Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human

October 30, 2014

Medicine and the ImageThe Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics presents “Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human”. This one-day conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM and will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice, and education. The conference will be held on the University Park Campus, Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240. Please RSVP: http://dornsife.usc.edu/medical-humanities.

The conference schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 AM                  Welcome & Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM                Research Panel I

10:45 – 12:15 PM              Research Panel II

12:15 – 1:30 PM                Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM                   Roundtable on Careers in the Health Humanities & Arts

3:00 – 4:00 PM                   Wrap Up Session

4:00 – 5:30 PM                   Exhibition Reception [Tyler Prize Pavilion]

5:30 – 7:00 PM                   Keynote Lecture

In addition to the conference, the Public Gallery Exhibit will be available for viewing from Monday, November 3 – Friday, November 7, 2014 in the Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard.


Gotta Have that Cuppa Joe?

October 29, 2014

CuppaJoeNeed that cup of coffee to get started in the morning? Get headaches when you don’t have your daily caffeine ration? It seems that your genes may be influencing your coffee-drinking behavior.   Learn what researchers have discovered about your DNA and coffee consumption.


Tech Lunch to Focus on Managing Your Online Personal Brand

October 24, 2014

Hiring committees, potential research collaborators and your colleagues are using search engines to find information about you online. What are they finding? Does the information they collect really reflect who you are? Get tips on selecting social media networks in which to participate, learn how to take control of what you share and take steps to ensure that your online presence accurately reflects the real you. Come to the Norris Medical Library’s Tech Lunch on “Personal Brand Management Online” on Thursday, October 30th from Noon – 1:00 pm in the West Conference Room.  As always, we’ll provide pizza and water to all attendees. Read the rest of this entry »


EBOLA: Get the Facts

October 15, 2014

ebolaEverywhere you go, there’s talk of the ebola outbreak and you only have to check your newsfeed or turn on the radio or television for media input on the subject. Learn the facts and keep up to date with reliable information from the following sites:


October is National Medical Librarians Month

October 15, 2014

OctoberMedicalLibrariansMonthThis month the Medical Library Association is honoring the expert assistance that medical librarians provide to faculty, students, health care providers and the general public.  How do your Norris medical librarians help you? Let me count the ways:

  1. Provide resources for teaching and learning
  2. Develop curricula and provide instruction
  3. Act as expert consultants on searching the knowledge-based literature
  4. Provide information support for research proposal development
  5. Find and integrate the best evidence for clinical decision-making
  6. Improve patient care and outcomes by locating studies that result in changes in patient care
  7. Support innovation, research and quality improvement in affiliated hospitals by assisting with integration of evidence-based resources into electronic medical record systems
  8. Manage electronic resources, selecting the best databases and negotiating licensing agreements

Stop by the Norris reference desk October 1-3 for a treat to celebrate and start the month sweetly.


Faculty Author's Book Added to NML

October 15, 2014

Cardiac CT & MR bookCardiac CT and MR for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (WG 220 C2672 2014) has been add to Norris Library’s book collection. Edited by Farhood Saremi, MD, Clinical Professor of radiology at the Keck School of Medicine, “This is the first major textbook to address both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) cardiac imaging of adults for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD). Read the rest of this entry »


ClinicalKey Launches Platform Upgrade

October 15, 2014

ClinicalKeyClinicalKey, the large collection of medical resources, upgraded its platform upgrade September 23rd.

Among the new enhancements are:

  • A cleaner, mobile-friendly design for discovering clinical content on the go
  • 1,400+ new Topic Pages that offer quick access to point-of-care content, including risk factors, treatments and more
  • A new browse feature with a searchable, filterable list of sources that highlights new books and journals
  • A new search history feature enabling you to view and refresh recent queries

Users should register and log into ClinicalKey to take advantage of the database’s personalization features.  A detailed user guide  is available for further information.