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Faculty Publications Display Updated for September

A new selection of articles has been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
Here is a list of the newest articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:

  1. Bliss DZ, Hurlow J, Cefalu J, Mahlum L, Borchert K, Savik K. Refinement of an instrument for assessing incontinent-associated dermatitis and its severity for use with darker-toned skin. J Wound Ostomy Cont Nurs. 2014;41(4):365-370.
  2. Bonis M, Loftin M, Ward D, Tseng TS, Clesi A, Sothern M. Improving physical activity in daycare interventions. Child Obes. 2014; 10(4):334-341.
  3. Dai L, Cao Y, Chen Y, Parsons CH, Qin Z. Targeting xCT, a cystine-glutamate transporter induces apoptosis and tumor regression for KSHV/HIV-associated lymphoma. J Hematol Oncol. 2014;7(1): [epub 4/4/2014].
  4. Doucet BM, Woodson A, Watford M. Moving toward 2017: Progress in rehabilitation intervention effectiveness research. Am J Occup Ther. 2014;68(4):e124-48.
  5. Giarratano G, Harville EW, de Mendoza VB, Savage J, Parent CM. Healthy start: Description of a safety net for perinatal support during disaster recovery. Matern Child Health J. 2014; [epub 7/22/2014].
  6. Heffernan MJ, Gordon JE, Sabatini CS, Keeler KA, Lehmann CL, O’Donnell JC, Seehausen DA, Luhmann SJ, Arkader A. Treatment of femur fractures in young children: A multicenter comparison of flexible intramedullary nails to spica casting in young children aged 2 to 6 years. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014; [epub 8/7/2014].
  7. Opelka FG. Performance measurement and optimal care for surgical patients. Ann Surg. 2014;259(5):850-851.
  8. Reisin E, Graves JW, Yamal JM, Barzilay JI, Pressel SL, Einhorn PT, Dart RA, Retta TM, Saklayen MG, Davis BR, for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group. Blood pressure control and cardiovascular outcomes in normal-weight, overweight, and obese hypertensive patients treated with three different antihypertensives in ALLHAT. J Hypertens. 2014;32(7):1503-13.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions, click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.
Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

Don’t forget today’s Library Lunchtime Learning

If you’re free at noon today, drop by the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library and learn about scientific writing and scholarly publishing. Hope to see you there!

And on the menu for next month:

September: Evidence-Based Practice

September 10: Dental (noon; Wirth Room (2203) in the Administration Building)

September 16: Downtown (noon; Computer Laboratory, 4th floor, Isché Library)


Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War Library Exhibition

Life & LimbThe LSUHSC  Libraries are hosting an exhibition developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine. This exhibit was developed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the more than three million soldiers who fought in the war. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled veterans, their role as symbols of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.

The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known.

More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs.



Life & Limb 2In addition to the travelling exhibition, there is a display in the Library’s New Books section with supplemental material from our own collection on surgery, prosthetics and the Civil War. Some of the materials featured include books from our collection, journal articles that can be accessed through our catalog, photocopied materials from our old & rare collection, and links to resources available online. Check out the full Bibliography (with links!).

The Exhibit is available beginning August 4, 2014 at the Ische Library in the Learning Commons. The supplementary display is on the New Books shelves next to the internal elevators.

The display will move to the Dental Library on August 25 and will be available for viewing there until September 12.

Come and see it for yourself!

Learn about scientific writing in August

Thinking about turning that interesting case into something publishable? Wanting to report your research results to the world? The Library Lunchtime Learning sessions continue in August with a look at Scientific Writing: The Basics. Come learn about the difference between an impact factor and an altmetric, the structure of scientific writing, considerations for selecting a journal, materials you may need for submission, copyright matters, and much more.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to However, we welcome drop-ins!


Scientific Writing: The Basics

August 5, 12-1 p.m.

Wirth Room (2203), Dental Administration Building


August 19, 12-1 p.m.

Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building

Library Lunchtime Learning, 2014-15

The LSUHSC Libraries are excited to introduce an informational lunch series for faculty, residents, and staff that will be added this year to the existing library training schedule. These Library Lunchtime Learning sessions are designed to help our users become more effective researchers, teachers, and clinicians. The LSUHSC Libraries hope you’re able to take advantage of your mid-day break to learn something new. Dates and times for workshops will be announced via the Libraries web site and calendar and on LSUHSC­ digital signage.

