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Volume 5 | Issue 4 | April 2015         


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World Immunization Week  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource News: MedlinePlus & DARE


Close the Immunization Gap! World Immunization Week, April 24 - 30

Along with Autism Awareness Month and National Donate Life Month, April is home to World Immunization Week, April 24 - 30, 2015, a campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization on a global scale.

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 5 children does not receive routine immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases.1

In recognition of the week, the Medical Library has pulled together a list of helpful resources on immunization:

For Health Care Providers:
  • Immunization Action Coalition - a non-profit organization working to educate and provide information to health care workers and patients. Website provides a plethora of information on a variety of immunizations.
For Consumers:
  • MedlinePlus: Childhood Immunization - plain language overview of childhood immunizations with links to specific vaccines and links to latest news and research on immunization. Patient handouts available in over 30 different languages.

1World Health Organization, WHO Campaigns: Close the Immunization Gap, http://www.who.int/campaigns/immunization-week/2015/en/                     Accessed April 28, 2015


Student Corner

Kresge Library Building to Close on Sunday, May 3 Due to a university-wide network shutdown, the Kresge Library building including all Medical Library spaces will be closed beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, May 3. The building will reopen at 7:30am on Monday, May 4. We apologize for any inconvenience. A detailed email was sent out earlier this week to all students with alternative study locations and links to resources. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at medref@oakland.edu or (248) 370 - 3776.

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Mobile Apps Fair in May!
Join the Medical Library for a special session in May -- a one hour mobile apps fair on Wednesday, May 13 from 11:00 - 12:00pm in the hallway outside of 203/204 O'Dowd! Multiple stations will be available to get apps downloaded to your mobile devices before you go to clerkships, including clinical information resources to use at the point-of-care, drug information resources, notetaking apps, and more!

No RSVP required...just stop on by! Interested M1s are also welcome!

Faculty Corner

Faculty Brown Bag Series Concludes in June! The last scheduled session of this year's faculty series will be on Wednesday, June 17 from 12:00 - 1:00pm in 478 O'Dowd Hall. Anyone is welcome to attend and feel free to bring your lunch!
  • Topic: Alternative Ways of Disseminating Your Scholarly Work
  • Description: This session will provide you with an opportunity to learn, explore, discuss, and share alternative ways of communicating and disseminating your scholarly works.

If you have any questions about the series, please contact us at medref@oakland.edu

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OUWB Publications

Copelan A, Chehab M, Dixit P, Cappell MS. Safety and efficacy of angiographic occlusion of duodenal varices as an alternative to TIPS: review of 32 cases. Ann Hepatol. 2015 May-Jun;14(3):369-79. (Dr. Purushottam Dixit specializes in interventional and diagnostic radiology at Beaumont Hospital and is Assistant Professor in the Department Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging at the OUWB. Dr. Mitchell Cappell is Section Head of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and also serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB.)

Aggarwal A, Smith JL, Chinnaiyan KM, Mehta N, Boura J, Khoury Abdulla R, Lauter CB, Raff GL. ß-Blocker premedication does not increase the frequency of allergic reactions from coronary CT angiography: Results from the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Feb 18 [ePub ahead of print]

  • Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan specializes in cardiovascular medicine Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

  • Neesurg Mehta is an MD Candidate in the Class of 2016 at the OUWB.

  • Dr. Carl Lauter is Section Head of Allergy and Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB.

  • Dr. Gilbert Raff specializes in cardiovascular medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB.

Jung D, Kavanagh M, Joyce B, Lucia V, Afonso N. Novice Health Care Students Learn Intimate Partner Violence Communication Skills through Standardized Patient Encounters. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9977

  • Dr. Dawn Jung specializes in emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the OUWB.
  • Maurice Kavanagh serves as Director of the Clinical Skills Training and Simulation Center at the OUWB.
  • Dr. Barbara Joyce serves as Director of Curriculum Evaluation and is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB.
  • Dr. Victoria Lucia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in epidemiology.
  • Dr. Nelia Afonso serves as Assistant Dean for Community Integration and Outreach and is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB.

Resource News

MedlinePlus, our favorite online resource for reliable, plain language information has just debuted its new interface!

The new website is much simpler, streamlined, and easy to navigate! Use of responsive web design allows you to access it from any mobile device without downloading an app and the interface will adapt to the size of your screen!

Check it out!


Database of Abstracts of Review of Effects (DARE) was the primary resource for locating critical summaries of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in support of evidence-based medicine.

As of January 2015, no new summaries will be added to DARE as funding has been cut to the National Institute for Health Research's Review & Dissemination Centre (CRD) at the University of York, UK. Summaries up to December 2014 will remain searchable in the old CRD website, but new summaries will be added to the NIHR Dissemination Centre beginning this month. 


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