Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Moving Beyond Katrina: "We hope that the lessons learned will never be revisited".

The August 2008 issue of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (Available to Tulane Users in OVID Journals) is a symposium that concerns the lessons learned by health educators and students in the years following the Katrina disaster. Many of the contributing authors have a Tulane affiliation. There was an earlier Katrina symposium published in the same journal in November of 2006, which explored the immediate consequences of Hurricane Katrina on the health science educational systems.

Ploth, David W. MD, [Editor's Corner], page 91.
"As the lay press has portrayed, the recovery in the New Orleans area has taken longer than expected. Based on the slow improvement of social and economic conditions, it is relevant to ask the question, “What has happened to medical education post-Katrina?” We have enlisted Dr. Marie “TonetteKrousel-Wood to serve as Coordinating Editor to address this important question through a series of articles. Dr. Wood serves as Director, Center for Health Research at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, and has expertly identified topics, negotiated authorship, and guided the production of this symposium. Her choices for local leadership and assistance were equally expert with the selection of Dr. Charles Sanders, Chair, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kent Kirchner, Chief of Staff from the VA Medical Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Errol Crook, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama, and Dr. Mark Kahn, Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Tulane University."

The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volume 336(2), August 2008 © Copyright 2008 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Have PMID Will Travel - NCBI PMID-PMCID Converter

In support of the NIH Public Access Policy implementation, a new feature has been added to PubMed this week. This new feature is the NCBI PMID-PMCID converter, which allows you to translate one type of ID to the other. The converter allows you to enter one or more identifiers, allowing for a batch process.

The converter is located at:

Excerpt from email (Thursday, August 14, 2008) David Gillikin , Chief, Bibliographic Services Division, National Library of Medicine

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

JAMA: A Cover Without Art

It has become a tradition for JAMA to omit a cover image on the theme issue devoted to HIV/AIDS. Once again we observe this tradition. A Cover Without Art appeared previously on July 10, 1996; July 1, 1998; July 12, 2000; July 10, 2002; July 14, 2004; and August 16, 2006.
JAMA. 2008;300(5):480.
M. Therese Southgate, MD, Editor
The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

August 6, 2008 , (Vol. 300, Num. 5), is the day JAMA acknowledges the Day Without Art in memory of those artists and performers lost to HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS issue of JAMA is part of its awareness program that acknowledges the Day Without Art by printing a blank cover.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Welcome T-1s

Welcome to Tulane and New Orleans!

We would like to welcome the first year medical students to the Tulane community. To discover the best study spaces, computer availability, and how to use library resources and services, please stop by and meet our staff when you are at orientation. We welcome phone inquiries (504.988.5155) and email contacts (

Print and electronic resources of interest will be on display in the Matas Library when you come to register and get a library barcode.

Feel free to stop by the library if you have questions or need directions. Please forgive the state of the physical library as we are undergoing renovation at the moment. There will be more nice study space and a coffee spot when the newly renovated areas are unveiled...soon!

We look forward to seeing you at the Library and helping you with your information needs.