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HSL Closure

Announcement, Library Closure

 

 

The Health Sciences Library will be closed Friday, January 12 due to an unplanned water outage. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will plan to re-open on Tuesday, January 16.

HSL Fall Webinars

Announcement

The Health Sciences Libraries are providing a fall webinar series on searching the health literature. We hope you can join us on Teams for these sessions. They will also be recorded. You can visit the links below at the start of each session to join. 

 

Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12 –1 pm 

Searching the Health Literature 101: Recording 

This session will provide an introduction to searching the health literature with tips, tricks, and best practices to make your searches more successful.  

Rachel Helbing, Head of Health Sciences Libraries, will cover searching basics like choosing appropriate databases, using PICO to generate a list of keywords, constructing a strategy with Boolean operators, and more. Skills learned in this session will be applicable for searching a variety of biomedical and social sciences databases.  

 

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 12 – 1 pm 

PubMed 101: Recording 

This session will provide an introduction to searching PubMed, the world’s premiere biomedical database which comprises more than 36 million citations.  

Rachel Helbing, Head of Health Sciences Libraries, will cover PubMed basics like constructing a search, using MeSH and search filters, sorting and sharing results, and accessing full text. Skills learned in this session will help you get the most out of your PubMed searches. 

 

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 12 – 1pm 

Embase 101: Recording 

This session will provide an introduction to searching Embase, a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 8,200 journals, including 3,000 journals unique to Embase and journals from 95 countries. 

Rachel Helbing, Head of Health Sciences Libraries, will cover Embase basics like constructing a search, using Emtree and search filters, sorting and sharing results, and accessing full text. Skills learned in this session will help you get the most out of your Embase searches. 

StatPearls

Announcement, New Resource

Description: StatPearls provides exam review and self-testing resources. An individual StatPearls account is required.

Instructors need to contact your school’s library liaison to set up an account for student quizzes (slapka@central.uh.edu for medicine, rrhelbin@central.uh.edu for nursing and pharmacy).

Subscribed packages:

  • Family Medicine (Board Review)
  • Nursing School
  • Pharmacy
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • EMS-EMT Basic
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiology Technology

Access: You must register first through the UH Libraries registration portal using this link: UH Libraries Registration Portal.

Once you are registered, you can log in at the StatPearls website.

Information: Available on campus.

Available off campus with prior registration.

Access is provided through a UH Libraries subscription via a consortial agreement with other Texas libraries.

BoardVitals subscription ending August 31, 2023

Announcement, New Resource

The library’s access to BoardVitals will be ending Thursday, August 31st. The group through which we receive BoardVitals is switching to a different board review service, StatPearls, https://www.statpearls.com/. We will have access to select packages on StatPearls starting September 1st. 

Packages to be included are: 

  • Nursing School Package 
  • Pharmacy Package 
  • Family Medicine 
  • USMLE Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 
  • Physician Assistant Package 
  • EMS-EMT Basic 
  • Radiology Technology 

More information about StatPearls is forthcoming. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions, please contact collections@uh.edu  

Dr. Nate Hughes – #DiversityInHealthcare #BlackMenInWhiteCoats

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Continuing with our 2022 theme of Black Men in White Coats, we are featuring Dr. Nate Hughes for the month of March.

Growing up, Dr. Hughes always wanted to be a football player and a doctor. He has been able to achieve both.

Dr. Hughes earned a nursing degree in 2008, then walked on to the NFL and played as a wide receiver for five years. He retired from the NFL in 2012, earned a Master of Science in Nursing in 2015, then entered medical school. He graduated from the University of Mississippi as a doctor in 2019.

He is currently completing his residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey where he was recently appointed Anesthesia Chief Resident for 2022-2023. He and his wife Angel are also raising three children.

Nate Hughes, MD is proof that people can achieve multiple dreams, and can be successful in athletics, academics, medicine,  and life.

Info sources: https://www.ebony.com/news/retired-nfl-star-pursues-dreams-of-becoming-an-anesthesiologist/; https://www.instagram.com/skato16/

Dr. Dale Okorodudu – #DiversityInHealthcare #BlackMenInWhiteCoats

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We are continuing our Diversity in Healthcare social media series for 2022 with the theme Black Men in White Coats.

