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Presentation: Nursing Care for Domestic Violence


The Health Sciences Library will host a presentation today at 5pm by Chanique Ecby, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Professor, Gessner College of Nursing, on nursing care for domestic violence. The program is related to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibition, Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives/Enfrentando La Violencia: mejorando la vida de las mujeres, on display at Health Sciences Library through December 4.


Domestic violence continues to be a global issue. More than 61 million women and men have experienced some type of psychological aggression by a partner in their lifetime (CDC, 2022). Nurses play a vital role in assessing risk factors and providing care for individuals who may be in an unhealthy situation. Therefore, it is critical that nurses uphold the American Nurses Association code of ethics when these situations arise. During this presentation, we will explore the journey of a young woman as she navigates through these life changes and the impact a nurse had on the outcome.

Dr. Ecby graduated from University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Prairie View A&M University and joined the Andy & Barbara Gessner College of Nursing as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2022. Dr. Ecby holds clinical expertise in obstetrics, women’s and reproductive health, and sexually transmitted infections. Her research interests include women’s health promotion and reproductive health.

Rachel Helbing, EdD, AHIP, Head of Health Sciences Libraries, UH Libraries will give concluding remarks on NLM resources.

The Health Sciences Library is located inside the Health 2 Building, and the presentation will be in room 2217.

Important Change to EBSCO Content Links


An important change in access to EBSCO journal and database content has been activated, affecting direct links in syllabi, handouts, bookmarks, and other course materials.

Your saved links expire August 31, 2023. To ensure continued access, UH faculty are encouraged to immediately update any direct links in your materials (instructions below). This includes the affected databases, and any links or “permalinks” you may have used to access full text articles or journals that are provided through these EBSCO databases.

We regret the timing of this update, however EBSCO recently informed us that, due to a licensing change that goes into effect September 1, 2023, all of our links must be updated. Links are already updated on Libraries systems, including the website, subject and class guides, and course reserves. UH Libraries remains committed to ensuring continued access to this critical content and is working quickly to ensure seamless access through our systems for the beginning of the semester.  

Update your saved links using the following steps below: 

Update direct links to individual databases 

Step 1: Access the Libraries’ A-Z databases list 

Step 2: Find the database you intend to use and access from there 

Update links for journals 

Step 1: Access the Libraries’ Journal Title search 

Step 2: Search for the journal title of interest 

Step 3: Click on the Permalink button on the journal record, and copy the link 

Update links for articles 

Step 1: Access the article via the search box on the Libraries’ homepage  

Step 2: Search for the article title of interest and select it 

Step 3: Click on the Permalink button on the article record, and copy the link 

Journals and articles may be available from multiple vendor platforms or providers. For example, a specific journal may be provided by EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.; you may have multiple options to link to when performing these searches. 

While rare, certain kinds of hyperlinks (such as saved filtered searches) may need to be manually recreated to ensure correct link resolution, and these suggestions do not cover all hyperlinks that may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact 

To avoid having to update links in the future, we recommend that you access databases via the Libraries’ A-Z databases list and include your article readings via course reserves. 

We appreciate your understanding at this busy time in the year and we wish you a great start of the new semester.

Emergency Closure – December 21

Announcement, Library Closure

The Health Sciences Library will be closed December 21 due to a water outage.
We will be working remotely from 8am until 5pm. If you need assistance please send an email to

We will resume our intersession hours December 22.

Dr. Carl Allamby – #DiversityInHealthcare #BlackMenInWhiteCoats


Continuing with our 2022 theme of Black Men in White Coats, we are featuring Dr. Carl Allamby for the month of June.

Carl Allamby had a childhood passion of becoming a doctor, but getting to that point wasn’t easy. He grew up in East Cleveland where money was scarce for his family, so he never put much effort into school. However, he had a really good work ethic and found he was good at fixing cars.

Photo of Dr. Carl Allamby with a stethoscope in the background.For over 20 years that’s what he did, but he wanted to grow the business he was now in. That was when he enrolled in college to get his business degree. While at Ursuline College he ran into something unexpected: a biology course. He resisted taking the class at first but after realizing he needed it to graduate he enrolled. That first class was all he needed to remember his childhood dream.

He received his business degree, then took science courses at a community college. After that he enrolled in a program at Cleveland State University which prepared him for the MCAT. After graduating with his second undergraduate degree he moved on to Northeast Ohio Medical University where he received his medical degree in 2019 at age 47.

Dr. Allamby is currently an Emergency Medicine Resident and Physician at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He is also a motivational speaker, hoping to encourage the next wave of black doctors when they are young. He knows that if they see somebody who looks like them, they could also pursue their dreams.

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