New! Calder Special Seminar: EndNote PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:25

Come join us for a special EndNote seminar that will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Calder Library.  EndNote stores references from databases, library catalogs, or can be created manually.  The program automatically formats the saved references in any standard citation format.  Using EndNote, you can cite as you type your paper and create a bibliography by pulling from the stored references.  EndNote is also capable of saving full-text articles, organizing image files, searching online, and much more.  This class will be taught by guest lecturer Ms. Anna Stoute, Head of Education & Outreach, Richter Library.

Reserve your seat by registering on the Calder Library Seminar Registration page.

Note:  UM students, faculty, and staff can download EndNote from the University of Miami Information Technology (UM IT) website at http://www.miami.edu/it/index.php/services/endnote/.

 
ACCELERATING MEDICINES PARTNERSHIP (AMP) PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:00

Dr. Frances Collins, NIH Director, recently announced the launching of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) which will “strive to identify better targets so we can develop better drugs at a faster pace.” Participants include the NIH, Foundation for the NIH, 10 biopharmaceutical firms (AbbVie, Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi, Takeda) and several non-profit organizations and patient-advocacy groups (Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Association, Lupus Foundation of America, Foundation for the NIH, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, PhRMA, Rheumatology Research Foundation, USAgainstAlzheimer’s).

The AMP will begin by investing $230 million in pilot projects in three disease areas:

Alzheimer’s disease
Type 2 Diabetes
Autoimmune Disorders (Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis)

The cost will be shared 50% by NIH and private industry. The 3-5 year pilot projects will set the stage for broadening AMP to other diseases and conditions. This joint collaboration will take advantage of “recent advances in genomics, proteomics, imaging, and other technologies which have led to the discovery of more than a thousand risk factors for common diseases—biological changes that ought to hold promise as targets for drugs,” stated Dr. Collins in a press conference on February 4th, at Washington, DC.

To read more about AMP, please visit the website at: http://www.nih.gov/science/amp/index.htm

 

 
New! Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5 PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

The Spanish edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5™ (Guia de Consulta de los Criterios Diagnósticos del DSM-5™) is now available as a PDF at the Psychiatry Online DSM Library. This new publication may also be accessed by going directly to the DSM Library collection on PsychiatryOnline, and through the Calder Library Website eDatabases tab. DSM-5 is the latest edition (2013) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, used by psychiatrists and psychologists to diagnose patients who suffer from mental illness.

The Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference should be used as a practical guide for Spanish-speakers in conjunction with the English version of DSM-5. Both publications contain the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Codes for each of the mental disorders. The Spanish Edition has two sections: Section 1 has basic concepts of the DSM-5 and instructions on how to use the manual and Section 2 has the list of all the diagnostic criteria with the codes.

Also in the DSM Library are the DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5 Clinical Cases. The DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis provides a six-step diagnostic framework, decision trees, and differential diagnosis tables (one for each of the most important DSM-5 disorders) which “should improve clinicians’ skills in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis by presenting the problem from a number of different perspectives.” The DSM-5 Clinical Cases book features 103 cases “chosen to demonstrate one or more DSM-5 diagnoses and each of the cases is followed by a short diagnostic discussion.” The cases were based on actual patients. According to the authors, “both books can be used by people outside the mental health field, although both books emphasize that seasoned clinical judgment is often required to differentiate the normal from the pathological in regard to the making of an overall diagnosis, the assessment of specific diagnostic criteria, and the recognition of important comorbidities.” - Quoted from PsychiatryOnline

 
Coming Soon: Another SPSS Seminar at Calder Library PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:29

By popular demand, the Calder Library will host a second special seminar on the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) on Thursday, March 20th, 2014, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The class will be held in our third floor electronic classroom. Guest Lecturer will be Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please register early!


The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), v.22, is a package of statistical tools for Windows. The major thrust of this course is to teach participants how to use SPSS. The class will familiarize participants with the program and what it is capable of doing. Participants will be able to:

  • Review the SPSS Windows (Data, Syntax, Output, and Help)
  • Enter data into the program
  • Navigate and edit a spreadsheet
  • Explore the Menu Structure
  • Run statistical programs
  • Create graphs... and more!

Hands-on exercises will familiarize participants with the program. The University of Miami has a site license for the program and it is available for download by authorized users.

This class will be co-hosted by UMIT Training Services (http://www.miami.edu/it/index.php/uss/itt/it_training_schedule/)

Maximum number of participants will be 20, so save your spot today! Online registration is at: http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/classregistration.html

For additional information, please contact Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-243-6648 or cbou@med.miami.edu.

