Juneteenth Holiday Observance
On June 19, 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation (which had been issued on January 1, 1863) was finally read to enslaved African Americans in Texas. Known as Juneteenth, this official holiday reognizes the end of slavery in the United States and celebrates the culture and achievements of African Americans.
Medical Center Library & Archives staff will be unavailable on Monday, June 19, 2023. Access to the building will not be available during this time for reserving spaces. Staff will be back at work on Tuesday, June 20.
Library Advisory Committee: Call for Participation
Megan von Isenburg, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
Let your voice be heard! We are seeking two new members for our Medical Center Library & Archives Advisory Committee, with at least one member from a School of Medicine Basic Sciences department.
Advisory Committee members serve for a three-year term. The Committee meets quarterly, currently via Zoom. There are currently 15-20 members on the Committee.
The mission of the Advisory Committee is to support the Medical Center Library & Archives by:
- Representing the diverse needs and interests of library and archives stakeholders
- Providing guidance on library and archives policies, practices, services and resources
- Serving as an interprofessional and interdisciplinary forum for issues related to library and archives services, resources, and scholarly communication
- Facilitating bi-directional communication between constituent groups and the library and archives in order to strengthen proactive library services and collections that meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff
- Advocating for the support and advancement of diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive library and archives services and collections throughout campus
If you are interested in serving or would like to know more, please contact Megan von Isenburg, Associate Dean, at email@example.com by June 16, 2023. Terms will begin in July 2023, with the first meeting scheduled in September.
Special thanks to our 2022-2023 Medical Center Library & Archives Advisory Committee Members: Kathryn Andolsek, MD, MPH; Lorraine Anglin, MHS; Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD; Sherilynn Black, PhD; Rebecca Brouwer, MS; Monique Fleurant, BSN; Heath Gasier, PhD; Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD; Bonnie Hepler, PhD Student; Erin Leiman, MD; Alexis Musick, MD Student; Clay Musser, MD; Barbara Turner, PhD; Lara Wadi, MD; Julee Waldrop, DNP; Rabina Walsh, MD
Life After Duke
Leila Ledbetter and Steph Hendren, Research & Education
Graduation is an important and exciting time of change for many students. Sadly, one of these changes may involve losing access to many Duke resources such as library subscriptions to journals and databases.
Before You Lose Access
- Go through your saved citations and PDFs and decide which ones you want to keep. If there are any articles that you would like to get PDFs for, do this before you leave while you still have access to free full text.
- Evaluate your citation manager needs before you leave. If you are using Endnote, double-check that you have the most current version on a personal device. This access will last you for a couple years, but you will have to repurchase it at some point for approximately $250. Free citation management options, like Zotero, are excellent alternatives!
Suggestions for Free Resources You Can Use
Duke graduates can use their NetID and email account for one year after graduation; however, your NetID will no longer allow you to access the same software, journal articles or databases that you can while you are a student. The alumni office is offering a very limited set of resources that require you to set up a Duke OneLink Account. These resources are not medically focused, but they are worth checking out since they are free.
Resources through the Library
Though you may be leaving Duke, you will still have access to the Llibrary's Website! Under the Guides section of our site, there are resources for helping you conduct research, using databases, writing and citing, and finding and accessing things like images. These curated guides frequently point to free resources found around the Internet. The tools for staying current can be super useful for keeping up with new research in your field. Our Duke Alumni Services page may also be useful.
Free Clinical Tools for Health Professionals
Though this Libguide provides a full list of free resources, the following are worth special mention.
- PubMed Central, a sub-section of PubMed, is guaranteed to have full text articles. Since critical appraisal is important, keep in mind that not all of the articles will be from peer-reviewed journals. The PubMed database will always be freely available to you, but full text access provided via Duke subscriptions will not be available once you leave Duke.
- Endnote Click can be aded to your browser to automatically check if there is an open access version of the article you want. The open access version may be the author's manuscript or a preprint instead of the final published version.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has free full text for a variety of vetted open access journals covering many subjects and languages.
