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Medical Library News
Volume 3 | Issue 9 | September 2013         


In this issue
Organ, Eye & Tissue Registration Drive |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Upcoming Events


2nd Annual Medical Library Organ, Eye & Tissue Registration Drive

The Medical Library is proud to host our second annual organ, eye, and tissue donor registration drive as part of Michigan Libraries for Life, a partnership between Gift of Life Michigan and over 30 local health sciences, medical, public, academic, and hospital libraries across Michigan.

In our inaugural year, we registered 62 new donors and interacted with 339 total people in one day! This year by expanding the drive to three days, we aim to greatly surpass last year's totals!

The drive will be held October 8, 9, and 11 from 10:00 - 2:00pm each day in the Kresge Library Lobby. Registration is open to all so tell your family, friends, and colleagues they may register:



Many thanks to 12 of our first- and second-year medical students who have volunteered to help staff half of our registration table hours!

In addition to expanding our drive this year, the Medical Library is also hosting a special kick-off event with Dean Folberg on Friday, October 4 from 12:00 - 1:00pm in Room 204 O'Dowd Hall. The Dean will share his passion for organ donation and his personal story! To register for this event, please complete our online registration form.

Student Corner

Research Consultation Calendar If you need to schedule a one-on-one research consultation for your Capstone project with one of the Medical Library faculty, you can now sign-up for a 30 minute meeting via our online consultation calendar and choose a time that is convenient for you!

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Underground Clinical Vignettes Series now Available in Print The Medical Library has purchased two print copies of each book in the Underground Clinical Vignettes series for Step 1 and Step 2 exam topics. The collection can be found in the USMLE Prep and Review section in the Medical Library Study Room and used for study within the library. Disciplines in the collection include:
  • Step 1: Anatomy, Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology I & II, Pathophysiology I, II, & III, and Pharmacology
  • Steph 2: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine I & II, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery
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Medical Library Lunch 'n Lean Series Continues in October 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!
What: Databases Other Than PubMed 
When: Monday, October 7 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Kresge Library Room 100
Are you having trouble locating relevant studies for your Capstone project in PubMed? You may need to search another database, especially if your project incorporates elements of education, psychology, medical technologies, or your topic is prevalent in the international literature -- all of which PubMed has little or no coverage!

Panera lunch will be provided so please RSVP by Monday, September 30 via our online registration form.

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

Faculty Corner

Highlighted Faculty Publications

Angus A, Sahi S, McIntosh B. Learning curve and early clinical outcomes for a robotic surgery novice performing robotic single site cholecystectomy. Int J Med Robot. 2013 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Andrew Angus and Saad Sahi are MD candidates & members of the OUWB Charter Class
  • Dr. Bruce McIntosh is Section Head of General Surgery at Beaumont Hospital Troy and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the OUWB

Camp-Rogers TR, Sawyer KN, McNicol DR, Kurz MC. An observational study of patient selection criteria for post-cardiac arrest therapeutic hypothermia. Resuscitation. 2013 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] (Dr. Kelly Sawyer specializes in Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the OUWB)

Sabina R, Rodenbaugh D, Thomas D, Augustyniak R, Krug E. Admissions Interview Day HIPAA TBL. MedEdPortal, 2013. (This was also the Featured Publication in the September 2013 issue of the MEP Monthly News)

  • Dr. Richard Sabina is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in biochemistry and molecular genetics
  • Dr. David Rodenbaugh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in physiology
  • Dr. David Thomas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing molecular biology
  • Dr. Robert Augustyniak previously served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB
  • Dr. Ernest Krug is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in medical humanities and bioethics

Upcoming Events


Save the Date: Inaugural Open Access Week Celebration
October 21, 22 & 24, 2013


Open Access allows free, immediate access to scholarly information online, along with the right to use and reuse that information however you need.

This year OU Libraries are participating in International Open Access Week by hosting a series of events to raise awareness about new publishing models and to celebrate open access to information.

All events will take place in Kresge Library Room 100 and are open to anyone who is interested in learning more!

  • Monday, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00pm: Open Access 101 Brown Bag

    • Our kick-off event features an introduction to open access and the launch of OU's institutional repository, OUR@Oakland. (Bring your lunch, but light refreshments will be served)


  • Tuesday, October 22 from 12:00 - 1:30pm: Challenges of Traditional Publishing Panel Discussion

    • In this week's keynote, Dr. Craig Hartrick, Professor in the OUWB Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Anesthesiology, and Shawn Lombardo, Interim Associate Dean of OU Libraries, will present their perspectives on the 'publishing game' and its effects on academia. Following brief presentations, attendees will be able to participate in an open discussion forum.
    • Lunch will be served

  • Thursday, October 24 from 12:00 - 1:30pm: Author's Rights Brown Bag
    • This session will explore your rights as an author when it comes to protecting your scholarly work. How can you avoid signing over your copyright? How does open access come into play in protecting author's rights? (Bring your lunch, but light refreshments will be served)

To register for one or all of the week's events, please fill out our registration form or visit our information page. There will be raffle tickets distributed at each event for a drawing at the final event.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg, swanberg@oakland.edu, or Julia Rodriguez, juliar@oakland.edu



September Gaming Fundraiser Update! The Medical Library would like to congratulate Stephanie Campbell and the Pediatrics Interest Group on a successful initial fundraiser for Beaumont Children's Hospital. The Medical Library was happy to take part with Keith Engwall, Evan Sprague and Stephanie Swanberg volunteering at the event, which raised $135 in cash for the hospital to use to purchase games and/or gaming equipment.  We're looking forward to participating in next year's fundraiser!


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