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Anatomical posters available for circulation

chart-heartAnatomical Posters that were previously used for display purposes are now available for patrons to check out.   There are 24 “anatomical chart” posters covering everything from the skeletal, muscular, eye, and nervous systems to skin cancer, risk factor smoking, and the importance of weight control.     The full collection can be found in the Catalog by simply searching under the call number.   Start at http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/ , change “All Fields” to “Call Number”, and enter “anatomical chart” to pull up all 24 titles.

The posters, which circulate for 10 days, are particularly useful for group study.   Detailed illustrations, labels, and various views along with functional descriptions and diseases help students study.

Faculty and staff only may also fill out a “booking request” by clicking on Availability and choosing this option to reserve the item.

Feel free to stop by Information Services in the HSL lobby, and ask to see some of these valuable study tools!

Contact Lori Widzinski at 829-5744 or Chris Cheung at 829-5745 for more information.

Celebrate the American with Disabilities Act – new exhibit!

ADA-ExhibitSelf Advocacy: A History of People Speaking Up for Themselves is the title of our newest four-panel exhibit on display in the HSL lobby through the end of April.    The exhibit traces the Self-Advocacy Movement from early educational facilities to the development of organizations established for and by individuals with disabilities, including the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Be sure to look at the exhibit case near the exhibit, where historical artifacts from HSL’s History of Medicine are displayed!   Shown are splints, a “deaf and dumb” cup, and several artificial hands.

Also check out all of HSL’s exhibits.

JAMA Online First Patient Pages

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JAMA Online First

 

JAMA, one of the most frequently cited publications in medicine since 1883, is one of HSL’s core journals. Since 1998, their eformat platform, the JAMA Network, has included the weekly, peer-reviewed publication.

Now the public can take advantage of JAMA’s new  “Patient Page”, presenting important and useful information for health consumers on timely topics.   On February 16th, the topic was Measles in the United States.  JAMA’s Viewpoint articles are also free.   Users simply create an account to take advantage of free features.

JAMA’s core journal as well as various subject specialty publications are available through HSL’s e-journals page (click on e-journals)  or via HUBNET.

 

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PHHP helping to reshape rural health care

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rural-health1Donald Rowe, Director of the Office of Public Practice in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, helped develop a project which is reshaping the landscape of national rural health care.

From “Program by UB and community partners could help reshape national rural health care landscape“:

“A model program designed to assist rural counties in cutting costs by sharing health services has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years without loss of services or jobs. One developer says the program may help remake the landscape of rural health care in the U.S.

The project, “The Cross Jurisdictional Sharing Program,” was devised collaboratively by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, the health departments of Orleans and Genesee counties, and the Lake Plains Community Health Care Network, a nonprofit agency that fosters shared efforts to improve health care and keep it local.

In recognition of its significant contribution to the field of public health, the program has received the 2014 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award from the New York State Association for Rural Health.”

- See more at: http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2015/01/08/119087/program-by-ub-and-community-partners-could-help-reshape-national-rural-health-care-landscape

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Looking to publish your latest research?

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bealls-list-logoHow will you choose the best journal and avoid the scams?

Register now for Health Sciences Researchers Beware: Predatory Journals & Publishers!

Friday, Jan. 16, 10 am-11:15 am, downstairs in the HSL media instruction room.    

Learn about questionable, scholarly open-access journals and publishers and their predatory solicitation practices. We’ll look at resources that help identify questionable titles, review criteria to assist in evaluating publishers, and use real life examples from the Health Sciences of spamming and suspect invitations.

Check out all of HSL’s workshops organized by name, or visit the UB Libraries Events page for a listing by date.

If you need more information or have questions, contact Deb Chiarella.

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Predatory Publishers workshop

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This Friday, HSL will be teaching patrons all about predatory journals from 10:00 am – 11:15 am downstairs in the MIR.   What are they, you might ask?   Register today to find out!

Learn about questionable, scholarly open-access journals and publishers and their predatory solicitation practices. We’ll look at resources that help identify questionable titles, review criteria to assist in evaluating publishers, and use real life examples of spam and suspect invitations from the Health Sciences.

Check out all of HSL’s workshops organized by name, or visit the UB Libraries Events page for a listing by date.

If you need more information or have questions, contact Deb Chiarella.

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Happy New Year!

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From the entire HSL staff, wishing you all a very peaceful and Happy New Year!

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Therapy Dogs and therapists thank you!

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Over 2000 students took advantage of our award winning “Stress Relief Days”  at HSL and Lockwood last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!

Massage and Reiki therapists treated students to a relaxing respite in between petting dogs, having a snack, and generally relaxing in between studying for exams.

We thank you for making our event such a success, and look forward to our next event in May 2015.

Have a wonderful holiday!

 

 

 

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