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Library Newsletter

Find current and past issues of the KCU Library Newsletter here.

Archived Newsletters: 2020

November 2020, Volume 11


Do you use our Discovery Tool?

You may have noticed, on the front page of the library website, a search box that says "Discover: Search for electronic articles, eBooks, and more." This is our fantastic Discovery Tool! This tool searches all of the library's electronic holdings to help you uncover electronic resources that your libraries subscribe to. These resources are available as full-text articles, eBooks, and more - and you can get to them with just a click! Start here with your search query, using applicable keywords, to see what our collections have to offer. Our statistics show that this popular tool was used over 1600 times in the month of October, over 1900 in September, and over 2300 times in August. 

If you have questions about the Discovery Tool or if we can help you as you search for resources, email us at any time at library@kansascity.edu. We're always happy to help!


New Anatomy Resource: Thieme Dissector

Thieme Dissector is a richly illustrated and detailed three-volume manual available on MedOne Education.  The volumes provide access to over 200 dissection videos to further facilitate comprehension.

Created to help guide students and teachers in the dissection lab, it is enriched with intricate illustrations of the human anatomy created from the clinician's perspective. Illustrations and the carefully researched and structured text elucidate the layer by layer dissection of each region of the human body in a stepwise manner.


Here are a couple of the new e-Books added to our ever-growing collection:

Health Equity: A Solutions-Focused Approach, by K. Smalley, PhD, PsyD, MBA, Jacob Warren, PhD, MBA, CRA, M. Fernández, PhD

"Health Equity: A Solutions-Focused Approach is a comprehensive textbook that illustrates existing conditions of health disparities across a range of populations in the United States, positions those disparities within the broader sociopolitical framework that leads to their existence, and most importantly, presents specific ways in which health equity solutions can be designed and implemented. "

 

LGBTQ Cultures : What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity, by Michele J. Eliason, PhD and Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN

"Written by leading social psychologists with expertise in leadership, health and emergency behavior – who have also played an important role in advising governments on COVID-19 – this book provides a broad but integrated analysis of the psychology of COVID-19. It explores the response to COVID-19 through the lens of social identity theory, drawing from insights provided by four decades of research."

Take a look at our monthly listing of New Books and Resources here. 


Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

Richard Bindernagel, COM 2020 – published in JAAD Case Reports: “Severe scalp sarcoidosis in an unlikely patient

Mattias Dilling, COM 2021 – published in F1000Research: “Case Report: Simultaneously diagnosed gastric adenocarcinoma and pernicious anemia - a classic association

Balaji Jagdish, COM 2021 – published in Kansas Journal of Medicine: “A Unique Presentation and Clinical Course of a Pancreatic Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Secreting Tumor in a 68-year-old Male

Michael Kortz, COM 2021 – published in Frontiers in Endocrinology: “Pineal Gland Metastasis From Poorly Differentiated Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin

Shahbaz Malik, COM 2023, – published in Cureus: “Two Birds With One Stone: The Decisive Role of Cardiac MRI in Identifying Both Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Pericarditis Simultaneously in a Patient with Chest Pain

Kalee L Morris, COM 2021 and Luke Beyer, COM 2021 – published in JAMA Network Open: “Association of Changes in Missouri Firearm Laws With Adolescent and Young Adult Suicides by Firearms

Sarthak Patel, COM 2022 – published in The American Journal of Cardiology: “Physical Activity After Treatment for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease

Purnadeo Pursaud, COM 2021 – published in Diagnostics: “Optical Density Optimization of Malaria Pan Rapid Diagnostic Test Strips for Improved Test Zone Band Intensity

Cindy Schmidt, PhD, Director of Scholarly Activity and Faculty Development - published in Journal of Religion and Health: "Coping with the Practice of Medicine: Religion, Spirituality, and Other Personal Strategies"

Kyle Varkoly, COM 2021 – published in Cureus: “Elective Inguinal Hernia Surgery in the Setting of Unfollowed Congenital Complete Heart Block With No Postponement


We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!

