Monthly Archives: December 2010

Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health Research Forum

You are cordially invited to the First Annual Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health Research Forum on Saturday, January 22, 2011 in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the UVM Dudley H. Davis Student Center. We encourage all members of the UVM community with an interest in the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health (NBH) Spire of Excellence to attend.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to view UVM research in neuroscience and behavior and to initiate new collaborations.  Research by undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees will be highlighted.

To register for the Forum, please go to  This forum will be free to anyone in the UVM community who is NOT presently a member of the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Please note that the keynote talk on Jan 21 is open to the public, but, if you want to attend the banquet, you must pay for it.

Please contact Rae Nishi, PhD, Chair, NBH Steering Committee and Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, at if you have questions.

FREE Blood Pressure Screenings

The Community Health Improvement Office at Fletcher Allen Health Care provides FREE blood pressure screenings the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10 am – 12 noon. The Community Health Improvement Office is located in Burlington at 199 Main Street, Suite 150. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 847-2278 or see
Fletcher Allen Health Care Community Programs.

New Nursing Books

Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, 2011)
WY 159 W87288 2011

Publisher Description:
“The most trusted authority in pediatric nursing, Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children provides unmatched, comprehensive coverage of pediatric growth, development, and conditions. Its unique ‘age and stage’ approach covers child development and health promotion as well as specific health problems organized by age groups and body systems. Leading pediatric experts Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson provide an evidence-based, clinical perspective based on nearly 30 years of hands-on experience. Easy to read and extensively illustrated, this edition focuses on patient-centered outcomes and includes updates on topics such as the late preterm infant, immunizations, the H1N1 virus, and childhood obesity.”

Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing : concepts of care in evidence-based practice by Townsend, Mary C., 1941- (Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., 2011)
WY 160 T749e 2011

Qualitative research in nursing : advancing the humanistic imperative by Speziale, Helen Streubert. (Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011)
WY 20.5 S752q 2011

Publisher Description:
Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading.”

Gerontologic nursing (St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier Mosby, 2011)
WY 152 G36962 2011

Publisher description:
“Covering both disorders and wellness, Gerontologic Nursing provides the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and discussions include health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, RN, CS, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care.”

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DynaMed for iPhone

DynaMed, an evidence-based, point-of-care decision support tool similar to UpToDate but available remotely, can also be used on your iPhone. You must be affiliated with UVM or FAHC in order to use this service.

In order to put DynaMed on your iPod Touch or iPhone, you must first download Skyscape, a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the App Store. Once in the Skyscape app, choose the Tools menu, then Install Resource.

You must now enter a serial number for DynaMed in the Skyscape Serial Number field. (Even though the name of the field is Skyscape Serial Number, you should enter a serial number for Dynamed.) Each user will have to obtain a unique serial number.  In order to get the serial number for DynaMed, send an email to requesting a DynaMed serial number. You must send the email from your UVM or VTMEDNET email account when requesting a serial number. Explain that you would like a serial number to be able to use DynaMed on an iPhone or iPod Touch.

After you have entered that number in the Skyscape Serial Number field, click Continue and Skyscape will download DynaMed data and make it available to you from your home screen.

Skyscape also offers several free medical resources such as Archimedes Medical Calculator, Outlines in Clinical Medicine and RxDrugs Dosing Companion.

DynaMed can be used on other hand held devices such as Blackberries, Palm Pilots or Pocket PCs. Visit DynaMed at for further instructions. Again, you will need to obtain a serial number to use these features.

If you have any questions, please contact the Reference Desk at or 656-2201.

Ward Named Chair of PLoS Board

The board of directors of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) has appointed Gary Ward, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, as board chairman, effective January 1, 2011. Ward, a charter member of the PLoS Biology Editorial Board, has a longstanding association with PLoS and was recognized by the organization for his expertise in and support of Open Access — a policy of providing free, public online access to scientific research literature.

Ward received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He served as a senior staff fellow at the National Institutes of Health’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases for seven years before joining the UVM faculty in 1996. Ward currently serves as co-director of the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at UVM.

In its appointment announcement, PLoS cited Ward’s Open Access credentials, which include his present role as chair of the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, past membership in the NLM Public Access Working Group, and membership in the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition Open Access working group.

“The board feels confident that Gary’s insights into PLoS’s vision, his engaging and collaborative style, and his commitment to Open Access will make him a highly effective leader at this critical juncture in PLoS’ history, as we seek new and powerful ways to communicate and enhance the advancements of science,” stated the announcement of Ward’s appointment by Liz Allen on PLoS Blogs.

Release Date: 11-30-2010

Author: Jennifer Nachbur
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