Assisted Living Book Display at the Health Sciences Library

Assisted living is a growing area of care, and at some point, all will be impacted by assisted living as parents, grandparents, friends, and even you, age. Now is the time to learn about concepts like aging in place, and palliative care.

What are the most effective methods to nursing in senior care? Do you ever wonder how to manage the autonomy of the elderly with increased need for assistance? If you do, check out our new book display to learn more, located on the second floor of the health sciences library across from the information desk. All are available for check out. 

Metabolic Syndrome: New Book Display at the Health Sciences Library

Are you curious how dietary sugars impact our physical performance? Do you know about the addictive nature of dietary sugar and nonsugar substitutes? How is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease treated? If you've ever asked yourself these questions or if you are working in healthcare, come check out the Health Science Libraries new book display on Metabolic Syndrome. The National Institute of Health says that Metabolic Syndrome is one of the fastest growing risk factors for heart disease in the United States. Make sure to check out the close relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular disease.  Educate yourself on prevention, treatment, management , and patient education related to these risk factors. 

The book display is located on the second floor of the Health Sciences library, to the left of the entry doors and across from the information desk.  

Book Display: Lyme Disease

If you or your loved ones are spending any time outside this summer, you've probably heard of Lyme Disease. But have you ever wondered if there are strains of Lyme disease that are resistant to treatment? What new therapies have emerged? How is bio-control utilized to control tick and flea populations? What does bio-control do to the food web?  Find the answers to these questions and so many more by browsing our Lyme Disease book display.

Itching with curiosity? Bitten with a need for answers? Check out our new book display, located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library to the right of the entrance doors! 


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Skin Cancer Book Display

May is Skin Cancer awareness month. Come by J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences library to check out our new display on Skin Cancer. Learn about diagnosis, treatment prevention, and the patient perspective. Have you ever wondered if we can prevent skin cancer with a vaccine? What surgical options are available for patients? If you spend time in the sun, check out our new book display. The display is located on the right hand side of the entrance doors! 


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Health Sciences Library 2016 in Review

2016 was a crazy year for the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library! Looking back, we did quite a bit, but decided to give the highlights.  Here are just five of our accomplishments, with more featured in the video below:

  1. Began working with the School of Medicine Research Council on an ORCID Researcher ID registration drive. This stemmed from the need to increase faculty publication visibility.  We also began producing a newsletter of new publications from our faculty, emphasizing those publications in the health sciences. 
  2. Librarians combated misconceptions to help increase open access publications. Check out our libguide and our blog to stay updated and learn more about the libraries effort to increase open access and MU Research impacts.
  3. Continue to provide health care information to unaffiliated patrons across Missouri, and beyond, through interlibrary loan.
  4. Converted under utilized faculty space after Ralph Sieli, in our circulation department, inquired about its use. With the faculty member no longer in need of the room, we created an addiitonal study space for our students to use. 
  5. Provided our users access to information.


If you’re curious about what else we’ve been up to, you should check out our video

We are so thankful for a wonderful 2016!

Cycle of Success: Susan Scott, PhD., RN.

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.


Susan Scott, PhD., RN.
Susan Scott, PhD., RN., Manager of Patient Safety and Risk Management in the Office of Clinical Effectivness at MU Health, makes great use of the health sciences librarians. In order for the patient safety standards, and reviews in the hospital to be evidence-based, Susan regularly sends search requests to Taira Meadowcroft, the designated Quality Improvement library liasion, within the Health Sciences Library. 

Health Sciences Librarian







"MU Health Care's Patient Safety Team is responsible for the review of clinical care events in which the patient experienced harm from the care rendered. Review of current standards of care and matching them with care rendered is an important part of a comprehensive review. In the past, HSL resources have been an invaluable asset to help us with everything from basic reviews of the literature to more comprehensive and detailed literature reviews. Review of these cases in a timely manner is important. I have found the HSL resources as being highly dependable completing thorough reviews with a quick turnaround time. How awesome to have such amazing resources to help complement our clinical resources! Thank you, HSL and team, for helping us provide the safe care to our patients! Your efforts are truly appreciated but more importantly, I truly appreciate your partnership! Please keep up the great work!"


If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form

Construction Update for the Patient Centered Care Learning Center

The School of Medicine's new Patient Centered Care Learning Center is set to be open in August 2017. University staff, students and workers celebrated the 'topping off' of the building in July 2016. The 'topping off' marked the end of the buildings vertical construction and attendees were able to sign the last beam hoisted on the building. In September, concrete was laid in the interior. Pipes and stairs have also installed in the new building. October brought electrical work and bricks being laid. Despite the weather turning cold, construction continues. Currently workers are installing glass, putting up drywall, and installing elevators. 

This project will allow thirty-two additional medical students to be admitted to MU every year, starting in August 2017. The school hypothesises that the project will add 300 physicians to Missouri and an annual $390 million to Missouri's economy. Watch the 97,088 square feet be completed in real time!