Skin Cancer Book Display

May is Skin Cancer awareness month. Come by J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences library to check out our new display on Skin Cancer. Learn about diagnosis, treatment prevention, and the patient perspective. Have you ever wondered if we can prevent skin cancer with a vaccine? What surgical options are available for patients? If you spend time in the sun, check out our new book display. The display is located on the right hand side of the entrance doors! 

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

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

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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.

Finals Survival Guide

It's that time in the semester again: FINALS.

Never fear! From research help to stress relieving activities, Mizzou Libraries have your back! Check out our Finals Survival Guide with details on all the end of semester resources that we have to offer.

And remember, when in doubt, Ask a Librarian!

 

Staff Picks Book Display

It’s Friday and you may be looking for a way to relax and unwind this weekend. Head on over to the Health Sciences Library and check out a book from our Staff Picks display! On a variety of topics, all health related of course :), our books on display have all been previewed and recommended by your helpful library staff. Enjoy!

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear: What Doctors Say, What Patients Hear

Calculating Risks: How to Know when Numbers Deceive You

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Fever Season: the Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City

The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Bread: A Memoir of Hunger

Almost Perfect

Still Alice: A Novel

Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information, and Knowledge Transfer

Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

House of God

 

 

 

 

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.