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Archive for March, 2012

Learn about the new Lexicomp Online interface- Training Sessions available

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Beginning March 26, 2012, the default view for all Lexicomp Online users will be switched to the new interface.

While we are confident you will find the transition to be seamless, we recommend you take advantage of the training opportunities to learn first-hand how we have improved the user experience and navigation capabilities. Now find answers faster and discover more information!

• Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
• Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
• Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

Click here to register for a session or see all available dates.

We have taken great care to maintain easy access to the content and current features you know and trust. However, for your convenience, training materials are available including:
• View training videos about the new interface
• Read a 2-page Quick Reference Guide (PDF) to get started
• Learn more on the website

Vote for Upstate! Sustainable Medical Care

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Please take 2 minutes, 44 seconds to watch the new Upstate Sustainability video entered in a national competition.  Upstate is a finalist in a national Sustainability Leadership contest, and this is sort of an “American Green Idol” popularity contest. Each finalist submitted a video of the sustainability efforts at their institution. The winner will receive national recognition by being featured at the George Washington University Moving the Planet Forward conference in Washington, DC this April. There will also be opportunities for exposure on various national media venues.

To Vote For Upstate:  Simply click on the + (plus sign) in the blue “Vote” box. And remember to have your friends and family vote, too!

To see all the videos in the final competition:

You can also access the Planet Forward site through our newly updated Think Green home page:


UpToDate Tips and Tricks Webinar on 3/27

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Over 17 million topics are viewed per month in UpToDate. Despite the number of searches, even the most avid users are not always aware of all the features the program has to offer.

Join UpToDate for a FREE Webinar on March 27 to learn more about these features you may be missing, plus helpful hints on how to conduct quicker, more efficient searches.

Special guest Jonathan Zand, PharmD, BCPS and UpToDate’s resident drug information expert, will be on hand to give an in-depth look at UpToDate’s drug database and drug interactions program.

UpToDate Client Connection Webinar: UpToDate Tips and Tricks – How to Search UpToDate and Get Answers Quickly

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time: To accommodate different time zones, two separate sessions will be conducted.

Please register for either time listed below:

-   UpToDate Client Connection: March 27 at 11:00 a.m., EST

-   UpToDate Client Connection: March 27 at 9:00 p.m., EST

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenter: Jonathan Zand, PharmD BCPS, Drug Information Specialist
Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the session will be will be e-mailed to you afterwards. Please contact with any questions.

March 21st Webinar: Diagnosing Common and Uncommon Rashes

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Wednesday March 21st join VisualDx for a webinar to learn how you can get immediate assistance with your dermatologic, infectious, and drug-induced disease cases. Whether faced with a variation of a common condition or a rare disease you may never have seen before, VisualDx gives you answers in just seconds.

Snapshots The Unusual Suspects: Diagnosing Common and Uncommon Rashes will be held at 7:30 am ET and 1:00 pm ET on March 21st.

To attend a webinar: On March 21st click on the “Join Meeting” link in this message 10 minutes before the session start time.

Questions or Concerns? Contact VisualDX:

Ovid Hot Topics- March 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Ovid’s newest popular releases span a variety of medical specialties. Articles include:

1) Critical Care presents
Preventing Catheter-associated UTIs
Nursing Critical Care

2) Emergency Medicine & Trauma presents
Emergency Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure
Pediatric Emergency Care

3) Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Recent Safety Concerns with Proton Pump Inhibitors
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

4) Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in UK Military Personnel Returning From Afghanistan and Iraq: Cohort and Cross-sectional Analyses
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

To learn more about Ovid hot topics for March, visit the news page.  To get to Ovid’s homepage, choose from the Library home page popular links, or from the database dropdown menu.

A Collaboratively-Derived Science-Policy Research Agenda- 4o Key Unanswered Questions

Monday, March 12th, 2012

A group of scientists, policy experts and policy-makers, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a list of 40 “key unanswered questions” in science policy. The list has been published in PLoS ONE. The questions have been organized in the following categories: understanding the role of scientific evidence in policymaking; framing questions, sourcing evidence and advice, shaping research; advisory systems and networks; policy making under conditions of uncertainty and disagreement; democratic governance of scientific advice; and, how do scientists and policy makers understand expert advisory processes?