October 2020, Volume 10


National Medical Librarians Month

October has been named National Medical Librarians month as a way to raise awareness to the many medical librarians that work very hard in a profession that has seen great change over the years. Medical librarianship emphasizes the importance of evidence based medicine in medical education, research, and clinical practice. Medical libraries are key repositories for web based research tools and digital resources, and medical librarians use their professional skills to utilize these resources to conduct research, promote information literacy, and provide library services. Organizations such as the Medical Library Association and the National Library of Medicine provide professional standards to guide the profession. I know many medical librarians and have witnessed their skill and expertise first hand, and count it an honor to be a part of this great profession. So thank you to medical librarians! 



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Your KCU libraries work hard to obtain new books (both electronic and print) and resources for your learning and research year-round. Here are a couple of the new e-Books added to our ever-growing collection. 

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science, by Pieter Kubben, Michel Dumontier, Andre Dekker

"Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programs. The book’s promise is “no math, no code” and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience."

 

Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19, by Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam, and Tegan Cruwys

"Written by leading social psychologists with expertise in leadership, health and emergency behavior – who have also played an important role in advising governments on COVID-19 – this book provides a broad but integrated analysis of the psychology of COVID-19. It explores the response to COVID-19 through the lens of social identity theory, drawing from insights provided by four decades of research."

 

Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards, by Dr. Hubert H. Fernandez, MD, Seby John, MD, John Morren, MD, and Alexander D. Rae-Grant, MD

"Now in its third edition, Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards is the definitive study guide for anyone preparing for the neurology board exam, RITE, or MOC exam. Compiled by nearly two dozen contributors and edited by four leading neurologists, this comprehensive point form review presents the latest research, data, and knowledge on all aspects of neurology that you need to know to succeed on these exams."

Take a look at our monthly listing of New Books and Resources here. 


Book Recommendation

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna . Dr Charpentier and Dr. Doudna "have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true."

Dawson Library's own Abbey Griffith, Assistant Librarian, recommends Dr. Doudna's book: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.  From Goodreads: "Two scientists explore the potential of a revolutionary genetics technology capable of easily and affordably manipulating DNA in human embryos to prevent specific diseases, addressing key concerns about related ethical and societal repercussions."


Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

Douglas Bittel, PhD, Professor of Biosciences – published in Scientific Reports: “Identifying genetic factors that contribute to the increased risk of congenital heart defects in infants with Down syndrome

Huy Doan, COM 2022 - published in American Journal of Opthalmology Case Reports: "Impending central retinal vein occlusion in patient with idiopathic cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis"

Victoria Gordon, COM 2021 and Anni Chowdhury, COM 2021 – published in Cureus: “Etiology and Comorbidity Diagnoses Effect on Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Edina Kosa, MSc, MBA, Research Associate – published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology: “Viscoelastic Properties of ECM-Rich Embryonic Microenvironments

Jonathan Romanes, COM 2021 – published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance: “Social Media as an Early Proxy for Social Distancing Indicated by the COVID-19 Reproduction Number: Observational Study

Kunal Shah, COM 2021, Praveen Sankrithi, COM 2021, Sanket Shah COM 2021 – published in Cureus: “Chronic Rhinotillexomania Leading to Multiple Infectious Sequelae in a 66-Year-Old Female

Bradley Creamer, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Basic Sciences, Shelly Sloan, MS, Research Associate, Jennifer Dennis-Winslow, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Anatomy, Robert Rogers, MA, PhD, Phase I Director, Basic Sciences, Sidney Spencer, COM 2022, Andrew McCuen, COM 2022, Purnadeo Persaud, COM 2021, Jeff Staudinger, PhD, Chair of Basic Sciences – published in Cells: “Associations between Pregnane X Receptor and Breast Cancer Growth and Progression

Daniel Wang, COM 2023 – published in PLoS One: “Addressing immediate public coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns through social media: Utilizing Reddit's AMA as a framework for Public Engagement with Science


New Podcast from the JAOA

From the JAOA, a new podcast entitled "Behind the Research," is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or on video on the JAOA's YouTube channel! In this podcast series, authors of recent articles are interviewed to discuss the larger context and implications of their findings, as well as their research and writing processes.

