Cycle of Success: Steve Friedman

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.

Steve Friedman

Steve Friedman is the Senior Editor within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Steven manages the preparation and editing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, grant applications, and various presentations. Steve contacted Diane Johnson, Assistant Director at the Health Sciences Library, to help with an issue they ran into with a manuscript that was accepted back in May 2015. With a final proof sent in, they were waiting for the journal to publish their article. Knowing it was a quarterly published journal, the team knew it would take some time to see the published article, but the journal's last issue came out in April/June 2016, with no indication of any future issues. With no response from the editorial team, Steve asked Diane for her assistance. 

Diane Johnson

"I contacted Diane Johnson in January to see if she had heard of this journal either having troubles or if she knew of a better contact. Her persistence paid off, in that we were able to get the most responsive contact from Wolters Kluwers to date. The lead author emailed this contact and we found out a day later that the journal would release us from copyright obligations due to a prolonged contractual dispute. We have moved on, and just sent this paper to another journal. But we would still likely be stuck in limbo if Diane hadn't followed through with her great service. I am consistently impressed with the library's attention to service. Thank you!" 
 

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. 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Coming Soon to the Health Sciences Library!

Soon the Health Sciences Library will recieve an updated look in the front of our library. Our new look is graciously provided by a donation from Richard and Tootie Burns. Richard Burns graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School, and Tootie Burns is a local Columbia artist. Their endowment, along with other HSL one-time and gift funds, allowed us to purchase:

  • two chairs, a table, a bookshelf for the seating area under the stairs on the 2nd floor
  • new chairs and a new computer table where our 2nd floor computers are now

Please see our HSL Advisory Council spring minutes for an idea of what our new additions will look like.

For nostalgia purposes, here are some before photos. Take one last look at these gems from 1985 before it's too late. 🙂 

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We are so thankful for the Richard and Tootie's library support. Their gift was supplemented by other HSL funds in order to make maximum use of the opportunity to make a difference for our users. Enjoy!

Donors like the Burns Family are vital to our library. If you would like to help our library, please see our Giving Opportunities page

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Health Sciences Library Summer Hours

Summer break is upon us, and while we won't be at the beach the entire summer (wouldn't that be nice?), the library will have some slightly different hours during.

Starting May 15th, our Information Desk will have shortened in-person hours from 10am- 2pm. Still need a librarian outside of those hours? We will be available virtually (chat, email, and ask-a-librarian) from 2pm-5pm, and/or you can ask for a librarian at the circulation desk. The Circulation Desk is open as long as the library itself is open. The library summer hours are as follows:

Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday  7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Make sure to check our hours page for all University Libraries Summer Hours. And we hope you have a fantastic summer break!

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition with empagliflozin improves cardiac diastolic function (Open Access Article)

This month's open access article features several University of Missouri School of Medicine Faculty:

  1. Dr. Javad Habibi, PhD., Dr. Annayya Aroor, MD., Dr. Guanghong Jia, PhD., and Dr. Vincent DeMarco, PhD. are all Assistant Research Professors in the department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. 
  2. Dr. Jim Sowers, MD., is a Professor of Medicine, Physiology/Pharmacology, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Division. In 2017, Dr. Sowers was awarded the Samual Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes from the American College of Physicians. The award recognizes those who have made important health care delivery innovations for diabetic patients or research that significantly improves quality of care or clinical management of diabetes. 
  3. Dr. R. Scott Rector, PhD., is an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine-Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Rector's primary research interests include the role of exercise training, lifestyle modifications, and pharmacological interventions upon oxidative stress and liver metabolism. 
  4. Dr. Adam Whaley-Connell, DO., is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development. His research interests include hypertension, and kidney disease. 

The research team's article, Sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition with empagliflozin improves cardiac diastolic function in a female rodent model of diabetes was published in Cardiovascular Diabetology in January 2017. Cardiovascular Diabetology is an open access journal that publishes research on all "aspects of the diabetes/cardiovascular interrelationship and the metabolic syndrome; this includes clinical, genetic, experimental, pharmacological, epidemiological and molecular biology research." With a high impact factor and maxiumum visibilty of articles due to their open access policy, this journal has a wide and global audience. 

Here is an excerpt from the abstract:

Obese and diabetic individuals are at increased risk for impairments in diastolic relaxation and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The impairments in diastolic relaxation are especially pronounced in obese and diabetic women and predict future cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in this population. Recent clinical data suggest sodium glucose transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibition reduces CVD events in diabetic individuals, but the mechanisms of this CVD protection are unknown. To determine whether targeting SGLT2 improves diastolic relaxation, we utilized empagliflozin (EMPA) in female db/db mice.

In summary, EMPA improved glycemic indices along with diastolic relaxation, as well as SGK1/ENaC profibrosis signaling and associated interstitial fibrosis, all of which occurred in the absence of any changes in BP.

