Friday, August 26, 2011

Grand Rounds in Pediatrics

Beginning September, Grand Rounds at Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics will be freely accessible over the web, with CME. Read all about it at

Grand Rounds will be available online within two business days of their live presentation at Children's Mercy Hospital, and will remain available for sixty days. Upcoming programs are:

Sept 1: "Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigation and Sleep Environment", Mary Dudley MD, Jackson County MO Medical Examiner

Sept 8: "Current Management of Appendicitis", Whit Holcomb MD, MBA, Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Holcomb is the current editor of the well-known textbook, Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery.

Sept 15: "Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership", Lewis First MD, Editor in Chief, Pediatrics, Professor and Chair, Dept of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Kantor Memorial Grand Round

Sept 22: "Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents: A Multidisplinary Approach to Neuropathic Pain", Steve Weisman MD, Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Sep 29: "Women, Changing the Face of Pediatrics", Renee Jenkins MD, FAAP, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Dept of Pediatrics and Child health, Director, Office of Faculty Development, Howard University College of Medicine

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Johns Hopkins University: a radical new approach to post-graduate training

Leaders in biomedical education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine "are calling for a radical new approach to post-graduate training in the life sciences to address significant challenges, including an avalanche of new discoveries in the last decade and the need to transcend traditional departmental boundaries to understand biological processes at multiple levels." In a Leading Edge commentary published in the August 19, 2011 edition of Cell, the authors "present a new model for biomedical education that would break down current silos of particular disciplines, such as biochemistry, cell biology and physiology, and instead teach students to work across those disciplines to study organisms at all levels, from molecules and cells to an entire organism."

NY Times editorial: Medicare

An op-ed column in Tuesday's NY Times from Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Jeffrey B. Liebman began, "Medicare is going to be cut. That is inevitable. There is no way to solve the nation's long-term debt problem without reducing the growth rate of federal health care spending. The only question is whether the cuts will be smart ones." According to the two former White House advisers, "Smart cuts eliminate spending on medical tests, treatments and procedures that don't work -- or that cost significantly more than other treatments while delivering no better health outcomes. And they can be made without shortchanging patients. There are plenty of examples..." They use the rest of their column discussing such examples.

NIH: recommendations on mixed method health research

The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday released recommendations or best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) identified the need for this guidance and commissioned the report.

Monday, August 22, 2011

New library catalog

"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine." ~Robert C. Gallagher

We have upgraded the library catalog and will be launching the new version very soon.

It is easier to navigate and find what you need. Some highlights include:

* a single search box on our home page
* filters to quickly narrow your search
* links to online full text directly from your search results page
* e-mail, text, cite, and export results

Don't be shy — if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us:
Phone: (913) 588-7166
Facebook: A.R. Dykes Library
Twitter: @dykeslibrary

Friday, August 19, 2011

FY2012 University Budget

The FY2012 University Budget is now available for your use. It can be found in our digital repository, Archie, at

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hey students, next Monday, lunch is on us.

Students, mark your calendars for Monday, August 22! Stop by the library at 11:30 a.m. for FREE lunch.

Fritz's will provide hot dogs, brats and veggie sandwiches and we'll have sides to complete the meal! Just bring your student ID.

Be sure to pop in the library and check out our new set up. You'll love it!

This event is part of KUMC Hawk Week and is brought to you by Dykes Library and the Office of Student Engagement.

Welcome back!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New titles added to Henry Stewart Talks

There are a number of new talks which have been added to the Henry Stewart Talks Collection.
Check them out here

Friday, August 5, 2011

New McGraw-Hill E-books available

The Dykes Library now subscribes to two new resources in the form of McGraw-Hill E-books made possible through an Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity (OCED), Center of Excellence grant. The McGraw-Hill Exam Review Guides offer peer-to-peer medical review guides to help you earn top marks on USMLE, clerkships, and specialty board exams. Additionally, the McGraw-Hill Medical Handbooks contain essential references connecting you to the latest advances in clinical and therapeutic medicine. Both of these resources can be accessed on or off campus. While off campus, these tools can be accessed remotely by logging in with your Novell or GroupWise ID and password when prompted.

Access KUMC's subscription to McGraw-Hill E-books under the Databases List or click here.