Episode 1 of season 1 (out now!) features Katherine Lincoln, DO and Beth Wagner, DO, authors of a recent article evaluating the compliance of state osteopathic medical licensing boards with ADA requirements regarding mental health.  They discuss their findings as well as how they fit research and writing into their full clinical schedules. 


We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!

September 2020, Volume 9


A Look at Library Usage...

The D’Angelo and Dawson Libraries continue to provide library services virtually with the closing of our physical libraries. Statistics show that website visits, Discovery searches, and electronic resource usage has increased in August, which also had higher usage than any other month in 2020. Website visits increased 53% from July to August. 

Your libraries are more than just physical spaces on campus. They act as a virtual portal to information that can be accessed wherever you are!


Don't forget about our Contactless Checkout procedures...

You can still checkout materials from your library including textbooks and flash cards! Visit our Library Fall Services page to find out how to check out and return library materials - we have safe procedures in place to help you get what you need to succeed!


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We now subscribe to The Chronicle of Higher Education, an independent news source devoted to national issues affecting higher education. 

Take a look at our monthly listing of New Books and Resources here. 


Your KCU Libraries are implementing safe practices for our book circulation, based on recommendations from the REALM (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) Project by OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle.  Research is being conducted on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials you'd find in libraries, archives, and musuems. The project is producing a toolkit of resources and keeping libraries abreast of findings based on new emerging information. 

We are currently quarantining all returned books and materials for a period of three days, maintaining distance between the returned items (no stacking of items), and checking items back in to be circulated after the quarantine period has ended. Your safety is our primary concern! If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to your library staff


Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

Michelle Chang, COM 2022 - published in Journal of Elbow and Shoulder Surgery: "Neuroapraxia and early complications after reverse shoulder arthroplasty with glenoid bone grafting"

Huy Doan, COM 2022 - published in American Journal of Opthalmology Case Reports: "Anti-interleukin-6 receptor therapy with tocilizumab for refractory pseudophakic cystoid macular edema"

Allan Giri, COB 2020 - published in Genes and Environment: "Mutagenic, Genotoxic and Immunomodulatory effects of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine: a review to evaluate its potential to use as a prophylactic drug against COVID-19"

Jason Mammino, GME Resident - published in American Family Physician: "Facial Rash with Oral Lesions"

Courtney McClure, Jonathan Montrose, and Hannah Rector, COM 2021 - published in Journal of Medical Practice Management: "Adherence and Diabetes Mellitus"

Myles Mowery, COM 2021 -  published in StatPearls: "Alfentanil"

Johnny Nolan, COM 2022 - published in Pulmonology: "Evaluation of reproducible and transparent research practices in pulmonology"

Cindy Schmidt, PhD, Director of Scholarly Research - published in the book High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples"Becoming Our Own Bloodhounds: How to Seek and Find the Information We Need"

Aaron Stafford, COM 2022 - published in Tropical Medicine and International Health: "Is World Malaria Day an effective awareness campaign? An evaluation of public interest in malaria during World Malaria Day"

Nam Vo, COM 2022 - published in Addictive Behaviors: "An evaluation of the practice of transparency and reproducibility in addiction medicine literature"


Have kids at home? Need a fun science experiment?

Brought to you by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Drs. Eric Green and Carla Easter demonstrate how to extract DNA from strawberries using household items. 


Meet your Library Staff!

Each month we'd like to introduce some of our library staff members. Get to know the people behind our library services!


We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!

August 2020, Volume 8


A note from Abbey Griffith, Assistant Librarian...

Welcome back!  It’s always great to have our students back, though this year looks quite different than it has in the past. With so many uncertainties right now, I really didn’t know what to expect in research and reference this fall. Research is my absolute favorite part of my job here at KCU! I remember 3 years ago in my interview being asked what I loved most about being a librarian and my answer was and still is RESEARCH. I’m a digger. I love going through the process of testing out terms, building queries, and narrowing down results to find just what my patrons need. Information literacy is a crucial skill for every healthcare professional and one that will serve you well in your professional life and greatly benefit your future patients. Helping our students build on that skill is one of the greatest parts of my job.
I’m so happy to say that all of us in the library have been very busy with reference requests and research help! From article requests to helping with search terms and search building, it feels like I have a couple new emails every day for assistance.  

