Friday, February 27, 2015

Tuesday, March 3: Lunch N Learn: Intermediate PubMed for public health projects

On Tuesday, March 3, come to a Lunch and Learn  to learn about PubMed Advanced Search, searching with MESH, and using MyNCBI.

Time: Noon-12:45 pm
Location: Tidewater Room 1216

RSVP preferred:

This topic will be repeated on Thursday, March 5 at the weekly i2PH-sponsored research hours in Tidewater 1714  from 1:00-3:00pm.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New mobile apps for JoVE

Hot off the presses: New JoVE mobile apps available FREE for Tulane users!

JoVE has just released two brand new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website that delivers seamless access to content from any mobile device. Researchers at your institution can now view JoVE videos on their iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device.

With JoVE Mobile, scientists and students alike can now enjoy the rich multimedia experience delivered by JoVE scientific video articles from the mobile device of their choice, anytime and anywhere. As loyal JoVE clients, all members of your institution can download the apps free of charge. To download JoVE Mobile, search for 'JoVE' in the Apple app store or on Google Play

Thursday, February 12, 2015

DynaMed Mobile App *** BIG CHANGES!!!!! ***

Effective today, users no longer need a serial number for the DynaMed app.

Instead, users can manage the app themselves from the Dynamed homepage.

Big changes include:
  1. Users will NO LONGER need to download the Skyscape/Omnio container apps. The new app will be “Stand-alone”. 
  2. Subscriptions will now be for 6 months instead of 1 year. 
  3. Users will need to reactivate every 6 months from a TU computer. 
  4. Current users who have a current key will still have 1 year from their most recent activation to move to the new app. 

Detailed directions, after the cut

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Practicing Medicine in the New Millennium- Monday, February 23rd

The Tulane Medical Alumni Association, in coordination with The Industry in Medicine Student Interest Group, will be sponsoring the symposium "Is There More Than One Way? Practicing Medicine in the New Millennium" on Monday, February 23rd from 12 noon-1pm in the Tulane School of Medicine 1st Floor Auditorium.

Panelists will include: Penny Manasco, M.D., Greg Buchert, M.D., W. Hodges Davis, M.D., Bert Elchold, M.D., and Howard Sheridan, M.D, all Tulane alumni.

Lunch will be provided by the Tulane Medical Alumni Association.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Med-Peds Grand Rounds Now Available: Transition of Care

Resources from Med/Peds Joint Ground Rounds for February 4th:  "Transition: Treating Childhood Onset Disease in the Adult Population" are now available:

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend grand rounds for selected departments in the School of Medicine. Articles and associated resources from the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Grand Rounds now available: CDH & ITP

Resources from Medicine Ground Rounds for January 28, 2015: "Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)" are now available:

Resources from Pediatrics Ground Rounds for January 29, 2015: "Morbidity and Mortality Conference:Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Review” are now available:

Each week librarians at the Matas library attend grand rounds for selected departments in the School of Medicine. Articles and associated resources from the presentation are recorded and presented for your perusal.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Register for HINARI Training on February 6

Friday, February 6, 2015:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Diboll Auditorium  at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Imagine being able to use resources in a typical American health science library in low or middle-income countries (LMIC). That is the power of HINARI, the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and major publishers.  HINARI enables access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), 29,000 e-books and 70 other information resources are available in over 100 countries, areas and territories.

While most institutions in LMIC are HINARI-registered, many administrators and users are neither aware of it nor have the user name and passwords to access it. Participants will learn how to introduce in-country partners to HINARI enabling scholarly collaboration.

Training objectives: This training creates program awareness prior to departure for an in-country experience. Through instruction and exercises, learners will be able to:
*         Access full-text articles
*         Effectively search PubMed using PubMed Filters, and use the HINARI portal
*         Locate HINARI training resources, evidence-based practice resources and e-books
*         Develop authorship skills
*         Conduct HINARI training course or presentations on HINARI

The ideal participant is planning to work in low or middle-income countries, areas and territories and those professionals serving them.

Register for the workshop at the Tulane University Center for Continuing Education  website (

Attendees: $25.00 (Day of is $50); Students: $10, a refundable deposit (Day of is $20)

Arrive early and learn about Tulane University global public health scholarship at a special panel discussion on Thursday, February 5, 2015:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Continuing education credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM | 8 hours of MLA CE contact hours |
An application for continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) | This program has been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit for social workers through Tulane School of Social Work.

Trainer: Lenny Rhine, Ph.D., coordinator of the ‘E-Library Training Initiative’, a Librarians Without Borders® /Medical Library Association project

For more information contact Elaine R. Hicks, MSLIS, MPH, MCHES,  Public Health Librarian |

This training is provided through Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library and the Elsevier Foundation.