Additional Resources to Consider
- Join your NC Area Health Education Center (AHEC): If you will remain in North Carolina, you should consider joining the AHEC and the AHEC Digital Library. For a yearly fee, AHEC members have access to a suite of databases, journals, and other digital resources.
- Contact the Regional Medical Library (RML) in your area: To find out what resources and services are available to you, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) at 1-800-338-RMLS (7657), Mon-Fri from 8:30a-5p.
- Explore your local university library: Some college and university libraries allow the public to use their resources if you are physically in the library. It's worth a call or email to find out what the library's access rules are.
- Investigate your public library: Public libraries often subscribe to a few health databases like CINAHL, and they may also have a means to obtain full text articles.
- Review organizational membership perks: Some professional organizations, like the American Physical Therapy Association, offer access to databases or certain journals as a part of their annual memberships.
Increase Your Cultural Competency with CultureVision
Lesley Skalla, Research & Education
If you want to improve your ability to deliver effective, quality care to patients with diverse beliefs, values, and behaviors, the user-friendly CultureVision database is one place to start. This online resource supports cultural competency by providing access to information for more than 50 ethnic, cultural, religious, and ability groups. When you know more about your patient’s health care beliefs and practices, you can more effectively interact and design better care and treatment plans.
Let’s suppose a patient from Central America comes into the ER and you want to know if there are any specific cultural traits or patterns you should be aware of. What questions should you ask? Are there any medications or health conditions you need to know about? Just access CultureVision, go to Ethnic Groups under Select Groups, and choose Central American. The menu on the left hand side will offer a host of information for this community including:
We Offer a Variety of Free Online Classes
We offer a variety of online classes on research and searching topics every month. All classes are free and offered virtually, though registration through our Website is required. In addition to these classes, you can also request an online session for yourself or a group or schedule an appointment for a research consultation.
|June - August Classes Register for one today!|
|June 13||5 - 6p||Journal Selection for Authors|
|June 15||12 - 1p||Zotero|
|June 20||9 - 10a||Searching CINAHL Effectively|
|June 22||2 - 3p||Advanced PubMed|
|June 26||10 - 11a||Understanding NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements|
|June 27||4 - 5p||Zotero|
|June 29||12 - 1p||Understanding Creative Commons Copyright Licenses|
|July 6||1 - 2p||Advanced PubMed|
|July 11||5 - 6p||Building Your Researcher Profile|
|July 12||9 - 10a||Zotero|
|July 13||2 - 3p||Widen Your Search with Web of Science|
|July 18||9 - 10a||Searching CINAHL Effectively|
|July 19||9 - 10a||Advanced PubMed|
|July 24||11a - 12p||Understanding NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements|
|July 25||12 - 1p||Searching Scopus|
|July 27||12 - 1p||Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact|
|August 1||12 - 1p||Journal Selection for Authors|
|August 15||12 - 1p||Searching Scopus|
|August 16||12 - 1p||Advanced PubMed|
|August 24||9 - 10a||Searching CINAHL Effectively|
|August 24||3 - 4p||Understanding NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements|
|August 28||2 - 3p||Widen Your Search with Web of Science|
|August 29||12 - 1p||Building Your Researcher Profile|
|August 30||3 - 4p||Zotero|
|August 31||1 - 2p||Advanced PubMed|
FDP Data Management & Sharing Pilot
Lesley Skalla, Research & Education
It has been several months since NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy went into effect. As a brief reminder, the new policy requires that investigators who are applying to NIH for funding submit a Data Management & Sharing (DMS) plan if their grant will produce scientific data. The DMS plan will describe the type and format of data that will be collected or produced and how it will be shared and preserved.
Researchers at Duke have an opportunity to participate in a pilot for NIH DMS Plan templates and provide valuable feedback to NIH. If you will be preparing a DMS plan for an upcoming proposal, consider using one of the two available templates. Please see the myRESEARCHpath Webpage for more details.
These templates were created by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), a government-university collaboration that works to reduce the administrative burden of research grants. The goal of this initiative is to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of these two templates which were developed to make sure your DMS plan is not missing any required information. For more information on the FDP NIH DMS pilot, please visit the FDP Website.
As an added incentive for your participation, you will be entered into a raffle for a Monuts Donuts breakfast for your research group!!
Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Environmental Physiology
Lucy Waldrop, Archives Assistant Director and Technical Services Head
In 1963, the initial chamber for Hypo-Hyperbaric research was installed at Duke. Construction of the F.G. Hall Laboratory, named after Frank Gregory Hall and now part of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, was completed in 1968. Six large chambers were installed allowing the center to simulate depths of 1000 feet of seawater (fsw) and up to 100,000 feet of altitude. Dr. Herbert Saltzman was named Director of the Laboratory, and under his direction, program investigators emphasized studies of cardiopulmonary, hematologic, and neurologic consequences of exposure to substantially high or low atmospheric pressure.
In 1978, two additional chambers were installed to extend the range of studies involving increased pressure. These chambers permitted both human and animal studies to be conducted at simulated depths up to 3600 fsw. Under the Directorship of Dr. Peter B. Bennett, four deep manned dives (up to 69.5 ATA) were conducted in these chambers between 1978 and 1984 (Atlantis dive series). The F.G. Hall Laboratory became a University Center in 1986, and in 1990, Dr. Claude A. Piantadosi became the Director. In 1998, the facility was designated the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology.
Today the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology is the Southeast's regional referral center for Hyperbaric Medicine. This multi-place, critical care-oriented, hyperbaric facility is available 24 hours a day. The physicians and staff of Duke Dive Medicine, a medical practice specializing in the physiology of human exposure to extreme environments, comprise the Center faculty. The facility is internationally recognized for its research in the areas of carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, oxygen toxicity, and the adverse effects of radiation. In addition to serving as the advisory center for DiveAssure, diving insurance specifically for divers, it is the backup facility for treating diving injuries for the United States Armed Forces, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and local police, fire, and rescue agencies.
Since 1963, more than 1000 scientific publications have come from the Center representing a truly interdisciplinary approach involving scientists from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine, Physiology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Mechanical Engineering, and the Duke Marine Laboratory. One of the primary goals of today's program is to preserve and strengthen this tradition of interdisciplinary research.
The Duke University Medical Center Archives holds the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology Records. This archival collection documents the first few decades of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and includes lantern slides from work done with NASA for the Apollo Missions (1961-1975), photographs from the Atlantis dives series (1978-1984), images of staff and the chambers, clippings about the Center and its work, as well as a calendar, artwork, and sketches most likely created by staff. There is also a small amount of 35mm slides taken during the filming of "Brainstorm," a 1983 American science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull, and starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood (in her final film role), Louise Fletcher, and Cliff Robertson.
To view materials from the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology collection, contact the Medical Center Archives staff or visit the Finding Aid. To learn even more about the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, stay tuned to future issues of the newsletter.
Who is Engel?
Frank Libman Engel, M.D., 1913-1963, was at Duke University from 1947 until his early death at age 49 in 1963. He was Chief of the Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Physiology.
Dr. Engel, known internationally for his research in the fields of endocrinology and metabolic diseases, was a man of many talents and diverse interests. His peers have described him as a gifted teacher, excellent physician, leading experimental endocrinologist, and an administrator endowed with a creative imagination, a scholarly perspective, and the capacity for sustained inquiry.
To honor the memory of this man who loved medicine, but enjoyed many other things, his colleagues created a special reading collection to broaden the interests and horizons of health professionals and students. The Engel Collection offers a broad range of cultural and informative reading, including books of general and scientific interest not usually found in a medical library. Over the years, it has retained its popularity as a collection in the Medical Center Library & Archives. A special book plate, based on a caricature of Dr. Engel by Elec Emile Leclercq, identifies each volume.
The Engel Collection has been sustained over the years through gifts from his wife, Mildred Engel Handleman, and now his daughter, Susan Engel Zarutskie, M.D. Dr. Zarutskie has also provided a large bequest to support this highly used and cherished collection well into the future.
New Engel Books
Katherine Smith, Content & Discovery
Engel Collection, Reading Room, Level 1
We have added several new titles to one of the Library’s popular collections, established in memory of Dr. Frank Engel, who always thought students should have other reading sources that took them beyond their traditional medical studies. Reviews are excerpted from goodreads.com.
