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Research Team Turns to Library to Help with Quick FDA Submission Deadline

Dr. Farhan Siddiq, MD, a neurosurgeon with MU Health Care, recently embarked on a Food and Drug Administration submission project for a National Institutes of Health funded multi-site medical device clinical trial. The trial is looking at a device to be used on patients with chronic subdural hematoma, which is a bruise under the skull that can compress the brain. While the clinical trial includes both researchers at Harvard and University of Texas, it was Dr. Siddiq’s team at MU that was tasked with completing the FDA submission. The submission required a thorough review and summary of information in the literature regarding all uses of the medical device. The team needed to get their hands on and review hundreds of papers quickly to write the summaries and develop the bibliography. With this huge project on the horizon, the research team looked to the Health Sciences Library for assistance.

Suzan Moser, the director of regulatory affairs at the MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and a member of the research team for the project, says that contacting the library was natural “From past FDA submissions, I know the benefits of a good medical library and librarian. I asked the Dean of Research’s office in the School of Medicine to recommend someone. She suggested Rachel Alexander, and we are forever grateful,” says Suzan.

Rachel Alexander
Research Support Librarian

With Rachel Alexander, the research support librarian at the Health Sciences Library, on board, the team quickly fulfilled the FDA submission requirements. Rachel ran several searches and worked with Dr. Siddiq to pull relevant manuscripts, eventually working with Katy Emerson in the library’s Interlibrary Loan department to get copies of all 250 articles to be reviewed, with the library having access to most of the articles and only borrowing 19 from other libraries. Dr. Siddiq and Rachel further boiled down the list of articles to 158 that they would submit to the FDA. With the final 158 articles, Rachel created bibliographies for the protocol, proposal and literature summary.

In all, searching the literature, pulling the articles, and choosing the articles took about 85 hours and Rachel was there every step of the way. According to Suzan, Rachel spoiled the research team with all of her assistance.

“Rachel’s knowledge about how to find, access, organize and file the publications so all team members could easily use them was most valuable. Her extreme reliability, flexibility and excellent communication skills are most noteworthy,” says Suzan.

If you are embarking on a literature review for a project, whether big (like an FDA submission) or small, consider contacting the Health Sciences Library for a consultation.

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.

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.

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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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U Publish Online Workshop: Getting Your Article Published

Thursday, October 1
3-4 p.m.
Presenter: David Parsons, Elsevier Publishing

Please join MU Libraries and Elsevier Publishing as we explore how to learn about aspects of a manuscript that editors, reviewers and publishers look at critically; how to understand what editors and publishers are looking for, before and during the peer review process; and learn how to respond to referee and reviewer comments, aka the art of the polite rebuttal.

Registration for online attendance: https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/7020162
Users will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

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Workshop Recommendation: Peer Review Excellence, Oct. 5

An invitation to join us in an online peer review workshop
https://iop.adobeconnect.com/peerreview1/event/event_info.html

Only 30 spots left – Register Today!
https://iop.adobeconnect.com/peerreview1/event/registration.html

Peer review is a critical component of the scientific process. When completed properly by dedicated and competent reviewers, it helps to safeguard the quality, validity, authority, and rigor of academic work.

To help provide the next generation of peer reviewers with the skills they need, we have created the first peer review training program, designed specifically for researchers in the physical sciences.

You are invited to a free interactive online workshop focusing on peer review in materials engineering, co-chaired by Professor Aklesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University.

Date: October 5, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

What will you learn in this peer review workshop?
Our unique interactive workshop, co-delivered by Professor Lakhtakia, will enhance your ability and skills to review with confidence. You will be given guidance throughout the workshop and will work towards writing a review of a short manuscript with support from an IOP Publishing peer review editor.

Workshop duration:
The online workshop will run for 3 hours

Key focus:
• Peer review fundamentals
• Models of peer review
• How to become a peer reviewer
• What to look out for
• How to write an excellent reviewer report
• Ethical issues in peer review

Become an IOP Trusted Reviewer
On successfully completing this workshop, you will have the opportunity to achieve IOP Trusted Reviewer status by submitting your reviewer report, as graded by our experienced editors. IOP Trusted Reviewer status will indicate that you have reached a high level of peer review competence and the ability to critique scientific literature to a high standard.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the workshop.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to any of your colleagues that will find this workshop of interest to them.