 

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Featured Article from Medicine and Related Fields: May 2017

Each month we feature one recent article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s article, entitled Divergent cytosine DNA methylation patterns in single-cell, soybean root hairs, was co-authored by Dr. Trupti Joshi, Director of Translational Bioinformatics at the School of Medicine Medical Research Office and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI). The article was published in the journal New Phytologist (impact factor 7.210 in 2015).

For the list of University of Missouri publications in medicine and related fields published this month, view results here (in Firefox or Chrome). 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: May 2017

See below for University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. Click here for an explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled. 

View the rest of the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome). 


  1. Qian, D., Lu, Z., Xu, Q., Wu, P., Tian, L., Zhao, L., Cai, B., Yin, J., Wu, Y., Staveley-O'Carroll, K.F., Jiang, K., Miao, Y., Li, G. Galectin-1-driven upregulation of SDF-1 in pancreatic stellate cells promotes pancreatic cancer metastasis
     
  2. Merrill, P.D., Ampah, S.B., He, K., Rembert, N.J., Brockman, J., Kleindorfer, D., McClure, L.A. Association between trace elements in the environment and stroke risk: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) study
     
  3. Acosta, D.A.V., Rivelli, M.I., Skenandore, C., Zhou, Z., Keisler, D.H., Luchini, D., Corrêa, M.N., Cardoso, F.C. Effects of rumen-protected methionine and choline supplementation on steroidogenic potential of the first postpartum dominant follicle and expression of immune mediators in Holstein cows
     
  4. Guo, M., Li, J., Xu, J., Wang, X., He, H., Wu, L. CO2 emissions from the 2010 Russian wildfires using GOSAT data
     
  5. Tang, J., Vernekar, S.K.V., Chen, Y.-L., Miller, L., Huber, A.D., Myshakina, N., Sarafianos, S.G., Parniak, M.A., Wang, Z. Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modeling of 2-Hydroxyisoquinoline-1,3-dione analogues as inhibitors of HIV reverse transcriptase associated ribonuclease H and polymerase
     
  6. Shen, Z., Mustapha, A., Lin, M., Zheng, G. Biocontrol of the internalization of Salmonella enterica and Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli in mung bean sprouts with an endophytic Bacillus subtilis
     
  7. Turner, B.M., Wang, T., Merkle, E.C. Factor analysis linking functions for simultaneously modeling neural and behavioral data
     
  8. Conn, V.S., Ruppar, T.M. Medication adherence outcomes of 771 intervention trials: Systematic review and meta-analysis
     
  9. Bunch, P.M., Altes, T.A., McIlhenny, J., Patrie, J., Gaskin, C.M. Skeletal development of the hand and wrist: digital bone age companion—a suitable alternative to the Greulich and Pyle atlas for bone age assessment?
     
  10. Yu, G., Zhu, L., Li, Y., Sun, J., Robison, L.L. Regression analysis of mixed panel count data with dependent terminal events
     
  11. Burke, K.E., Boumitri, C., Ananthakrishnan, A.N. Modifiable Environmental Factors in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
     
  12. Seeve, C.M., Cho, I.-J., Hearne, L.B., Srivastava, G.P., Joshi, T., Smith, D.O., Sharp, R.E., Oliver, M.J Water-deficit-induced changes in transcription factor expression in maize seedlings
     
  13. Moffett, E.A. Dimorphism in the Size and Shape of the Birth Canal Across Anthropoid Primates
     
  14. England, J., Granados-Riveron, J., Polo-Parada, L., Kuriakose, D., Moore, C., Brook, J.D., Rutland, C.S., Setchfield, K., Gell, C., Ghosh, T.K., Bu'Lock, F., Thornborough, C., Ehler, E., Loughna, S. Tropomyosin 1: Multiple roles in the developing heart and in the formation of congenital heart defects
     
  15. O'Chiu, E., Vardhanabhuti, B. Utilizing whey protein isolate and polysaccharide complexes to stabilize aerated dairy gels
     
  16. Capito, N.M., Cook, J.L., Yahuaca, B., Capito, M.D., Sherman, S.L., Smith, M.J. Safety and efficacy of hyperosmolar irrigation solution in shoulder arthroscopy
     
  17. Middleton, E.R., Winkler, Z.J., Hammond, A.S., Plavcan, J.M., Ward, C.V. Determinants of Iliac Blade Orientation in Anthropoid Primates
     
  18. Roisman, G.I., Rogosch, F.A., Cicchetti, D., Groh, A.M., Haltigan, J.D., Haydon, K.C., Holland, A.S., Steele, R.D. Attachment states of mind and inferred childhood experiences in maltreated and comparison adolescents from low-income families
     
  19. Marques, M.C., Tapia, C., Gutiérrez-Sanz, O., Ramos, A.R., Keller, K.L., Wall, J.D., De Lacey, A.L., Matias, P.M., Pereira, I.A.C. The direct role of selenocysteine in [NiFeSe] hydrogenase maturation and catalysis
     
  20. Levy, J.K., Burling, A.N., Crandall, M.M., Tucker, S.J., Wood, E.G., Foster, J.D. Seroprevalence of heartworm infection, risk factors for seropositivity, and frequency of prescribing heartworm preventives for cats in the United States and Canada

View the rest of the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome).


