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Volume 5 | Issue 6 | June 2015         

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Summer Reading Recommendations  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource News: New Trials  |  NLM Traveling Exhibit: Colonial Era Medicine

Summer Reading Recommendations

by Nancy Bulgarelli, Medical Library Director & Interim Dean, OU Libraries

Summer is a great time to get caught up on your reading! Check out the following:

The Public Physician: Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-on World Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, a pediatric gastroenterologist and faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, has written a "practical, hands-on guide to help doctors survive and thrive in a new age of connectivity and transparency." More, he has made this very helpful and insightful book free for download from the iTunes store. It's currently only available for iPads, but he hopes to have it available in PDF format soon.

For physicians new to social media, there are introductory chapters on what it means to be a "public physician" and specifics on blogging, twitter, and other forms of social media. For medical students and residents new to the practice of medicine, there are 
chapters on the importance of patient confidentiality, setting boundaries, and maintaining a professional persona while on social media.


You can read more about Dr. Vartabedian and his thoughts on being a "public physician" in a recent Wing of Zock blog post by Dr. Jennifer J. Salopek. You can also follow Dr. Vartabedian's blog, 33 Charts.

More Interesting Reads!
  • The Affordable Care Act has been in the news a great deal recently. For a good, brief overview, you might want to consider a recent health policy report in the June 18, 2015 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, "The Affordable Care Act at 5 Years."
  • Finally, our own Dean Folberg recently contributed to the influential Wing of Zock blog. His post, "Healing Beyond Science," can be accessed here.

Happy reading, everyone!

Student Corner

Library to Close for July 4th Weekend in observance of the July 4th holiday. The Kresge Library building, including all Medical Library spaces, will close at 8:00PM on Thursday, July 2, and reopen on Monday, July 6, at 7:30AM.

Faculty Corner

OUWB Publications

Chen KP, Lee J, Mark RG, Feng M, Celi LA, Malley BE, Danziger J. Proton pump inhibitor use is not associated with cardiac arrhythmia in critically ill patients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 July. [ePub ahead of print] (Brian Malley is an MD Candidate in the Class of 2017 at the OUWB)

Kazanji N, Davila F, Manickam P, Wang Y, Bossory L. A case of invasive cytomegalovirus duodenitis in an immunosuppressed patient 15 months after renal transplantation. Infection. 2015; 43(3): 383-385. (Dr. Francisco Davila specializes in internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB; Dr. Laurie Bossory is a recent graduate of OUWB as a member of the charter class.)

Rodenbaugh D, Jung D, Augustyniak R, Sabina R. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Team-Based Learning. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from:

  • Dr. David Rodenbaugh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in physiology.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Richard Sabina is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in biochemistry and molecular genetics.

Resource News: New Trials

Check out the Medical Library's new resource trials! If you have any comments or believe these resources should be permanent additions to our collection, contact us at

 The LWW Health Library Oncology Collection includes a number of important oncology texts such as DeVita's Cancer, Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, Harris Diseases of the Breast as well as guidelines and self-assessment questions. The trial runs until July 15.

 The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection is part of Henry Stewart Talks, a collection of online lectures. The collection includes more than 1,500 presentations on biochemistry; cancer, cell biology; diseases, disorders & treatments; drug discovery; genetics; immunology; methods; microbiology & virology; neurobiology; and pharmaceutical science. This new resource can be used in the classroom setting, in the lab, for research, as part of the curriculum, as a study or reference tool for students, or for personal interest. The trial runs through the end of December 2015.

NLM Traveling Exhibit: Colonial Era Medicine

The Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine, July 6 - August 15, 2015 in the Kresge Library Lobby.

The exhibit focuses on colonial medicine and scientific values in the context of George Washington. According to the exhibit: "Alongside the traditional demands of political life and military leadership, Washington focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, staff, slaves, and troops." An accompanying online exhibition features a fascinating collection of historical photos, documents, and history of the Washington family.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens


Washington in his last illness
Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

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