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!

Featured Article from Medicine and Related Fields: February 2017

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

This month’s article, entitled Uniform low-level dystrophin expression in the heart partially preserved cardiac function in an aged mouse model of Duchenne cardiomyopathy, was co-authored by Dr. Nalinda B. Wasala, Yongping Yue, Jenna Vance, and Dr. Dongsheng Duan of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (impact factor 4.874 in 2015).

Note: Dr. Michael LeFevre did co-author a publication in Annals of Internal Medicine (impact factor 16.593), but this article was not featured as it was a “note”.


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.

Message from the Director: Deborah Ward


Change is in the air, and at the Health Sciences Libraries, we are changing too. At the same time, we are staying true to our mission of providing the lasting, community-wide benefits of access to vital information and services that make a difference to our users. We continue to seek new ways to bring value to the teaching and learning experience, patient care excellence, and research efforts.

While we regret that the budget realities we all face have caused us to cancel journal titles this year, and more will follow next year, we hope we can continue to propel your success through access channels rather than the ownership model that is becoming more difficult for all libraries to sustain. 


Be sure to follow our library to learn more about the work we are engaged in, and we look forward to furthering our work with all of you.

Deborah Ward, Director
Health Sciences Libraries
Interim Associate Director, Specialized Libraries

 

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: February 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. Schulz, D.J., Lane, B.J.Homeostatic plasticity of excitability in crustacean central pattern generator networks
     
  2. Mohebbi, M.R., Bernard, R.L., Stickles, S.P. 60 year old man with loss of vision in one eye
     
  3. Chen, H., Li, X.P., Chen, Y.Y., Huang, G.L. Wave propagation and absorption of sandwich beams containing interior dissipative multi-resonators
     
  4. Radford, L., Gallazzi, F., Watkinson, L., Carmack, T., Berendzen, A., Lewis, M.R., Jurisson, S.S., Papagiannopoulou, D., Hennkens, H.M. Synthesis and evaluation of a 99mTc tricarbonyl-labeled somatostatin receptor-targeting antagonist peptide for imaging of neuroendocrine tumors
     
  5. Merrill, A.M., Karcher, N.R., Cicero, D.C., Becker, T.M., Docherty, A.R., Kerns, J.G. Evidence that communication impairment in schizophrenia is associated with generalized poor task performance
     
  6. Biggerstaff, M.T., Lashley, M.A., Chitwood, M.C., Moorman, C.E., DePerno, C.S. Sexual segregation of forage patch use: Support for the social-factors and predation hypotheses
     
  7. Marković, M., Daković, A., Rottinghaus, G.E., Kragović, M., Petković, A., Krajišnik, D., Milić, J., Mercurio, M., de Gennaro, B. Adsorption of the mycotoxin zearalenone by clinoptilolite and phillipsite zeolites treated with cetylpyridinium surfactant
     
  8. Papenberg, G., Becker, N., Ferencz, B., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Laukka, E.J., Bäckman, L., Brehmer, Y. Dopamine receptor genes modulate associative memory in old age
     
  9. Huang, L., Zheng, D., Zalkikar, J., Tiwari, R. Zero-inflated Poisson model based likelihood ratio test for drug safety signal detection
     
  10. He, Y., Deng, H., Hu, Q., Zhu, Z., Liu, L., Zheng, S., Song, Q., Feng, Q. Identification of the binding domains and key amino acids for the interaction of the transcription factors BmPOUM2 and BmAbd-A in Bombyx mori
     
  11. Khowal, S., Siddiqui, M.Z., Ali, S., Khan, M.T., Khan, M.A., Naqvi, S.H., Wajid, S. A report on extensive lateral genetic reciprocation between arsenic resistant Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus pumilus strains analyzed using RAPD-PCR
     
  12. Kern, R.J., Zarek, C.M., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Freetly, H.C., Cunningham, H.C., Meyer, A.M. Ruminal expression of the NQO1, RGS5, and ACAT1 genes may be indicators of feed efficiency in beef steers
     
  13. Yang, X., Dong, G., Palaniappan, K., Mi, G., Baskin, T.I. Temperature-compensated cell production rate and elongation zone length in the root of Arabidopsis thaliana
     
  14. Wang, J., Peng, Y., Xiao, K., Wei, B., Hu, J., Wang, Z., Song, Q., Zhou, X. Transcriptomic response of wolf spider, Pardosa pseudoannulata, to transgenic rice expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein
     
  15. Wang, X., Nichols, L., Grunz-Borgmann, E.A., Sun, Z., Meininger, G.A., Domeier, T.L., Baines, C.P., Parrish, A.R. Fascin2 regulates cisplatin-induced apoptosis in NRK-52E cells
     