  • August: Scientific Writing Basics
    • August 5: Dental
    • August 19: Downtown
  • September: Evidence-Based Practice
    • September 10: Dental
    • September 16: Downtown
  • October: Open Access and Predatory Publishers
  • November: PubMed Beyond the Basics
  • December: No class scheduled
  • January: Patient Education and Consumer Health
  • February: Abstracts and Citations
  • March: Databases Beyond PubMed
  • April: Keeping Up With the Literature
  • May: No class scheduled
  • June: Systematic Reviews: Conducting Comprehensive Searches

Upcoming Dental sessions will be held in the Wirth Room (2203) in the Administration Building; the Downtown workshops will take place in the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to However, we welcome drop-ins!

Library Lunchtime Learning: Writing a Quality Abstract

Whether you’re wrapping up a manuscript developed over the school year or preparing for a summer of research, you may be interested in June 12’s Library Lunchtime Learning session: Writing a Quality Abstract. Join us and learn why the abstract might be the most important part of an article and how to create an effective one that will catch the attention of potential readers.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to; however, drop-ins are welcome!


  • Writing a Quality Abstract
  • June 12, 12-1 p.m.
  • Room 6409, LSUSD

PubMed Beyond the Basics: Library Lunchtime Learning

The Dental Library staff hope you’ll join us on Thursday, March 13, at noon in the Copping Room (2309) as we discuss how to more effectively use PubMed through its more advanced search and citation management features, such as Clinical Queries, Medical Subject Headings, filters, citation matchers, and My NCBI.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP with an email to

Learn More About Scholarly Publishing in 2014

Do your New YearÔÇÖs resolutions for 2014 involve publishing research results, a unique patient case, or your opinion on the latest industry trends? DonÔÇÖt know the difference between peer review and editorial review? The Dental Library hopes to help you learn more about becoming an author on January 7, when Dental Reference Librarian Rita Premo will be presenting ÔÇ£Scholarly Publishing: The BasicsÔÇØ at noon in the Wirth Room (2203) in School of Dentistry Administration Building. Among the topics to be discussed are the structure of scientific articles and the role of each section, the importance of the abstract, the information and materials you may need for submission, how to begin once youÔÇÖre staring at a blank screen, and why you should always get your residentÔÇÖs forwarding address. Even if youÔÇÖre not interested in research publishing, join us and learn why writing skills arenÔÇÖt just for journalism majors.

Upcoming “Introduction to RefWorks” Class

Are you searching for a better way to manage your resources and have no idea where to start? We have the solution for you!

Next Wednesday, October 16th, from noon to 1pm, the Isch?® Library will be offering an introductory Refworks class. Refworks, a web-based bibliography and citation manager supported by the Library, is a useful tool for organizing your online references. If you’d like to familiarize yourself with Refworks before attending the class, please visit :?á
The class will be held in the Library’s computer classroom on the 4th floor of the Resource Center Building on October 16th from noon to 1pm.
Anyone associated with the LSU Health Sciences Center and interested in getting started with RefWorks should definitely plan to attend.
Please contact the instructor, Head Dental Librarian Julie Schiavo, via email at or by phone at 504-941-8162.

Civil War Medicine Exhibit Moves to the Dental Library

The “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine” exhibit from the National Library of Medicine has moved to the Dental Library and will be available for viewing ?áuntil October 18.

The Library resources tie-ins are also displayed at the Dental Library. These items include exhibit brochures, circulating books, and excerpts from the Reserve and Reference collections.

Helpful links and educational resources provided by the National Library of Medicine in conjunction with the exhibit include?álesson plans?áfor upper elementary and high school classes, a?áhigher education module?áwith instructor resources,?áonline activities, and a?ábibliography?áof additional readings.

Be sure to stop in and get a taste of history!

Dental Library hours are Sunday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm,?áMonday through Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and?áFriday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Library is closed on Saturdays.

Resources tie-in with Traveling Exhibit

The LSU Health Sciences Center Library is currently hosting the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibition ÔÇ£Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine.ÔÇØ The exhibit will be at the John P. Isch?® Library from September 16-October 4 and at the Dental Library from October 7-18.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Isch?® Library has assembled a collection of resources in our collection that are directly related to the subject of African-American nurses and physicians’ work during the 1860s in the War Between the States, as well as several that address minorities in the health sciences, and general works on Civil War medicine. These are currently on display in the Reference area (near the?áLibrary elevator), on the third?áfloor of the Resource Center Building. These materials include:

Stacks (Circulating) Collection Items:

  1. Bleeding Blue & Gray: Civil War surgery & the evolution of American medicine. E 621 R93b 2005
  2. A Century of Black Surgeons: the U.S.A. experience (2 vols). WZ 112 Or2c 1987
  3. Civil War Medicine. E 621 B79c
  4. Civil War Nursing. WY 11AA1 C49 1984
  5. Doctors in Blue: the medical history of the Union Army in the Civil War. E 621 Ad2d
  6. Doctors in Gray: the Confederate medical service. E 621 C917
  7. Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: architects for integration & equality. WZ 112 D29e 1999
  8. Minority Nurses in the New Century. WY 16 B29 2009
  9. Negroes & Medicine. WZ 80 R27n

