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Library Newsletter

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November 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 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!