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Volume 4 | Issue 9 | September 2014         

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Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Open Access Week

Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive: October 6 - 8

The Medical Library is proud to host our third annual organ, eye, and tissue donor registration drive as part of Michigan Libraries for Life, a partnership between Gift of Life Michigan and over 40 local health sciences, medical, public, academic, and hospital libraries across Michigan.

This year, we've partnered with the OUWB Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS), and OUWB Diversity and Inclusion to also host a dual drive to register bone marrow donors for Be the Match.

The drive will be held October 6 - 8 in the main hallway of the Oakland Center immediately following our kick-off event at 12:00 noon in the Fireside Lounge. Hear from Dean Robert Folberg, a cornea transplant recipient, and Craig Bowman (husband of our own Patti Bowman!), whose bone marrow transplant cured his blood cancer.

Volunteers to staff the registration tables are still needed, so even if you only have an hour to spare, we would love to have you! You can sign-up directly on the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet and training materials will be emailed to you.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg at

Student Corner

Medical Library Student InfoBites Join us in October for our second InfoBite, our monthly lunch seminar that complements instruction in the curriculum. All students (and any interested faculty or staff) are encouraged to attend!

October: Finding Answers to TBL Questions Fast & Furiously
  • When: Thursday, October 30 from 11:30 - 12:30pm
  • Where: 110A O'Dowd Hall
  • Description: You've now gotten your feet wet with TBLs, but how quickly are you actually finding the answers during your GRATs? Join the Medical Library for a free lunch and learn about resources, such as UpToDate, DynaMed, and anatomy tools that may just help you win the race against the clock! 
If you plan to attend, RSVP via our online registration form


Study Space Update Just a quick update for you on the ongoing changes in the Medical Library study spaces!
  • Anti-fatigue mats and desk lamps have been placed at the standing desk areas in the Quiet Study Room
  • Coat racks have been installed for the coming chilly weather in both study rooms
**Coming Soon! Also look for these upcoming changes: a second printer will be added to the print station when it is moved to the Collaborative Study Room; additional signage will be posted in the Quiet Study Room indicating the room is quiet study only; rails will be installed to display medical student scholarly posters in the Collaborative Study Room; and white boards are on order for the walls in the two breakout rooms!

Faculty Corner

Faculty Brown Bag Series Join us for our second faculty brown bag session in October. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

October: Research Grant Resources
  • When: Wednesday, October 22 from 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Where: 478 O'Dowd
  • Description: In this session, you will learn about various research grant opportunities and share tips and strategies on successful grant writing.

If you have any questions about the series, please contact Misa Mi at


OUWB Publications

Bauer ME, Bauer ST, Rajala B, MacEachern MP, Polley LS, Childers D, Aronoff DM. Maternal physiologic parameters in relationship to systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124(3):535-541. (Dr. Samuel Bauer specializes in maternal fetal medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the OUWB)

Reygaert W. Critical synthesis package: learning style type indicator. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from: (Dr. Wanda Reygaert is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in microbiology and immunology)

Wong CY, Jolepalem P. PET screening for metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma. JAMA. 2014;312(12):1255-1256. (Dr. Ching-Yee (Oliver) Wong specializes in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging at the OUWB)

New Additions to our Collection

Over the summer, the Medical Library added a plethora of new books and eBooks to our collection including:
  • Over 30 new USMLE and board review books including titles from the following series: Case Files, Crash Course, Deja Review, Elsevier's Integrated Review, First Aid, Hardcore, and High Yield.
  • New items to our faculty collection housed in the Medical Library Office
  • New items to our Women in Medicine collection
Check out our new titles list! If you have additional suggestions for our collection, email us at

Open Access Week Celebration 2014

Join OU Libraries in Celebrating International Open Access Week!

October 20 - 26, 2014

For the second 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.

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

The week will feature a variety of events for OU faculty, students and staff:

  • Monday, October 20 from 3:00 - 4:00pm: SPARC & the World Bank Official Kick-Off Live Stream Web Presentation

  • Tuesday, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00pm: Open Access Update - New Mandates & What They Mean for You Brown Bag

Description: Julia Rodriguez, Assistant Professor and Health Sciences, Nursing, and Faculty Research Support Librarian at Kresge Library will lead an informal session discussing the newest open access mandates implemented in 2014 and how they affect your research and scholarly work.
  • Thursday, October 23 from 11:30 - 1:00pm: Open Educational Resources Brown Bag

Description: Stephanie Swanberg, Assistant Professor and Medical Librarian, will present a brief overview of open educational resources (OER) followed by an in-depth look at one OER resource, MedEdPortal, by Dr. Richard Sabina, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB School of Medicine and Associate Editor of MedEdPortal.

All events will be held in Room 242 Kresge Library and light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg,


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