home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: April 2021

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: April 2021

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri School of Medicine faculty-authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article with the highest journal impact factor.

In April 2021 we are featuring two articles:

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=April&Year=2021

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Faculty: What Workshops Would You Like To See From MU Libraries Next Year?

MU Libraries is committed to supporting the professional development of all faculty. We are developing a new series of workshops for 2021-22 focusing on library resources and services that benefit faculty who are new to MU, approaching tenure and promotion, or exploring new ideas for teaching and research.

We value your input in this process, and are eager to learn which of the following workshop topics you find most worthwhile.

The survey linked below outlines potential topics and themes. Please take a minute or two to let us know which ones you would like to see offered.

https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55QjgSH5lMjd3uK

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Uncategorized Finding Books at the Health Sciences Library

Finding Books at the Health Sciences Library

If you search for books, you might notice the system looks a bit different. The Health Sciences Library recently made some changes to make your book searches easier and more complete.

If you know the exact book you are looking for, use our book finder. It will search all our available books, both print and ebooks. If we don’t have it, it will link you to a request form to borrow it from another library.

Don’t have a specific title in mind? Use this search to find books by a subject, author, and more.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Take a Mental Break: Finals Week Edition

Take a Mental Break: Finals Week Edition

You made it and we couldn’t be prouder. To help get you through the finals week finish line, we have some virtual study breaks for you to try.

Send a Pet Gram!- Feeling stressed? Need a pick me up or know someone else who needs a a dose of serotonin? Send yourself, a friend, a coworker, or whoever else a pet gram to make them smile.

Color our Collections– for the past few years, Special Collections participated in a week long, social media coloring fest. You can print out and color items from our special collections and archives. And to get you in the Mizzou spirit, there’s a homecoming edition featuring drawings, cartoons, and images from the Savitar, the yearbook of the University of Missouri, published from 1894 to 2004.

Library Ambiance– miss the sounds of the library while studying? One of our favorite things to do is pull up some videos on youtube that mimic the sounds of the library, coffee shops, or our house common room. We’ve curated a list of our favorites to share with you.

Finals Jam Playlist– need a playlist to help you study? We got you covered. This is a list of some of our favorite songs. If you have a suggestion let us know!

Virtual Puzzles– If puzzles are your thing, virtual puzzles can be a nice break from studying. You can even work on the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room.

Animal Cams at the St. Louis Zoo– Animal therapy is backed by science and instantly  makes you feel better.

Stop, Breathe, Think– This website and app help us get into the right frame of mine and we hope it helps you as well.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Need an On-Campus Summer Job? Health Sciences Library is Hiring Student Workers

Need an On-Campus Summer Job? Health Sciences Library is Hiring Student Workers

Looking for a summer job? The Health Sciences Library is currently looking for friendly students to help staff our service desk.

As a student assistants, you’d help people find and check out books, answer basic questions about logins and printing, and more.

Interested in learning more about the position?  Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu or call us 573-882-4153.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, Hours, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Extended Hours at the Health Sciences Library Until End of Spring Semester

Extended Hours at the Health Sciences Library Until End of Spring Semester

Starting Wednesday, April 21st, the Health Sciences Library’s hours will be extended.

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 11am-8pm

These hours will last until the end of the spring semester, May 14th.

Health Sciences Library summer hours will be announced soon.

For up to date hours, please visit our hours page.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Study Rooms Now Open at the Health Sciences Library

Study Rooms Now Open at the Health Sciences Library

Study rooms on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library are now open.

Study rooms are limited to one person. No food or drink allowed in the study rooms.

Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu  or call (573) 882-4153 to reserve your study space. Walk-ins are welcome and rooms will be based on availability.

Library users will be asked to clean their workstations prior to leaving the library. Three cleaning stations are  located throughout the second floor and one cleaning station is on the 3rd floor. Please check in at the Service Desk upon arrival with your badge.

As always, social distancing and face coverings are are required at all times in the library.

*Access to the Health Sciences Library will only be accessible to those with badges authorized to enter the School of Medicine and MU Healthcare buildings.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Uncategorized MoLSAMP Collaborates with Librarians to Create a Virtual Research Experience

MoLSAMP Collaborates with Librarians to Create a Virtual Research Experience

The Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (MoLSAMP) brings underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing science and science related careers to the University of Missouri campus, but like most things in 2020, the program changed course due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not wanting to cancel and still provide a robust research experience for their students, the program transitioned to a virtual format, a format our Mizzou librarians didn’t shy away from.