Professor Aklesh Lakhtakia
Pennsylvania State University
peerreview@ioppublishing.org
Laura Feetham
Reviewer Engagement Manager IOP Publishing
peerreview@ioppublishing.org

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2020

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

Single-Session Bronchial Thermoplasty Guided by 129Xe Magnetic Resonance Imaging. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial” was co-authored by Dr. Robert Thomen of the Department of Radiology. The article was published in American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine (impact factor of 17.452 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=August&Year=2020

*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.

home Resources and Services 1,000 Documents Added to the MU Extension Collection in MOspace

1,000 Documents Added to the MU Extension Collection in MOspace

Since the beginning of 2020, Mizzou Libraries’ Digital Services department has added 1,040 MU Extension publications to MOspace, the University of Missouri System institutional repository. These include historical and current publications. We digitized older publications, dating back to 1915 — “Reducing waste in feeding hay” — and added publications from the MU Extension website through 2019.

Extension publications cover a variety of topics including farming, farm animals, gardening, clothing tips, healthy diets and managing a club. Here are two to get you started in your exploration of the collection.

For hobbyists, learn about braided rugs, sewed rugs, crocheted rugs, woven rugs, knitted rugs and hooked rugs.

This publication gives us a reminder that in the past the United States has discussed plans to adopt the metric system. As noted in the publication:

“By the time 1980 rolls around … the United States will be well on its way to adopting the International Standard of Units or, as it is more commonly referred to, the metric system. The International System of Units was formally adopted by the countries of the world in 1960. This system has six standard units from which all measurement can be derived. These six units are: meter (m) … kilogram (kg) … second (s) … degree Kelvin … ampere (amp) … candela (cd).”–First page.

Note: For many topics, particularly those related to farming, gardening and food, always check the MU Extension website for current information.

 

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library One Journal Publishing Company is More Profitable Than Netflix

One Journal Publishing Company is More Profitable Than Netflix

If your article was published within the last few years, there’s a good chance it was in a journal owned by one these four companies: Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer and Taylor & Francis. In the early 1970s, they published 15% of the researched produced in the world*. Today, it’s up to 53% of the world’s research.*

Over the years, these publishing companies have merged and acquired smaller publishers, in an effort to own even more of the journal landscape. The lack of competition allows these companies the ability to charge a high price, often not allowing universities to buy journals outright, instead only letting universities rent journals through subscriptions. Universities often pay millions to rent access to research their own faculty conduct.

The biggest contender in the journal publishing market is Elsevier. With 3,000 journals and publishing nearly half a million articles per year, RELX, the parent company of Elsevier, had revenues of US $9.8 billion in 2019. Elsevier’s profits account for about 34% of RELX’s total profits.

You can read more about these oligopolies (market shared by a small number of producers or sellers) and how they are contributing to the unaffordability of journals in the Vox article The War to Free Science

 

*This percentage includes Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and American Chemical Society
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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 Companies Get Rich Off Of University Research

Companies Get Rich Off Of University Research

Scholarly publishing is big business

“The industry built to publish and disseminate scientific articles — companies such as Elsevier and Springer Nature — has managed to become incredibly profitable by getting a lot of taxpayer-funded, highly skilled labor for free and affixing a premium price tag to its goods.” (1)

In order for universities to access this research, they are often required to purchase subscriptions with a hefty price tag. Universities worldwide spend millions per year so faculty can download and read their own work and that of their colleagues. Since these journals are behind university paywalls, the only option for members of the tax-paying public to gain access is for them to purchase individual articles. That can be pricey when articles may cost $20-$50 each.

Pay more, get less every year

How much money is at stake? Billions of dollars (2). Every year universities struggle to keep up with price increases to journal subscription packages that are far above annual inflation. Since subscription prices are rising much faster than library budgets, collections cuts are necessary.

Universities are fighting back

Many universities have established or are currently looking into establishing programs to assist in the transition of journals from the subscription model to open access. Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open access is the needed modern update for the communication of research that fully utilizes the Internet for what it was originally built to do—accelerate research. Accelerated research means increased return on investment, increased potential contributors, increased audience and collaborators, and increased access for the public. (3).

Read more about the impact these increases are having across the country.

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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 Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: July 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: July 2020

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

This month’s featured article:

SUMO: From Bench to Bedside“ was co-authored by Dr. Hui-Ming Chang and Dr. Edward T. H. Yeh of the Center for Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine. The article was published in Physiological Reviews (impact factor of 25.588 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=July&Year=2020

*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.

home Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Recent CVM Publications (September 2020)

Recent CVM Publications (September 2020)

3 September 2020

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2020

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Clemensen AK, Villalba JJ, Rottinghaus GE, Lee ST, Provenza FD, Reeve JR. Do plant secondary metabolite‐containing forages influence soil processes in pasture systems? Agronomy Journal. 2020. doi: 10.1002/agj2.20361.

