The FDA recently approved the PillCam ® COLON 2 for patients following an incomplete colonoscopy. Given Imaging, the developer of the tiny camera states that “It may be used for detection of colon polyps in patients after an incomplete optical colonoscopy with adequate preparation and a complete evaluation of the colon was not technically possible”
To read the full press release from Given click here.
To read the FDA Device/Consumer information click here.
Have you taken the No Experience EndNote class and mastered the basics? Would you like to learn more? Then Advanced EndNote is for you.
This workshop is designed for those who have used EndNote and would like to expand their EndNote horizons. Learn more about how to get other references into your library and use the online and app versions of EndNote to work collaboratively or on the go. The prerequisites are a basic understanding of how to add references from a database, through online search or manually, and experience using EndNote with Microsoft Word to create a bibliography. Please sign up for a basic class if you need an overview before attending this workshop.
There are still a few spots left in this Wednesday’s class. To secure your spot, register here!
The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor the 2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teams is eligible.
- Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
- Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
- Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2013 – February 2014 is eligible
- Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
- Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites
One $500 prize will be awarded.
For more information and/or to apply, please visit: library.buffalo.edu/research-prize.
The application deadline is March 7, 2014.
CVS announced today that they will pull all tobacco products from their shelves by October 1st of this year and will launch a national smoking-cessation program. They will be the first national chain of pharmacies to make this move.
Read the CNN Health story here.
I recently came across this via the CDC. I had a look and under “channels” there is a section for pharmacists as well as a host of other topics.
Thought I’d bring it to your attention. The doctor’s channel is based in New York and was founded by David Best, MD, MBA, and Michael Banks, MD and hosts short 1-2 minute videos on a variety of topics with the aim of helping doctors learn from one another.
As we head into the holidays I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that there is help available should you need it. Our 24/7 chat service will still be available and we will have limited reference assistance at the Health Sciences Library. For a complete listing of the HSL hours please click here.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. See you in 2014!
Elsevier’s recent publication The School of Pharmacy, University of London: Medicines, Sciences and Society, 1842-2012 has just been made available as an ebook to all Science Direct subscribers. Yes, that means us here at UB.
The book “represents the rich history of the University of London School of Pharmacy through numerous color photographs, important advances in the pharmacy profession, cultural milestones, biographies, highlighting the buildings, courses, staff and students. Featuring a foreword from Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University of London, and written in an engaging and authoritative style, this book depicts the chronological history of the school from its establishment in 1842 to the present day with a nod toward its aspirations for the future. By highlighting key periods in the school’s history and showing their connection to the wider world, this book truly commemorates the heritage of the School of Pharmacy and explores the interplay between the school and the developing pharmacy world to illustrate its cutting-edge role in pharmacy innovation, research and education.”
To access this book click the title: The School of Pharmacy, University of London: Medicines, Science and Society, 1842-2012
Saving your EndNote library to an online cloud service such as Dropbox sounds like a great idea doesn’t it? You could then open it up and use it from virtually anywhere. According to our wonderful trainers at EndNote this is quite a terrible idea. Apparently, storing your library on a remote server will eventually corrupt your library to the point where it will not longer be useful. Here ‘s a quick explanation as to why this happens. When saving data to your library it is saved in a set sequence. When the data is subsequently transferred through the internet, it can arrive out of sequence. This is what leads to the corruption of your library. It may actually appear to function correctly for a period of time but gradually it the corruption will increase over time and you will begin to have problems. It can end very badly where your library may not even function properly.
Our trainer suggests that it can be kept on a cloud service as a zipped file but should be moved or copied to your local hard drive before unzipping it (or decompressing it) and using it.
The safest way to keep your references on multiple computers is to use the EndNote Sync with the EndNote online (formerly EndNote Web) product.
Here is a link to a micro-class recording showing how to use EndNote Sync across multiple computers.
Have a nice weekend all!
The University at Buffalo has arranged trial access to the Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. The collection provides immediate access to over 1,500 online seminar style talks containing the fundamentals, latest research and developments presented by the world’s leading experts including a number of Nobel Laureates. Talks related to your research, instruction and interests are viewable on mobile devices or computer, and can be viewed via this link: http://hstalks.com/trial
On campus users should be automatically recognized.
On campus users should be automatically recognized. For off campus access to the trial, please contact Amanda Start.
This prestigious new resource is perfect for the classroom setting, the lab, your research, as part of your course curriculum, and as a study/reference tool for your students. Talks are arranged by broad category, series and therapeutic area.
Please feel free to share this announcement with UB colleagues and students.
The UB Libraries need to know if you find this collection useful in order to consider purchase. Please provide feedback by filling out the “Recommend to Librarian” form at www.hstalks.com/r/tblsc/continue/
For additional information contact Amanda Start at HSL (firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-829-5736).
From the APhA site:
Celebrate and Spread the Word.
Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine
APhA wants to help you promote your profession and get the attention you deserve among your peers, patients and community.
We’ve filled this site with ideas for special activities and events that spotlight pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. Use these ideas throughout October—and all year long—to inspire your own celebrations. Get creative, mix it up and have fun!
For more information click here.