Information & Research:
Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary
PeriStats - site developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, which provides
access to US, state, county, and city maternal & infant health data
Global disease alert map - use this for Poster Project assignment
MedlinePlus - medical dictionary, illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials,
& latest health news
PubMed - includes millions of citations from life science journals for biomedical articles
Bio-Medicine - latest biology, medical, & technology news
Biomedical Beat - monthly digest of research news from National Institute of General
The WWW Virtual Library: Epidemiology
NPG Journals in Biotechnology
Science Daily - News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology
Harvard World Health News
Human Body & Mind - awesome anatomy/physiology site with interactive games
Get Body Smart - amazing site lets you test your knowledge of anatomy
WebAnatomy - a collection of study aids for entry-level anatomy/physiology students
(University of Minnesota)
Instant Anatomy - good site that aids learning of human anatomy with illustrations,
diagrams, podcasts & review questions
Anatomy of an Epidemic
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
Epidemiology and Management of Diarrheal Diseases
How Stuff Works: Cancer
How Cancer Vaccines Will Work
How Stuff Works: AIDS
UNAIDS: Uniting the World Against AIDS
How Stuff Works: Malaria
Malaria Drugs & How They Work
Organizations & Agencies:
World Health Organization (WHO)
How the World Health Organization Works
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
U.S. Indian Health Service
U.S. Office of Minority Health
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) - work with people whose lives are
dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and other handicaps
Riders for Health - an international non-profit organization that is providing health-care
to rural African villages using motorcycles.
Partners In Health - A non-profit health care organization dedicated to providing a
"preferential option for the poor".
Medical Bridges - a Houston, Texas based organization that recovers medical surplus
and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in developing nations
throughout the world to help combat the spread of diseases.
Institute for OneWorld Health - nonprofit pharmaceutical company; develops affordable
medicines for people in developing world
Grand Challenges in Global Health
U.S. National Institutes of Health:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute
National Heart Lung & Blood Institute
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Check it out! Good info about medical careers.
What is Public Health? - View the flash video to see the many facets of public health.
FAQs for Public Health Careers - career opportunities, public health schools &
education, working conditions, salaries, etc.
Career focus: Epidemiologist - View a 10 minute video that explores the many facets,
and the many career opportunities, of this critical health profession.
What is Bioengineering?
Engineering Center - Engineering specialties site; includes games and much more
United Children of the World - beautiful photos of children from all over the globe
FlashcardExchange Wonderful study site; click on "Directory" under "Main Menu" to
explore lists of disciplines with study-cards (--and there are cards for the MCAT)
NIH Medical Terminology Tutorial - Students, this is an excellent way to review your
Cool Interactive Games:
Educational Games - The Nobel Prize in Medicine
Welcome to Epiville! - (Epidemiological Investigation Simulation) a set of interactive
web-based exercises created by faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia
The World - an online feature where you can navigate around Earth via continents and
climate zones (Use with Guns, Germs, & Steel lessons)
OR Live: Online Surgery - ORLive is the world's leading surgical broadcasting company.
Videos are presented on ORLive without charge to over 2 million visitors & over 80,000
registered physicians, surgeons, medical professionals, and informed patients each
Your Disease Risk - Find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases
in the United States.
Educational Games - The Nobel Prize in Medicine
Foodforce - How would you help feed millions of hungry people? Download the
Foodforce game at this site and see.
Medical Mysteries on the Web - An internet-based adventure in which you are on a
mission to discover the causes of diseases (need Macromedia Flash®)
Outbreak at Watersedge - Discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small
community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick!