home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Drs. Lin, McElroy, and Nagel: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Oil and Natural Gas Operations (Open Access)

Drs. Lin, McElroy, and Nagel: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Oil and Natural Gas Operations (Open Access)

This week's Open Access blog post features, not one, not two, but three University of Missouri Faculty:

  • Dr. Chung-Ho Lin, PhD., is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Natural Resources. Dr. Lin's primary research involves the use of plants and genetics modified microbes for applications in the area of phytoremediation and bioremediation in agroforestry. Click here to learn more. 
  • Dr. Jane McElroy, PhD., in an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine. Dr. McElroy's research interests include cancer and chronic disease, environmental exposures with metals, and geographical information systems. Click here to learn more about Dr. McElroy.
  • Dr. Suan Nagel, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health in the School of Medicine. Dr. Nagel's clincal and research interests include endocrine disruption, fetal origins of adult disease, and epigenetics, to name a few. To learn more about Dr. Nagel, click here

This research team published in the open access journal Environmental Health Perspectives back in March. Environmental Health Perspectives is "a monthly peer-reviewed journal of research and news published with support from the National Insititure of Environmental Health, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."

Their article, Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Oil and Natural Gas Operations: Potential Environmental Contamination and Recommendations to Assess Complex Environmental Mixtures, is a commentary on hydraulic fracking technologies and the potiential for environmental release of oil and gas chemicals and potential endocine-related health effects from exposure to the hazardous chemcials. They describe a need for an endocrine componement to health asssessments conducted in regards to hydraulic fracking. 

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Dr. Franz: Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus (Open Access)

Dr. Franz: Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus (Open Access)

Dr. Alexander Franz, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the department of Veterinary Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on mosquito-borne arboviruses and their interaction with the mosquito. Recently, his team became involved in studying Zika virus, i.e. developing an animal model, in collaboration with Dr. Jeff Adamovicz (Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, MU), and Dr. Carl Gelhaus, (MRI-Global, Kansas City); in collaboration with Dr. R. Michael Roberts (Life Sciences Center, MU), [they] are taking part in the investigation of the mechanism allowing Zika virus to infect human placenta-derived cells. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Franz, click here,

Dr. Franz, along with Dr. Shengzhand Dong and their research team, published in Scientific Reports, an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.. In August, a blog post on the Scholarly Kitchen, mentioned that the journal is likely to become the biggest one in the world, overtaking the open access journal, PLOS ONE. Their article, Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus in two New World laboratory-adapted Aedes aegyptistrains, discusses the mosquite-borne Chikungunya virus and its infection pattern.  

 

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

"We were interested in reaching a broad audience also in countries/institutions that may not be able to afford high-price journal subscriptions and therefore rely on open access articles to get informed about scientific developments/discoveries. This is especially useful when working on things like tropical disease agents, which often are a problem in countries that do not have a rich science infrastructure."

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

"Yes, I would. I like the concept of open access even though it means that we (as authors) have to pay for the publication. But ususally, it also means that we (as authors) retain the copy rights of our work."

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Beucke: Out of the classroom and into the community (Open Access)

Dr. Beucke: Out of the classroom and into the community (Open Access)

Dr. Nathan Beucke, MD., is an Assistant Professore of Clinical Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. His research interests include General Pediatrics, Newborn Care, and Pediatric/Childhood Obesity. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Beucke, click here

Dr. Beucke, along with several MU medical and graduate students, recently published in BMC Medical Education, an "open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine." Dr. Beucke's article, Out of the classroom and into the community: medical students consolidate learning about health literacy through collaboration with Head Start, discusses the Eat Healthy, Stay Active! program, a pediatric obesity prevention program implemented at Head Start, over an academic year. 

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Mehr: Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes (Open Access)

Dr. Mehr: Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes (Open Access)

Dr. David Mehr, M.D., is a William C. Allen Professor in Family Community Medicine and Director of Research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Mehr was awarded a $4.5 million federal grant to support a new Center for Patient-Centered Research Outcomes at MU. This interdisciplinary study is bringing together experts from across campus to investigate how to help patients and physicians understand which prevention and treatment options are best for each individual, especially patient who are older and/or dealing with complex chronic diseases.Construction is currenlty underway for the Patient-Centered Care Learning Center.

If you would like to read more about Dr. Mehr, click here for his profile. 

Dr. Mehr recently published in BMC Geriatrics, an open access journal that publishes original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

McMaughan, D. K., Mehr, D. et al. (2016). "Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes." BMC Geriatrics 16(1): 1-9.

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.
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 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

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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Leary: Identifying Heat Waves in Florida: Considerations of Missing Weather Data (Open Access)

Dr. Leary: Identifying Heat Waves in Florida: Considerations of Missing Weather Data (Open Access)

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: 

  1. 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."