Our first post of the year features Dr. Dale Okorodudu (known as “Dr. Dale”), the founder of the Black Men in White Coats movement. Dr. Dale grew up in the Houston area and earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University and trained in pulmonary and critical care at UT Southwestern in Dallas, where he is now a faculty member. He was named to the Ebony Power 100 List in 2020 and has won multiple awards for his leadership and mentoring activities.

Black Men in White Coats is a movement seeking to address the lack of Black male doctors in the United States. Only 2% of American physicians are Black men, and fewer Black men applied for medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Strategies to combat this problem include raising awareness of the issue; providing visible representation of Black men in medicine through social media, short video documentaries, a full-length documentary, a book, and more; and a strong focus on mentoring. Visit the website or follow the hashtag on social media – #BlackMenInWhiteCoats.

We plan to contribute to increasing representation in 2022 through our social media series. Check this blog as well as our Instagram and Twitter accounts throughout the year for profiles of #BlackMenInWhiteCoats. We also wish you a happy Black History Month and encourage you to seek out more information about the people currently making Black History, including Dr. Dale.

Copyright 101

Announcement

The third and final session in the Health Sciences Library’s fall webinar series is coming up tomorrow. Please join us for this lunch & learn session to be held on Zoom.

Copyright 101
With Dave Fagundes, Baker Botts LLP Professor of Law and Research Dean at the University of Houston Law Center
Wed 11/17, 12 – 1 pm
Recording

This session will cover the basics of the federal Copyright Act and major judicial interpretations, including what works are protected, what acts are infringing, when unauthorized use may be permitted, and what common misunderstandings about copyright law to avoid.

This session will be recorded and archived in the UH Institutional Repository.

Please contact Rachel Helbing at rrhelbin@central.uh.edu with any questions.

Beverly Murphy – #DiversityInHealthcare

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Beverly Murphy was elected as the first African-American President of the Medical Library Association in 2018.

Murphy is the Assistant Director of Communications and Web Content, as well as the nursing liaison, at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. She was recruited to a technical services position directly out of library school, and has been a leader in health sciences libraries ever since. In addition to breaking barriers as the first African-American President of the Medical Library Association, she was also the first African-American chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the first African-American editor of MLA News, and the first African-American Recipient of the Marcia C. Noyes Award.

When asked about her advice for new leaders, Murphy said, “I believe you first have to learn to follow before you can lead. Don’t be afraid to take risks but listen and learn from every angle and expect the unexpected. You don’t have to be at the top of the food chain to be an effective leader, but you should be at the top of your game to effect change. Learn everything you can about leadership principles and apply them when given the right circumstances. Be an example people want to follow, engage those around you, and help them shine. Be accountable, honest, and transparent.”

Source: https://www.mlanet.org/blog/i-am-mla-beverly-murphy-ahip-fmla

EndNote 101

Announcement

The second session in our fall webinar series is coming up this Wednesday. Please join us for this lunch & learn session to be held on Zoom.

  • EndNote 101
    With Stefanie Lapka
    Wed 10/20, 12 – 1 pm
    Recording

After this session, you will be able to use EndNote Online to create an account, utilize plug-ins, add and organize references, and cite while you write.

This session will be recorded and archived in the UH Institutional Repository.

Please contact Rachel Helbing at rrhelbin@central.uh.edu with any questions.

Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni – #DiversityInHealthcare

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In 1998, Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni became the first woman appointed professor in the department of medicine at Beth Israel Hospital. Throughout much of her career, she has focused her research agenda on the health concerns of people living with disabilities.

Iezzoni earned a master’s degree in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health in the 1970s, and went on to receive her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1984. During her first year of medical school, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Because of the lack of accommodations available at the time for people with disabilities, as well as the lack of acceptance within medicine, she opted to follow a research track rather than complete an internship and become licensed as a medical doctor.

With her background in health policy, this was a natural fit. Her research has largely focused on measuring quality of care and improving fairness of payment. Additionally, she has researched disability, including health policy issues, health disparities, and the implications of disabling conditions on daily life.

In recent years, she has gotten involved in the #DocsWithDisabilities movement, calling for the profession to be more open and less ableist in order to improve healthcare.

Info and photo source: https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_161.html

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