Luo Y, Fu X, Han B, Zhang F, Yuan L, Men H, Zhang S, Tian S, Dong B, Meng M. The apoptosis mechanism of epirubicin combined with BCG on human bladder cancer cells. Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry. 2020;20(13):1571-81. Epub 2020/05/03. doi: 10.2174/1871520620666200502004002. PubMed PMID: 32357825.

Badran M, Khalyfa A, Ericsson A, Gozal D. Fecal microbiota transplantation from mice exposed to chronic intermittent hypoxia elicits sleep disturbances in naive mice. Experimental Neurology. 2020;334:113439. Epub 2020/08/25. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2020.113439. PubMed PMID: 32835671.

Katz ML, Buckley RM, Biegen V, O’Brien DP, Johnson GC, Warren WC, Lyons LA. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in a domestic cat associated with a DNA sequence variant that creates a premature stop codon in CLN6. G3 (Bethesda). 2020;10(8):2741-51. Epub 2020/06/11. doi: 10.1534/g3.120.401407. PubMed PMID: 32518081; PMCID: PMC7407459. Open access article

Witzke MC, Gullic A, Yang P, Bivens NJ, Adkins PRF, Ericsson AC. Influence of PCR cycle number on 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of low biomass samples. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 2020;176:106033. Epub 2020/08/18. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2020.106033. PubMed PMID: 32805370; PMCID: PMC7454008 (available on 2021-09-01). Open Access article

Silva KAS, Emter CA. Large animal models of heart failure: a translational bridge to clinical success. JACC. Basic to Translational Science. 2020;5(8):840-56. Epub 2020/09/03. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2020.04.011. PubMed PMID: 32875172; PMCID: PMC7452204.

Hakim CH, Clement N, Wasala LP, Yang HT, Yue Y, Zhang K, Kodippili K, Adamson-Small L, Pan X, Schneider JS, Yang NN, Chamberlain JS, Byrne BJ, Duan D. Micro-dystrophin AAV vectors made by transient transfection and herpesvirus system are equally potent in treating mdx mouse muscle disease. Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development. 2020;18:664-78. Epub 2020/08/11. doi: 10.1016/j.omtm.2020.07.004. PubMed PMID: 32775499; PMCID: PMC7403893. Open Access article

Carr RM, Duma N, McCleary-Wheeler AL, Almada LL, Marks DL, Graham RP, Smyrk TC, Lowe V, Borad MJ, Kim G, Johnson GB, Allred JB, Yin J, Lim VS, Bekaii-Saab T, Ma WW, Erlichman C, Adjei AA, Fernandez-Zapico ME. Targeting of the Hedgehog/GLI and mTOR pathways in advanced pancreatic cancer, a phase 1 trial of Vismodegib and Sirolimus combination. Pancreatology. 2020. Epub 2020/08/12. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2020.06.015. PubMed PMID: 32778368.

Wang F, Li A, Meng TG, Wang LY, Wang LJ, Hou Y, Schatten H, Sun QY, Ou XH. Regulation of [Ca(2+)]i oscillations and mitochondrial activity by various calcium transporters in mouse oocytes. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2020;18(1):87. Epub 2020/08/18. doi: 10.1186/s12958-020-00643-7. PubMed PMID: 32799904; PMCID: PMC7429721. Open Access article

Heindel JJ, Belcher S, Flaws JA, Prins GS, Ho SM, Mao J, Patisaul HB, Ricke W, Rosenfeld CS, Soto AM, Vom Saal FS, Zoeller RT. Data integration, analysis, and interpretation of eight academic CLARITY-BPA studies. Reproductive Toxicology. 2020. Epub 2020/07/20. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2020.05.014. PubMed PMID: 32682780; PMCID: PMC7365109.

Bonacker RC, Stoecklein KS, Locke JWC, Ketchum JN, Knickmeyer ER, Spinka CM, Poock SE, Thomas JM. Treatment with prostaglandin F2alpha and an intravaginal progesterone insert promotes follicular maturity in advance of gonadotropin-releasing hormone among postpartum beef cows. Theriogenology. 2020;157:350-9. Epub 2020/08/29. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.08.018. PubMed PMID: 32858443.

Jaffey JA, Hess RS, Webster CR, Blois SL, Hostnik ET, Heilmann RM, Jacobs C, Steiner JM, Reusch CE, Rogers E, Royal A, Piech T, Musella C, Carvalho L, Fink MJ, Motta GE, Kilkucki SN, Cigarro A, Roedler FS, Seidel T, DeClue AE. Diagnostic contribution of individual components of adrenal function tests to diagnose canine hyperadrenocorticism. The Veterinary Journal. 2020;263. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2020.105520.

 

The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.