No matter what stage you are in your research, your KCU Librarians are always eager to help. First year medical students will learn some great skills in using our databases and building searches through the Medical Informatics course. We frequently do quick refreshers on a one-on-one basis to make sure we are focusing on your specific research needs. Since the libraries are not currently open, we are doing this either through e-mail or by video calls. Regardless of where you are on your research journey, we provide research help to all our patrons at KCU and are always happy to work with you to meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our wonderful and talented librarians with questions, concerns, or requests.  
Happy researching! 


Student Doctors...When you're finished with your textbooks, please consider donating them to your KCU Libraries! Library donations are offered for free to your fellow students or cataloged in our collection as needed. We accept textbooks in good condition that have been published in the last 5 years! Email library@kansascity.edu if you have any books to donate or questions about the donations process. 



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eBook Academic Collection: 20,000+ electronic books in every academic discipline, including science, medicine, and psychology.

eBook Clinical Collection: 3500+ electronic books in clinical medicine, basic sciences, and psychology.

Take a look at our monthly listing of New Books and Resources here. 


Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

undefinedAjay Balasubramanyam, COM 2024 - published in Antibiotics: "Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureusStreptococcus agalactiae, and Escherichia coli Isolated from Mastitic Dairy Cattle in Ukraine"

Shihan Feng, COM 2021 - published in Biomed Research International: "Biomechanical Comparison of a New Memory Compression Alloy Plate versus Traditional Titanium Plate for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Finite Element Analysis"

Muhammad Khalid, Adjunct Associate Professor, Basic Sciences - published in Cureus: "Availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Among US and Pakistani Doctors in COVID-19 Pandemic"

Sarah D King, COM 2020, Russell Arellano, COM 2021, Victoria Gordon, COM 2021, Anthony Olinger, Associate Professor, Anatomy - published in Journal of Surgical Research: "Anatomic Variations from 120 Mental Nerve Dissections: Lessons for Transoral Thyroidectomy."

Leslie Ann McNolty, Course Director in Bioethics -  published in The American Journal of Bioethics: "More than Warm Fuzzy Feelings: The Imperative of Institutional Morale in Hospital Pandemic Resources

Andrew Sulaiman, COM 2023 - published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: "Targeting Hypoxia Sensitizes TNBC to Cisplatin and Promotes Inhibition of Both Bulk and Cancer Stem Cells."

Andrew Sulaiman, COM 2023 - published in Advanced Therapeutics: "Nanoparticles Loaded with Wnt and YAP/Mevalonate Inhibitors in Combination with Paclitaxel Stop the Growth of TNBC Patient‐Derived Xenografts and Diminish Tumorigenesis."


Meet your Library Staff!

Each month we'd like to introduce some of our library staff members. Get to know the people behind our library services!

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We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!

July 2020, Volume 7


A Note from our Library Director

Welcome KCU students! As the University Library Director, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of you for the very best FY2021 year! We may not be physically offering Library services, but we certainly will be there for you virtually. Our Library team is dedicated to supporting the mission of KCU by ensuring that Library resources support the curriculum and scholarly interests. We are ready to help you with our contactless book checkout and return, interlibrary loan and electronic document delivery of articles, access to your required textbooks, and reference/research services. We are here to help you in your academic endeavors, in both the challenges and successes, and certainly we look forward to meeting you in the Library. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or problems. Let’s make it a great year!


Need to check out or return library books?

We have new procedures for checking out and returning books at both library locations! Visit this page for complete instructions on contactless checkout and return of library books to both of your KCU libraries! 

Speaking of returns...the Dawson Library on the Joplin campus has a new book drop! It is located on the east side of the building located next to the library’s emergency exit door. 

Returning a book on the Joplin campus has never been easier. 


undefinedWe have a new Library Guide all about Systematic Reviews!

