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Volume 4 | Issue 1 | January 2014         

In this issue
Harry Potter Events Continue   |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  New Website Update

Exploring The Roots of Harry Potter Continues in February!

The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Magic, Science, and Medicine" will continue to be on display in the Kresge Library Lobby through February 21 and explores how Renaissance traditions, especially science, alchemy, astrology, and art, influenced the creation of Harry Potter. For more information about the exhibit, please visit the exhibit website.

If you missed the Opening Reception for the exhibit on January 21, you still have a chance to join us for our other events celebrating the series:

Thursday, February 6 - Friday, February 7:
24-Hour Movie Marathon Stop by and watch as much of the eight film series as you wish, which will be running consecutively for 24 hours starting at 4:00pm on Thursday in Kresge Library Room 100. Showtimes are as follows:

     > Thursday, February 6:
  • 4:00pm - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • 7:00pm - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • 10:00pm - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
     > Friday, February 7:
  • 1:00am - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 4:00am - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • 7:00am - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • 10:00am - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • 1:00pm - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Tuesday, March 18: The Roots of Harry Potter: Art, Literature & Science Panel Discussion (12:00 - 1:30pm, Kresge Library Room 100) featuring brief presentations discussing the origins of the beloved world in Renaissance science, art history, and literature by our on campus experts:
  • Kevin Grimm, PhD, Associate Professor, English
  • Craig Martin, PhD, Associate Professor, Renaissance Europe & History of Science
  • Taraneh Matloob, PhD Candidate, Children's Literature & Reading
  • Galina Tiranic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Art History

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg at

Student Corner

Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn Series Join us for our February Lunch 'n Learn on 'USMLE Prep Resources' on Monday, February 24 from 11:30 - 12:30pm in **203 O'Dowd**. Whether you're studying for your Step 1 exam or just starting your organ system courses, let the Medical Library help you make the most of your precious study time! We'll share strategies for using ExamMaster Online and USMLE easy to their fullest potential.

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP via our online registration form.


Financial Resources for Medical Students Online Resource Guide For the M3s who just had a PRISM session on financial literacy and for the greater student body, the Medical Library has created an online guide and purchased several books for our collection to help you through renting, mortgages, credit cards, investing and more as a student and a future physician!

Faculty Corner

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit Join us for our February session to be held at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy! William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

  • February: Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine The paradigm of practicing evidence-based medicine requires that physicians develop the ability to locate, appraise, and assimilate the best available clinical research evidence for patient care. Clinicians have a need to develop the competency in evidence-based practice to provide quality patient care and improve patient safety and to model best practices for medical students. The session will serve as an introduction to the principles, process, and steps of practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM) and to the relevant online information resources used to practice EBM. Barriers and approaches to teaching and practicing EBM in clinical settings will be discussed as well. Note: This session was previously offered in 2012 and 2013.
    • Instructor: Misa Mi
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, February 27, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Area C Classroom (former POB classroom -- see map)
    • March: EBM Resources
    • April: Systematic Reviews
    • May: Searching PubMed
    • June: RefWorks: Introduction to a Web-Based Citation Management Tool

Please contact Dr. Misa Mi at with any questions or comments.

Registration is available, but not required on the Beaumont CME Calendar. The complete schedule is also posted on the Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) website under Upcoming Events.


Highlighted Faculty Publications

Grills IS, Mangona VS, Aneese AM, Hymas RV, Marina O, Kestin LL, Lurie M, Yan D. Prospective phase 2 trial of moderate dose image guided stereotactic lung radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and pulmonary metastases with serial 18FDG-PET imaging and pulmonary function testing (PFT). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(2):S538. (Proceedings of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting)

  • Dr. Inga Grills is Director of the Extra Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program and Radiation Oncology Residency Program at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the OUWB
  • Andrew Aneese is an MD Candidate and member of the OUWB Charter Class

Krug E, Kavanagh M. Ethical challenges faced by medical students. MedEdPortal. 2014. (Dr. Ernest Krug is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in clinical bioethics; Maurice Kavanagh is Director of the Clinical Skills Training and Simulation Center at the OUWB)

Mi M. Factors that influence effective evidence-based medicine instruction. Med Ref Serv Q. 2013;32(4):424-433. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor and Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB)

New Website Update

by Keith Engwall

The launch of the new Medical Library website was a success! In January, we had approximately 4,200 visits to the site with the top 10 destinations being:

Top 10 Visited Sites on the new Medical Library Website
January 2014

 Page Visits

M1 Textbooks
Offsite (PubMed, etc)
Course Guides
M2 Textbooks
Mobile Apps

We have only received a handful of questions and comments on using the new site and appreciate your continuing feedback! Although a link to the old site exists to allow for easier transition, it received only about 300 visits, half of which were to the textbook pages.

We intend to conduct usability testing of the new site in the spring to help us improve and refine it. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments about the new site please email us at We appreciate your feedback!

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