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March-April issue of Academic Psychiatry is now available

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The March-April issue of Academic Psychiatry is now available on ap.psychiatryonline.org. The issue features the following articles:

  • Recruiting Researchers in Psychiatry: The Influence of Residency vs. Early Motivation: A report on the declining number of clinician-researchers in psychiatry and other medical specialties, with data on reasons why. Residents with greater research interest had shown a longer and more consistent pattern of seeking out research niches. They also were more likely to be male and tended to have lower debt obligations. It appears that some barriers to entering a research-oriented career, such as financial considerations or social expectations, could be better addressed.
  • The Transition to Practice in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide: This brief guide for psychiatry residents on how to optimize the transition to independent practice recommends that this transition involve an understanding of personal and professional options; assembling a “team” of supportive figures, such as family, peers, and mentors; and finding ways of coping with isolation and patient management.This brief guide for psychiatry residents on how to optimize the transition to independent practice recommends that this transition involve an understanding of personal and professional options; assembling a “team” of supportive figures, such as family, peers, and mentors; and finding ways of coping with isolation and patient management.
  • Interactive Virtual-Patient Scenarios: An Evolving Tool in Psychiatric Education: “Standardized patients” have long been used in clinical training; they can provide a detailed “history” and can respond meaningfully to the trainees’ questions. However, this approach is limited by time constraints, availability and competence of actors, and costs. An alternative is the use of the automated “virtual patient.” In addition to the advantages of scheduling flexibility and cost containment, these “avatars” can provide a more controlled setting, where trainees can be evaluated on appropriateness of questions in light of responses and their understanding of specific difficulties.

Academic Psychiatry publishes original scholarship focused on innovative psychiatric education. Please note the above links will only work from on campus, or if logged in to the ipage. For off campus access log in through the ipage and follow these steps:

From the library website go to Find Articles> Databases and choose PsychiatryOnline from the quick links, or search via title or browse by the letter P. Once in the database, choose from the navigation at the top titled “Journals” and select Academic Psychiatry.

Questions? Call us at (315) 464-7091 or email library@upstate.edu.


April 24th Webinar from the American Journal of Health Promotion

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Join us for the American Journal of Health Promotion Authors’ Series –  live webinars, offered at no charge,  featuring discussions with authors whose work is published in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Authors’ Series – May 2012 Issue Preview

April 24, 2012 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET)

Evaluation of a University General Education Health and Wellness Course Delivered by Lecture or Online
(American Journal of Health Promotion, V26, I5, 263-269)
Ron Hager, PhD
Professor, Department of Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University
Associations Between the Worksite Environment and Perceived Health Culture
(American Journal of Health Promotion, V26, I5, 301-304)
Cassandra Hoebbel, PhD
Project Director, SUNY Buffalo
Multilevel Analysis of the Physical Health Perception of Employees: Community and Individual Factors
(American Journal of Health Promotion, V26, I5, e126)
Sudhakar Sathayanarayanan, PhD
Data Analyst, University of Michigan Health Management Research Center

Training sessions introducing the new Lexicomp interface

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Next Generation of Lexicomp Online has been re-engineered for increased speed, ease and intelligence – providing more direct access to the comprehensive drug information needed to make informed decisions. Now find answers faster, discover more information and improve your overall experience!

Live online training sessions are being offered April 24th through May 31st. Specific times and dates as follows:

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 10:00 AM EST
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

To register for a session, visit the training page.


April 25th Webinar for VisualDX Snapshots

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Join us Wednesday April 25th for VisualDx Snapshots and 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 will be held at 7:30 am ET and 1:00 pm ET on April 25th.

On April 25th click on the “Join Meeting” link in this message (belowt) 10 minutes before the session start time.

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Questions or Concerns? Contact: online_support@logicalimages.com


Refworks online training offered April 11th and 12th

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:00 pm:
Join this 30-minute session to learn how to use the following in RefWorks: direct export from a database, OpenURL, create and add a citation to folder, and much more! https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=712088161

Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:00 am:
Have a basic knowledge of RefWorks functionality? Ready to learn about RefShare? Join us this week: https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=714710250


New report released “Engaging Basic Scientists in Translational Research”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) recently released a report aimed at facilitating the participation of basic scientists in translational research. The report, “Engaging Basic Scientists in Translational Research: Identifying Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles,” captures the proceedings of a 2011 FASEB symposium convened to address these issues.
http://www.faseb.org/Portals/0/PDFs/opa/TranslationalReportFINAL.pdf


Library Hours

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – midnight
Friday
7:30 am – 10 pm
Saturday
10 am – 9 pm
Sunday
10 am – midnight

Reference hours

Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
Saturday
10 am – 2 pm

Reference services are also available by appointment.


The Transformation of Academic Medicine

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

AAMC President and CEO Dr. Darrell G. Kirch recently delivered the leadership plenary address at the AAMC’s 2012 Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) National Professional Development Conference. Dr. Kirch made the case for the transformation of academic medicine, noting that our current economic and political realities suggest a burning platform ripe for change. He discussed the current image of academic medicine, asking if we are the problem or the solution? He explored the role of medical schools, teaching hospitals, faculty and staff in creating a better future and the approaches to leadership that can get us there. To view visit- GIA Leadership Plenary Address: The Transformation of Academic Medicine. Or go to the Group on Institutional Advancement homepage.


Are physicians ordering too many tests? Learn about the “Choosing Wisely” initiative

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Nine physician specialty societies have identified 45 specific tests or procedures that they say are commonly used but not always necessary in their respective fields. The organizations urged patients to question these services if they are offered. The recommendations are part of an educational initiative called Choosing Wisely, being led by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Consumer Reports. The New York Times reported that eight other specialty boards are preparing to follow suit with additional lists of procedures “their members should perform far less often.”

  1. choosingwisely.org
  2. NY Times: Doctor Panels Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients
  3. JAMA Viewpoint- Choosing Wisely: Helping Physicians and Patients Make Smart Decisions About Their Care