Do you need help understanding, analyzing, or starting the systematic review process? This guide is a great place to start!


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4D Interactive Anatomy: Online dissection simulation lab. Tilt, rotate, and dissect real specimens layer-by-layer to study anatomical structures as though you were at the dissection lab. (In order to use this resource, you will have to create an account using your KCU e-mail address.)

Psychotherapy.net: 300+ training videos featuring leading practitioners demonstrating psychotherapy techniques. Search the video library by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population

VH Dissector: A complete electronic anatomy dissector with integrated 3D and cross-sectional atlases. (In order to use this resource, click on the link and enter your @kcumb.edu e-mail address; you will then receive a product key and instructions on downloading the software.)


Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

undefinedRichard Bindernagel, COM 2020 published in The British Journal of Dermatology: "Assessing the Quality of Intervention Reporting in Dermatology Randomised Controlled Trials Using the TIDieR Checklist"

German Berbel, Chair of Surgery - Curriculum & Integrated Learning published in Journal of Surgical Education: The Effect of Hyper-Realistic Trauma Training on Emotional Intelligence in Second Year Military Medical Students

Drayton Rorah, COM 2022 published in British Journal of Anesthesia: “Analysis of practices to promote reproducibility and transparency in anaesthesiology research

Jessica Sosio, COM 2021 published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: “Evaluation of the completeness of intervention reporting in Cochrane surgical systematic reviews using the TIDieR-SR checklist: a cross-sectional study

Neal Talukdar, COM 2021 published in The Journal of Surgical Research: "Intra-abdominal Abscess After Appendectomy - Are Drains Necessary in All Patients?


Meet your Library Staff!

Each month we'd like to introduce some of our library staff members. Get to know the people behind our library services!

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We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!

June 2020, Volume 6


New Library Guide: Racism in Medicine Resources

Current events have brought to light the need for more than simply being non-racist. Not being racist means you don't hold a belief that people are less than because of race or ethnicity. Anti-racism is the practice of actively opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance. Being not racist is not enough to correct the injustices done because it does not actively try to fix systemic racism as a whole. Like racism and systemic racism, the difference between non-racist and anti-racist is belief versus action. Believing that racism is wrong is not the same as addressing the wrongs, which is why experts in the field push for anti-racism over non-racism.

This library guide contains resources from the KCU Libraries catalog, as well as other highly recommended books and resources from experts in the field of racism, social inequality, and anti-racism. If you have any recommendations for these lists, please email agriffith@kansascity.edu 


Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

undefinedFrank DeStefano, COM 2022 published in World Neurosurgery: "Virtual Reality in Neurosurgery: "Can You See It?" A Review of the Current Applications and Future Potential"

Muhammad Khalid, Adjunct Associate Professor, Basic Sciences published in Cureus: Ivabradine in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: A Review of the Literature

Michael Kortz, COM 2021 published in StatPearls: “Anatomy, Head and Neck, Posterior Cervical Nerve Plexus

Jamie Shah, COM 2021 published in StatPearls: "Anatomy, Head and Neck, Asterion


undefinedThis month's new Notes from the Library Archives, written by Robyn Oro, Access Services/Special Collections Coordinator, is entitled "They Fought Against Racism in Medicine." It highlights stories about the first Black graduate of Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery (now KCU), as well as stories about the integration of Kansas City's hospitals. 

Read it here. 


Recently finalized, find the Required Textbook list for the 2020-2021 academic year by clicking this link


We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!

As our KCU campus reawakens, keep updated on the current status of our library services here. 


May 2020, Volume 5


Collecting our KCU COVID-19 Stories

We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. 

COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that Kansas City University has survived, but it is the first one that our current KCU community is living through. The faculty, staff and students didn’t document their experiences during the 1918 Influenza pandemic for us to look back on. The D’Angelo and Dawson Librarians invite faculty, staff, students, alumni, and all the members of our community to send us their stories of this current pandemic to add to our 104 year history.