UNIQUE – Arise Group Art Show

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The UNIQUE group art show will be on display in the lobby of the Health Sciences Library for the month of March.

UNIQUE is a celebration of the creative abilities of individuals who have disabilities. ARISE began the initiative in 2001 as an art and literary magazine to show the power of art to express, educate and inspire. UNIQUE has grown over the years to also include community art exhibits featuring the artwork published in the latest edition of the magazine.

The 2011 edition of UNIQUE features 58 creative works by 65 artists who live in 7 counties in Central and Northern New York. We are pleased to recognize the talent of the UNIQUE artists and writers, and to share these pieces with you.

ARISE is a non-profit Center for Independent Living run by and for individuals with disabilities. We promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, and work with people of all ages who have all types of disabilities. We offer more than 50 different programs and services in several broad areas including: Advocacy, Employment, Independent Living, Mental Health, and Inclusive Recreation.

ARISE services are primarily offered in Oswego, Onondaga, and Madison counties. Some programs are available in additional counties in Central and Northern New York. We invite you to learn more about our services or to become involved in our activities as we work to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate.

If you are interested in displaying your artwork at the Health Sciences Library please contact Olivia Maggio at or 315-464-7200.

Academic Medicine now available for the iPad

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Academic Medicine has released a new app for iPad, available now through the App Store. The app offers a print-like reading experience of each issue, with easy-to-read, full-text articles; adjustable text sizing with “pinch and zoom;” access to tables, figures, and supplemental content; ability to store or delete downloaded issues; and convenient notification when a new issue is available. The March issue, released last week, is free to download for non-subscribers.

* Please note this app is for the Apple iPad only.

Are You Eligible for a New York State Library Card?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Who is eligible for a New York State Library (NYSL) card?

  • New York State Government Employees
  • Physicians who are NYS Residents

The NYSL provides online access to the majority of its collections, now numbering over 20 million items.  These collections are a valuable supplement to Upstate’s licensed resources, expanding access to databases and journals in several relevant areas including: health & medicine; biological sciences; and psychology.  The NYSL also provides access to several grant databases and accepts search requests via email.

How do I get one? How do I access NYS Library holdings? To learn more, visit our NYSL FAQ page.

Scholars Den Artist – Carl Hoffner

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Carl Hoffner’s digital paintings are now on display in the Scholars Den on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Library through till June 2012.

Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated by the challenge of painting a landscape. The inherent abstraction within nature provides a wealth of interesting patterns, shapes, and textures as well as presenting an extraordinary range of color and atmospheric conditions to explore.

Even after many years of painting the visual opportunities within the landscape continues to excite and inspire my art.

Digital Painting

During 2008, I turned my efforts to exploring digital painting.  Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied using digital tools by means of a computer.  I have found this to be a liberating artistic experience bringing back the play in my art as well as offering a chance to re-explore my passion for painting and color.

Artist Biography

In 1975, I received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  After working as a free-lance court room artist for a Baltimore/Washington television station, I was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship at Syracuse University.  In 1979, I graduated from Syracuse University with an MFA in studio arts (painting).  During 1980 through 1985, I taught drawing and design at Onondaga County Community College.

During 1985, I began creating fine art lithographs and exhibiting in many of the premier art festivals in the US.  From 1994 through 2005, I exhibited at Art Expo NYC and gained the attention from an international audience.

My traditional lithographs have been extensively promoted throughout Japan by the prestigious companies of Origin Art Company (Hibel), Poco Andante Corporation (Art Link International), Graphics Gallery Japan Company, Galerie Enatsu, and Art Print Japan.  During 2004, I was invited by Art Print Japan to present and sign my newest editions in the cities of Tokyo, Chiba, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kashiswa, and  Yokohama.

If you are interested in displaying your artwork at the Health Sciences Library please contact Olivia Maggio at or 315-464-7200.