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New York State Library and ScienceDirect

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The New York State Library continues to review their Elsevier ScienceDirect license in light of concerns about cost per use and fiscal sustainability.  ScienceDirect journals will be unavailable while this review takes place.

Rest assured that the HSL will connect you to the articles you need through ILLiad.  Please submit your requests using the usual procedure, by logging into ILLiad and completing the article request form or using the “Request this item via interlibrary loan” link on the citation lookup search results page.

If you need assistance with article retrieval or interlibrary loan, please call the Library Services Desk at 464-7091.

Please let us know which Elsevier ScienceDirect titles you use most.

Library Article Linking

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) has returned to Serial Solutions for its article linking due to unresolved problems with Ebsco Link Source.
Links to article full text, interlibrary loan, and the New York State library are available by clicking “Owned by Upstate” from HSL databases.
If you need assistance retrieving articles, or have any troubles obtaining full text, please call our Reference Team at 464-7091 – or email us at

Presidential Search

Monday, January 26th, 2015

SUNY Upstate Medical University is seeking candidates for the position of President of the University. Information about the position, SUNY Upstate, and the Syracuse/Central New York area can be found within this site.

A search firm has yet to be named. Questions related to this search can be directed to Thomas Taylor, Chair, Presidential Search Committee, (315) 464-1685.

The Presidential Search site also offers the opportunity to share your suggestions, comments and even nominations regarding the search for the President of Upstate Medical University. Submissions will be forwarded to the search committee.


Black History Month Events 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Upstate Medical celebrates Black History Month. See the attached flyer or events listed below. Please attend and spread the word.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony Celebration
When: Wednesday, February 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Campus Activities Building, 155 Elizabeth Blackwell St.
Keynote Speaker: Superintendent Sharon Contreras, Syracuse City School District
Honorees (pictured above): Ruby Brangman, NP; Shirley Alton Edge, RN; Shirley Graves Bacon, RN; Donell Bacon, MSW
Music by Chevelle Jones-Moore, Brian Moore and Stephanie Redfield
Benediction by the Rev. Joseph Smythe, Center for Spiritual Care, Upstate University Hospital
Free lunch: Soul Food with a Healthy Twist by “Chef Bleu” (Will Lewis). Vegetarian options.
The program will be live streamed at the Community Campus, conFerence rooms A and B.
Free soulful desserts will be available.

The State of HIV in America
When: Friday, February 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Two locations: 507 Setnor Hall and Kinney Performance Center, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Live streamed broadcast with Daniel Reed, ACR Health (facilitator).

Walk the Talk Diversity Lecture*
When: Wednesday, February 11, Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: 9295 Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave.
Sickle Cell disease is the most common genetic disease, yet one of the most misunderstood. Misconception and disbelief in a patient’s pain and suffering often impede the delivery of compassionate care. Children with sickle cell disease face inordinate challenges. The impact of sickle cell disease on the child and family will be discussed. Presenter: Kristi L. Griffin, MSEd, Upstate’s Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Be the Match Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive
When: Wednesday, February 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where:  Setnor Hall Atrium, 766 Irving Ave.
Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. The first step to being someone’s cure is to join Be The Match Registry.® If you are between the ages of 18 & 44, patients need you. Take the first step and register.

Discussion of Selma*
When:  Wednesday, February 18, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where:   3507/3508 Setnor Hall, 766 Irving Ave.
Discussion of Selma, the historical drama film based onthe 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.  Free lunch for the first 50 people. Limited number of free tickets to Feb. 7 viewing of
Selma prior to the discussion. Contact Aldrine Ashong-Katai, 464-5231 (Tickets sponsored by the STA and NYSUT).

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Dinner
When: Friday, February 20, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Campus Activities Building, 155 Elizabeth Blackwell St.
Proceeds to benefit the Sickle Cell program at the Upstate Cancer Center.
Tickets are $10 for Upstate students, $15 for all others
For info and tickets: Sharon Huard,, 464-8855

Elizabeth Blackwell Day
When: Wednesday, February 25, Noon
Where: Medical Alumni Auditorium, 1st flr., Weiskotten Hall
Keynote address by Ruth Hart MD ‘80, clinical associate professor of family medicine; clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine. Organized by Claire Hennigan.