MoLSAMP is a National Sciences Foundation grant funded program that gives students, from nine partner institutions* around the state of Missouri, the opportunity to work with mentors and pursue research that most interests them. According to Dr. Terrell Morton, faculty fellow of the Mizzou branch of MoLSAMP, the program’s main purpose is to provide resources and opportunities to support students who have been historically and contemporarily kept out of STEM spaces given the various gatekeeping structures surrounding these disciplines.

After the decision was made not to cancel MoLSAMP, Dr. Terrell Morton was charged with creating a virtual research experience curriculum that was meaningful and engaging. The main component of that curriculum was a research project focused on examining the intersection of COVID-19, health outcomes, and underrepresented racial communities. With the students expected to produce a research paper on their findings, they needed to learn how to locate, synthesize and cite knowledge in the scientific literature. This is where Rachel Brekhus, humanities and social sciences librarian, and Noel Kopriva, head of the engineering library and agriculture librarian, came in.

With MoLSAMP’s previous focus on physical lab research, collaboration with librarians wasn’t previously explored. When the idea was floated to get librarians involved, Dr. Natalie Downer, the Mizzou MoLSAMP coordinator, reached out to Rachel Brekhus knowing about her work with the McNair Scholars, hoping she could provide the same support with MoLSAMP students and could recommend a second librarian to round out the team.

Working with librarians from Washington University, Rachel and Noel collaborated on weekly workshops from locating scientific literature to the publishing and peer review process. Dr. Natalie Downer says the students relied heavily on the librarians, learning how to navigate several important databases and search methods (keyword searching, fielded searching, citation searching), using Zotero for organizing and citing research sources, and visiting during virtual office hours for additional assistance. “We also spent time going over the publication and peer review processes, which are so important to understand when looking at the work on COVID-19, where the science is moving very quickly, and citations sometimes outpace peer review,” says Rachel Brekhus.

At the end of experience, MoLSAMP produced their research findings or research paper with topics that they developed and worked on over the course of the program. Noel Kopriva’s favorite part of the program was joining the students on their research journey and seeing their final products. “I liked seeing the students progress from having a nebulous idea of what they wanted to research and see how their knowledge of the relationship between COVID and race evolved over the summer. We also got to sit in on a series of practice presentations and give them feedback as they prepared for their final presentations. It was so wonderful to see how they had taken the germ of an idea and turned it into a fully developed and sophisticated presentation,” says Noel.

Special thanks to the MoLSAMP partners, Dr. Freddy Wills, Dr. Natasha Davis, Dr. Harvey Fields for making MoLSAMP possible in 2020.

*University of Missouri – Columbia, Harris-Stowe State University, Lincoln University, Missouri State University, St. Louis Community College, Truman State University, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Washington University in St. Louis

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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New Books at the Health Sciences Library

We’ve bought a lot of new books lately at the Health Sciences Library. Below are a few of our favorite additions.

Find the complete list of this month’s new books here. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

 

Health equity, diversity, and inclusion: context, controversies, and solutions

Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Context, Controversies, and Solutions helps the reader understand key social justice issues relevant to health disparities and/or health equity, taking the reader from the classroom to the real world to implement new solutions.

 

 

Diagnosing and caring for the child with autism spectrum disorder : a practical guide for the primary care provider

Engaging, and written in a conversational style, Diagnosing and Caring for the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be an ideal resource for the pediatrician, primary care provider, and all healthcare providers working with children with ASD, providing concrete, step-by-step methods that readers can incorporate into their own practice.

 

 

Personalised Health Care: Fostering Precision Medicine Advancements for Gaining Population Health Impact

Practitioners are increasingly adopting a personalised medicine approach to individually tailored patient care, especially disease diagnosis and treatment with the use of biomarkers. However, development and implementation of such approaches to chronic disease prevention need further investigation and concerted efforts for proper use in healthcare systems. This book provides high-quality, multidisciplinary knowledge from research in personalised medicine, specifically personalised prevention of chronic disease.

 

Healthcare digital transformation : how consumerism, technology and pandemic are accelerating the future

This book is a reference guide for healthcare executives and technology providers involved in the ongoing digital transformation of the healthcare sector, focusing specifically on the challenges and opportunities for health systems in their journey toward a digital future.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Copies of White Fragility Available At The Health Sciences Library

Signed up for the June diversity, equity and inclusion book discussion on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo? Several print copies are available for check out through MOBIUS. You can request a copy be sent to the health sciences library for easy access. Request your copy here

Looking for a digital copy? There are two copies available for online viewing.

The Women in Medicine and Medical Sciences (WIMMS), in partnership with the SOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, invites anyone interested to join in reading and discussing “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo. The discussion, a Caroline McGill Society event, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, via Zoom. Register for the discussion

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.