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Library Newsletter

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October 2021

October 2021, Volume 19

A Note from our Library Director

It is wonderful to be back on campus and welcome students to the libraries! October is National Medical Librarians Month and it is a good time to acknowledge the important role of our KCU librarians and library staff. Medical librarians are a vital part of the interprofessional health care team. Organizations such as the Medical Library Association and the National Library of Medicine provide professional standards to guide the profession. Studies have shown that librarian’s contributions in leading users to evidence-based information resources, increases clinical decision making and patient-care outcomes. Librarians also promote information literacy education, influence research by supporting quality literature reviews, and most importantly, by instructing patrons on how to find and critically evaluate medical information.

At KCU, our physical libraries have been staffed since July and the gate count statistics (KC campus Jan-Sep--37,093), combined with our library website usage, is a great indicator of the important role of the library.

We have a wonderful team of librarians and library staff who are committed to excellence and to helping the KCU community succeed. So thank you to our libraries at KCU and all medical librarians! 

New Resource: JoMI Surgical Videos

“The future is in video journals and JOMI will be at the head of the line showing how to do it.”
- Keith Lillemoe, MD, FACS

Chief of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

JOMI films and publishes surgical procedures offering incision-to-closure, long-form, high-quality, surgeon-narrated didactic experiences / masterclasses. JOMI is used by residents, attendings, medical students, surgical technologists, clinical staff, patients, and others around the world to help them prepare for cases, learn about novel advancements, and otherwise to have a deep and rich learning experience.

JOMI has published surgeons operating at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Duke Medical Center, the Rothman Institute, and more. Most of JOMI content is focused on general surgery, orthopaedics, orthopaedic trauma, neurosurgery, and head and neck surgery.

For more information, watch this 2-minute video:

Interlibrary Loan

Have you ever needed a book or an article that you couldn't find? Did you know that if we don’t have what you need here in our library, we can usually get it for you from another library? It’s true! This is a service we are more than glad to provide and it is called "Interlibrary Loan."

We borrow items from, lend items to, and trade items with other libraries, medical facilities and universities from all over the country as well as internationally. These items include books, journal articles, flash cards, videos, DVDs and more. We have averaged over 400 requests per month over the past few years!

You can make a request at the library or from the link on our library website:

Please never hesitate to ask for whatever you need. We are always happy to help.

Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, College of Dental Medicine Director, Predoctoral Dental Education - published in Journal of Dental Education: "Collaborating and Teaching a Synchronous, Multi-University, Virtual Course: Health Policy and Access to Dental Care."

Alex Tsai, COM 2021 - published in Paediatric Anaesthesia: "Risk Factors for Anesthetic-Related Complications in Pediatric Patients With a Newly Diagnosed Mediastinal Mass."

Marc Martinez, COM 2023, Sandeep Rathod, COM 2022 - published in Frontiers of Pediatrics: "Rumination Syndrome in Children and Adolescents: A Mini Review."

Peter Simonse, COM 2022 - published in Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists: "Applications and Advancements of CRISPR/Cas9 Technology: An Update."

Frank DeStefano, COM 2022 - published in World Neurosurgery: "Dose Adjustment Associated Complications of Bone Morphogenetic Protein: A Longitudinal Assessment."

Hunter Hoopes, COM 2022 - published in Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open: "A Case of Endogenous Endophthalmitis After a Mild Dental Infection."

Michael Kortz, COM 2021, Sean Moore, COM 2023, Joshua May, COM 2022, Brandon Bishop, COM 2023, John Dobson, MD, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences - published in Cureus: "National Resident Matching Program Performance Among US MD and DO Seniors in the Early Single Accreditation Graduate Medical Education Era."

Joseph Shaffer, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences - published in Brain Imaging and Behavior: "Distinct Patterns of Altered Quantitative T1ρ and Functional BOLD Response Associated With History of Suicide Attempts in Bipolar Disorder."

Your libraries are more than just a physical space on campus. They're a portal to virtual information that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Having trouble accessing resources or finding what you need? Contact your library staff! We're here to help!