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Date:12/17/2008

Science for Peace Program, the Canadian government, the Annenberg Physician Training Program, and many volunteers.

Background: Health sciences information and training are vital for health and socioeconomic development, but excellent, free learning resources are difficult to find. In recent years, information and communication technologies, particularly the Internet, have been central to remedying this situation. But there are still significant hurdles to accessing online content. WHO notes that there is an enormous need to identify selective, current, accessible online educational and training resources to promote appropriate care and policies.

Project details: A portal to a virtual learning center with browse and search functions, providing free, online linkages to a comprehensive collection of top-quality courses and references in medicine, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, basic sciences, and other health sciences disciplines. These materials are donated, and typically hosted and maintained by our distinguished content partners, so materials are constantly updated.

Advisory Committee: Our Advisory Committee includes both distinguished visionaries in health sciences, and experienced practitioners in online health sciences education:

    -- Chris Candler, MD; Co-Director/Editor, MedEdPORTAL; Association of
       American Medical Colleges
    -- Stephen Carson, MFA; Senior Strategist, Open Courseware; MIT
    -- Jim Curran, MD, MPH; Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory
       University
    -- Joan Dzenowagis, PhD; Project Manager, Health InterNetwork, WHO
    -- Erica Frank, MD, MPH; HSO Founder/Executive Director, Advisory
       Committee Chair
    -- Sukon Kanchanaraksa, PhD; Director, Teaching and Learning with
       Technology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    -- Steven Kanter, MD; Vice Dean, School of Medicine, University of
       Pitts
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