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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Quiet Study Space Available at the Health Sciences Library

Need some quiet space to study? The Health Sciences Library has plenty of space available*.

There are 30 seats available on the main floor and we’ve recently opened the 3rd floor study tables for additional seating.

Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu  or call (573) 882-4153 to reserve your study space. Walk-ins are welcome and seating 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.

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Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 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.

The March 2021 featured articles were co-authored by Dr. James Stevermer of the Department of Family & Community Medicine. The guidelines were published in JAMA (impact factor of 45.540 in 2019):

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=March&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 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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NextGen Precision Discovery Series webinar scheduled for May 4

The fourth installment of the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series, titled “Team Science: A Value Proposition,” will be held virtually at noon on Tuesday, May 4. Register now to attend the May 4 lecture

The speaker, Fungai Chanetsa, PhD, MPH, is the associate director for Research Administration at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. For 15 years, she was a Health Behavior Scientist (Scientific Review Officer) at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

In this webinar, Dr. Chanesta will explore how as societal problems and the technologies to solve them become more complex, team science has become essential to scientific progress. She will present a value proposition for how team science knowledge can be acquired and used to deliver a high return on investment for the UM System research enterprise. She will define what team science is and is not, highlight benefits, opportunities and strategies to facilitate adoption of team science practice, and share how to make these ideas actionable.

Register now to attend the May 4 lecture to learn about how the culture of multidisciplinary scientific collaboration is essential to innovation and discovery.

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts.

Did you miss the other webinars? Find playbacks here.

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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.

Find Your Research Collaborators

Need help finding research collaborators throughout the UM System? The Health Sciences Library recently developed a research collaboration tool to make finding those collaborators easier.

This research collaboration tool provides a starting point for finding collaborators with common research interests using data from  Academic Analytics system. Enter your own search terms to find collaborators or choose from the auto-generated suggestions. 

Don’t forget you can help potential collaborators find you by updating your research interest profile in Academic Analytics with your research interests.

Have further questions about finding Research Collaborators or updating your Research Profile? Contact the Health Sciences Library.

 

 

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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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Christina Pryor Appointed Interim Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

Christina Pryor has been appointed Interim Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, effective March 1, 2021. Chris joined our staff in 2018 as the Missouri Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and has also served as our Interim Assistant Director for Library Operations for the past 18 months.

Chris brings excellent experience and skills to this position. She came to the University of Missouri in 2018 from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle, where she served as the assistant director and community health education coordinator.  Her previous positions include consulting and education services manager for Amigos Library Services, reference manager for the St. Louis County Library System, and medical research librarian for Covidien/Mallinckrodt. Over her entire career, she has worked to emphasize the importance of health information to a wide variety of constituents.  She has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

We are pleased and grateful that Chris is able to step into this new role at our library.

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Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops return online for Spring 2021! These hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Pre-registration is required.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) include:

  • Bash/Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python
  • R
  • Data Organization with Spreadsheets
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar.

Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.

More topics and workshop dates will be added, so watch the workshop calendar or subscribe to the MU-CARPENTRIES-L email listserv for information and announcements.

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Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

Click on the links to register. You will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded, edited and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

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How does the Health Sciences Library Compare with its Peers?

The Health Sciences Library recently gathered statistics to report to the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).

This association is comprised of the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

As was the case in previous surveys, our collections budget lags behind our peer libraries by over a half a million dollars. Our aspirational peers* have about 4 times more money to spend on collections than we do.

This will make it even more challenging to meet our targets for the current campus wide collections cut of  $1.2 million.

We are using a data driven approach to keep the journals you value the most. Send your journal feedback or specific questions about titles to asklibrary@health.missouri.

*Our aspirational peers are University of Florida and SUNY Story Brook

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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.