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BIOTECHNOLOGY LINKS

Access Challenge
www.accessexcellence.org 
Access Excellence is a national educational program that provides health, biology and life science teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web.

Bio-Link
www.bio-link.org
A national program funded by the National Science Foundation. Program focus is workforce training. Site also has lot of job information as well.

Biotechnology Industry Organization
www.bio.org
This is the national trade organization for biotechnology. It is a great Web site for job information.

Cold Spring Harbor Labs
www.cshl.org
Once at this site, navigate to their DNA Learning Center. This is a fantastic resources with pieces on the Human Genome Project and Eugenics.

Franlin Biotech
www.biotech.vt.edu
Site links to the university sponsored biotechnology center.

Human Genome Project
www.nhgri.nih.gov
This is part of the National Institutes of Health. Contains lots of fun to browse to learn about the human genome project.

Medical Mysteries
http://medmyst.rice.edu
An interactive online game that invites students to solve mysteries about infectious
diseases, while engaging their interest in the medical field.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Lists any genome sequence that has been done. It is the endorsed international repository for all sequences.

North Carolina Biotech
www.ncbiotech.org
Site links to the biotechnology center sponsored by North Carolina University.

The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
www.tigr.org
Contains a listing of all microbial genomes that have been sequenced.

Utah Life Science Association
www.ulsa.org
Utah's only trade organization for the biotechnology, bioscience and life science industry.

Utah State University
www.usu.edu
Contains a link to the Utah State University sponsored biotechnology center.

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CAREER EXPLORATION

America’s Career Info Net
www.acinet.org
Comprehensive career site featuring wages & trends, individual state info, and other career tools & resources.

Assessment.com
http://student.assessment.com

Tools for students to identify career options, classes to help your career, learning styles and careers that match students motivations.

Career Explorations
www.careeernet.org/careers/descriptions.html

Offers career descriptions, education & training info, and links to financial aid &scholarships.

Department of Labor – Teen Work Safety
www.dol.gov/dol/teensafety.htm

Provides information about on-the-job safety to employers, parents and working teens.

Job Shadow Day
www.jobshadow.monster.com

Information for having your own job shadow day, profiles of real-life professionals with tips and job insights.

Kids into Health Careers
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/kidscareers/

Site for children to explore possibilities in health careers.

LifeWorks - National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education
http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks
Comprehensive site that provides exploration of more than 100 health and medical science careers.

Monster.com
www.monster.com

Search job postings or post your resume for employers to view.  Career center with resume tips and career info.

National Institute of Health
www.nih.gov
Presents employment opportunities, health information, grants & funding opportunities, news, and scientific resources.

Netscape – Find The Job
http://home.netscape.com/business/packages/jobhunting/findthejob.html

Job searches, resume tips, decision guides, and a humorous bad interview discussion board.

Online Career Fair
www.jobweb.com/employ/fairs/default.asp

Online career fair with employer “booths”

The Riley Guide
www.rileyguide.com
Employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.

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EDUCATOR TOOLS

Dogpile and Search
www.dogpile.com

www.search.com
Search engines that search multiple search engines.

HealthWeb
www.healthweb.org

Links to medical education Web sites and specific professions.

Department of Labor – Teen Work Safety
www.dol.gov/dol/teensafety.htm
Provided information about on-the-job safety to employers, parents and working teens.

National Institute of Health
www.nih.gov
Presents employment opportunities, health information, grants & funding opportunities, news, and scientific resources.

New Hampshire Work-Based Learning Guide
www.ed.state.nh.us/schooltowork/worktoolkit.htm
A tool to assist educators in the development of quality work-based learning experiences.

NW Regional Education Laboratory
www.nwrel.org/assessment/toolkit98.asp
Designed to assist classroom teachers in becoming better assessors of student learning.

Utah State Office of Education - Science Education
http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/science/default.htm
State homepage for science education in Utah.

Utah State Office of Education - Health Education
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/health/
State homepage for health education in Utah.

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GENERAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES

Annals of Internal Medicine
www.acponline.org
The American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine offer journals, news & updates, patient care, patient advocacy and college news.

AskERIC
http://ericir.syr.edu/
Offers over 3000 resources on a variety of medical education issues.

British Journal of Sports Medicine
http://www.bjsportmed.com
Online journal containing articles, links, papers and more.

Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov
Information on products regulated by the FDA.  Including food, nutrition, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, prescriptions, medical devices and much more.  Also offers news, press releases, and speeches.

Health Care Information Resources
www.hsl.mcmaster.ca/tomflem/ill.html

Health care information resources.  Encompasses just about everything from AIDS to Xenotransplantation.

Dr. Greene’s Housecalls
www.drgreene.com

A pediatric site offering daily articles and links to pediatric articles.

Medical Matrix
www.medmatrix.org/index.asp

A free dictionary of selected medical sites on the internet.

PathosWeb
www.uhsweb.edu/dlaporte/dlaporte.htm

Site run by a medical student with many links to pathology images.

RX List
www.rxlist.com

Site offers a vast drug index, links to alternative medicine, drug FAQs, a Q&A section, and comics. 

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Medical Dictionary
www.medterms.com
A very complete medical dictionary that also presents  links to featured sites and health news.

Medical Terminology
www.mtdesk.com/topframe.html

Medical transcription and terminology site offers weekly updates of new medical and surgical terms, medical dictionary, A-Z index of new terminology, word lists, sample operative reports, links to medical information, public forums, and live chat.

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NURSING

American Association of Managed Care Nurses
www.aamcn.org

Site has managed care nursing home study program and online textbook.  Also presents a summary of important nursing news bi-weekly.

American Journals of Nursing
www.ajn.org

Links to many nursing sites.

Journal of Nursing Jocularity
www.jocularity.com

Light-hearted site includes links to nursing humor and jokes.

NurseWeek
www.nurseweek.com

Excellent nursing site offers job searches, resume builder, facility profiles, education information, and nursing related news.

Springnet
www.springnet.com

An online nursing information and services site. Includes nursing library, student center, professional services, and nursing journals.

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PERSONAL HEALTH

Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov

Contains government news, travelers’ health, A-Z health topics, publications, software, data & statistics, training & employment, and visitor survey.

Health Answers
www.healthanswers.com

A marketing solutions company producing highly innovative, results-oriented strategies, products, and services for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and professional medical associations.

Intermountain Live Well
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/live-well/Pages/home.aspx
Based on research and a better understanding of the complex challenges we face in managing our health for better quality of life, Live Well is about fresh ideas to help you make healthful choices and become more physically active in your journey to well-being through a healthier lifestyle.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
www.mayohealth.org

Very good general health site offering lots of information on diseases and conditions, drug information, and first-aid. 

MEDLINEplus Health Information
www.nlm.hnih.gov/medlineplus/

Site offers information on conditions, diseases and wellness, medical encyclopedia, drug information, medical dictionaries and links to other resources.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
www.merck.com/home.html

Comprehensive, yet easy to understand information to learn more about your health.  Also offers MediQuzs.

Medscape
www.medscape.com

Daily medical news with links to medical specialties, professional sites, diseases & conditions, and healthy lifestyles.

Wellness Web Homepage
www.wellweb.com

Offers information regarding general personal health and options for care and fitness.

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Professional Resources
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
http://www.acteonline.org
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (UACTE)
http://www.uacte.org
UACTE has been providing leadership and advocacy for career and technical education programs and professionals since 1929. The organization is an affiliate of the national organization Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Utah Health Technology Certification Center
http://www.utahcna.com
Online registry and supporting information for nurse assisting in Utah.

National Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
http://www.hosa.org
HOSA is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE)
http://www.nchste.org

The National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education is a national partnership of individuals and organizations with a vested interest in health science and technology education. The consortium was organized in 1991 to stimulate creative and innovative leadership for ensuring a well prepared health care workforce.

Utah Area Health Education Centers (Utah AHEC)
http://www.ahec.utah.edu
The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) network supports improving the health of individuals and communities by transforming health care through education.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
http://www.uen.org
The Utah Education Network is a consortium of public education partners, including the Utah System of Higher Education and its ten universities and colleges and Utah eLearning Connection; the Utah State Office of Education, local school districts and the Utah Electronic High School and; the state’s Library system.

Utah Hospital Association (UHA)
http://www.uha-utah.org
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association is the leading association in Utah's diverse healthcare industry. The Association represents member hospitals and healthcare systems in the state of Utah. UHA serves as an advocate in legislative healthcare issues for its members, as well as a valuable resource for information.

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