Please join us by sharing your COVID-19 experiences as faculty, staff, student or alumni at KCU: 

https://kansascity.libguides.com/covidstories


New Database

undefinedMedOne Education: Downloadable medical textbooks, pocket atlases, and text prep, along with images, video content and more. 

What else is new? Check out the full list of all of our new books and journals here. It's updated monthly!


Looking for Flash Cards?? Look no further than Access Medicine's Study Tools, which includes their large flash card collection to boost your study power! You can save your favorite cards, track which cards you've already seen, focus your studying by topic. Use on your computer or on your mobile device. 


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Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

Michelle Chang, COM 2022 published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: “The impact of workers' compensation on recovery after biceps tenodesis.”

Ehab Sarsour, MS, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry: “Arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase and 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid contribute to stromal aging-induced progression of pancreatic cancer.”

Nam Vo, COM 2022 and Johnny Nolan, COM 2022 co-published in Insights into Imaging: “An analysis of key indicators of reproducibility in radiology.”

Xinyang Xu, COM 2020 published in Chest: "A Call to Action: The Need for Autopsies to Determine the Full Extent of Organ Involvement Associated With COVID-19.”


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Our New PubMed Library Guide helps with navigating the new look and features of the newly re-launched PubMed! It has all the features you've come to rely on, but with a more responsive design and improved search capability. Visit the library guide for an outline of all the new features, try it out and let us know what you think! 


undefinedThis month's new Notes from the Archives, written by Robyn Oro, Access Services/Special Collections Coordinator, focuses on the past and present of Victory Gardens!

Read "Victory Gardening in 2020."


undefinedBook Recommendations from KCU Faculty/Staff

Our March recommendation is from Dr. Jennifer Dennis, MS, PhD Associate Professor - Anatomy

"I would highly, highly recommend The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It would be a great option for faculty/staff/students to read from a basic sciences, clinical, and socioeconomic perspective. It was fantastic."

 


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April 2020, Volume 4


From Your Library Director, Lori Fitterling

Trusting Your Medical Informatics Search Skills to Navigate the Pandemic

The importance of good search skills when looking for information on COVID-19, cannot be stressed enough. From Google keyword searching to creating specific search strategies in Medline, health care professionals must be at the forefront of accessing, critically evaluating and disseminating this deluge of COVID-19 medical information. Having a Medical Informatics and Information Literacy course during medical school, puts you in a better position to search, evaluate and find evidence based research. The library has created an Evidence Based Medicine resource guide http://kansascity.libguides.com/evidencebasedmedicine that reviews the steps of EBM beginning with forming a focused clinical question using the PICO format and defining valid research based levels of evidence. We have also compiled coronavirus information and search strategies here: http://kansascity.libguides.com/COVID-19

And as information floods the Internet and coronavirus searches soar on Google, please rely on your MED INFO 121/122 course training to evaluate the currency, authority, validity, accuracy, and bias of all pandemic information claims. Your health and safety and the health and safety of your patients, is directly related to your ability to sift through these huge amounts of emerging research and extract evidence based content. Please keep yourselves, your families and your communities safe and know that the library is here to help you in your research needs.


New Trial Databases​ 

undefined5MinuteConsultFast, evidence-based answers to your clinical questions at the point of care. Available until June 2.

 

undefinedLWW Board Review SeriesA collection of 17 e-books from the Board Review Series. Available until June 2. 

 

undefinedR2 Digital Library: R2 offers full-text access to 5,000+ health science e-books. Available until June 15. 

 

 

Please check out these trial resources and let us know your thoughts by emailing library@kcumb.edu. 


     


We're got useful and timely Library Guides for all your information needs!

Our Distance Learning Resources guide includes helpful information on internet access, physical distancing, managing stress, and valuable distance learning resources for Residents.

Studying for boards? We have Library Guides on Board Review for USMLE Step 1, 2 & 3 as well as Specialty Boards, Subject & Clerkship Exam. Using a resource that you don't find in the guide? Email us at library@kcumb.edu. 


