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Volume 3 | Issue 8 | August 2013         

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Fundraiser for Beaumont Children's Hospital |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Coming Events

Join Us for a Gaming Fundraiser for Beaumont Children's Hospital!

Over the past several months, Keith Engwall has been working with M2 student, Stephanie Campbell and the Pediatrics Interest Group on hosting a fundraiser for Beaumont Children's Hospital. The inspiration for the fundraiser is Child's Play, a charity that grew out of the gamer community and has raised over $17 million to donate games and gaming equipment to partner children's hospitals around the world. The team has been working closely with Kathleen Grobbel, Child Life Supervisor at Beaumont Children's Hospital, and with Meaghan Cole, OUWB Coordinator of Student Activities, to launch our inaugural event. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to play on Friday, September 20 at 11:30am in the OUWB Student Lounge.

Images under a Creative Commons license and adapted from photos by Wes Mueller and Michael Atchison

The Medical Library is proud to be co-sponsoring the event with Keith, Stephanie Swanberg and Evan Sprague loaning games and equipment as well as volunteering to oversee the event. Gaming snacks, including healthy options, will be donated by the Medical Library.

Admission will be $5 at the door, and 100% of proceeds will go to Beaumont Children's Hospital. The event will feature a variety of gaming mini-tournaments, including Wii Swordplay, Wii Snowball Fight, Euchre, Poker, and 3-ball pool, as well as Karaoke, Euchre lessons, and other gaming activities. 

Faculty, Staff and Students may RSVP at

Student Corner

Announcing this Year's Medical Library Lunch 'n Lean Series In our second year of programming, the Medical Library is pleased to host a monthly lunch 'n learn series closely integrated with your coursework and building on the information mastery skills you need for your Capstone Project, USMLE prep, and more!

Our first session, a PubMed Refresher, will be held on Monday, September 9 from 11:30am - 12:30pm in Kresge Library Room 100. For M2s who need to re-search the literature for your IRBs or want to keep up with recent developments in your areas and for M1s just starting your literature searches for your potential Capstone project, Dr. Misa Mi will be covering everything you need!

Panera lunch will be provided so please RSVP by Tuesday, September 3 via our online registration form. (Note: You only need to register for the PubMed Refresher at this time, but are welcome to register for any of this year's lunch 'n learn sessions!)

For a complete schedule of our lunch 'n learn this year, see our flyer!


M1 & M2 Textbook Lists Now Available
Check out our M1 Textbooks and M2 Textbooks pages on the library's web site to see the availability of your textbooks from the Medical Library! We have two print copies of all your required and recommended textbooks in the Medical Library Study Room and have recently expanded our collection of online textbooks.

Faculty Corner

Faculty Recognition for Gold Foundation Grant Congratulations to Drs. Jennifer Eastwood, Misa Mi, Ernest F. Krug, Barbara Joyce, and Elysa Koppelman-White for winning a grant for their proposed rigorous review titled "Epistemological Beliefs and Medical Humanism Education: A Systematic Review."  The grant is awarded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute, which was institute was established in 2012 to discover and disseminate knowledge about humanizing medicine to improve health and the human condition. The winners of the grant will join a prestigious community of scholars and present their findings at a symposium designed to illuminate best practices and set an agenda for future research on the practice of teaching humanistic healthcare.

Also congratulations to Dr. Misa Mi for being granted tenure as an Associate Professor!


Highlighted Faculty Publications

Abbas AE, Franey LM, Marwick T, Maeder MT, Kaye DM, Vlahos AP, Serra W, Al-Azizi K, Schiller NB, Lester SJ. Noninvasive Assessment of Pulmonary Vascular Resistance by Doppler Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] (Dr. Amr Abbas is Director of the Echocardiography Lab and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB)

Traylor K, Mahajan P. Patient with Acute Shortness of Breath, Elevated D-Dimer, and a Previous History of Cancer. J Nucl Med Technol. 2013 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] (Dr. Paresh Mahajan specializes in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging)

Wu L & Mi M. Sustaining librarian vitality: embedded librarianship model for health sciecnes libraries. Med Ref Serv Q. 2013;32(3): 257 – 265. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor and Information Literacy & eLearning Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB)

Upcoming Events

The Medical Library is pleased sponsor and participate in a variety of events during the month of September. Join us as we celebrate the history of medicine and Women in Medicine Month!

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters Traveling Exhibit

The Medical Library is pleased to host a historical traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine from September 9 - October 18 in the Kresge Library Lobby.

The exhibit chronicles the lives of a family of physicians living and working in New Market, Virginia, during the 19th century. For more information and to read the letters of the Henkel physicians online, visit the exhibit website.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Women in Medicine: Perspectives across the Medical Continuum

In our third year of programming, the Diversity Programming Team is pleased to present our first Diversity Dialogue of the year in celebration of Women in Medicine Month: a panel discussion featuring the unique stories of our own medical students, faculty, clinicians, and administrators. Join us as our panelists share their journeys through medicine and medical education from work-life balance to overcoming challenges to the rewards of being a part of this profession!

WHEN: Monday, September 23; 11:30 - 12:45pm
WHERE: Oakland Room, Oakland Center
  • Dr. Betty Chu, President, Medical Staff, Beaumont Hospital - Troy and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Jennifer Eastwood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Ms. Fatima Fahs, M2 student and President of the OUWB Student Chapter of the American Medical Womens Association
  • Ms. Adewunmi Nuga, M2 student
  • Dr. Kara Sawarynski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to by Monday, September 16 and include any dietary restrictions

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