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Volume 2 | Issue 6 | June 2012         

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Introducing Medical Library Liaisons   |  Library Database Trials   |    Faculty Corner       

Introducing Medical Library Liaisons

During the summer the Medical Library is busy building our curriculum and collection for the inaugural M2 year. To make this seamless for the faculty and ensure all courses are equally supported, we have implemented a liaison program with one library faculty member assigned to each course.

Your library faculty liaison will be researching materials (eg: eBooks, journals, websites, etc) and collaborating with you to prepare resources for your course, including creating an online course guide and integrating information literacy instruction! Look for an email from us shortly!

This is an informal structure, so feel free to contact any of us with your questions!

Course Director(s)
Medical Library Liaison
Renal & Urinary
 Robert Augustyniak, Frances Dumler,
& Jay Hollander
Misa Mi
& Hepatology
 Melphine Harriott
& Mitchell Cappell
Stephanie Swanberg
 Endocrine David Thomas & Louis Ospina
 Nancy Bulgarelli
 Reproductive Judith Venuti
& Robert Starr
 Keith Engwall
Course Director(s)
Medical Library Liaison
Connective Tissue
& Skin
Mary Bee & Justin Riutta
Nancy Bulgarelli
& Lymphoid
Jennifer Eastwood
& Rajul Parikh
Stephanie Swanberg
Behavioral Sciences
Barbara Joyce
Nancy Bulgarelli
 PsychopathologyWilliam Miles
Stephanie Swanberg
 Integrative Evidence-
Based Medicine
Michael Maddens
& Leslie Rocher
Misa Mi
 USMLE Review
 Misa Mi
 Art & Practice of
Medicine V
Nelia Afonso
Stephanie Swanberg

 Course Course Director(s)
Medical Library Liaison
 Art & Practice of Medicine
 Nelia Afonso Stephanie Swanberg
Jeffrey Devries
Misa Mi
Medical Humanities
 Ernest Krug
 Nancy Bulgarelli
Promotion & Maintenance
of Health 
 Victoria Lucia
 Misa Mi
For a complete list of liaisons for the M1 and M2 years, please see our Medical Library Liaison Chart

Library Database Trials

The Medical Library now has trial access to three resources: "Natural Standard," "Primal Pictures," and "VisualDx." As part of our user community, explore these two resources and let us know what you think via our Medical Library Resource Evaluation Form or email!

is an evidence-based resource on natural medicines and supplements. Information on foods, herbs, and supplements is rated on a five-tier evidence grading system. Additional features include: interactions, dictionary, calculators, symptom checkers, patient handouts, and more! Use the following credentials to login:


PRIMAL PICTURES is a 3D human anatomy tool that includes over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations, and test question banks. Login is IP-authenicated, so you must access it through the Medical Library website:
  1. Visit
  2. Select Find Articles along the horizontal menu
  3. Select OvidSP
  4. Select Primal Pictures along the horizontal menu
  5. Look for modules with a green checkmark to explore the trial

OR try our 30-second tutorial on accessing Primal Pictures!


VisualDx is a diagnostic image database combining high-quality, peer-reviewed medical images and concise information to support clinicians in the accurate recognition and management of disease.

You must be on-campus to test this resource as it is IP-authenticated. Simply click on the following link: and select Start VisualDx in the upper right hand corner!

Faculty Corner

Highlighted Faculty Publications

Maisels MJ, Watchko JF, Bhutani VK, Stevenson DK.An approach to the management of hyperbilirubinemia in the preterm infant less than 35 weeks of gestation. J Perinatol. 2012 Jun 7. (Dr. Jeffrey Maisels serves as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and at the OUWB)

Perez-Cruet MJ, Welsh RJ, Hussain NS, Begun EM, Lin J, Park P. Use of the da vinci minimally invasive robotic system for resection of a complicated paraspinal schwannoma with thoracic extension. Neurosurgery. 2012 May 30.

  • Dr. Miguelangelo Perez-Cruet specializes in Neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the OUWB.
  • Dr. Robert Welsh serves as the Corporate Director of Thoracic Surgery at Beaumont Health System and also is Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the OUWB.

Peters KM, Killinger KA, Gilleran J, Boura JA. Does patient age impact outcomes of neuromodulation? Neurourol Urodyn. 2012 Jun 5.

  • Dr. Kenneth Peters serves as Chair of the Department of Urology at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and at the OUWB and is also the Director of the Women's Urology Center at Royal Oak.
  • Dr. Jason Gilleran specializes in Urology at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the OUWB.

Faculty Development Opportunities

Medical Education Research Faculty Learning Community continues! Please join us for the following events! Please email Misa Mi,, with any questions. Note: No programs are scheduled in June.

  • Friday, July 13, 2012: Research Forum (12:00-1:00pm, KL 225B). Faculty from a variety of OU schools and departments will discuss multidisciplinary educational research projects. Details are forthcoming. Lunch will be served, so please RSVP to Misa Mi, by Friday, July 6, 2012.
  • Friday, July 20, 2012: Writer's Rights in the Publishing World (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100). Facilitator: Nancy Bulgarelli MSLS, Director of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of  Medicine Library.

All OUWB faculty interested in education research are encouraged to participate. Visit the website to learn more about the faculty learning community or view the complete 2012 Program Schedule.

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