Mary Beth Albright
This groundbreaking book draws on cutting-edge research to explain the food/mood connection. It redefines “emotional eating” based on the science, revealing how eating triggers biological responses that affect humans’ immediate and long-term emotional states. Albright’s accessible voice and ability to interpret complex studies from the new field of nutritional psychology, combined with straightforward suggestions for what to eat and how to eat it, make this an indispensable guide.
Esmé Weijun Wang
This intimate book is written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with mental and chronic illness. Wang cuts right to the core in identifying schizophrenia as not being a single unifying diagnosis. She writes not just to her fellow members of the "collected schizophrenias" but to those who wish to understand it as well. While examining the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life, Wang discusses the medical community's disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness.
Rupa Marya and Raj Patel
This boldly original book takes us on a medical tour through the human body - our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. Unlike a traditional anatomy book, it illuminates the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the injustices of our political and economic systems. Inflammation is connected to the diverse microbes living inside us, which regulate everything from our brain's development to our immune system.
Brown champions a new history in this research work, penning the long-erased stories of Black women physicians in permanent ink. The legacy of African American women physicians began with Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, whose dreams of working as a physician led her to embark on that career path at a time when slavery was still legal. After the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, Dr. Crumpler graduated from medical school and promptly moved to Richmond, VA to provide medical care for the newly freed slaves.
What if the health system honoured and valued queer and trans people's lives, bodies, and expertise? Though LGBTQ+ health care doesn't look like this today, it could. This is the care we dream of. This book challenges readers to think differently about LGBTQ+ health and the commitment to healing, pleasure, and liberation. The Care We Dream Of offers possibilities - grounded in historical examples, present-day experiments, and dreams of the future - for more liberatory and transformative approaches to LGBTQ+ health.
Archives Oral Histories: Nelson Jen An Chao
Rebecca Williams, Archives Librarian for Research, Outreach, and Education
Oral history interviews are some of our favorite items to share from the Medical Center Archives’ collections. This month we are featuring Dr. Nelson Jen An Chao, a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cell Therapy in the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Global Cancer Program at the Duke Global Health Institute. This interview was conducted by Joseph O'Connell on March 25, 2021.as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project.
Dr. Chao received his medical degree from Yale University and completed his Residency and Fellowship in Oncology at Stanford University. He first came to Duke in 1996 as a Temporary Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Medical Oncology. In 1997 he was appointed Associate Professor in Medicine, Medical Oncology, and in 1998, he became Acting Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine. During his tenure at Duke, he has worked to rebuild Duke’s stem cell transplant program. Due in large part to Chao's leadership, this program is one of the strongest in the country,
During the interview, Chao discussed his upbringing in Brazil, reflections on his medical training, observations on transplant as a complex medical issue, and his work leading the Duke Global Cancer Program. When asked about the impact of his multicultural upbringing, he shared this interesting insight.
“It's funny, because one of the things I've learned – about 20-plus years ago maybe now -- is I've learned that before any major decision, it really helps to ask the question in a different language. I think it stops your brain for a second. So it's actually been really interesting looking back, because my folks from Shanghai [and] I grew up in Taiwan until age four. And so we spoke Chinese at home. And then I spoke Portuguese in the streets. And then I went to American high school in Brazil, so I spoke English.
And when I came to college, every freshman had to take an expository writing class in the freshman year. And I remember getting back these papers I wrote full of red ink, because all the sentence construction was wrong. Because the grammar is different. And I remember it probably took [until] maybe my junior year of college when I finally switched to dreaming in English. But what I find actually [when I'm making a decision like] we're going to buy a house or buy a car, I'm sort of thinking about if this is the right thing to do, it's really helpful to stop and ask the same question in a different language. And then go through the thought process because I think it helps break those pathways.
And so when I see patients and I try to decide what to do, I try to adopt the same strategy. And stop and think of them, and the courses of their illness, and what to offer in a different language. Because I think whatever bias comes through -- which we all have, and you know, there's not a lot of things we can do to prevent those biases -- I think it helps you to bring those to the forefront and understand [them] so that your decision is informed by facts rather than biases.”