 

 
NEW! UpToDate Graphics Search PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 27 January 2014 00:00

UpToDate now offers the option of searching an extensive library of high-quality graphics, including more than 27,000 pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms and videos, without using a separate search engine.  After entering the search term(s)—it can be a disease, symptom, laboratory abnormality, procedure, or drug; click on the Graphics link to quickly and easily search the database for graphics related to that topic. For example, in a search for “anemia,” results include a series of algorithms for treatment of anemia, pictures of anemia-induced skin conditions, pictures of blood smears, radiographs and angiographs, multiples graphs comparing treatments, tables of risk factors, practice guidelines, and useful information that will enhance the clinician’s ability to diagnose and treat patients.  Graphics results are presented as thumbnails with titles (see below).  Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the image.  Once the image is enlarged, it can be sent by email, printed, or exported to MS PowerPoint (PPT), making this resource useful for enhancing instructional materials (when “Export” is selected the specific image is converted into a fully-referenced PPT slide).  Each graphic also provides references and links to related topics of interest (look for “Appears in Topics”).

To learn more about conducting a Graphics Search, sharing information with patients or colleagues, and exporting graphics to a presentation, watch a short video tutorial that can be found at: www.uptodate.com/home/help-demo.

Please do not hesitate to contact a Reference Librarian at Calder Library for assistance with UpToDate.  You may contact us by phone at 305-243-6648 or by email at reference@med.miami.edu.

 
Coming Soon: Specially Scheduled SPSS Seminar at Calder Library PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:58

The Calder Library will host a special seminar on the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) on Friday, February 28th, 2014, from 1:00-3:30 p.m., in the third floor electronic classroom. Guest Lecturer will be Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus.

The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), v.22, is a package of statistical tools for Windows. The major thrust of this course is to teach participants how to use SPSS. The class will familiarize participants with the program and what it is capable of doing. Participants will be able to: (1) review the SPSS Windows (Data, Syntax, Output, and Help); (2) Enter data into the program; (3) Navigate and edit a spreadsheet; (4) Explore the Menu Structure; (5) Run statistical programs; (6) Create graphs; and more. Hands-on exercises will familiarize participants with the program. The University of Miami has a site license for the program and it is available for download by authorized users.

This class will be co-hosted by UMIT Training Services (http://www.miami.edu/it/index.php/uss/itt/it_training_schedule/).
This class is limited to 20 participants, so register early! Online registration is at: http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/classregistration.html

For additional information, please contact Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-243-6648 or cbou@med.miami.edu.

 
The 12th Biennial Gross Lecture PDF Print E-mail
Calder in the Community
Written by Kelsa Bartley   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:36

The Louis Calder Memorial Library hosted the 12th Biennial Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Lecture on November 21, 2013.  Featured speaker Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, M.D, a German-born Jewish physician, delivered his deeply personal perspective on the anatomy of hate.  The son of a German tank commander who received the Iron Cross from Adolph Hitler personally, Dr. Wollschlaeger described his journey of emotional and spiritual struggle with the Nazi legacy of hate and the shadow it cast over his family and all of Germany.  His desire to live a more meaningful life led to him converting to Judaism, immigrating to Israel, and serving in the Israel Defense Forces as a Medical Officer.  He eventually moved to the United States to complete his medical training.  Now practicing in Aventura, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Miami and Past President of the Dade County Medical Association and the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine.  In 2012, Dr. Wollschlaeger was honored as the Family Doctor of the Year by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.

“For me, hatred against other people has a very personal meaning,” said Dr. Wollschlaeger, speaking about the origins of hate and how we overcome it. “But I have learned that we all think in stereotypes, because our ancestors long ago had to put people in categories quickly in order to avoid danger.  Today, that type of thinking can lead to hatred against Jews or Muslims, blacks or whites.  As physicians, we have a moral responsibility to make a conscious effort to overcome our personal biases and treat everyone in an equal manner.”

Dr. Mary Moore, Librarian Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Informatics, welcomed the more than 150 attendees and thanked the Gross family members for their support. Patricia Bergman, one of the daughters of Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross, recommended Dr. Wollschlaeger as this year’s speaker. She attended the event with her sister, Carol Clarkson. The Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross endowment, made to the Calder Library by Mrs. Gross in memory of her husband, sponsors the event, which was hosted by the Department of Health Informatics, the Medical Faculty Council, Calder Library, and the Miller School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

For additional information, see Gross Lecture Features German-Born Jewish Physician Delivering Personal Perspective on the Anatomy of Hate, University of Miami News, November 26, 2013.  (Link:  http://med.miami.edu/news/gross-lecture-features-german-born-jewish-physician-delivering-personal-per)

Also, if you would like to view the entire presentation on video, please visit:  http://calder.med.miami.edu/pages/gross_lecture2013.html.

 
PsychiatryOnline is Back PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:20

Once again, PsychiatryOnline is accessible from the Calder Library homepage.  This powerful Web-based portal features DSM-5® and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing.  PsychiatryOnline provides access to:

  • DSM® Library titles, including DSM-5, DSM-IV-TR®, DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and Cases from DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion (DSM-5 editions of these two books will soon be added to the collection
  • Journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Academic Psychiatry
  • Textbooks including The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, and Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Self-assessment tools for study, board certification and recertification review, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and lifelong learning
  • Clinical and research news from Psychiatric News
  • Medication information handouts for patients

PsychiatryOnline is used as a resource for the Psychiatry Resident-in-Training® Examination (PRITE®) and the Psychiatrists In-Practice Examination® (PIPE®) by The American College of Psychiatrists®.   PsychiatryOnline is more than just printed material converted to an electronic medium. The website employs the latest technology, providing an enhanced multimedia experience and intuitive navigation.  It provides access from any computer with a Web connection and provides automatic detection of mobile devices.  It is updated regularly and provides state-of-the-art, cross-format searching. It provides quick links to related material and hyperlinked references that lead to the abstract via PubMed.  Self-Assessment tools can be used to test skills and knowledge and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for certification/recertification and to enhance professional development. [This information was obtained from the PsychiatryOnline Home Page, accessed at http://psychiatryonline.com on December 2, 2013.]

PsychiatryOnline can be accessed via the E-Databases link on the Calder Library Website (http://calder.med.miami.edu).  Individual titles can be accessed from the Library’s E-Book (http://calder.med.miami.edu/ebooks/)  and E-Journal (http://fy6af6xb5m.search.serialssolutions.com/) A-Z lists.

 
National Medical Librarians Month 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Come to the Library!
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:53

How can we help you? Let us count the ways…Medical Librarians know, and teach, about information resources that will provide answers to your questions…Medical Librarians have searching skills to find specific and relevant information for you…Medical Librarians will respond to your queries immediately so that you can receive the vital information that you need, when you need it.

Contact the Calder and UMH Libraries Medical Librarians today—they will help you save time so you can concentrate on saving lives!

Text or e-mail your Calder and UMH Medical Librarians at reference@med.miami.edu or call them at 305-243-6648 (Calder Reference) or 305-689-5737 (UMH Library).

 
Have a Question? Text a Librarian. PDF Print E-mail
For Your iPhone/Blackberry/Android
Written by Barbara Wood   
Monday, 07 October 2013 08:48

 

Need a convenient way to ask a librarian a reference question?  Text your question to Reference@med.miami.edu. Text messages will be checked frequently between 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Replies to texts and email will be sent as quickly as possible. 

If you need faster service, a librarian is on duty daily, M-F, from 9-5.  Please phone 305-243-6648,or e-mail Reference@med.miami.edu.  

 
Going Cashless, Starbuck's, and more PDF Print E-mail
Come to the Library!
Written by JoAnn Van Schaik   
Friday, 20 September 2013 10:58

Going Cashless.  In an effort to streamline operations and comply with auditing recommendations, beginning on October 1, 2013, all payments for Library and Biomedical Communications’ services will require one of the following:  Credit card, debit card, check, or UM IDR or Account Number.  Cash will no longer be accepted in payment for services.

Starbuck’s and Construction.  The Library’s administrative offices are moving to the second floor this Fall to make way for the new Starbuck’s coffee shop that will be constructed in the current Library administration location.  Construction on the first and second floors will be completed after hours so there will be minimal disruption for Library patrons.  Also, the Library’s elevators are undergoing renovation.  As much as possible, this work will be done during hours the Library is closed.

Book Sale and Open Access Week.  Please join the Calder Library staff in recognizing Open Access Week (October 20-26) by attending the Book Sale in the Library starting on October 22.  All proceeds from this book sale will benefit the Library and United Way.

Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Lecture.  Save the date of November 21 for the biennial Gross Lecture hosted by Calder Library.  Details to follow…

 
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