The University Libraries celebrated National Library Week in mid-April. As part of the celebration, the libraries collected over 615 books for the Reach Out and Read program at the USA Children's Medical Center.
The Biomedical Library also held a drawing amongst those celebrating National Library Week with us. Roxanne Foxx, a student in the College of Allied Health Professions, won the grand prize, an iPod Touch.
Based at the Center for Knowledge Transfer of the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia,
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Of the 15,000 videos currently available, most are from lectures, and most are in English. It is possible to search videos by author, conference, academic organization, language, year, and type of content. Although most videos are on computer science, there are over 200 videos in medicine, including, as one illustration, a lecture by Pierre Baldi of the University of California entitled “From Genomes to Personalized Medicine: Reverse Engineering Biological Systems.”
For more information, see http://videolectures.net.
With the start of hurricane season approaching, the Disaster Information Management Reference Center (DIMRC) provides information resources for hurricanes -- http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/hurricane.html . In addition to links of overview resources, the web page also includes links to resources on health concern such as mold, preparedness, clean-up and coping with disaster. Some resources are available in multi-languages. The page also links to a Red Cross Hurricane App and a Disaster Distress Helpline.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/nlmnih, with tutorials and videos on a variety of NLM resources. There are training videos on My NCBI and searching PubMed. Videos from consumers on health conditions are included along with a video on the Native Voices Exhibit. New videos are expected to be added. Other NIH agencies such as National Cancer Insitute, National Institute of Mental Health and US Food and Drug Administration also have YouTube channels.
As the needs of the faculty, staff and students in the health sciences change, the Biomedical Library tries to make needed changes. Since students in the health sciences now have their personal computing device, the Computer Lab in the Baugh Biomedical Library is not used a great deal. Renovations will start mid-July to convert that space to a Collaborative Learning Center. Computers and computer desks will be removed and replaced by movable tables and chairs. Portable whiteboards will also be available for brainstorming. Monitors will be mounted around the walls to create workspace for groups working on a class assignment, a grant proposal, a publication or other projects that involve collaboration. This will be a space where individuals from multiple disciplines can work together to create joint projects. Individuals can bring their own laptop to connect to the monitor or laptops are available for check-out from the Circulation Desk. Use of the space will be first-come/first-serve; however, this policy may be evaluated in the future. A Grand Opening will be held once the space renovation is completed. Funding for the project is provided from the bequest from Dr. Nestor Flodin, former USA COM faculty member.
To Our USA Biomedical Librarians:
Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with our class. The information that you each provided will have a positive influence on our professional development. We really appreciate all of the help each of you has given us over the past few years!
the USA DPT Class of 2013
Alexeyev M, Shokolenko I, Wilson G, Ledoux S. The maintenance of mitochondrial DNA integrity--critical analysis and update. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. 2013;5(5).
Almannai M, Imran H, Estrada B, Siddiqui AH. Successful treatment of rhino-orbital mucormycosis with posaconazole and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2013;30(3):184–6.
Askenazi D, Koralkar R, Hundley H, Montesanti A, Patil N, Ambalavanan N. Fluid overload and mortality are associated with acute kidney injury in sick near-term/term neonate. Pediatric Nephrology. 2013 Apr;28(4):661–6.
Biton V, Shneker BF, Naritoku D, Hammer AE, Vuong A, Caldwell PT, et al. Long-term tolerability and safety of lamotrigine extended-release: Pooled analysis of three clinical trials. Clinical Drug Investigation. 2013;33(5):359–64.
Burgos S, Ear S. Emerging infectious diseases and public health policy: Insights from Cambodia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 2013 Mar 28;[Article in press].
Burgos S. Medical information technologies can increase quality and reduce costs. Clinics. 2013;68(3):425.
Butler EB, Zhao Y, Muñoz-Pinedo C, Lu J, Tan M. Stalling the engine of resistance: Targeting cancer metabolism to overcome therapeutic resistance. Cancer Research. 2013 May 1;73(9):2709–17.
Byrd AE, Brewer JW. Micro(RNA)managing endoplasmic reticulum stress. IUBMB Life. 2013 May;65(5):373–81.
De Los Santos J, Popple R, Agazaryan N, Bayouth JE, Bissonnette J-P, Bucci MK, et al. Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technologies for radiation therapy localization and delivery. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2013;[Article in press].
