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Volume 6 | Issue 1 | January 2016

 From DNA to Beer NLM Exhibit, February 8 - March 20!
The Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit: "From DNA to Beer - Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry" in the Kresge Library Lobby from February 8 - March 20, 2016. The exhibit provides a fascinating historical look at how microorganisms have shaped the modern health and commercial industries:
"Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries."
A digital gallery of images and digitized historical texts can be found in the exhibit's accompanying online gallery.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Student Corner 
24/7 Access to Kresge Library Remember that you will need your OU ID badges (Spirit Cards) to get into the Kresge Library building between midnight and 7:30am. The building is open 24/7, but in order to maintain a safe environment, only OU students, staff and faculty are allowed in "after-hours," and you will not be admitted if you do not have your ID card with you.


Explore the Library's USMLE Prep & Review Collection
Join us for our next InfoBite to uncover the Medical Library's collection of online question banks, prep books, and more for studying for your organ system exams and Step 1. Come prepared to share your favorites too!

  • When: Monday, February 8; 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: 110A O'Dowd
Panera Lunch will be provided so register today via the online registration form.

Faculty Corner 
Faculty Brown Bag Series Our 2016 faculty development series continues in February! Each session will be held on Oakland's campus in Room 478 O'Dowd Hall from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Anyone interested in the topics is welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Our next session will be:
  • Monday, February 15: Scholarship Redefined What is scholarly teaching? How is it different from scholarship of teaching? Where do I get my scholarship of teaching published? What is new with MedEdPORTAL? If you have any of these questions, this brown bag is right for you! We'll have a brief review of the classification of scholarship; discuss scholarly teaching and its difference from but relation to scholarship of teaching; and share the recent changes in requirements for submissions to MedEdPORTAL - a peer-reviewed online publication of educational resources via AAMC.

Miss the Jan 27 session on Citation Management Tools? The Medical Library piloted using WebEx to both allow remote participation from Beaumont as well as record the session. Check out the recording!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

OUWB Publications

David JA, Huang JZ. Diagnostic utility of flow cytometry analysis of reactive T cells in nodular lymphocyte-predominant hodgkin lymphoma. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;145(1):107-115.
(James David is
is an MD Candidate in the Class of 2016 at OUWB; Dr. James Huang specializes in clinical and anatomic pathology at Beaumont Health and is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at OUWB)

Folberg R. Naming the precursors of conjunctival melanoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016;162:1-2.
(Dr. Robert Folberg is Founding Dean of OUWB, Chief Academic Officer at Beaumont Health System, and serves as Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences specializing in Pathology and Ophthalmology)

Mi M, Wu W, Qiu M, Zhang Y, Wu L, Li J. Use of mobile devices to access resources among health professions students: a systematic review. Med Ref Serv Q. 2016;35(1):64-82. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor and Information Literacy & eLearning Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at OUWB)

Also check out our new Reports web page featuring all of our OUWB publication reports to date!

In the News
New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines - The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new standards for when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer. The guidelines state women ages 40 - 49 should have the choice to be screened or not and women 50 - 74 should be screened every other year. For more information, visit the USPSTF's final recommendations and see a recent editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

New Dietary Guidelines Emphasizing Healthy Eating to Reduce Chronic Disease - The US Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released The 2015 - 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in January 2016. The guidelines recommend forming lifelong healthy eating patterns, reducing daily sugar intake, and consuming a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, protein, and oils. Form more information, visit the HHS press release or the complete dietary guidelines.
  • Also check out the library's Nutrition Guide for additional print and online resources.

Information Resources Addressing Health Concerns of Lead in the Flint Water System - The Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine has compiled a list of resources related to the health effects and safety of lead in drinking water from a number of free online NLM resources as well as local, state, and federal agencies. For more information visit the Disaster Information Management Research Center news bulletin.

Resource News: New Titles to Our Collection
The Medical Library has added a number of new items to our collection including eBooks, print books, and new editions of several textbooks including:
  • 50 new or new editions of eBooks in AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey, and Ovid Books including both basic sciences and clinical texts.
  • 21 new circulating print books in statistics, strategies for a successful residency match, LGBT health, and more!
  • 11 new Board Review print books (non-circulating)
  • 3 additions to our OUWB faculty collection

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