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Go Beyond the Basics with PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Tuesday, April 22 from 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Register today or check out our quick tutorial to learn the basics of using PubMed.

Need help? Contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

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R. Palmer Howard Dinner April 25: W. Bruce Fye on the Mayo Clinic

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society announces the R. Palmer Howard Dinner

6 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014

W. Bruce Fye, Professor of Medicine & Medical History, Mayo Clinic, will speak on:

The Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic from 1864 to 1939: A Minnesota Family Practice Becomes an International Medical Mecca

Fye. [Image via mayoclinic.org]

     “This presentation describes the origins and international impact of the Mayo clinic through 1939. Multi-specialty group practice was invented at the clinic a century ago. A visiting Canadian physician wrote in 1906, ‘Specialization and cooperation, with the best that can be had in each department, is here the motto. Cannot these principles be tried elsewhere?’ Mayo Clinic’s major (and under-appreciated) role in the development of rigorous postgraduate (specialty) training will be addressed. Unlike traditional academic medical centers that emphasize research, Mayo’s main mission has always been patient care. This activity has been undertaken in an environment enriched by extensive programs, devoted specialty training, and clinical research. The talk is complemented by more than 200 images.”

Registration and event details here.

Dr. William Mayo. [Image via mayoclinic.org]

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The Father of Biomechanics: Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, 1680-1681

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Borelli. [Image via wikipedia.org]

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679) was an Italian Renaissance physicist who sought to make mechanical laws applicable to all physiological phenomena. Borelli, who studied at Padua under Galileo, regarded the human body essentially as a machine whose functions could be explained by the laws of physics. He mentored Marcello Malpighi– who went on to become the father of microscopical anatomy– and was instrumental in the foundation of the Iatrophysical school of thought, which used mathematical and physical principles to understand the material world. At his laboratory in Pisa, Borelli made a number of important discoveries about respiration, circulation, and the muscular system. De Motu Animalium is an illustrated study of human and animal muscular exertion.

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Model for an early submarine. [wikimedia.com]

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 Hinged elbow joint. [anthrobot.com]       

Bearing weight. [archivioflaviobeninati.com]

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Learn to use EndNote Basic at Hardin Library’s workshop Monday, April 21

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as EndNote desktop software. This workshop is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Monday, April  21, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online or contact us at 335-9151 or by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

No time for class? We offer an easy online tutorial for EndNote Basic.

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Systematic Reviews Open Workshop

“A systematic review is a comprehensive and unbiased review process that locates, appraises and synthesizes evidence from the scientific studies to obtain a reliable overview” (ebd.ada.org).

This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references.

This session will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW classes are free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 17, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons Classroom

Register here. For more information, email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call 335-9151.

Stages of a systematic review. [Image via http://www.ispor.org/news/articles/July09/CLR.asp]

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Find Relevant Articles Fast with PubMed Express- Monday April 14

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed. This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, April 14, 2-2:30 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register here. Questions? Contact us by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

Need more help with PubMed? Check out our easy online tutorial.

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An Introduction to Gene Variation Databases

This session provides an overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases that contain information on gene variations. Learn how to search for short genetic variations, genome structural variation studies, genotype/phenotype interaction studies and human variations of clinical significance. This class is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 10, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Information Commons Classroom EAST

Register here. Contact us at 335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

For one-on-one instruction, see a librarian liaison.

“Sequence variations are mapped to the reference genome via BLAST®, using the data in the Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (dbSNP).”

Image via ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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EndNote Desktop Software: Easy Citation Management

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather, organize, format, and insert your references in the style of your choose. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end. All HOW workshops are free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session is:

Monday, April 7, 2-3 pm

Location: Hardin Library EAST Information Commons

Register or see our EndNote tutorial. Questions? Contact us at lib-hardin@iowa.edu or (319) 335-9151.

Image via lib.utk.edu

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Carver College of Medicine Presents the Examined Life Conference

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host the annual Examined Life Conference this April. This program seeks to link medicine and the humanities in innovative and useful ways.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore writing in the context of medical education, patient care, and personal health experience. The objective of the conference is to “improve practice by giving healthcare professionals and medical educators tools to enhance their understanding: of patients’ needs; the ethical, emotional, and psychological requirements of their professions” and ultimately to promote well-being and communication between providers and patients.

Featured presenters:

solomonAndrew Solomon writes and lectures on politics, culture, and psychology. His book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, published in 2012, won the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction, among several others.

 

 

 

 

waldHedy Wald, PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she directs a writing curriculum. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in Israel and is a Gold Humanism Foundation Harvard-Macy Scholar. She has provided frameworks for assessment and feedback of reflective writing which are used internationally within health professions education. Her research on reflective writing in health professions education has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and Chicago Tribune.

 

 

aronson Louise Aronson is a geriatrician, writer, medical educator, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Her work has appeared in literary and medical journals as well as in publications such as the New York Times. Her first book, A History of the Present Illness, was published in 2013.

 

 

 

Events:

All events are FREE for full-time students at the University of Iowa.

Thursday, April 10:
The Examined Life conference kicks off at 7:30 am with registration and breakfast, followed by a welcome session introducing the Spring 2014 issue of the Examined Life journal. Five sessions will be held simultaneously from 10:30-11:15 on topics such as social justice, meaning in medicine, and the influence of story on health policy. Featured speaker Louise Aronson will hold a story workshop from 12:45-2.

Afternoon sessions will take place after an information fair and lunch and will cover mental health and patient experiences, writing for residents, and more. Hardin Library’s Rare Book Room coordinator Donna Hirst will hold a session on Medicine and Art through the ages from 3:34-5. Andrew Solomon’s featured presentation on family and identity will take place at 7:30 pm in the Sheraton Ballroom.

April 11:

Day 2 of the conference highlights topics such as poetry in medical resident education, childhood cancer, and the humanities as a tool in community and global health work. Hedy Wald’s featured presentation on writing and humanism takes place from 12:45-2.

Afternoon sessions include a visit from Irish poet and medical educator Martin Dyar and discussions on the role of writing in aphasia (memory loss) and reproductive challenges.

Saturday, April 12:

Saturday’s topics include confidentiality, writing for survivors of illness and trauma, and coping with loss.

Afternoon events will discuss the use of imagery in writing about medicine as well as MD/MFA programs and how to incorporate daily writing.

Registration and Contact Information:

Conference events take place in the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) at 375 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA.
Evening reception will be held at the Sheraton Ballroom on 210 S. Dubuque St.
To register, visit The Examined Life Conference website here.
See a detailed schedule, sign up for email alerts, and learn more about the program.
Event sponsor: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, (319) 335-8058
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Access Millions of Life Sciences Articles Using PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques. HOW classes are free for UI students and affiliates. This session will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:

Thursday, April 3, 9-10 am

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, EAST Information Commons classroom

Register here. Need help? Contact our library staff at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

Navigating PubMed. [Image via blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk].