Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dean's Grand Rounds: Fall 2012

Join us for another great series of Dean's Grand Rounds for our Fall 2012 Semester at UMHS St. Kitts:

Beginnning on Thursday, September 20th at 12:30pm in the Auditorium come, listen, and ask questions:
A Visiting Professor of Pathology will be presenting on:

"How to Apply for a Residency in the US."

Then on Thursday, October 11th at 12:00pm in the Auditorium
Joel Amidon, Med4 Student will be presenting on:

"How Well is St. Kitts and Nevis Handling Epidemiologic Transition."

Next on Thursday, November 1st at 12:30pm in the Auditorium there will be panel discussion moderated by Dr. Girish Kotwal on:

"The Impact of the United States Presidential Election on the Medical Profession"

Keep watching on this blog for updates as new topics are scheduled.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Alcoholism: Is it a Disease?

Dr Mary Jo Cannon, a professor at the University of Medicine & Health SciencesInternational University of Nursing, had an interesting article published last week in the "Health" section of our local SKN Vibes (St. Kitts news) which examines the question "Is Alcoholism a disease?"
Have you every considered the people you know in your life who always seem to be 'under the influence' as actually 'patients' who are suffering from a terrible disease?
Dr. Cannon states,"Alcoholism meets the standard definition of a disease better than multiple sclerosis or schizophrenia, two diseases for which the pathophysiology is far less clearly understood.Yet people with these diseases are recognized as qualifying to be ‘patients."
I challenge you to read this article and think about this issue as it does effect you, and those around you, in many more ways than you may realize. As for our nursing and medicine students, being vigilant and cognizant with regards to alcoholism and other possible addictions when serving your patients, will result in a more satisfatory health outcome. Three simple screening tests to help you identify patients with an alcohol problem are available on the NIAAA website (The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dean's Grand Rounds

Following on the success of last semester, The Deans' Grand Rounds for our Spring 2012 semester should also prove to be very interesting and informative. The schedule so far is as follows:
  • May 17: "Embracing the Future of Health Care" with Dr. Mountasser Kaadrie.
  • June 7: "The History of Medicine: Part 1" with Dr Michael Doherty, Professor of Neuroscience.
  • June 14: "The History of Medicine: Part 2" with Dr Michael Doherty.
  • June 26: "Technological Advances in Varicose Vein Treatment." with Dr. Kathryn Bohn, Dr Thomas Neilsen, and Illinois Vein Specialist Staff.
  • July 19: "The US ~ Canadian Health Care Debate" with students Dyman Shepherd (US corner) and Rafal Szymczuk (Canadian corner).  
  • August 2: "Recipe for Longevity" with Dr Girish Kotwal, Professor of Microbiology.
Please join us in the Auditorium at 12:30 pm and bring your lunch!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Going Beyond Keyword Searching

Take your searching skills to the next level with MeSH! What is MeSH? MeSH simply means Medical Subject Headings and is a taxonomy of medical subject terms compiled and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Searching the medical journal literature via our EBSCOHost platform utilizing specific medical subject heading terms rather than keywords, can result in a more efficient, productive, and successful search. Please invest a few minutes of your time viewing this tutorial and then do a practice search or two in our full text EBSCO databases. UMHS / IUON subscribes to these online resources with full text for the benefit of our students and faculty.


Raising your level of expertise in essential information searching skills will serve you well throughout your medical career. Remember ~ dynamic evidence-based medical practice depends first on finding the current best evidence!

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Are You Up for a Diagnostic Challenge?

The New York Times Well Magazine  has a great monthly series with Yale School of  Medicine physician, Dr. Lisa Sanders [author of the book "Every Patient Tells a Story" ] where readers can join in and test out their medical diagnostic skills. The series is called "Think Like a Doctor" .

"Every month, the Diagnosis column of The New York Times Magazine asks Well readers to sift through a difficult case and solve a diagnostic riddle."
Are you up for the challenge?
The latest 'medical mystery' to solve with Dr. Sanders is called "More than Meets the Eye", and the solution is already posted, but test your skills before you read the follow up article ~ "Eye Exam Solved" . At the bottom of the article are links to previous cases, so have fun!