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Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

Hadley Cameron-Carter, COM 2021 & Jeff Staudinger, PhD, Chair of Basic Sciences - Joplin co-published in the The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics:

"Phosphorylation Modulates the Co-regulatory Protein Exchange of the Nuclear Receptor Pregnane X Receptor"

Derrick Ha, COM 2020 co-published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery: "The Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Children Following Colorectal Resection for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Multi-Center Study"

Zachery Harter, COM 2022 co-published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: "Intervention Reporting of Clinical Trials Published in High-Impact Cardiology Journals: Effect of the TIDieR Checklist and Guide"

Ehab Sarsour, MS, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences co-published in Cancer research: "Dual Oxidase-Induced Sustained Generation of Hydrogen Peroxide Contributes to Pharmacologic Ascorbate-Induced Cytotoxicity"

Shaughnelene Smith, COM 2023 published in Canadian journal of rural medicine: the official journal of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada: "The Plight of Being a Rural Applicant for Medical School"

Brett Thomas, COM 2021 published in Cutis: "Unilateral Vesicular Eruption in a Neonate"


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Our March recommendation is from Dr. Ryan Sheehy, PhD Assistant Professor - Basic Sciences

"I recently read “The Courage to Teach” by Parker Palmer.  It was an excellent read and well done!  It helped remind me why I chose to teach for a profession and nurtured my inner educator fire.  The stories that the author shared about his own experiences teaching in higher education resonate well with experiences I’ve had myself as an educator.  I learned a lot from this book and I’d highly recommend it to other professionals that find joy in teaching or need a reminder that the joy can be found again."

 


March 2020, Volume 3


From Your Library Director, Lori Fitterling

In these difficult times please know we are working to bring uninterrupted library services to you. Publishers, vendors, organizations and Librarians all over the world are working hard to make digital resources available in support of the clinical needs of our communities. I am sharing a website from the Medical Library Association which is a curated list of resources from MLA members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a few minutes to see if any of this information would be helpful to you and please stay safe as we navigate this health crisis together. MLA COVID-19 resource page


 

We now have access to Thieme Ebooks through the MedOne Education database, and one of the textbooks, Medical Biochemistry: an Illustrated Review (Panini) is now available online! You will find the link on the library website under Databases, or search for individual books in the textbooks lists, through the Ebooks link, or the catalog.

Please check out the books available in the database and let us know if you have any problems with access.


We've got useful and timely Library Guides for all your information needs!

  • Our COVID-19 guide is being regularly updated with new information as it becomes available. This helpful guide explores current resources and data from the CDC, WHO and more, while also providing facts and recently published peer-reviewed articles from resources you know and trust. 

 

 


Doing research from home?

Contact your friendly library staff and we can obtain articles for you free of charge. Check your citation with our Citation Matcher tool; if we don't have access to the article you can request it through Interlibrary Loan!

ILL is fast and free for all students, faculty, and staff at KCU!


Book Recommendations from KCU Faculty/Staff

Our March recommendation is from Dr. Pratima Singh, Assistant Professor - Pathology

"My recommendation is the memoir The Doctor (formerly titled A Taste of My Own Medicine), by Dr. Edward Rosenbaum."

"This memoir takes us on an intimate journey with Dr. Rosenbaum, a rheumatologist who gets diagnosed with laryngeal cancer.  His transition from doctor to patient is described with beautiful candor, and his revelations about patients’ emotional, mental, and physical struggles leave a deep impression on the reader.  This is a deep but very accessible read, and, particularly for health professionals, it allows for the realization that empathy for patients starts with knowledge of their experiences. 

This book is the basis for the movie “The Doctor;” however, the movie is an inferior telling of this excellent book, and is not an apt substitute."


February 2020, Volume 2


From Your Library Director, Lori Fitterling

I am very proud of the KCU Library staff for winning the 2019 Team of the Year award! I know how hard each person on this team works and I want to thank each one for their compassion and understanding in the delivery of library services. I believe our libraries need more than books and digital resources, they need staff who approach their work with a wholehearted attitude and a commitment to the mission of improving the well-being of the communities they serve. Bonnie, Abbey, McKenzie, Sara, Robyn, Rick, Laurie, Jessica, and all of our student workers, YOU are the 2019 Team of the Year. Thank you.


