going around for weeks put me down for the count. But I’m back on my feet, to some extent, and the incredible cold this weekend had me happily hanging out and reading (Valentine’s Day be damned). Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
Over at ReachMD they have a podcast I plan on listening to tonight while I’m hanging out in the Anchorage airport: Can Medical Leadership Be Taught? I read a lot about leadership–I’m fascinated by the topic and I think that there’s much to be learned by others’ experiences, and by studying the myriad ways in which leadership is defined and cultivated. Click through for some good (and mostly brief) reads on leadership:
Casa de Esperanza is hosting a webinar, Learning from Latin@ Youth about Teen Dating Violence: Perspectives from Research and Practice. The session will be held February 20th at 11am ET. Click through for details:
I’m in Alaska this week, hanging out with some of my favorite people. As you know, I don’t work on planes (although I’m seriously productive in airport clubs), which left me plenty of time to read over this past week (if you’re playing along at home I was DCA-CLT-SAT-CLT-MGM-CLT-DCA-IAD-DEN-ANC over the past 7 days). That’s a lot of time for idle reading. I won’t bombard you with everything that caught my eye–just the most intriguing stuff since last we spoke:
Thanks to Barb Bachmeier for this update: The American Society for Emergency Contraception has a published paper on the issue of EC and body weight (PDF) with an overview of the existing science and recommendations for clinicians. Although it doesn’t settle the issue, it provides solid evidence-based guidance. A good read for you and your team.
The Northwest Network is hosting an upcoming webinar, Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities. The session will be held February 17th from 12-1:30pm PT. I’m particularly interested in this one because of the safety planning component, but click through to read the whole webinar description:
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has several things happening of interest. Along with some multimedia activities (you can check out all of the events here), what always makes my nerd heart beat a little quicker is the special collection.
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has a ew toolkit available on Reproductive and Sexual Coercion. Do not let the fact that it says that it’s a toolkit for advocates dissuade you form spending some quality time with it–this is a very thorough resource and there’s much in here from which healthcare providers will benefit.
Apologies for the broken links–they should be fixed now. Thanks to all who sent me messages.
Back on the road this week–San Antonio and then on to Montgomery, AL. I was a tad spoiled, being off the road for a whole month. That’s over now–I’ll get home late Friday night only to turn around and leave early Sunday morning for a week in Alaska (because, February, so of course, Alaska). I made sure to really enjoy the downtime this weekend, which meant lots of reading, lots of mindlessness. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke: