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:
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?
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
This week's post features three University of Missouri Faculty:
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. To see more of her publications, click here.
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.
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 Medicine, the 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."
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.
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The new Zika virus resource page from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) makes it easy to find and analyze relevant sequence data. The page includes links to the following Zika virus data at NCBI: nucleotide and protein sequences, the reference genome with updated mature peptide annotation, and publications.
Dr. Emily Leary is an Assistant Research Professor in the Biostatistics and Research Design Unit at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She's been nominated to a three year term on the University of Missouri School of Medicine Resarch Council and was elected the Vice President of the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Statistical Association. To learn more about Dr. Leary's research, click here.
Dr. Leary recently published her latest research in Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine.
Leary, E., Young, L. J., DuClos, C., & Jordan, M. M. (2015). Identifying Heat Waves in Florida: Considerations of Missing Weather Data. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0143471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143471
We were excited to see that Dr. Leary chose to publish in an open access journal. and we asked her for some thoughts on the process:
Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal?
"Many of my researcher friends in industry and government are frustrated when they cannot access the research that “their tax dollars pay for” and would help to inform their own work/duties. Since I had the funds and could publish in open access, I tried to do so."
2. Would you publish in an Open Access journal again? If so, why?
"Yes, although it is interesting that the process is much longer than for subscription based journals."
This week's Open Access post features 5 University of Missouri authors!
Dr. Rahman specilizes in gastroenterology and practices at the Missouri Digestive Health Center.
Dr. Schmaltz is a Senior Statistician at the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center assisting on several research projects.
Dr. Simoes is the chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and is MU's Health Management and Informatics Alumni Distinguished Professor.
Dr. Jackson-Thopmson is the Director of the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center as well as Research Associate Professor of Health and Informatics.
Dr. Ibdah is the division director of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Missouri Medical School and the director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. He's also the Raymond E. and Vaona H. Peck Chair in Cancer Research
They recently published in Cancer Medicine, an open access journal focusing on interdisplinary cancer sciences.
Rahman, R., Schmaltz, C., Jackson, C. S., Simoes, E. J., Jackson-Thompson, J., & Ibdah, J. A. (2015). Increased risk for colorectal cancer under age 50 in racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States. Cancer Med, 4(12), 1863-1870. doi:10.1002/cam4.560
Dr. Danny Schust, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Schust is also the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility. To learn more about Dr. Schust's research and many awards, click here.
Dr. Schust recently published his latest research in Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine:
Buckner LR, Amedee AM, Albritton HL, Kozlowski PA, Lacour N, McGowin CL, Schust DL, and Quayle AJ. (2016) Chlamydia trachomatis Infection of Endocervical Epithelial Cells Enhances Early HIV Transmission Events. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0146663. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146663
Dr. Lakshmi Pulakat, PhD, is a professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Apart from her teaching responsbilites, Dr. Pulakat is also the Associate Director of Research for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. To learn more about her research and her many awards, click here.
Dr. Pulakat chose to publish her most recent article in Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine:
Mahmood, A., & Pulakat, L. (2015). Differential Effects of beta-Blockers, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, and a Novel AT2R Agonist NP-6A4 on Stress Response of Nutrient-Starved Cardiovascular Cells. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0144824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144824
Part of the MU Health Care “Culture of Yes” initiative is a recognition program called Earning Your Stripes, where employees receive a coupon for embodying The Culture of Yes.
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