Top Ten Journals by Impact Factor

Journal Title Impact Factor

Nature Chemical Biology

12.709

Nature Communications

11.329

Molecular Systems Biology

10.581

Plant Cell

8.538

New Phytologist

7.210

Plos Pathogens

7.003

Plos Genetics

6.661

Plant Physiology

6.280

Plant Cell And Environment

6.169

Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews

6.103

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Cycle of Success: Gwen Gray, Kate Anderson, and Supporting Entrepreneurship

Gwen Gray
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.

Gwen Gray, Business, Economics & Public Poloicy Librarian, spearheads the libraries’ involvement with a variety of programs. Through her work with Entrepreneurship Alliance students, Gwen promotes the libraries as an integral resource for teaching and research. Greg Bier, Director of the Entrepreneurship Alliance, indicates her positive impact. “I just wanted to thank you for working with my Entrepreneurship Alliance students Tuesday,” Bier said. “I think it is very important that they understand the tools right at their fingertips on campus. Unfortunately, not many of them think of Ellis as one of them. I also think you change their opinions. Thanks for being a great help!”

Gwen strives to integrate library resources and services into MU’s entrepreneurship programs. One such program is the Biodesign & Innovation Program. Through her work, Gwen assists Biodesign Fellows as they seek out information and research. The Fellows she works with speak highly of the assistance she provides. “Our Biodesign Filtering presentation tonight was a great success,” one Fellow said. 

Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson is the head of the Zalk Vetinary Medical Library and works with Gwen on a number of projects, including that Biodesign Program and the Coulter Translational Partnership. In Coulter boot camps, teams of physicans and engineeers build their case for funding from the Coulter Foundation. The goal of the Coulter Foundation is to accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into products the improve patient care.  

Because entrepreneurs need expertise and resources from multiple disciplines, Gwen and Kate collaborate extensively. The biodesign fellows and the boot camp participants often acknowledge Gwen’s and Kate’s teamwork.

  • “I wanted to say a big ‘THANK YOU!’ to both of you for getting us all the information we needed in such a short period of time. You both made the success of [our] presentation possible!”
  • “Thank you so much for checking in with us. It really means a lot to know we have your support!"
  • “Many thanks for your kind help in award.  Really appreciate [Gwen’s] help and Kate’s timely support.”
     


This active collaboration enables the Libraries to have a positive impact on the biotech entrepreneurial climate not only on campus but in the greater mid-Missouri region as well.


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

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Featured Article from Medicine and Related Fields: April 2017

Each month we feature one recent article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s article, entitled SENP1 regulates PTEN stability to dictate prostate cancer development , was co-authored in part by Dr. Feng-Ming Yang, Dr. Joan Ritho, and Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh of the Department of Internal Medicine. The article was published in Oncotarget (impact factor 5.008 in 2015).

For the list of University of Missouri publications in medicine and related fields published this month, view results here (in Firefox or Chrome). 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: April 2017

See below for University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. Click here for an explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled. 

View the rest of the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome). 


Recent University of Missouri Publications- Medicine and Related Fields:

  1. Hawks, Z., Shimony, J., Rutlin, J., Grange, D.K., Christ, S.E., White, D.A. Pretreatment cognitive and neural differences between sapropterin dihydrochloride responders and non-responders with phenylketonuria
     
  2. Tran, T.M., Hampton, C.S., Brossard, T.W., Harmata, M., Robertson, J.D., Jurisson, S.S., Braun, D.M. In vivo transport of three radioactive [18F]-fluorinated deoxysucrose analogs by the maize sucrose transporter ZmSUT1
     
  3. Conn, V.S., Ruppar, T.M. Medication adherence outcomes of 771 intervention trials: Systematic review and meta-analysis 
     
  4. Fung, C.K., Moore, M.M., Karcher, N.R., Kerns, J.G., Martin, E.A. Emotional word usage in groups at risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: An objective investigation of attention to emotion
     
