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Holiday Hours – Health Sciences Library

In honor of Memorial Day the Health Sciences Library will have reduced hours Sunday, May 29, noon until 5:00 p.m,. and will be closed Monday, May 30,

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Brogan: A critical analysis of the review on antimicrobial resistance report and the infectious disease financing facility (Open Access)

Dr. Brogan: A critical analysis of the review on antimicrobial resistance report and the infectious disease financing facility (Open Access)

Dr. David Brogan MD, MSc is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the School of Medicine. He won the Brian Abel Smith Prize for Health Policy Dissertation at the London School of Economics, a resident research grant from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, as well as a recent KL2 Mentored Career Development Award.  He has also co-authored multiple publications with the London School of Economics on a range of health policy topics, particularly focusing on the utilization of financial call options to stimulate neglected research. This is an ongoing collaboration with the London School of Economics and the Missouri Orthopedic Institute.

For more information on Dr. Brogan's research interests and publications, click here

Dr. Brogan recently published in Globalization and Health, transdisciplinary journal that situates public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development.

Brogan, D. M., & Mossialos, E. (2016). A critical analysis of the review on antimicrobial resistance report and the infectious disease financing facility. Global Health, 12, 8. doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0147-y

Here are some of Dr. Brogan's thoughts on Open Access:

Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal?

  • I’m quite pleased with the idea that open access journals enhance the abilities of all interested parties to learn more about a topic and greatly enhance the exchange of ideas across may disciplines.

Would you publish in an Open Access journal again?  If so, why? 

  • Yes, absolutely, it was a great experience and I would welcome the opportunity to do so again.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

After you graduate, the MU Libraries will still be here to serve you. To find out more about the resources available to alumni, visit Library Resources for Alumni.

All of us at the MU Libraries, wish you the very best in your future endeavors!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Asombang: Esophageal squamous cell cancer in a highly endemic region (Open Access)

Dr. Asombang: Esophageal squamous cell cancer in a highly endemic region (Open Access)

This week's open access blog post features Dr. Akwi Asombang. Dr. Asombang is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the School of Medicine. Her research and clinical interests include gastroenterology, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and global health, specifically raising awareness and improving GI knowledge and patient care in resource limited settings. 

Dr. Asombang recently published in World Journal of Gastroenterology, a weekly peer reviewed open access medical journal that covers reserach in gastroenterology.

Asombang, A. W., Kayamba, V., Lisulo, M. M., Trinkaus, K., Mudenda, V., Sinkala, E., . . . Kelly, P. (2016). Esophageal squamous cell cancer in a highly endemic region. World J Gastroenterol, 22(9), 2811-2817. doi:10.3748/wjg.v22.i9.2811

home Cycle of Success, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Congratulations to Taira Meadowcroft for earning MORE stripes!

Congratulations to Taira Meadowcroft for earning MORE stripes!

Taira got another Culture of Yes stripe to add to her growing collection!  She now has one each for care, deliver, and serve!

Please feel free to consult Taira regarding quality improvement projects or literature search questions.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Dr. Booth: Rapid Alterations in Perirenal Adipose Tissue Transcriptomic Networks with Cessation of Voluntary Running (Open Access)

Dr. Booth: Rapid Alterations in Perirenal Adipose Tissue Transcriptomic Networks with Cessation of Voluntary Running (Open Access)

Dr. Frank W. Booth, PhD. is a Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, the department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, and is a Research Investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. His research interests currently include elucidating mechanisms underlying the decreases in physical activity and gaining a better understanding of why cardiorespiratory fitness, or VO2max declines as an organism ages. Dr. Booth has published over 220 publications and has numerous national and international honor awards from exercise biology organizations. To learn more about Dr. Booth, click here

Dr. Booth published, along with several University of Missouri doctoral students, in Public Library of Science (PLoS One), an open access journal for science and medicine. 

