Mizzou Opens Up Horizons

Meagan Hicks, from St. Charles, MO, was used to her small private school, but that changed when she went to Mizzou. “I was the only person from my class to go to Mizzou, and the only person I knew at Mizzou, was my sister. It was a big adjustment.” A good adjustment it would seem.

“Mizzou really helped shape me into a more well-rounded person. While I was still able to stay in my comfort zone, I was also able to explore different aspects of campus I would not normally go for,” Hicks said.

After graduating in 2014, Hicks enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program, which led to her working as a graduate assistant at the Health Sciences Library. “Working for an academic library was an amazing experience, especially a specialized one. It was awesome helping students and faculty with their research, and their dedication is something I will always remember.”  Hicks currently uses the skills she learned on the job to offer a rich variety of services to the Moberly, Missouri community. “As a public librarian now, I want to offer programs that inspire the next generation of Mizzou students to work hard in anything they want to do.”

Hicks says she made the right decision coming to Mizzou, and wants those considering Mizzou to know that they should “try out new things, things you may not have known you would like may become your new passion. Explore and have fun!”

 

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Health Sciences Library Hosts MCMLA 2017

Health Sciences Library Hosts MCMLA 2017

October 9-11, 2017, the librarians from the Health Sciences Library hosted the Mid-Continental Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MCMLA) annual conference, at the Tiger Hotel. Some conference highlights included:

  • Two posters were presented by library staff, with one winning the award for Best Research Poster.

  • We had two wonderful speakers who gave insights into research at Mizzou:
    • Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, spoke about how health and wellness of humans and animals are connected.
    • Lise Saffran, MPH, MFA, Director of Mizzou’s MPH Program, spoke about how art and literature in the public health curriculum develops empathy among clinicians.
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  • It was the 50th Anniversary so we, of course, celebrated with a photo booth and Mizzou Tigers

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Ovid Ask-A-Librarian Email Outage

We recently discovered that the Ovid Ask-A-Librarian feature has not been working. Any messages sent through that feature were not being received by the libraries.

We are currently looking into the issue, but in the meantime, have rerouted those submissions to a working email. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Open Education Resources (OER) at the Health Sciences Library.

Open Education Resources (OER) at the Health Sciences Library.

With Dr. Choi’s recent announcement of the University of Missouri System’s recent commitment to adopt OER to reduce the cost of textbooks and course materials, the Health Sciences Library is ready to help our faculty find appropriate resources for their courses.

MedEdPortal is a good starting point for locating open educational materials in medicine and the health sciences. Reach out to Taira Meadowcroft if you are interested in incorporating OER in your courses.

Want more information on OER? Visit the University of Libraries Open Educational Resources site.

 

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Causal relationship between hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury (Open Access Article)

Causal relationship between hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury (Open Access Article)

This week’s open access article features Dr. Wolfgang Widermann, Assistant Professor of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology in the College of Education.His primary research interests include the development of methods for causal inference, methods to determine the direction of effects in nonexperimental studies, and methods for intensive longitudinal data in the person-oriented research setting. He currently serves as an associate editor of Behaviormetrika and the Journal of Person-Oriented Research.

Dr. Widermann, and his research team, published in the World Journal of Nephrology (WJN) in July 2017. WJN is a leading open access journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of nephrology, and is currently indexed in PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed.

His research in Causal relationship between hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury is an update from a meta-analysis in 2010. Since that publication, a large volume of data from clinical studies has been published further evaluating this relationship. This article serves to reevaluate their original hypothesis that hypoalbuminemia is independently associated with increased AKI risk by looking at those newer studies.

 

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Cycle of Success: Noah Heringman and the National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

Dr. Noah Heringman, the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English at MU, specializes in the relationship between literature and the history of ideas in the late 18th and 19th centuries. He and his editorial team were recently awarded a three-year National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations grant to complete their digital edition of Vestusta Monumenta. Vetusta Monumenta was the first of four major publication series launched by the Society of Antiquaries of London in the eighteenth century. Seven volumes were published between 1718 and 1906.

An engraving from”Vetusta Monumenta” of King Richard II in the sanctuary of Westminster Abbey. (Courtesy of University of Missouri-scalar.usc.edu/works/vm/plate-iv-westminster-portrait-of-richard-ii-nh?)