Revisiting Duke Health’s Moments to Movement
Lucy Waldrop, Archives Assistant Director and Technical Services Head
Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, Duke University and the School of Medicine took steps to acknowledge and address systematic racism, both within the institutions and across the nation. Emphasis was given to the effects racism has on Black communities and individuals.
On June 16, 2020, Duke University held "Living While Black," an all-day symposium bringing together distinguished Black faculty, students, and staff. Speakers discussed the history of race and racism within Duke and the United States, their personal perspectives as Black individuals at Duke, and steps to chart a path toward an equitable, anti-racist future. Later that day, Dean Mary Klotman, MD, addressed race and racism within the Duke University School of Medicine with "Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism in the Duke University School of Medicine." Klotman acknowledged the grief and anger Black individuals and communities felt and vowed that the School of Medicine would make structural changes to become a more equitable institution.
Following the "Living While Black" symposium, Duke Health created Moments to Movement (M2M), Duke Health’s collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. In the summer of 2020, Duke Health launched a four-part M2M Series on Race and Social Justice which included the following panels:
- 6/25/2020 - Virtual Leadership Briefing: Black Men @ Duke and in America
- 7/23/2020 - Virtual Leadership Briefing : Black Women @ Duke and in America
- 9/17/2020 - Stand By Me: Allies on Racism and Social Injustice
- 11/12/2020 - Clinicians on Racism and Health Inequities
In addition to the above mentioned series, Virtual Town Halls were held where leaders from the Duke University Health System (DUHS), Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), and the Duke University School of Medicine (DUSOM) discussed Duke Health’s M2M. Released in May 2022, "M2M The Journey Continues" documents the first year of M2M. This video and others from the Town Halls are available in the Office of Creative Services and Marketing Communications Records and Dean's Office (School of Medicine) Records.
Over the past two years, M2M and Duke’s stand against systemic racism and injustice has given Duke Health, its employees, and the community the space to speak, talk, listen, and learn. From these shared moments, Duke Health has focused on a single value - respect for one another. To learn more, visit the Duke Health Moments to Movement Website.
For more information or to view Moments to Movement materials, contact Medical Center Archives staff or consult Archives Finding Aids: Office of Creative Services and Marketing Communication Records and the Dean's Office (School of Medicine) Records.
Exhibit - Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health
Coming in July
Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health
Medical Center Library & Archives - Level 3
On Display: July 3 - August 12, 2023
The Medical Center Library & Archives is hosting "Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health," a six-banner traveling exhibition. Developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, it displays the history of societal attitudes towards people with mental health conditions in the United States.
In conjunction with the NLM display, a companion exhibit will be produced featuring Highland Hospital, a small, for profit, inpatient mental hospital located in Asheville, NC that was owned and operated by Duke University from 1944 to 1980. This exhibit will showcase materials from the Highland Hospital Records and provide an interesting case study of 20th century mental health care.
Congratulations to our Career Service Awardees!
Congratulations to the following staff members who received Duke University Career Service Awards for 2023
75 Years of Service
When Beverly started at Duke in 1983 ... the price of gas was about $1.24/gallon and a first class stamp was 20 cents.
In her 40th year, gas is now approximately $3.59/gallon and a stamp is 63 cents.
Russell "Rusty" Koonts
When Rusty began at Duke in 2003 ... the 5 most popular Websites were Yahoo, MSN, Google, AOL, and eBay.
The landscape has changed in 20 years with the 5 most popular Websites today being Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Student Spotlight: Millie Evonlah
Please join us in welcoming our newest Student Assistant, Millie Evonlah.
What is your academic program?
I am a rising junior obtaining a B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Chemistry on a Pre-medicine track.
Did you always know you wanted to be in the area you have chosen to pursue?
Since middle school, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Medicine was the only occupation that intrigued me and I only became more certain that this was my calling upon studying here at Duke.
What do you like the most about your coursework?
What I love most about my coursework is being taught by such knowledgeable professors who conduct amazing research! Often, these professors make learning exciting which encourages me when the work becomes difficult at times.
What do you like most about working here at the Library?