Ruegsegger GN, Company JM, Toedebusch RG, Roberts CK, Roberts MD, Booth FW. (2015) Rapid Alterations in Perirenal Adipose Tissue Transcriptomic Networks with Cessation of Voluntary Running. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145229

Scanners on trial: test out two models

We’d like your feedback about whether to use scarce funding to purchase a new scanner for the photocopy room of the Health Sciences Library. We have two models on trial. They are easy to use, and you can send to your cell phone, e-mail or a jump drive. Please feel free to stop by and give them a try.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Davis: Network Scale Modeling of Lymph Transport and Its Effective Pumping Parameters (Open Access)

Dr. Davis: Network Scale Modeling of Lymph Transport and Its Effective Pumping Parameters (Open Access)

Dr. Michel J. Davis, PhD, is a Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology. He is also a Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor in Medical Research. The focus of his research is research is on mechanisms of vascular mechanotransduction, currently working on projects answering the two following research questions:

  1. How is pressure / stretch transduced by extracellular matrix proteins and integrin receptors (adhesion molecules) in vascular smooth muscle to alter the gating of plasma membrane ion channels?
  2. hat ion channels and contractile proteins are important in the control of lymphatic vessel contraction?

To learn more about Dr. Davis' research interestes and projects, click here

Dr. Davis recently published in  Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine:

Jamalian S, Davis MJ, Zawieja DC, Moore JE Jr (2016) Network Scale Modeling of Lymph Transport and Its Effective Pumping Parameters. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148384. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148384

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Morris, Cronk, and Washington: Parenting During Residency: Providing Support for Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad (Open Access)

Morris, Cronk, and Washington: Parenting During Residency: Providing Support for Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad (Open Access)

This week's post features three University of Missouri Faculty:

  1. Dr. Laura Morris, MD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine, as well as a practicing physician with Callaway Physicians. Her clinical interests include general pediatrics, obstetrics, and women's health. Dr. Morris currently servs on the board of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN, see www.fpin.org ) and as an Author and Deputy Editor for their scholarly publications.  She is most proud of her Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year award in 2015—that really symbolizes the reason [she] chose academic medicine: to impact learners and make a positive connection while teaching. 
  2. Dr. Nikole J. Cronk, PhD, is an Associate Teaching Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine. Her research interests include etiology and treatment of anxiety and depression, smoking correlates and treatment, and motivational Interviewing. To learn more about Dr. Cronk, click here
  3. Dr. Karla T. Washington, PhD, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine. She was involved in two projects on palliative care and hospice care: A Problem-Solving Intervention for Family Caregivers in Palliative Oncology, and Improving Information Flow to Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Hospice Care. For her academic profile, click here

They recently published their latest research, open access, in Family Medicinethe official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Morris L, Cronk NJ, Washington KT. Parenting During Residency: Providing Support for Dr Mom and Dr Dad. Fam Med 2016;48(2):140-144.

Here are some of Dr. Cronk's thoughts on Open Access:

  • Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal? 

     

    "The journal we selected is the most relevant journal for our target audience.  We sought to reach individuals involved with the training of Family Medicine residents in order to highlight the importance of our topic."

  • Would you publish in an Open Access journal again?  If so, why? 

     

    "Yes, definitely.  I think it is important for the advancement of science generally, and our field specifically, to have ready access to the latest research and scholarship.  Open access journals make it easy for busy professionals to learn and benefit from the latest publications in their respective fields."

Here are some of Dr. Morris' thoughts on Open Access:

  • Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access Journal?

         "Family Medicine is the top journal for family medicine educators and so is considered the key journal in which to publish educational research in our specialty. I'd certainly like to publish there again.​"

home Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Seeking input on journal subscription renewals

Seeking input on journal subscription renewals

With the prospect of a possible shortfall of $1 million to the MU Libraries collection budget in FY2017, we are seeking input on some lower-use journals, particularly the titles in the bundles purchased through publishers Elsevier and Wiley.

Follow this link to provide your input on specific journal titles between now and April 4. 

We are beginning with these bundles because:

  •  they consume a large portion of the library collections budget, amounting to about $2,000,000 annually
  •  similar to a “cable tv model”, these bundles contain many titles which were never selected for our library, (e.g. dentistry)

Also included are some high cost/low use journals from other publishers in a variety of disciplines.

Learn more about the campuswide collections review process and the reasons for it.

With subscription prices escalating annually at a rate that far exceeds inflation, MU is not the only university facing this dilemma.  Read more:

Larivière, V., Haustein, S., and Mongeon, P. (2015) The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era. PLoS One.  10(6): e0127502.

Bergstrom, T. C, Courant, P. N, McAfee, R. P., Williams, M. A. (2014) Evaluating Big Deal Journal Bundles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111(26): 9425–9430

View Health Sciences Library Director Deb Ward’s message to department chairs and health sciences leaders.

Contact us if you have any additional questions.