Reserves Collection Items Excerpts:

  1. A History of American Nursing: trends & eras. WY 11 J88h 2013
  2. Nursing: the finest art. WY 11 D71nu 2010
  3. Pages from Nursing History: a collection of original articles from the pages of Nursing Outlook, the American Journal of Nursing, & Nursing Research. WY 11 P14 1984

Reference Collection Item Excerpt:

  • Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing. WY 13 Sn5h 1999

Several individuals highlighted in the traveling exhibit are profiled in the supporting display:

  1. Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott: surgeon, Union officer, politician, author (1837-1913)
  2. Dr. Alexander T. Augusta: surgeon, Union officer, activist, professor (1825-1890)
  3. Dr. John Van Surly DeGrasse: military surgeon, activist (1825-1868)
  4. Dr. William P. Powell, Jr: military surgeon (1834-1915)
  5. Jill L. Newmark: exhibit curator from the National Library of Medicine
  6. Ann Bradford Stokes: military nurse, former slave (1830-1903)
  7. Susie King Taylor: military nurse, teacher, author, former slave (1848-1912)
  8. Harriet Tubman: military nurse, Union spy, activist, former slave (c1820-1913)

The website for the exhibit is located here, which has detailed information and links provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Library Hosts Fascinating Exhibit on Civil War Medicine

The LSU Health Sciences Center Library is proud to announce that we will be hosting the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibition “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” The display will be set up in the Library Commons until October 4, after which it will move to the Dental Library until October 18.

While African Americans were generally untrained and untested in the medical field at that time, as many hands as could be found were necessary to accommodate the influx of ailing and wounded on the battlefield and in hospitals. African Americans were “hired” or compelled into the medical field as hospital attendants, nurses, surgeons, and staff members in manufacturing laboratories. Many admirable leaders emerged as a result: Charles Burleigh Purvis, Susie King Taylor, Anderson R. Abbott, Alexander T. Augusta, and Harriet Tubman.

Helpful links and educational resources provided by the National Library of Medicine in conjunction with the exhibit include lesson plans for upper elementary and high school classes, a higher education module with instructor resources, online activities, and a bibliography of additional readings.

Library resources that will complement further study of African American roles in the Civil War for both the Union and the Confederacy are listed below. Reference Librarians (available Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and Friday 8am to 4pm) will be happy to assist with research as well.

Our supplementary materials cover a number of texts: The Paths We Tread: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, Louisiana in the Confederacy, Doctors in Gray: The Confederate Medical Service, Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War, and The Plain Peoples of the Confederacy. Library patrons may also browse our list of E-Resources, a compilation of links to databases and other online resources like African American Firsts in Science and Technology and African American Soldiers in the Civil War and Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women & African Americans in the Civil War.

The exhibit will be at the John P. Isch?® Library from September 16-October 4 and at the Dental Library from October 7-18, so be sure to stop in!

Dental Library – Carnival Week Hours

During the week of Mardi Gras, the Dental Library will have abbreviated hours:

Sunday 2/10 ?á ?á ?áClosed

Monday 2/11 ?á ?á 8 am – 5 pm

Tuesday 2/12 ?á ?á Closed (Enjoy the parades!)

Wednesday – Friday 2/13-2/15 ?á ?á ?á8 am-5 pm.

Our regular hours will resume on Sunday 2/17

Happy Mardi Gras!

NOPL Hosts U.S. Poet Laureate

This Thursday, December 6th, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will grace us with a reading and book signing at the Main Branch of the New Orleans Public Library.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and native of Mississippi, Trethewey is known for her portrayal of the Gulf South through powerful, natural imagery and historical narrative.?áThe?áLibrarian of Congress James Billington ?álauds, “Her poems dig beneath the surface of historyÔÇöpersonal or communal, from childhood or from a century agoÔÇöto explore the human struggles that we all face.” ?áYou can read examples of?áTrethewey’s work at

The?áreading?á will begin at 7pm and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!



Cultural Topics Lecture Series

On February 15, Tessie Prevost Williams, administrative assistant in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, presented “Integrating New Orleans Schools: The Civil Rights Movement Through the Eyes of a Child,” the second in a series of lectures sponsored by the School of Dentistry Library. In 1960 Tessie was one of four black children selected to integrate two New Orleans elementary schools. Tessie described her experiences to an audience of faculty, staff, and students. More of her story is available on the School of Dentistry web site.