Want to learn how to use a powerful tool for collecting, and organizing your references? Need some help getting started using EndNote for writing your papers and managing your citations? The Health Sciences Library’s expert team of instructors are here to help. Come to one of our No Experience EndNote classes and learn how to use this great software program.
The first library workshop of the spring session will take place on January 29th at 10:00 a.m. To register click here.
Walgreens and Qualcomm Life announced last week a new line of devices that reward healthy habits. The devices include a wrist-worn blood pressure cuff, a traditional blood pressure cuff, and a blood glucose meter that will track and record health information. This information will feed directly into Walgreen’s reward program, enabling the wearer to receive points toward purchases. The belief behind this initiative is that medication adherence and methods for encouraging healthy behaviors will help keep people healthier and aid in lowering health care costs. Walgreen’s has an already established partnership with WebMD and the two companies are set to launch a smartphone app for personal wellness. The program entitled “Your Digital Health Advisor, ” an extension of the web based program “Your Digital Health Coach” , which allows users to set goals such as weight loss, smoking cessation, eat healthier, and enjoy exercise, will be soon be available. The program will also support data from devices like wireless scales, and glucometers, and will reward those who achieve certain health goals with Walgreen’s Balance Reward incentives.
With the explosion in development of devices to track personal data such as fitness and diet, and the accessibility of these devices due to cost reduction and marketing to Joe Public, it was only a matter of time before mobile health, or “mhealth” became the trendy new future of personal wellness. Hey, if it makes the country a healthier place…
Need help learning EndNote? Want to take your EndNote skills to the next level? Perhaps you’d like to spice up your presentations with Prezi or learn how to use the free collaborative tool, Wikispaces. The Health Sciences Library offers a variety of workshops throughout the winter and spring sessions. To see the full listing of all workshops offered, including registration information, go to the Health Sciences Library Workshop page.
Happy New Year and have a good semester!
A new drug labeling system that will replace the old system to be rolled out by the FDA on June 30, 2015. This new system provides more detailed information on clinical considerations for pregnant and nursing mothers. To read more about this announcement see the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announcement of December 5, 2014.
AccessPharmacy has re-introduced a new and improved version of the Top 300 Drug Flashcards on AccessPharmacy. The cards contain all the content from Kolesar & Vermeulen’s Top 300 Drugs print flashcard set. Quiz yourself on all aspects of 300 common drugs.
To use the flashcards click on Self-Assessment in AccessPharmacy and then click on “Top 300 Drugs Flashcards.”
On behalf of Molly Poremski:
Greetings from your Library!
The librarians at Lockwood are currently planning an exhibit and we need your help. The exhibit, “Professors and Their Pets” will coincide with this semester’s Stress Relief Days, held at Lockwood and the Health Sciences Library at the end of the semester. What we would like from you is a photo of your pet, or of you and your pet together, along with a small paragraph about your pet. We will be putting up an exhibit on December 1st in the lobby of Lockwood showcasing the professorial pets.
Here’s what we need:
- One higher quality digital photo (300dpi or higher) of you and your pet, or of just your pet
- A paragraph (maximum 100 words) telling us about your pet
Here’s an example:
- This is Biff. He came from the Buffalo City Animal Shelter in 2003. Biff enjoys sleeping, staring at birds, chicken liver pâté, and running around the house at top speeds in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Biff lives with librarian Molly Poremski.
For promotion of the exhibit, we may use your photo on the Library’s social media. If you’d like to opt out of that, please just let me know when you send in your photo.
If you’d like your furry (or not so furry, as the case may be) friend included in Lockwood’s upcoming exhibit, please email the photo and paragraph to Molly Poremski, email@example.com by November 10th.
Thanks for considering!
Molly D. Poremski
International Languages and Literature Librarian
The University Libraries are providing even more access to streaming videos to support classroom instruction. Kanopy Streaming Video is now available through a joint pilot project with other regional colleges.
Kanopy offers more than 6,500 films in a wide variety of subject areas and from several educational film distributors including these popular collections: Criterion Collection, Symptom Media, PBS, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, California Newsreel, BBCActive, NEVCO and German Film.
Create clips/playlists and embed any video or clip in UBlearns. Questions? Please contact Multimedia Collections and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to south campus! The summer has been so quiet around the library without you. If you should have any library needs, please feel free to email, call, drop in or chat with me. I’d be happy to help.
Good luck with your classes and best wishes for a wonderful and productive year!
There has been a great deal of news coverage dedicated to the recent Ebola outbreak.
Here is a compilation of resources for reliable information regarding Ebola.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization
National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus Resource Guides
NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
U.S. Joint Commission
Dr. Marilyn Morris, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been named one of five UB Distinguished Professors effective September 1, 2014. This honor is open to all full professors who have achieved national and international national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within their fields.
Dr Morris has authored over 160 peer reviewed articles, nine books and a patent. To read the full UB Reporter article and meet the remaining four UB Distinguished Professors, click here.