The thing I love most about working here at the Library is definitely the welcoming staff! Everyone is so friendly and I was immediately integrated into the community from my very first day. I certainly feel welcomed here. I am so happy to be a part of the team!
What are some of your outside interests or hobbies?
Outside of work, I enjoy reading and planting. I also participate in community outreach along with working on my EMT certification.
How would your friends and family describe you?
I believe my friends and family would describe me as driven, compassionate, and selfless.
Staff News & Publications
The following publications and presentations have been authored/co-authored by Medical Center Library & Archives Staff (highlighted in bold).
Oermann MH, Hendren S, Ledbetter L. (2022). Reviewing the Literature. In Writing for Publication in Nursing (pp. 45–84). Springer Publishing Company.
Carter Hulinsky, Lucy Waldrop, and Rebecca Williams. "What’s in a Name? Documenting Duke Health’s Involvement in Maternal Health in Durham." Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, May 11, 2023.
Samantha Kaplan, Megan von Isenburg, and Lucy Waldrop. "COVID-19 Misinformation in Anti-Vaccination Websites: A Content Analysis Of Archived Websites." Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) National Virtual Health Misinformation Symposium, Virtual Conference, April 5, 2023.
Ledbetter L, Hendren S. (2022). Evidence Syntheses: Conducting and Reporting Reviews. In Writing for Publication in Nursing (pp. 127–146). Springer Publishing Company.
von Isenburg M, Zipkin D. (2023). Searching the Medical Literature. In Zipkin, D (Ed), Teaching Evidence Based Medicine: A Toolkit for Educators (pp. 31-50). Springer Publishing Company.
Zipkin, D, von Isenburg, M. (2023). Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis. In Zipkin, D (Ed), Teaching Evidence Based Medicine: A Toolkit for Educators (pp. 163-174). Springer Publishing Company.
Ukachukwu AK, Still MEH, Seas A, von Isenburg M, Fieggen G, Malomo AO, Shokunbi MT, Egger JR, Haglund MM, Fuller AT. (2022) Fulfilling the Specialist Neurosurgical Workforce Needs in Africa: A Systematic Review and Projection Toward 2030. J Neurosurg. Aug 12;138(4):1102-1113.
Medical Center Library & Archives staff presented the following initiatives during the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Medical Library Association at the MLA/SLA '23 Conference in Detroit, MI, May 16-19, 2023.
Beth Blackwood, Nathan Dunn, and Lesley Skalla - Development of an Automated Notification System for the National Institute of Health's Public Access Policy Noncompliance (Poster)
Katie Arnold (MLA Headquarters), Ellen Aaronson (Mayo Clinic), Skye Bickett (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), Michelle Kraft (Cleveland Clinic), Jenessa McElfresh (University of Tennessee Health Science Center), and Beverly Murphy (Duke Medical Center Library & Archives) - The MLA Style Guide: Looking Back to Move Forward (Lightning Talk)
Beverly Murphy, Assistant Director, Communications & Web Content and DUHS Hospital Nursing Liaison, was featured as one the milestones in the 12-panel exhibit of people whose legacies have shaped the organization: Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, 2018-2019 MLA President who received MLA’s highest honor, the Marcia C. Noyes Award in 2021 for her lasting contributions to the association.
Have You Used VisualDx?
Sarah Cantrell, Associate Director, Research & Education
We now have a subscription to VisualDx, a clinical point-of-care tool, educational resource, and decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. After being on trial for almost a year, we appreciate your feedback in helping us to make this decision.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this resource, it is:
- Renowned for its depth of diverse clinical images – 14,000+ images of variations in skin color
- A valuable diagnostic clinical tool that helps you build a differential diagnosis
- Useful for searching by disease for therapy choices, tests, management
Links to VisualDx are accessible from the Library's Databases page as well as the Clinical Tools Guide. A mobile app is available once you Create a Personal Account (located below the graphical tiles). You may then download the mobile app from the App Store / Play and sign in using your personal account username and password.
Don't Forget to Wear Blue on June 16th
Publication Schedule & Staff
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives News is published bimonthly.
|Megan von Isenburg , Associate Dean||Beverly Murphy, Editor|
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