home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Staff news Gemille Purnell headed to Washington D.C.

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! 

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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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Featured Article from Medicine and Related Fields: January 2017

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).

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2017

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

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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
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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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Downs and Dalabih: The risk of shorter fasting time for pediatric deep sedation (Open Access Article)

Downs and Dalabih: The risk of shorter fasting time for pediatric deep sedation (Open Access Article)

This week's Open Access article features two University of Missouri Faculty. 

  • Dr. Craig Downs, DO., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health. Dr. Downs primary interest is pediatric critical care. 
  • Dr. Abdallah Dalabih, MD., MBA, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health. He is involved in clinical research in pediatric critical care and sedatio, with one other study accepted for publication and four others that are in the process of submission. Those four projects will be published by two medical students and two pediatric residents all as first authors. Click here for Dr. Dalabih's faculty profile. 

Dr. Downs, Dr. Dalabih, and their research team published in Anesthesia: Essays and Researches, an open access peer-reviewed international journal by the Pan Arab Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists. The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to Anesthesia, pain management, intensive care and related topics including ethical and social issues.

Their research in The risk of shorter fasting time for pediatric deep sedation, investigates that safety of a shorter fasting time compared to a longer fasting time before pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia. The current guideline, adopted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, calls for prolonged fasting times. This prospective observational study tries to identify the association between fasting times and complications related to sedation. 

 

Dr. Dalabih took the time to answer some questions we had about open access:

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

We selected a journal that is indexed at PubMed so it would be easy to find and that can be accessed all over the world. The journal of Anesthesia: Essays and Researches is an open access journal and is indexed at PubMed with no publication fees, so we elected that journal to showcase our research project.

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

Yes, with the increased prices of subscriptions, libraries and physicians are having some difficulty accessing articles they need. This is especially true at countries with poor economies. Open access journals allows those physicians to benefit from the study and will increase the distribution. 

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Stand Out with ORCID

Now that Research Day is over, remember to consider depositing your Research Day poster in MOspace, MU’s permanent digital archive.  MOspace allows your poster to be seen, and searchable in places like Google.

As part of the process, you’ll be asked to include your ORCID researcher ID number if you have one. If you don’t have one, now is a great time to sign up! Your ORCID number will follow you throughout your career, helping you to claim your work, and stand out. 

Signing up is easy through orcid.org/register

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If you have questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact the Health Sciences Library

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Register for your ORCID ID at Health Sciences Research Day

Novemeber 17th is the  University of Missouri’s Health Sciences Research Day and to conicide, the library is providing ORCID registration assistance at the information desk, from 9am-5pm.

Why should you register? 

  1. ORCID ID's help distinguish your publications and research from others with a similar name. Further, it allows you to combine publications that you might have written under a different name. This allows you to claim your work and to create a virtual CV that links to the publications and other cites. 
  2. Increase visability of scholarly publications.
  3. Affiliate with MU! 

If you can't make it to the information desk, or want to set up your profile on your own follow the steps below at ORCID.org

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MU Libraries Participates in Women’s and Children’s Hospital Reverse Trick-or-Treat

For the past few years, the Women's and Children's Hospital has organized reverse trick-or-treating. MU employees are invited to hand out treats to pediatric patients, siblings, and children of adult patients. This year, one of our medical librarians, Taira Meadowcroft, asked for volunteers to go with her this Halloween to participate.

This fantastic group put together halloween bags filled with stickers, pencils, instruments, play-doh, and many other goodies. In all their Halloween glory, they loaded up several boxes, and headed to the hospital. Once there, they were greeted by superheros, princesses, football players, and tinkerbells, all waiting to trick-or-treat. By the end, there was no goodie bags left!

Thanks to all who volunteered to be apart of the 200 MU and MU health staff who handed out treats. Be sure to take a peek at the MU Health instagram and story https://www.instagram.com/muhealth/

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Our volunteers included: Grace Atkins, Cindi Cotner- Halloween , Stara Herron- Jack Skellington , Taira Meadowcroft- Netlflix, Kimberly Moeller- Ninja, Paula Roper, Caryn Scoville, Deb Ward- Wizard , Rhonda Whithaus

 

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Promoting Open Access Research @ MU

Open Access week is an important week. A week dedicated to highlighting the importance of Open Access and advocating for free, and immediate online access to scholarly research. This year’s theme, “Open in Action,” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same. This was the purpose in creating an open access blog; a way to share research MU faculty choose to publish open access.

Every few weeks, I post about an open access article, right here on our library news page. When typing up the post, I focus on the research itself, the academic accomplishments of the faculty, and the most important, the reasons why they chose to publish in open access. I’ve received several insightul thoughts on why they think open access is important, and to my great delight, all look fantastic as graphics. 😉 Marketing material aside, they are profound thoughts that I hope will strike a chord with other MU faculty, and scholars outside the university, further engaging others and promoting the open access initiative.

 

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October 22nd-October 24th, I presented a poster at Merge&Converge’16, the 2016 Mid-Continent Medical Library Association conference. I wanted to show others that promoting open access, and engaging faculty is easier than we think. Faculty can be open access champions.

 

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Thank you Dr. Phillip Apprill

Dr. Phillip Apprill, an alum of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and practicing cardiologist in the St. Louis area, recently gifted a book to the Health Sciences Library. 

We wanted to take this time to thank Dr. Apprill for donating Pathophysiology of Heart Disease by Dr. Leonard S. Lilly. It is a wonderful addition to our collection.

Dr. Apprill's name will appear on a bookplate that can be found on the inside of the book. The print copy can be found on the first floor of the library. 

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Facile and Efficient Preparation of Tri-component Fluorescent Glycopolymers (Open Access)

Facile and Efficient Preparation of Tri-component Fluorescent Glycopolymers (Open Access)

This week's Open Access article features two University of Missouri Faculty. 

  • Dr. Deborah Chance PhD., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department at the School of Medicine. Dr. Chance's primary research interest is mucins and pathogens in Cystic Fibrosis. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Chance, click here
  • Dr. Thomas Mawhinney, PhD., is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Missouri. He is also the State Chemist of Missouri, and the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station Chemical Laboratories. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mawhinney

Dr. Chance, Dr. Mawhinney, and their research team pubished in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research.

This research team chose to pay an additional fee to make Facile and Efficient Preparation of Tri-component Fluorescent Glycopolymers via RAFT-controlled Polymerization open access. Their article/video features "an efficient, three-step synthesis of RAFT-based fluorescent glycopolymers, consisting of glycomonomer preparation, copolymerization, and post-modification, is demonstrated. This protocol can be used to prepare RAFT-based statistical glycopolymers with desired structures." Synthetic glycopolymers are instrumental in various biochemical and biomedical research fields.