  16. Toomey, R.B., Huynh, V.W., Jones, S.K., Lee, S., Revels-Macalinao, M. Sexual minority youth of color: A content analysis and critical review of the literature
     
  17. Phillips, L.J., DeRoche, C.B., Rantz, M., Alexander, G.L., Skubic, M., Despins, L., Abbott, C., Harris, B.H., Galambos, C., Koopman, R.J. Using Embedded Sensors in Independent Living to Predict Gait Changes and Falls
     
  18. Benthall, K.N., Hough, R.A., McClellan, A.D. Descending propriospinal neurons mediate restoration of locomotor function following spinal cord injury
     
  19. Kolicheski, A., Barnes Heller, H.L., Arnold, S., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Knox, C.A., Mhlanga-Mutangadura, T., O'Brien, D.P., Johnson, G.S., Dreyfus, J., Katz, M.L. Homozygous PPT1 Splice Donor Mutation in a Cane Corso Dog With Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
     
  20. Ruegsegger, G.N., Toedebusch, R.G., Braselton, J.F., Childs, T.E., Booth, F.W. Left ventricle transcriptomic analysis reveals connective tissue accumulation associates with initial age-dependent decline in V˙o2peakfrom its lifetime apex

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

 


Here’s the list of Top Ten Journals by Impact Factor:

 

Journal Title

Impact Factor

Nature Reviews Immunology

39.416

Annals Of Internal Medicine

16.593

Plos Genetics

6.661

Current Opinion In Neurobiology

6.373

Plant Physiology

6.280

Plant Cell And Environment

6.169

Bioinformatics

5.766

FASEB Journal

5.299

Journal Of Molecular And Cellular Cardiology

4.874

Statistical Methods In Medical Research

4.634

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: 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. 

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"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

Gemille Purnell headed to Washington D.C.

Gemille Purnell, a graduate library assistant with the Health Sciences Library, recently won a scholarship to attend the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference, January 25th-27th in Washington D.C. 

Gemille was among twelve awardees chosen by the committee of the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education. In order to be eligible for this opportunity, Gemille had to complete an application, write an essay on how attending the conference would have a positive impact on her professional future, and have a faculty member submit a letter of recommendation. 

When asked why she decided to apply for this scholarship, Gemille said "food safety is a public health concern that often gets overlooked, so I felt this conference would be a great opportunity for me to enhance my professional readiness." 

Congratulations Gemille! 

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: January 2017

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

The article, titled Statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults: US preventive services task force recommendation statement, was co-authored by Dr. Michael LeFevre, Professor of Family & Community Medicine, and published in JAMA (impact factor: 37.684 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: January 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 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. Robinette, C., Saffran, L., Ruple, A., Deem, S.L.Zoos and public health: A partnership on the One Health frontier
     
  2. Kruse, S.G., Bridges, G.A., Funnell, B.J., Bird, S.L., Lake, S.L., Arias, R.P., Amundson, O.L., Larimore, E.L., Keisler, D.H., Perry, G.A.Influence of post-insemination nutrition on embryonic development in beef heifers
     
  3. Crim, J.Medial-sided Ankle Pain: Deltoid Ligament and Beyond
     
  4. Sun, X., Qian, M.-D., Guan, S.-S., Shan, Y.-M., Dong, Y., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Han, W.-W., Bush, C.Investigation of an “alternate water supply system” in enzymatic hydrolysis in the processive endocellulase Cel7A from Rasamsonia emersonii by molecular dynamics simulation
     
  5. Popescu, L., Gaudreault, N.N., Whitworth, K.M., Murgia, M.V., Nietfeld, J.C., Mileham, A., Samuel, M., Wells, K.D., Prather, R.S., Rowland, R.R.R.Genetically edited pigs lacking CD163 show no resistance following infection with the African swine fever virus isolate, Georgia 2007/1
     
  6. Gajaraj, S., Huang, Y., Zheng, P., Hu, Z.Methane production improvement and associated methanogenic assemblages in bioelectrochemically assisted anaerobic digestion
     
  7. Xiong, J., JiJi, R.D.Insights into the aggregation mechanism of Aβ(25–40)
     
  8. Curtis, A.K., Scharf, B., Eichen, P.A., Spiers, D.E.Relationships between ambient conditions, thermal status, and feed intake of cattle during summer heat stress with access to shade
     
  9. Cabandugama, P.K., Gardner, M.J., Sowers, J.R.The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System in Obesity and Hypertension: Roles in the Cardiorenal Metabolic Syndrome
     
  10. Michelin, E.C., Massocco, M.M., Godoy, S.H.S., Baldin, J.C., Yasui, G.S., Lima, C.G., Rottinghaus, G.E., Sousa, R.L.M., Fernandes, A.M.Carryover of aflatoxins from feed to lambari fish (Astyanax altiparanae) tissues. Article in Press. 
     
