In this issue:
A. April Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
B. May and June Neurocalendars
In April, 3 new figures were added and 21 pages were modified.
It may be a little early to tell you about Neurocomic, but it is definitely a web site to watch. Neurocomic will eventually be a graphic novel that takes readers on a journey into neuroscience. The work is the product of comic artist Matteo Farinella and neuroscientist Dr. Hana Ros (University College London) and is supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award.
The Neurocomic web site gives visitors a look at how the novel is being
created. In the "Gallery" you can see artwork for the novel and some
photographs of the developers working on the project. The "Film"
section of the site also shows the developers at work in a short
video. The book should be released in the UK in 2013.
B. The May 2013 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN has the article "Seeds of Dementia: What do Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Lou Gehrigs Have in Common?" by Lary C. Walker and Mathias Jucker.
C. "An Uncommon Pain. Living with the mystery of headache" by Sallie Tisdale (HARPER'S MAGAZINE, May, 2013).
D. "What Can We Learn from a Brain?" is an exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (Silver Spring, MD; http://www.medicalmuseum.mil) through May 31, 2013. The exhibit features maps and photographs of Albert Einstein's brain.
E. Check out "BrainGames" on the National Geographic channel, every Monday at 9 pm through June 24. See:
B. The average wait for a follow-up visit to see a neurologist is 30.0 days.
C. The average wait time for new neurosurgery patient visits is 24.1 days (and 20.3 days for family practice, 16.8 days for orthopedic surgery, and 15.5 days for cardiology).
D. The need for child neurologists is high: in 2012, 39% of children's hospitals reported vacancies of 12 months or longer for child neurologists.
E. The average patient wait times to see a child neurologist is 45 business days.
Bonus fact: The demand for neurologists will increase from 18,180 in 2012 to 21,440 by 2025.
(All above data from "Supply and demand analysis of the current and future
US neurology workforce", Timothy M. Dall, Michael V. Storm, Ritashree
Chakrabarti, Oksana Drogan, Christopher M. Keran, Peter D. Donofrio,
Victor W. Henderson, Henry J. Kaminski, James C. Stevens, and Thomas R.
Vidic, in NEUROLOGY, 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318294b1cf; published ahead of
print April 17, 2013.)
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.