And for more fun, don't forget our great new online library resource called fmCASES from MedU, were all you UMHS-SK medical students are invited to work through over 30 typical family medicine case and keep honing those diagnostic skills!

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

MEDLINE® Complete is Here!

MEDLINE® Complete , the latest product offering from EBSCO and described as "an unprecedented full-text collection of the most sought-after medical journals", is now available to our faculty and students! "This exceptional database provides full text for the most prominent journals used in the field of medical research. MEDLINE Complete is the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index, containing full text for more than 2,060 journals." This upgrade to our EBSCO subscription provides access to an additional 500 medical journals. Check it out on your computer or mobile devise utilizing your EBSCO login. Please pop in to see me in the library for further instruction on how to search this, or any of our other great library resource databases.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Dean's Grand Rounds

Dean Camacho announces the Grand Rounds Lecture Series schedule for the Winter Semester 2012. Join us at 12:00 in the Auditorium on the following Thursdays:
  • January 26 ~ Dr Robert Fogel on Death and Dying
  • February 09 ~ Dr Elizabeth Morgan on Wounds and Healing
  • February 23 ~ Dr Steven Lewis on Surviving Deadly Illnesses: A Patient’s Perspective
  • March 22 ~ Dr Edwin Purcell on Psychoneuroimmunology 

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Enjoy Your Summer Semester Break!

As another semester draws to a close, the Library Staff would like to say 'good-bye' and 'all the best' to those students who are moving onward and upward! It has been a sincere pleasure serving you all over this past semester, and we look forward to hearing of your continued success!

With the semester end, also comes the time to return all your checked out items to the library and settle your accounts. We very much appreciate your full and prompt cooperation.

Every semester, both students and faculty generously donate materials to the library. Please accept our gratitude and thanks! All donations are very much appreciated!

During the semester break the Library will be CLOSED from Saturday August 20th until Monday August 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will reopen Monday August 29 until Friday September 2 between the hours of 8am~6pm, and CLOSED Saturday & Sunday ~ Sept 3 & 4. Normal library hours will resume Monday September 5th.

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Pathology Professor Generously Donates to the University's Library

The Anne Ross Library wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Robert Fogel , Chair of Pathology, for the generous donation of more than 60 medical reference books. You will notice as you come into the library, we have relocated the Reference Collection to the shelves next to the 'Course Notes' in order to accommodate this valuable donation. The anatomical models have moved into the old reference shelves.
From all of us at the Library, we wish to say,
"Enjoy your retirement Dr. Fogel!"
You will be sincerely missed by all on campus!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Lunch & Learn: Sickle Cell Disease

All students and faculty are invited to join us for this special "Lunch & Learn" event! Our guest speaker is a renowned Hematologist and expert on Sickle Cell Disease.
Dr. Adebayo Olujohungbe, whose current work is in cancer research, has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the field of Hematology, a book on Sickle Cell Disease, as well as research articles on Multiple Myeloma.

Bring your lunch, learn and ask questions about the pathophysiology and manifestations of this disease.

See you all Wednesday August 3 at 12:00 (NOON)
in the Auditorium!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Library Addition is now OPEN!

The new study room addition to the Anne Ross Library is now open to students with 32 private study carrels!
Your cooperation is needed to maintain this space, along with the rest of the library, as a SUPER QUIET & FOOD FREE ZONE! We are also making a special request that you all take great care to not allow the furniture to get wet!


In addition, take note that any items left unattended are left at your own risk , and may be moved if the carrel is wanted by another student!

The power bars need to remain 'ON' at all times.
The hours for the Library Annex are the same as for the rest of the library:
Mon~Fri: 7:00am~10:00pm Sat/Sun: 9:00am~9:00pm

The Library Staff extends its thanks to President Warren Ross for approving this welcome addition to campus & to Dan Vitalo and the Facilities Crew for a job well done!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

How do I Access 'The Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination' Videos?

