Binding Wounds | Pushing Boundaries – New Exhibit @ THL

Starting today and on display through August 31, 2013, come see the Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries exhibit at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.  Focusing on African Americans in Civil War medicine, the exhibit highlights the far too frequently overlooked contributions of African American nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers in one of America's greatest conflicts as … Continue reading Binding Wounds | Pushing Boundaries – New Exhibit @ THL

New Blog from NLM’s History of Medicine Division

The absolutely phenomenal History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine has just launched a new blog, Circulating Now. Circulating Now is designed to bring this division's treasured (and truly priceless) collections to a wider audience than ever before. Read the introductory post from the division's Chief, Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, here. Circulating Now kicked … Continue reading New Blog from NLM’s History of Medicine Division

New Research Guide: What is ORCID and Why Do You Need It?

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID, or ORCID, is a unique identifier that will help distinguish your research outputs. Anyone who has run a literature search knows that with the different permutations of names and institution affiliations, locating the right John Smith with appointments at several university departments can be a Herculean detective effort. In … Continue reading New Research Guide: What is ORCID and Why Do You Need It?

Open Access Publications Surge with NIH Mandate

In November 2012 the National Institutes of Health announced that in spring 2013 it would be enforcing its 2008 Public Access Policy (PAP) by not awarding non-competing grant continuations to those grantees who were not in compliance with the PAP - that is, with publications resulting from NIH grants submitted to the open access repository, … Continue reading Open Access Publications Surge with NIH Mandate

Smarter Searching: Grants for the Health Sciences

I recently had the pleasure of attending a brown bag session with MLibrary's grants guru, Karen Downing, which focused on medical education and seeking funding (outside your traditional realm of government grants). We looked at 2 tools to help us in these endeavors, COS Pivot and Foundation Directory Online (please note, these links work if … Continue reading Smarter Searching: Grants for the Health Sciences

Patient-Centered Care + Cost Containment

With the imminent arrival of the Affordable Care Act's provisions, a recent article from the New England Journal of Medicine offers a prescription for how to achieve both patient-centered care and cost efficiency. Written by the four leaders heading the Bipartisan Policy Center Health Care Cost Containment Initiative, you can read how "strong health care system, a … Continue reading Patient-Centered Care + Cost Containment

New NCBI News Site

The National Center for Biotechnolgy Information (NCBI) recently launched a new news site, which will replace the NCBI Newsletter to allow for more up-to-date content delivery, and easy sharing through networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and many others. Be sure to explore the new site here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/news/

Reflecting on The Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference

I spent a glorious bit of time in my hometown of San Francisco attending the Society for Scholarly Publishing's 35th annual meeting in early June as one of the student travel grant winners. As anyone who's attended a conference can surely attest, sometimes it is all you can do to take relevant notes, make it … Continue reading Reflecting on The Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference