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Volume 3 | Issue 10 | October 2013         

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Evening of Humanities - Resources |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource Updates

An Evening of Humanities & Ethics - Resources for the Daytime

by Nancy Bulgarelli, Medical Library Director

On October 9th, Dr. Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., was the keynote speaker at the Inaugural Evening of Humanism and Ethics. Dr. Caplan's topic was "What Barriers Prevent a Compassionate and Virtuous Physician from Helping a Patient Die Well in America?" His thoughtful comments sparked interesting conversations around the case presentations. If you would like to read more about the topic, consider the following resources available from the Medical Library.


  • The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics at the End of Life, edited by Arthur L. Caplan, James J. McCartney, and Dominic A. Sisti [print]
    • Available on the 3rd Floor of Kresge Library: R726.C357 2006
  • Penn Center Guide to Bioethics – encyclopedic overview of major topics. Includes the following chapters by Dr. Caplan:
    • Chapter 1: The Birth and Evolution of Bioethics
    • Chapter 58: Organ Transplantation: The Challenge of Scarcity

  • Smart Mice, Not-So-Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics by Arthur L. Caplan [print]
    • Available on the 3rd Floor of Kresge Library: R724.C344 2007


Student Corner

iPad for Student Checkout The Medical Library now has an iPad for checkout for M1 and M2 students. Checkout is on a first-come-first-served basis, so If you are interested stop by the Medical Library Office, and we'll put your name on the reserve list. You may check out the iPad for two weeks.


New Drawing Tools Available Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop, is now installed on one of the computers in the Medical Library Study Room. Whether you are drawing anatomical parts, want to use it for a course project, or just drawing for fun you can stop by the Medical Library Office and grab our Bamboo Drawing Tablet to use with the software in the Study Room (instructions included!).

Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn Series Continues in November In response to student feedback and questions from October's M1 Capstone session, the Medical Library will be hosting TWO Lunch 'n Learns in November open to all M1 & M2 students:
  • Tuesday, November 5: Searching PubMed with MeSH. Learn how to get more inclusive, focused and relevant result sets from PubMed by using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in addition to keyword searching
  • Monday, November 11: Getting Full Text Articles & More! Primarily an open session for students to follow-up on unanswered questions from Capstone including using Interlibrary Loan to get articles we don't have, using Write-N-Cite to format your project background and introduction, as well as searching and exporting citations from other databases.
Panera lunch will be provided so please RSVP via our online registration form.

Faculty Corner

Highlighted Faculty Publications

Jolepalem P, Wu D. Semantic dementia diagnosed by F-18 FDG PET/MRI: Co-registered images. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2013 Aug 31;3:35. (Dr. Dafang Wu specializes in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at Beaumont Health System and serves as Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging at the OUWB)

Peters KM, Jaeger C, Killinger KA, Rosenberg B, Boura JA. Cystectomy for ulcerative interstitial cystitis: sequelae and patients' perceptions of improvement. Urology. 2013 Oct;82(4):829-33.

  • Dr. Kenneth Peters is Chief of Urology and Director of the Women's Urology Center at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. He also serves as Chair and Professor in the Department of Urology at the OUWB
  • Christopher Jaeger is an MD Candidate and member of the OUWB Charter Class
  • Dr. Bradley Rosenberg specializes in urology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the OUWB.
  • Judith Boura is a biostatistician for Beaumont Health System and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OWUB.

Swor R, Grace H, McGovern H, Weiner M, Walton E. Cardiac arrests in schools: assessing use of automated external defibrillators (AED) on school campuses. Resuscitation. 2013;84(4):426-9.

  • Dr. Robert Swor specializes in emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the OUWB.
  • Dr. Edward Walton is Section Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Children's Hospital and serves as Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the OUWB.

Resource Updates

New Resources The Medical Library has recently subscribed to the following online resources:
  • Anatomy.TV via STAT!Ref - a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy...check out specifically the human anatomy regional series, which breaks down anatomy by area of the body. Also included are MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations.

  • Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States - previously published by the government, this database provides a variety of statistics. Those related to medicine and health include: healthcare expenditures, mortality and morbidity, nutrition, health insurance, employment in healthcare services, annual health revenues, organ transplants, and more!

Resource Trials The Medical Library now has trials through December 31, 2013 to three Thieme resources. Access is IP-authenticated so you must be on campus to try them out! Send us your feedback to and tell us if you think we should purchase these!

Thieme eBook LibraryIncludes 73 textbooks and color atlases in anatomy, medicine, and the life sciences. Also features online access and unlimited downloads of full books to end users' personal devices including pcs, iPads and Android tablets for use off-line.

To access you must be on campus:

Thieme Teaching Assistant: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, and PharmacologyA web-based presentation tool providing access to images for download, manipulation, or live presentation.  Faculty can develop custom course materials which can be hosted on a protected intranet for their students; students can use the resource for study and self-testing.

To access you must be on campus:


A self-study tool designed for students in the field of anatomy.  It contains the images from the Gilroy's Thieme Atlas of Anatomy in addition to clinical MRI and CT radiographs. Developed as an interactive study aid it allows students to test themselves to gauge their progress

To access you must be on campus:

Information Resources from our Latest Events

Miss our Inaugural Open Access Week Celebration?

If you missed our Open Access Week events, check out the lecture capture recordings of each of our sessions:

  • Open Access 101 Brown Bag featuring an introduction to open access by Stephanie Swanberg, Assistant Professor & Medical Librarian, and a tour of OU's institutional repository, OUR@Oakland, by Meghan Finch, Assistant Professor & Digital Assets Librarian. 

  • Challenges of Traditional Publishing Panel Discussion featuring the perspectives of Dr. Craig Hartrick, Professor in the OUWB Department of Anesthesiology, and Shawn Lombardo, Interim Associate Dean of OU Libraries, on the publishing game's impact on authors and libraries.

  • Author's Rights Brown Bag explores your rights as an author when it comes to protecting your scholarly work presented by Julia Rodriguez, Assistant Professor & Health Sciences & Nursing Librarian, and Nancy Bulgarelli, Director of the Medical Library.

If you are looking for more information about using/locating open access resources or publishing open access, try these resources:

  • Free Medical Journals - Unrestricted full-text access to medical journals
  • MedEdPortal - open access instructional materials repository for medical education
  • PLoS (Public library of Science) - a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource
  • PubMed Central - free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, including all NIH-funded research as mandated by the NIH Public Access Policy

If you have any lingering questions regarding using or publishing open access, please contact Stephanie Swanberg,, or Julia Rodriguez,

Michigan Libraries for Life Donor Registration Drive The Medical Library's 2nd annual organ donor registration drive registered 73 new donors (potentially saving 584 lives), talked with 307 already registered donors, and passed out information to 78 more for a grand total of 458 interactions!

Thank you to our 11 medical students and the faculty and staff of the Medical Library who volunteered their time to support the cause! And a very special thank you to Dean Folberg for kicking off our drive with an inspirational talk on October 4!

You may also remember there were a few lingering questions from our kick-off event with the Dean. Here are the answers to your questions!

Q: How does 'Be the Match' for Bone Marrow Donation relate to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry?
A: The Organ Donor Registry is completely separate from the Bone Marrow Donor Program, therefore you must register for both. For more information please visit the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) the "non-profit organization that matches patients with registered bone marrow donors" at

Q: What about blood platelet donation?
A: You can set-up an individual appointment to donate your blood platelets via the American Red Cross by visiting their website or calling them directly at 1-800-Red-Cross

Q: What are the views of major religions regarding organ donation?

A: Check out these resources for the answers:

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