A step-by-step 'how to' guide to assist you in accessing the Bate's 18 vol. video series on your personal computers (while on campus) , is now available in the Library / LRC. Please note that this resource is only for the use of UMHS / IUON students and faculty and is not accessible off campus.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Our EBSCOhost Databases are Mobile!

Now when you login to our EBSCOhost databases you will notice a new button to access a mobile friendly version of the search interface!
So now you should all be good to go!
You have mobile access to our Library Catalogue, DynaMed and now all the other EBSCO journal databases such as Medline & CINAHL with Full Text!
Check out the Toolkits as well for links to information on mobile 'Apps' for medicine and nursing.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Enhancing Mobility! Go Ahead ~ Try This at Home!

Now you can browse the holdings of the Anne Ross Library on your mobile device with the added feature of a new mobile-friendly interface!
Library World has added this new interface option to give you the flexibilty of browsing the physical and electronic resources of our library from wherever you happen to be.
To login:
1) Click on the post title.
2) Enter our Library's name ~ AnneRoss Library ~ [no space between Anne and Ross].
3) No password is required so leave it blank!

NOTE: Online materials that have been added to the catalogue include seamless linking to the full text ~ just click on the field 'Electronic Location and Access' in the item record.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

AMSA Skill Builder Suture Clinic Lecture

Date: February 12th
Time: 4-6 pm
Venue: Auditorium, UMHS Campus
Note: A Suture Clinic Lab is scheduled for February 24th @ 4-6 pm in the Sim Lab. You must attend both sessions. Please RSVP EeeLN Buckarma (ebuckarma@umhs-sk.net ) if interested, first come first serve.
ASMA members:Free, Non Members: $20 EC.

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Guest Lecturer on Campus

Dr. Cal Robinson, a medical psychologist, will present a Brown Bag Lecture on Thursday, FEBRUARY 11 at 12:40PM in the Eastern Classroom. The subject of his lecture is:
Primary Care, Behavioral Medicine and Chronic Pain:
An Ideal Marriage!
Dr. Robinson hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he worked as a Medical/Health Psycologist at the The NeuroMedical Center.
You are invited to attend and bring your lunch!

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Student's Videomicrography Work Recognized

The Scientist 2009 Video Awards, an annual international competition of the life sciences magazine The Scientist, has honored the videomicrography work of Arjumond Khan (currently studying medicine at UMHS-SK) and Benjamin Woodhouse.
The two students conducted their work in videomicrography as part of their senior research project at Western Connecticut State University. Their video captures the microscopic time-lapse progression of the life cycle of the slime mold species Dictyostelium discoideum.
The video was named one of three runners-up in the competition's Individual Category division.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Come Check Out the New Library Books

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

UMHS-SK Student Publishes Research on Cost-Benefit Analysis of HPV Vaccine

Smita Prasad MPH, first year UMHS-SK medical student, has published her research findings along with co-author Raymond Hill DrPH MPA.

"The objective of this study was to determine the cost-efficiency of vaccinating against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Medicaid enrolled females of the Appalachian region of Kentucky (n=49,411 females) aged 12 to 25 years, versus paying for the treament of cervical cancer cases (n=643 cases) within this population later in life."

The study demonstrated that such a prevention plan is cost-efficient and that over time, as the vaccinated population ages, an actual cost saving will be recognized.

Prasda SR, Hill R. A cost-benefit analsis on the HPV vaccine in Medicaid-enrolled females of the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Kentucky Med Assoc J.June 2008;106:271-276. Full text of the article is available in the library.
Click for most information on Cervical Cancer , Statistics Facts Sheet & CDC 2007 National Immunization Survey Data.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

The 1st Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation Symposium

Join us in St. Kitts on February 13 ~ 15, 2009, for the 1st Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation Symposium. Hosted by the University of Medicine & Health Sciences ~ St. Kitts and the International University of Nursing, this symposium will hold workshops designed for nurses, physicians and medical faculty.
Check out the ICSS website for further details and online registration.

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