  11. Segal, S.S.Enhanced functional sympatholysis through endothelial signalling in healthy young men and women
     
  12. Sanchez, N.Suitability of the National Health Care Surveys to Examine Behavioral Health Services Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Article in Press. 
     
  13.  Adhikari, B., Nowotny, J., Bhattacharya, D., Hou, J., Cheng, J.ConEVA: A toolbox for comprehensive assessment of protein contacts
     
  14. Cao, R., Bhattacharya, D., Hou, J., Cheng, J.DeepQA: Improving the estimation of single protein model quality with deep belief networks
     
  15.  Zheng, Y., Hivrale, V., Zhang, X., Valliyodan, B., Lelandais-Brière, C., Farmer, A.D., May, G.D., Crespi, M., Nguyen, H.T., Sunkar, R.Small RNA profiles in soybean primary root tips under water deficit
     
  16. Williams, A., Howenstine, D.Case report: Worsening of longstanding headaches, dizziness, visual symptoms · Dx
     
  17. Vuong, T.D., Walker, D.R., Nguyen, B.T., Nguyen, T.T., Dinh, H.X., Hyten, D.L., Cregan, P.B., Sleper, D.A., Lee, J.D., Shannon, J.G., Nguyen, H.T.Molecular characterization of resistance to soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi Syd. & Syd.) in soybean cultivar DT 2000 (PI 635999)
     
  18. Jia, G., Sowers, J.R.Targeting CITED2 for angiogenesis in obesity and insulin resistance
     
  19. Kwong, E., Burns, M.K.Preliminary study of the effect of Incremental Rehearsal with a morphological component for teaching Chinese character recognition
     
  20. Stiers, K.M., Lee, C.B., Nix, J.C., Tanner, J.J., Beamer, L.J.Synchrotron-based macromolecular crystallography module for an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory cours

 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 are:

JAMA Journal Of The American Medical Association

37.684

Science Translational Medicine

16.264

Annual Review Of Genetics

12.235

Diabetes

8.784

Frontiers In Immunology

5.695

JAMA Surgery

5.661

Advances In Nutrition

5.201

Annals Of Emergency Medicine

5.008

Journal Of Physiology

4.731

Journal Of Molecular Biology

4.517

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.

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! 

Changes to journal packages from Wiley, Springer, Sage and Elsevier – impact on the Health Sciences

Negotiations have been completed with Wiley, Springer, Sage and Elsevier on the journal packages that we license with these publishers, reducing our total spend by $550,000, which will be applied to the $1.2 shortfall in the MU Libraries collections budget.  The cancellation decisions were informed by usage, cost, and user feedback.

 

As previously noted, these cuts are in addition to the $150,000 cuts already made from the Health Sciences Library resource budget.  

 

Delayed access

As a result of these cuts, instant article access will not be available for these health sciences titles from Wiley, Springer and Sage.  While we will retain online access to back issues for the cancelled titles, articles from 2017 forward will need to be requested via Interlibrary loan.  Most articles arrive within two business days.

 

Alternate online access

Despite being removed from their respective packages, we will maintain complete online access to current issues for the following titles through alternate routes:

Clinical Rehabilitation (Sage) 

The Neurohospitalist (Sage)  

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (Wiley)

 

Pay more, keep less

Instant access will be maintained to all of the Elsevier titles.  However,  in order to balance the budget, 90 titles, amounting to about $300,000 in subscriptions,  are being converted from purchase to rental access.  Seven of these  titles are health sciences journals.

Despite the loss of permanent archival access to articles in these 90 journals from 2017 forward, the total cost of the Elsevier package  is still over $1 million dollars a year, and will continue to increase by $50,000+ per  year for each of the next 3 years under the terms of the new contract.

 

We will be reviewing our Oxford University and University of Chicago journal packages during the spring semester of 2017 as steps towards preparing for an anticipated cancellation process in FY2018.

These cuts are especially difficult for us in the Health Sciences realm, since prior to this reduction our collections spending lagged a half of a million dollars below our peer health sciences libraries, and was only about one half the amount our aspirational peer health sciences libraries have available to spend on their collections.

Cuts this deep will undoubtedly be felt.  We will continue to monitor usage and impact,  and to address collection needs to the extent that our budget allows.