Dodd T, Wiggins L, Hutcheson R, Smith E, Alla M, Hysell B, et al. Impaired coronary collateral growth in the metabolic syndrome is in part mediated by matrix metalloproteinase 12-dependent production of endostatin and angiostatin. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2013 Apr 18;[Article in press].
Gerthoffer WT, Solway J, Camoretti-Mercado B. Emerging targets for novel therapy of asthma. Current Opinion in Pharmacology. 2013 Apr 29;[Article in press].
Gupta V, Gupta N, Shaik IH, Mehvar R, McMurtry IF, Oka M, et al. Liposomal fasudil, a rho-kinase inhibitor, for prolonged pulmonary preferential vasodilation in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Journal of Controlled Release. 2013;167(2):189–99.
Gurpinar E, Grizzle WE, Shacka JJ, Mader BJ, Li N, Piazza NA, et al. A novel sulindac derivative inhibits lung adenocarcinoma cell growth through suppression of Akt/mTOR signaling and induction of autophagy. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2013 May;12(5):663–74.
Hill B, Ploetz D, O’Jile J, Bodzy M, Holler K, Rohling M. Self-reported depressive symptoms have minimal effect on executive functioning performance in children and adolescents. Journal of Child & Family Studies. 2013 Apr;22(3):398–404.
Hutcheson R, Terry R, Chaplin J, Smith E, Musiyenko A, Russell JC, et al. MicroRNA-145 restores contractile vascular smooth muscle phenotype and coronary collateral growth in the metabolic syndrome. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2013;33(4):727–36.
Ibrahim M, Maselli DJ, Hasan R. Safety of β-blockers in the acute management of cocaine-associated chest pain. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013;[Article in press].
Irion G, Gamble J, Harmon C, Jones E, Vaccarella A. Effects of upper extremity movements on sternal skin stress. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. 2013 Mar;4(1):34–40.
Kadeba PI, Vasauskas AA, Chen H, Wu S, Scammell JG, Cioffi DL. Regulation of store-operated calcium entry by FK506-binding immunophilins. Cell Calcium. 2013;53(4):275–85.
Kang M-W, Shariat S, Jha MK. New highway geometric design methods for minimizing vehicular fuel consumption and improving safety. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 2013;31:99–111.
Karoor V, Oka M, Walchak SJ, Hersh LB, Miller YE, Dempsey EC. Neprilysin regulates pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell phenotype through a platelet-derived growth factor receptor-dependent mechanism. Hypertension. 2013;61(4):921–30.
Lam GK, Hopoate-Sitake M, Adair CD, Buckalew VM, Johnson DD, Lewis DF, et al. Digoxin antibody fragment, antigen binding (Fab), treatment of preeclampsia in women with endogenous digitalis-like factor: a secondary analysis of the DEEP Trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013;[Article in press].
Lin W, Lin Y, Li J, Fenstermaker AG, Way SW, Clayton B, et al. Oligodendrocyte-specific activation of PERK signaling protects mice against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Journal of Neuroscience. 2013;33(14):5980–91.
Liu W, McCombe Waller S, Kepple TM, Whitall J. Compensatory arm reaching strategies after stroke: Induced position analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2013;50(1):71–84.
Olsen S, Holme Nielsen, Lantz J, Brännström K, Gordon-Hickey S, Van Haneghan, et al. Intertester reliability of the acceptable noise level. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2013 Mar;24(3):241–5.
Patel A, Zuzo A, Imran H, Siddiqui AH. Prevalence of pneumococcal bacteremia in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2013 Apr 9;[Article in press].
Ray SM, Clark S, Jeter JW, Treadway SA. Assessing the impact of mobile technology on order verification during pharmacist participation in patient rounds. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2013;70(7):633–6.
Rizk B, Holliday CP, Owens S, Abuzeid M. Cervical and Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancies: Diagnosis and management. Middle East Fertility Society Journal. 2013;18(2):67–73.
Rutecki GW. Commentary on “healthcare access and disparities in chronic medical conditions in urban populations." Southern Medical Journal. 2013;106(4):255–6.
Rutecki G. Don’t grin about ingesting salt: Banning salt can save lives. Consultant. 2013 Mar;53(3):123–123.
Smith A. Using a theory to understand triage decision making. International Emergency Nursing. 2013;21(2):113–7.
Smith P, Wolford-Clevenger C, Mandracchia J, Jahn D. An exploratory factor analysis of the Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale in male prison inmates. Psychological Services. 2013 Feb;10(1):97–105.
