Public Health

October’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“I’m fundamentally a hopeful person, because I know that decisions made the world as it is and that better decisions can change it. Nothing about our situation is inevitable or immutable, but you can’t solve a problem with the consciousness that created it.”  – Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together 

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together edited by Heather McGhee as its October read.

The Book Club will discuss The Sum of Us on Zoom on Wednesday, October 13th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with a limit of one user at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

NLM Databases Retiring

The following National Library of Medicine databases will be retired on September 14, 2021.

(1) HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress)

(2) HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources)

(3) HSRIC (Health Services Research Information Central)

(4) PHPartners (Partners in Information Access for Public Health Workforce).

For more information, please see the NLM Technical Bulletin article, Changes in Health Services Research Support at NLM (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj21/mj21_nichsr.html).

July’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“This moment cannot be examined purely through the lens of medicine or ‘hard’ science. We must also look to history, social science, journalism, and other ways of investigating the world. Like any other phenomenon, Covid-19 must be examined within the proper social, cultural, political, and economic context. This doesn’t just satisfy an abstract academic curiosity. It helps us to understand where we are, how we got here, and hoe we can arrive at transformative solutions.”  – Marc Lamont Hill, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility 

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility edited by Marc Lamont Hill as its July read.

The Book Club will discuss We Still Here on Zoom on Wednesday, July 14th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with a limit of one user at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

June Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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 will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

My NCBI Login Transition

Change Login before June 1st, 2021

What’s happening?

NCBI is transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access.

TIPS to Transition

How to add a 3rd-party login option

  1. Log into your NCBI account as usual.
    1. Click on your username in the upper right corner to access the NCBI Account Settings page.
    1. In the “Linked accounts” (old heading) section, select “Change”.
    1. In the search box, search for your desired 3rd-party option.
    1. Select the link for your desired option.
    1. Authenticate with the 3rd party.

DEI Book Club Author Chat: Pam Fessler Discussing “Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice”

“The truth is that for centuries tens of millions of people around the world have been unnecessarily scorned, isolated, and imprisoned. Fear of leprosy has largely been fear of the unknown, inflamed by biblical depictions of the disease as God’s way of punishing sinners by condemning them to a life of suffering and scorn.”  – Pam Fessler, Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice by Pam Fessler as its May read.

In a special event, the Book Club will discuss Carville’s Cure on Zoom with Pam Fessler as a special guest on Wednesday, May 5th at 12pm. To attend, please register on Zoom. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library has purchased a physical copy of the book, which is available for checkout.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

April Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

April’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“The vigorous effort by many public figures, governments, and everyday citizens of the world to ignore climate change has forced storytellers to confront some dark forces in human nature. Namely, our greed, our stubbornness, our willingness to get ahead personally no matter the steep collective cost.”  – John Freeman, Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World 

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World edited by John Freeman as its April read.

The Book Club will discuss Tales of Two Planets on Zoom on Wednesday, April 14th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with a limit of one user at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

March’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Solito, Solita

“All of the stories (and mine) share a similar creation myth, yet we are much more than refugees, than child migrants, than people who have experienced trauma.”  – Javier Zamora, Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees From Central America 

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees From Central America edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman as its March read.

The Book Club will discuss Solito, Solita on Zoom on Wednesday, March 10th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with unlimited users at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

February Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:


Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions will soon be available 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.

February’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Data Feminism

“Underlying data feminism is a belief in and commitment to co-liberation: the idea that oppressive systems of power harm all of us, that they undermine the quality and validity of our work, and that they hinder us from creating true and lasting social impact with data science.”  Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, Data Feminism

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein as its February read.

The Book Club will discuss Data Feminism on Zoom on Wednesday, February 10th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with unlimited users at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

COVID Defense App

app logoThe Louisiana Department of Health has launched COVID Defense which uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to track potential COVID-19 exposures. It collects no personal data and does not track your location. The more people in our area who use the app, the more helpful it will be. It is available in both the App Store and Google Play.

“Using Library Materials in Online Courses” – New Subject Guide

The Library has made a new subject guide meant to help online instructors use library materials in their classes.
More information and the subject guide can be found HERE.

January Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions will soon be available 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.

January’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick: Food in Cuba

“In Cuba, as acquisition has become more difficult, the economic aspect of food acquisition is deeply connected to intimate forms of sociality and the ways in which people negotiate their social position.”  – Hanna Garth, Food in Cuba: the Pursuit of a Decent Meal

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss Food in Cuba: the Pursuit of a Decent Meal by Hanna Garth as its January read.

The Book Club will discuss Food in Cuba on Zoom on Wednesday, January 13th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with unlimited electronic copies available. For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.