  5. Mastren, T., Radchenko, V., Bach, H.T., Balkin, E.R., Birnbaum, E.R., Brugh, M., Engle, J.W., Gott, M.D., Guthrie, J., Hennkens, H.M., John, K.D., Ketring, A.R., Kuchuk, M., Maassen, J.R., Naranjo, C.M., Nortier, F.M., Phelps, T.E., Jurisson, S.S., Wilbur, D.S., Fassbender, M.E. Bulk production and evaluation of high specific activity 186gRe for cancer therapy using enriched 186WO3 targets in a proton beam
     
  6. O'Daniels, S.T., Kesler, D.C., Mihail, J.D., Webb, E.B., Werner, S.J. Functional visual sensitivity to ultraviolet wavelengths in the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), and its influence on foraging substrate selection
     
  7. Gamal-Eldeen, A.M., Moustafa, D., El-Daly, S.M., Abo-Zeid, M.A.M., Saleh, S., Khoobchandani, M., Katti, K., Shukla, R., Katti, K.V. Gum Arabic-encapsulated gold nanoparticles for a non-invasive photothermal ablation of lung tumor in mice
     
  8. Khalilpour, S., Latifi, S., Behnammanesh, G., Majid, A.M.S.A., Majid, A.S.A., Tamayol, A. Ischemic optic neuropathy as a model of neurodegenerative disorder: A review of pathogenic mechanism of axonal degeneration and the role of neuroprotection
     
  9. Li, Y., Allen, J., Casillas, A. Relating psychological and social factors to academic performance: A longitudinal investigation of high-poverty middle school students
     
  10. Hossain, M.S., Kawakatsu, T., Kim, K.D., Zhang, N., Nguyen, C.T., Khan, S.M., Batek, J.M., Joshi, T., Schmutz, J., Grimwood, J., Schmitz, R.J., Xu, D., Jackson, S.A., Ecker, J.R., Stacey, G. Divergent cytosine DNA methylation patterns in single-cell, soybean root hairs
     
  11. Maxfield, M., Pyszczynski, T., Greenberg, J., Bultmann, M.N. Age Differences in the Effects of Mortality Salience on the Correspondence Bias
     
  12. Su, H., Liu, Y., Dong, Q., Feng, C., Zhang, J., Liu, Y., Birchler, J.A., Han, F. Dynamic location changes of Bub1-phosphorylated-H2AThr133 with CENH3 nucleosome in maize centromeric regions
     
  13. Liu, S., Kandoth, P.K., Lakhssassi, N., Kang, J., Colantonio, V., Heinz, R., Yeckel, G., Zhou, Z., Bekal, S., Dapprich, J., Rotter, B., Cianzio, S., Mitchum, M.G., Meksem, K. The soybean GmSNAP18 gene underlies two types of resistance to soybean cyst nematode
     
  14. Franklin, C.L., Ericsson, A.C. Microbiota and reproducibility of rodent models
     
  15. Walters, E.M., Wells, K.D., Bryda, E.C., Schommer, S., Prather, R.S. Swine models, genomic tools and services to enhance our understanding of human health and diseases
     
  16. Jaffey, J.A., Williams, K.J., Masseau, I., Krueger, M., Reinero, C. Vasoproliferative process resembling pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis in a cat
     
  17. Jing, L., Guo, D., Hu, W., Niu, X. The prediction of a pathogenesis-related secretome of Puccinia helianthi through high-Throughput transcriptome analysis
     
  18. Hiestand, M., Abdel Jalil, A., Castell, D.O. Manometric Subtypes of Ineffective Esophageal Motility
     
  19. Huang, P., Lee, M.W., Jr., Sadrerafi, K., Heruth, D.P., Zhang, L.Q., Maulik, D., Ye, S.Q. MC-PPEA as a new and more potent inhibitor of CLP-induced sepsis and pulmonary inflammation than FK866
     
  20. Kuhlmann, P.K., DeLay, K.J., Anaissie, J., Hellstrom, W.J.G., Yafi, F.A. Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum in the treatment of peyronie’s disease: Patient selection and perspectives

View the rest of the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome).

 


Top Ten Journals by Impact Factor

Journal Title

Impact Factor

Journal Of The American Chemical Society

13.038

Nature Communications

11.329

New Phytologist

7.21

Plos Pathogens

7.003

Human Molecular Genetics

5.985

Oncotarget

5.008

Human Reproduction

4.621

Journal Of Lipid Research

4.368

Frontiers In Microbiology

4.165

Genome Biology And Evolution

4.098

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Deb Ward featured in MCR Voices

Our very own Deb Ward was interviewed for MCR Voices. MCR voices is a short podcast designed to inform and educate members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the general library community, on excellent practices.

In this interview, Deb discusses what she envisions for the future of the libraries as the Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri. Deb mentions the new HSL advisory council, how she encourages HSL staff to help with the mission of the library, and how, even with a budget reduction, the libraries will still present a coherent picture of who we are, and what are our value is to our users in order to be successful. 

 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.