Stump J, Retzlaff-Roberts D, Boltz P. Successful integrative medicine case management of blepharospasm. Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. 2013 Mar;19(3):280–3.
Varner JM. MANopause (andropause). The Alabama Nurse. 2013 May;40(1):7–8; quiz 9.
Wang H, Cai S, Ernstberger A, Bailey BJ, Wang MZ, Cai W, et al. Temozolomide-mediated DNA methylation in human myeloid precursor cells: Differential involvement of intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways. Clinical cancer research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2013 May 1;[Article in press].
Whelan JT, Chen J, Miller J, Morrow RL, Lingo JD, Merrell K, et al. 9-cis-Retinoic acid promotes cell adhesion through integrin dependent and independent mechanisms across immune lineages. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2013;24(5):832–41.
Wolfe K, Tabangin M, Meinzen-Derr J, Snyder C, Lewis D, DeFranco E. Neonatal morbidity by week of gestational age for twins compared to singletons: A population-based cohort study. American Journal of Perinatology. 2013 Apr 1;[Article in press].
Xing Z, Moon B, Satcher R, Lin P, Lewis V. A long femoral stem is not always required in hip arthroplasty for patients with proximal femur metastases. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 2013 May;471(5):1622–7.
Yang X-M, Liu Y, Cui L, Yang X, Liu Y, Tandon N, et al. Platelet P2Y12 blockers confer direct postconditioning-like protection in reperfused rabbit hearts. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2013 May;18(3):251–62.
Yi B, Piazza GA, Su X, Xi Y. MicroRNA and cancer chemoprevention. Cancer Prevention Research. 2013 May;6(5):401–9.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) will offer a CE course entitled "Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion" on May 21, 2013, at the USA Biomedical Library (Room 222). The course will begin with a history and overview of clinical informatics, followed by a presentation on the impact of federal government reforms on healthcare information technology. Other topics covered include informatics in relation to care delivery and the preparation of future informaticians.
The course will be taught by PJ Grier, Outreach and Access Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine. In addition to being a medical librarian, Mr. Grier recently earned a graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Although there will be computers available, it is suggested that participants bring their own laptops. To register, please contact Trey Lemley at (251) 460-6888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full particulars, go to: http://nnlm.gov/training/informatics/.
AccessMedicine or AccessSurgery Custom Curriculum is a functionality that enables directors to create, track, and report usage of rotations online. With the Custom Curriculum, programs directors are free to build a resource that matches their unique needs, mapping AccessMedicine or AccessSurgery and external contents and capabilities to their education structure.
As an alternative to creating activities from scratch, program directors can choose to modify existing activities by adopting one from the Shared Library. Johns Hopkins Medical School, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of California-Davis, and others have all added rotations from their curricula to the Shared Library fro the use of other Internal medicine programs.
- Register for a My AccessMedicine account
- Email your username to email@example.com and request to be enabled as a Custom Curriculum instructor for either students or residents
- Begin creating your own custom curricula or customizing existing curricula
Android, iPhone, iPad and many other mobile devices including laptops can now print wirelessly to our library printers.
We have designed this system to be as easy to use as possible. No installation or registration is needed to print documents, and it is fully integrated into our current system. Pay using the existing TRAC cards (available at all library locations). Print remotely from anywhere to either the campus library or the Health Information Resource Center on the third floor of UMC, and then come to your designated location to pick up your print job. Your document will show on the print station in the printer queue under your email address.
To print from anywhere send the document as an attachment through your email program to firstname.lastname@example.org for campus pickup or email@example.com for HIRC pickup. On most mobile devices, you can attach a document to an email using the Share feature. Have the document you wish to print open in the app of your choice then select "Share" from your menu, then select E-mail or Gmail.
We have found that some apps do not share by attaching a document to an email, but instead send a link to the desired file online, which will not work with this system. For example, Dropbox for Android works correctly, but the Dropbox app for iOS devices shares a link instead of a file attachment. You'll want to choose a different app from which to send documents when you need to print from iOS. For instance, Documents by Readdle, GoodReader, and iAnnotate are all iOS apps that allow users to view and edit files from Dropbox that send shared documents as attachments.
Most document and image file types are supported. However, files from the Pages app will need to be converted to PDF, DOC, or RTF. To print a website, one must first create a document from the content using a PDF-creator, Microsoft Document (or Image) Writer, screen capture tool, or by copy/pasting the desired content into a document.
Results will be black ink only and single-sided.
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