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Volume 2 | Issue 11 | November 2012         

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Children's Health & Safety Awareness  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  New Resources

Children's Health & Safety Awareness Months


Keeping Kids Safe: Raising Awareness October through December!

In accordance with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month and the M2 Reproductive course, the Diversity Programming Team presented the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Lunch 'n Learn for OUWB students, faculty, and staff on October 30. Mary Smyth, MD, Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Team and Head of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak and Mary Machowicz, RN, BSN, Program Coordinator at Tomorrow's Child, shared their current education and advocacy initiatives for safe infant sleep practices and infant death prevention. However, increasing SIDS awareness is only one of many ways to promote child health and safety this season.

The last months of the year focus on the education of families and the community on child safety, health and wellness. October includes not only Sudden Infant Death Awareness, but National Bullying Prevention Month, Red Ribbon Week for youth drug prevention education, Walk to School Day to promote safe routes and regular exercise, and Child Health Day. To promote child safety during the holiday season, December is also Safe Toys and Gifts Month.

For more information on children's health and wellness, please consult the following easy-to-read, reliable online resources:

MedlinePlus - Children's Health Locate plain language health summaries on nutrition, common illnesses, and exercise for children as well as the growth charts, the latest news, statistics, and links to other information resources on children's health.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, families, and populations, including reducing infant deaths, childhood growth and development, and disabilities.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Toy Safety Publications includes facts sheets, consumer guides for selecting toys based on age (B-12 years), and safety alerts. Sign-up for email alerts or an RSS feed for product recalls.

CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention - Toys includes tips for avoiding toys with lead and testing information.

MedlinePlus - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Locate plain language summaries of the condition, latest news, statistics, and links to other information resources.

National SUID/SIDS Resource Center raises awareness and provides resources for families, the community, and healthcare professionals of SUID and SIDS.

Tomorrow's Child Michigan partners with the Michigan Department of Community Health to educate and raise awareness of infant health issues. This organization is also Michigan's only referral site to support families who have experienced an infant death.

Student Corner

Library Lunch 'n Learns for Students continue in January 2013!

The library is pleased to host monthly lunch workshops for M1 and M2 students that expand on the information mastery content taught in the Capstone course. These sessions are meant as open forums to ask questions and tailor your information needs for your Capstone projects and beyond!
  • Monday, January 14, 2013: USMLE Prep Resources (11:30-12:30pm, KL 100). Your Step 1 exam is right around the corner so let the Medical Library help you make the most of your precious study time! Nancy Bulgarelli will share strategies for using ExamMaster Online and USMLE Easy to their greatest potential.
PANERA LUNCH IS PROVIDED so please RSVP to the Medical Library at by Tuesday, January 8 if you plan to attend!

Faculty Corner

Submit your 2011-2012 Journal Publications for Authors at Oakland!

The Senate Library Committee and Kresge Library are pleased to announce the 8th annual Authors at Oakland event to honor faculty who have recently published. This year, following our tradition of celebrating books and journal articles in alternating years, the Authors at Oakland event will focus on journal publications. The event will be held on March 20, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on the 4th floor of Kresge Library.

Authors at Oakland recognizes the breadth of outstanding research that is produced by Oakland faculty; to this end, the committee invites all faculty who have published one or more articles, essays, or creative pieces in peer-reviewed journals in 2011–2012 to submit one of these for recognition at the event. All submissions will be on display, and refreshments will be served. In addition, the Senate Library Committee will invite two authors to present their work at the event. The presentations will be chosen based on their potential appeal to a non-specialist audience and the proposer's ability to articulate the significance and innovation of the research, or in the case of creative writing, the piece's conceptual and aesthetic merits.

This year marks the debut of a web-based submission system. The online form enables authors to upload articles and indicate their interest in making a presentation on their scholarship to a general audience at the March event. All submissions must comply with the following specifications:

§   One submission per faculty member

§   Peer-reviewed journal publications: appearing in print or electronically between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012

§   Deadline for submission for inclusion in the event is January 11, 2013

Click on the link below to upload your article (a PDF offprint or a scanned PDF file) or to provide a URL address that will take us directly to your publication:

If the online form poses problems or does not accommodate the content or formatting of your article, send a copy of the article via campus mail to Kath Borg, 300 Kresge Library. If you encounter problems with the online form or have further questions, please contact Jessica Payette, Chair of the Senate Library Committee, ( or Kath Borg (, Executive Secretary to the Dean of Kresge Library.


Highlighted Faculty Publications

Anderson KS, Segars JH. Predicting fertility with antimullerian hormone: Is a cutoff value adequate? Fertil Steril. 2012. (Dr. Kyle Anderson specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine at Beaumont Health System and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the OUWB). 

Bee M, McAuley R, Montante J. Upper Limb Bone Video for Gross Human Anatomy. MedEdPortal, 2012.

  • Dr. Mary Bee is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in anatomy.
  • Dr. Robert McAuley is Associate Dean for Educational Information Technology at the OUWB
  • Dr. James Montante is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and also specializes in anatomy.

Eastwood JL, Sadler TD, Zeidler DL, Lewis A, Amiri L, Applebaum S. Contextualizing nature of science instruction in socioscientific issues. Int J Sci Educ. 2012;34(15):2289-2315. (Dr. Jennifer Eastwood is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in histology.)

Faculty Development Opportunities

Medical Education Research Faculty Learning Community continues! Please join us for the following events and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch! Please email Misa Mi,, with any questions. 

  • Friday, December 7, 2012: Collaborative Technologies for Research (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100). Presenter: Keith Engwall, Assistant Professor, Web & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012: Closing Retreat (12:00-1:30pm, KL 225B). Details to come! Pizza lunch will be provided so please RSVP to by Monday, December 17.

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.

New Resources

The Medical Library has added many new electronic books and print books to our collection in Anatomy, Physiology, for the Endocrine and Musculoskeletal Systems and more!
  • Clinical Anatomy for your Pocket by Douglas Gould (2009)
    • Location: Medical Library Study Room, QM 31 .G68 2009
  • Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd edition by Meredith Minkler (2008)
    • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor, RA 440.85 .C65 2008
  • Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs by Muriel Harris (2010)
    • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor, RA 440.4 .H37 2010
For a complete list of new titles, see September-October 2012 New Titles

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