Closing ‘Open Mic’ Celebration
When: Thursday, February 26, Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Second floor cafeteria, Upstate University Hospital, Downtown campus
Employees and members of the community are invited to perform poetry, song, dance, etc. Chefs Daniel and Curtis will prepare special soul food cuisine for purchase. Coordinated by Danielle Fraser, Yvonne Goodman and Patrice Chang (464-4924 or to sign-up).

Sarah Loguen Fraser Day*
When:   Friday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.
Where:  2231 Weiskotten Hall
Lecture and recognition of scholarship recipient Michael Enechukwu, class of 2017, College of Medicine. Free lunch for the first 50 people.

HSL Article Retrieval Updates

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

This week, the Health Sciences Library (HSL) will be switching the article linking service (from EBSCO LinkSource to Serials Solutions). You will notice some changes and potential intermittent interruptions as we update the service. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. If you need assistance with retrieving articles, please contact our Reference Department at 315-464-7091.

Gallup Poll: Nursing Ranks As Most Ethical Profession for 13th Consecutive Year

Monday, January 12th, 2015
In 2014, Americans say nurses have the highest honesty and ethical standards. Members of Congress and car salespeople were given the worst ratings among the 11 professions included in this year’s poll. Eighty percent of Americans say nurses have “very high” or “high” standards of honesty and ethics, compared with a 7% rating for members of Congress and 8% for car salespeople. – See more at: features Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

PsychOnline Book of the Month: November
Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

January brings Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders - Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-5 and ICD-11. 

Edited by Shekhar Saxena, M.D., Patricia Esparza, Ph.D., Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., Benedetto Saraceno, M.D., and Norman Sartorius, M.D., Ph.D..

Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders provides mental health service planners, clinicians and researchers with a better understanding of how the current state of mental health classification and diagnosis impacts public health care.

You can access the Book of the Month from the Books page, scroll down the page to find Book of the Month. From the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> Databases> and search PsyhchiatryOnline.

You’ll have access to the Professionalism in Psychiatry as a PDF download for the month of January.


Check Group Study room availability online

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Group Study Rooms are available on the 2nd floor of the Library. Rooms can be requested by Upstate students, faculty and staff who present a valid Upstate ID at the Library Service Desk. Unless reserved ahead of time, rooms are checked out on a first come first serve basis at the Library Service Desk. Advanced reservations can be made for two or more up to one week in advance, in person.

You can check current availability of group study space on the library website at About> Classrooms & Study Rooms.

eBook of the month: Behavioral Science in Medicine

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Ovid presents: Behavioral Science in Medicine

Author: Barbara Fadem, PhD

The intimate relationship between the mind and the physical health of individuals has become more apparent in recent years. Behavioral Science in Medicine, second edition, addresses this relationship in a comprehensive but not encyclopedic primary text designed for medical students in the preclinical and clinical years. The book is also aimed at other medical professionals such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and psychologists, as well as at physicians already in practice.

The book contains 7 major sections and a total of 27 chapters covering essential subject material. The Appendix of the book contains clinically relevant information on epidemiology and biostatistics. Each chapter contains representative clinical cases that illustrate clinical scenarios that students are likely to encounter and questions with annotated answers illustrating important aspects of the material. These cases and questions not only provide a bridge between theory and practice but also focus on topics and concepts tested on standardized examinations such as the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Also, much of the information in the book has been organized and summarized into tables that facilitate learning and retention of the material and make studying more efficient.

You can access Behavioral Science in Medicine from the Health Sciences Library website select Resources> eBooks> and browse or search by title.


Access to Rubin’s and Lippincott’s restored

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Rubin’s Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine, Rubin’s Student Resources, and Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Rubin’s Pathology are now accessible (no password required).

If you continue to experience issues, please submit a ticket.