Recommended new journal alert! Nature Reviews Disease Primers

Take a look at this excellent resource for specific disease topics. Nature Reviews Disease Primers publishes Primers (introductory review articles), that each cover a single disease and describe the multitude of aspects of it: from epidemiology to disease mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment, screening and prevention. Primers are written by an panel of international academic scientists, researchers and clinicians. New Primers are published every week. 

 


Faculty, Students, and Staff, you are cordially invited to join a Library Reading Group as we discuss Mama's Boy, by Dustin Lance Black. 

Dustin Lance Black is a social activist and filmmaker, who wrote the Academy Award–winning screenplay for the movie Milk (about Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official). He is also know for his part in overturning California’s discriminatory Proposition 8.

Mama's Boy: A story from Our Americas is a deeply personal story about his origins. 

Read with us! Sign up for our reading group and you will receive a calendar appointment for our meeting on March 27 @ 1:00pm! You will also receive an email with instructions for receiving your copy of the book. 

Books and discussion guide generously provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.


Important Notes & News from our Dawson Library!

We've got extended library hours! Library study space is available with badge access 7 days a week, as early as 6am.
 
Three new sitting/standing desks have been added to the library commons. They are located in the space previous occupied by the “purple pods.” 
 
OMM “gray” portable tables have now been moved into the OMM lab. Borrowing/lending of these tables is still on an honor system. Please return these OMM tables when you’re finished using them!
 
Charger cords have been returned to the IT department. If you need a charging cord for an electronic device, please see the IT service desk right across from student services.
 
Headphones are available at the access services desk in the library. Borrow/return to the new “basket” and please wipe them down with Clorox wipes upon return.

We're always updating and adding to our Library Guides to help disseminate information about not only library resources, but information about medical education, research and more for all of our students, staff, and faculty at KCU. We share in the excitement about the opening of the new CMEI building on the Kansas City campus and have created a Library Guide for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Education!

 

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January 2020, Volume 1


Your library staff at both the Dawson and D'Angelo libraries hope to spend the new decade happily supporting research and learning for the students, faculty, and staff at KCU, much like we did in the last one. This newsletter is to keep you all informed on what is new at our libraries as well as highlighting services and people you may not be as familiar with!


From Your Library Director, Lori Fitterling

Hello all and welcome to our first library newsletter! As we begin a new year, the library is busy gathering statistics from 2019 and this leads me to ask you a question, “How did you visit the library in 2019?" I pose this question because statistics show that our KC gate count for 2019 had 83,484 people walk through our library doors, and that 85,438 virtual users visited our library website...very close indeed! Of course when you add the Joplin gate count 69,757 and virtual visits to online library resources from links other than on our library website (well over 200,000), both of these numbers increase dramatically. What is important here is that whether you visit us virtually or come through our doors, you receive the same quality service, reflective of our university mission, vision and core values. We continue our ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of our resources, services and physical library space, and are committed to providing a comfortable physical and virtual environment conducive to teaching, learning, research, collaboration and study. I want to say thank you for the opportunity to share a part of your journey and please, don’t forget to visit your library, virtually or in person. However you find us, we are so glad you are here!


NEW Database!

Try out our new eBook Subscription Psychology collection, with more than five hundred full text eBooks in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counseling, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, and more.

Check out all of our other new additions to our collection here!

 


Doing research?  Learn how to manage your citations with ease with our Citation Management Library Guide! 

We delve into all the best citation management tools, from the free ones to those available with a subscription, and give you tips, tricks, and links to all the best help out there.


Our new Faculty Scholarly Activity page showcases publications by the staff and faculty members of Kansas City University from 2015 to the present. 

For additions, deletions, or corrections, please e-mail Jessica Berry, Technical Services Librarian.


Special Collections Coordinator Robyn Oro writes the library blog, Notes from the Archives, which highlights interesting pieces from the Library's archival collection which may be of interest to KCU's students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters. The newest post delves into the history of Osteopathy in Kansas City! Subscribe to the blog for updates! 



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