“Kelli Hansen of Special Collections help[ed] us a great deal during the early stages of the process. She gave Amy Jones, [our first research assistant], access to the division’s Indus 9000 book scanner and taught her how to use the software needed for processing the images. After Amy graduated in 2013, two more key players came on board the project: Felicity Dykas, who is now the head of Digital Services in Ellis, and Kristen Schuster, a PhD student in the iSchool (SISLT), who became Amy’s replacement. Felicity and her team took over the scanning project and scanned the remaining five volumes of Vetusta Monumenta at a uniformly high standard of excellence and added them to the University of Missouri Digital Library using the library’s Islandora content management system. In these early years, we got excellent support from other librarians, including Mike Holland (head of the division), Anne Barker, Ann Riley, Ala Barabtarlo, and others.”

The NEH grant is part of a category of funding that supports the “preparation of editions and translations of texts that are valuable to the humanities but are inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions.” This prestigious grant will allow Dr. Heringman, and his co-project director, Dr. Crystal B. Lake of Wright State University, to publish the remaining 144 plates in volumes 1-3, will full commentary by Fall 2020.

An engraving from “Vetusta Monumenta” of a baptismal font in St. James’s Church, Piccadilly (Courtesy of University of Missouri-scalar.usc.edu/works/vm/plate-iii-marble-baptismal-font-1?)

Vetusta Monumenta provides an intimate record of the kinds of objects collectively judged to be important by a large body of scholars and amateurs over generations. In some cases, these prints are the sole record of those artifacts and monuments, so digital preservation of these prints is vital. A previous digital version exists, but is not open access and does not provide high quality images. Dr. Heringman and his team have made this present edition accessible to all, while also providing scholarly commentary and search tools in order to browse through images.

“With substantial collaboration from the Society of Antiquaries, the Association for Networking Visual Culture at USC, and a growing team of scholarly collaborators, we had published twenty-six plates with commentary, a general introduction, and extensive editorial apparatus by mid-2017, and were able to secure a three-year, 286-thousand dollar Scholarly Editions Grant from the NEH to complete the project.” The project may be viewed at vetustamonumenta.org

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: October 2017

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

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields, and a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, Randomized Trial of Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing, was co-authored by faculty from a number of University of Missouri departments including Nursing, Social Work, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Health Management & Informatics, and Family & Community Medicine. School of Medicine authors include Dr. Richelle Koopman of Family & Community Medicine as well as Dr. Lanis Hicks and Dr. Chelsea Deroche from the Department of Health Management & Informatics. The article was published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (impact factor 5.775 in 2016).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/oct2017/

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list. 

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Cycle of Success: Dr. Dannecker and Physical Therapy Evidence-Based Practice

Erin Dannecker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Since 2004, she has been teaching Evidence-Based Practice to between 44 to 60 Doctorate of Physical Therapy students with Rebecca Graves’ assistance. “Health professionals must learn how to search literature databases quickly and efficiently because they have little time in between treating patients. Rebecca teaches our students to do just that by delivering professional lecture recordings, a guest lecture, and individual tutoring. Without Rebecca’s expert and dedicated assistance, I would have to decrease the rigor of the course’s assignments dramatically.”

Rebecca Graves
Education Librarian

Rebecca has also helped Erin with her own literature searches, which Erin tells her students. “I’m always hesitant to write ‘no studies were located’ in a manuscript without using the literature searching skills I have learned from Rebecca and sometimes asking Rebecca to double check for me. It is important for our students to hear about collaboration among researchers, clinicians, patients, and academic librarians and to make the most of the amazing resources that the Health Sciences Library offers such as fast and free interlibrary loans and online and face-to-face training.”

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home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Travelling Office Hours with Provost Garnett Stokes

Travelling Office Hours with Provost Garnett Stokes

Provost Garnett Stokes is holding weekly travelling office hours at the Health Sciences Library.

On October 4th, 2017, from 2:00-3:00pm, Provost Stokes will be directly outside the main entrance of the library. She will available to answer your questions and discuss your important issues.

 

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Participate in an AdZou Survey for the Health Sciences Library

Participate in an AdZou Survey for the Health Sciences Library

A School of Journalism AdZou team is conducting research on behalf of the Health Sciences Library for their capstone project. As part of their research, they are looking for survey responses from faculty as well as students.

Your participation in this short survey will help us improve your experience at the Health Sciences Library.

They are also aiming to conduct interviews to get more in-depth information about your experience using the Health Sciences Library’s resources. If you are willing to participate in an in-person or phone interview, please email Nina Jen at ncjmrb@mail.missouri.edu with a date, time and location that would work for you in the next two weeks.

Any assistance you can give to make the Health Sciences Library a better place for education, teaching, and research, would be beneficial. We want to make this library, your library.

The survey can be found here: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oXT8Ulnfy8EWmp

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.