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Volume 4 | Issue 10 | October 2014         

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Mary Fisher Book Collection  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  New Member of our Team

Mary Fisher Book Collection

In anticipation of the School of Medicine's World AIDS Day event featuring renown activist, author, and artist Mary Fisher, the Medical Library has purchased copies of her books for checkout. A set will be on display for her visit, but additional copies are available for checkout now on the 3rd Floor of Kresge Library.  

Angels in our Midst (1997): Focusing on the love and courage of the caregivers of those with HIV/AIDS, this collection features over ninety photographs taken by Mary Fisher. Call number: RC 607 .A26 F549 1997

I'll Not Go Quietly: Mary Fisher Speaks Out (1995): A collection of speeches and photographs presenting her strategies for dealing with the AIDS pandemic as the HIV-positive mother of two healthy young boys. Call number: RC 607 .A26 F55 1995


Messenger: A Self Portrait (2012): A look into Mary Fisher's life story through her promise in her 1992 Republican National Convention address: ''I want my children to know that their mother was not a victim. She was a messenger.'' Call number: RC 606.55 .F57 A3 2012

My Name is Mary: A Memoir (1996): Chronicles the events leading up to and following her 1992 Republican National Convention address. Call number: RC 607 .A26 F554 1996

Sleep with the Angels: A Mother Challenges AIDS (1994): First collection of speeches given by Mary Fisher in 1992 and 1993 including the 1992 Republican National Convention address. Call number: RC 607 .A26 F56 1994

Student Corner

Library Building Hours during Thanksgiving Holiday Kresge Library will close at 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 26 and reopen on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30am.


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

November: Why PubMed, Google & Google Scholar Should All Be in your Super Searcher Utility Belt

  • When: Wednesday, November 12 from 11:30 - 12:30pm
  • Where: 110A O'Dowd Hall
  • Description: Who says we all can't be superheroes (with an awesome utility belt to boot!)? Join us for a free lunch to become a Super Searcher and learn why you need to master PubMed, Google, and Google Scholar to hone your superpowers!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP via our online registration form


USMLE Prep & Review Collection This collection, housed in the Quiet Study Room, continues to grow with these new titles:
  • BRS Gross Anatomy
  • Deja Review USMLE Step 1
  • First Aid Q & A for the USMLE Step 1
  • High Yield Comprehensive USMLE Step 1
  • Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology
  • Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology
  • Mastering the USMLE Step 2 CS
  • Review for the USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 1 Recall

Faculty Corner

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

November: Apps for Keeping Up With the Literature
  • When: Wednesday, November 19 from 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Where: 478 O'Dowd
  • Description: Learn about several new apps including Browzine, Docphin, and Read by QxMD that simplify your ability to keep up with the literature by making research accessible from your mobile phone or tablet! 

For those faculty who could not attend October's Faculty Brown Bag session on October 22, be sure to check out the new subject guide on Grant Opportunities created by Dr. Misa Mi. The guide pulls together a comprehensive list of resources for locating funding opportunities for medical education research.

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


OUWB Publications

Mi M, Stefaniak J, Afonso N. Community needs assessment to reach out to an underserved population. Medical Reference Service Quarterly. 2014;33(4):375-390. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor & Medical Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB; Dr. Nelia Afonso is Assistant Dean for Community Integration & Outreach and Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB). 

Sangal RB, Blumer JL, Lankford DA, Grinnell TA, Huang H. Eszopiclone for insomnia associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics. 2014;134(4):e1095-103. (Dr. R Bart Sangal specializes in sleep medicine at Beaumont Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health as well as Psychiatry at the OUWB). 

Swanberg S, Dereski M. Structured abstracts: best practices in writing and reviewing abstracts for publication and presentation. MedEdPortal; 2014. Available from (Stephanie Swanberg is Assistant Professor & Medical Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB; Dr. Mary Dereski is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB).

New Member of the Medical Library Team!

The Medical Library is pleased to welcome Mitchell Roe, our new Medical Library Technology Specialist!

As Technology Specialist, Mitchell works to develop and improve the Medical Library's server technology and web presence. Before coming to OUWB, he developed custom solutions for updating and supporting Kresge Library's desktop computer and server systems. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's of Science degree in Information Technology here at Oakland University.

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The Medical Library remembers our esteemed colleague Frank Lepkowski, Associate Professor and Business Librarian at Oakland University Libraries, who passed on October 28, 2014. A scholar, poet, and beloved friend, he will always be in our thoughts and hearts.

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