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Volume 5 | Issue 9 | September 2015         

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4th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Registration Drive  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource Trial: DynaMed Plus  |  Upcoming Events

4th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Registration Drive

The Medical Library is proud to host our fourth annual organ, eye, and tissue donor registration drive as part of Michigan Libraries for Life, a partnership between Gift of Life Michigan and now over 120 health sciences, medical, public, academic, and hospital libraries across Michigan.

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

The drive will be held October 6 - 8, 2015 in the Kresge Library Lobby from 10:00am - 2:00pm daily. Come join us and register to be a new donor and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same!

Thank you to all of our OUWB student, faculty, and staff volunteers as well as our undergraduate counterparts in MAPS!


Student Corner

PubMed Recap PubMed was recently introduced in the Capstone course to help you start searching the literature in your project topics. To help you develop or hone these skills, we've developed e-learning modules within e-Space.
If you would like discuss your project, we're more than happy to schedule a one-on-one consultation session! To do so, contact one of the library faculty directly or email This literature search worksheet can help you prepare for your consultation meeting with a librarian.


Medical Library Student InfoBites Join us for our second InfoBite of the semester to get a whirlwind tour of our most popular online anatomy tools including Acland's, IMAIOS, Netter's Reference, and more! 
  • What: Exploring Online Anatomy Resources
  • When: Monday, October 26; 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: 110A O'Dowd
Panera Lunch will be provided so register today via the online registration form!

Faculty Corner

OUWB Publications

Chapman R, Sabina R, Thomas D. Skin Signs of Systemic Disease TBL. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from: (Dr. Richard Sabina recently retired from OUWB, serving as Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Dr. David Thomas is Assistant Dean for Medical Education at the OUWB).

Bauer ME, Lorenz RP, Bauer ST, Rao K, Anderson FW. Maternal deaths due to sepsis in the state of Michigan, 1999-2006. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct;126(4):747-752.

  • Dr. Robert Lorenz specializes in maternal fetal medicine at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at OUWB
  • Dr. Samuel Bauer also specializes in maternal fetal medicine at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at OUWB

Stone B, Mangona VS, Johnson MD, Ye H, Grills IS. Changes in pulmonary function following image guided stereotactic lung radiotherapy: neither lower baseline or post-SBRT pulmonary function are associated with worse overall survival. J Thorac Oncol. 2015. [ePub ahead of print]. (Dr. Inga Grills specializes in radiation oncology at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at OUWB)


Reading List from Nichole Woods' "How We Know What Isn't So" On September 17, Nichole Woods PhD, researcher and cognitive psychologist at The University of Toronto, presented a fascinating faculty development session on the importance of basic science in medical education. The following is a list of readings from her presentation that faculty may find useful:

Resource Trial: DynaMed Plus

The Medical Library currently has a 30-day trial to DynaMed Plus, EBSCO's enhanced version of DynaMed! The new resource features new and expanded content including: integrated Micromedex drug content, integrated American College of Physicians (ACP) content and images, and expanded evidence-based overviews and recommendations for diseases and conditions.

Let us know what you think by sending any comments to!

Upcoming Events in October!

3rd Annual Beaumont Children's Hospital Gaming Fundraiser Help us raise funds for the Beaumont Children's Hospital! Join the Medical Library and Pediatrics Interest Group for an afternoon and evening of board and video games. 
  • When: October 14, 2015; Doors open at 4:30pm 
  • Where: OUWB Student Lounge
  • Admission: $5 donation
The event will showcase a variety of board games, both quick and long, for beginners and veterans. Seize bragging rights at the Smash Bros. tournament! And more! 

If you are unable to attend and wish to donate, please contact Keith Engwall at

Image Courtesy of LinuxBird, CC BY-SA 3.0


3rd Annual Open Access Week Celebration OU Libraries is celebrating International Open Access Week, October 19 - 25, 2015 by sponsoring a series of events open to all interested faculty, students, and staff.
  • Open Data: Locating & Sharing Research Data to Promote Global Scholarly Communication
    • Monday, October 19 from 12:00 - 1:00pm; Kresge Library 242
    • This session will reveal the latest trends in the open research data movement including: key resources for locating existing data sets and how published data sets are emerging as accepted scholarly activity

  • Getting Cited: Increase your Impact with Open Access Repositories & Social Media
    • Friday, October 23 from 12:00 - 1:00pm; Kresge Library 225A
    • In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to boost exposure and findability of their research, track who has cited their work and a tiny bit about author's rights.

Visit the OU Libraries website for more information on the events and for more information about Open Access!

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