Thanksgiving Hours

vintage-thanksgiving-postcard-6The Libraries will both close early on Wednesday, November 25th; the Dental Library will close at 5 pm and the Isché Library will close at 6 pm. Both Libraries will remain closed from Thursday, November 26th through Saturday, November 28th.

The Dental Library will be open its regular hours on Sunday, November 29th from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

The Isché Library will be open for exam hours on Sunday, November 29th from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Exam hours will continue through Thursday, December 17th.

For the complete schedule for both Libraries, consult our webpage.

TEDMED Viewing Schedule: November 19-20

Because this week’s TEDMED schedule is based on West Coast time (the conference is taking place in Palm Springs), the LSUHSC-NO viewings will combine live viewing and playback to maximize the number of sessions available to our community. Below are the times at which the various sessions will be shown, at both the Isché Library (Library Conference Room) and the Dental Campus (Wirth Room). For information about the sessions and the speakers, check out the stage program.

Hope to see you tomorrow!



9:00-10:30 a.m.: Human Explorations

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Mind Matters

1:00-2:30 p.m.: Catalyzing Great Science



9:00-10:30 a.m.: Food Fix

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Techno-Utopia

12:00-1:00 p.m.: Back to Basics (first half)

1:00-2:30 p.m.: Who Cares for Health Care

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Back to Basics (second half)

New phone lines in the Ische Library

The Isché Library rolled out new VoiP telephones this morning. The difference should be seamless for library patrons but some staff members do have new telephone numbers. Carolyn Bridgewater can be found at 504-568-6104; Rita Premo‘s new number is 504-568-7717; and Valerie Hernandez now has 504-568-6107 as her number. All other staff telephone numbers are available.


The Library Catalog, INNOPAC, is currently acting a bit wonky. It seems to have lost the ability to distinguish between New Orleans and Shreveport. Customer Support is working on the problem.


*Edit* And all issues were resolved (#fingerscrossed) at 10:50am

2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive

The annual Second Harvest Thanksgiving Food Drive of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is now underway. Donations of non-perishable foods can be placed in a box at one of the locations listed below:   

Resource Center Building – 2nd floor near the elevators

Lions Building – 2nd floor near the elevators        

Clinical Science Research Building – 2nd floor near the elevators

Allied Health / Nursing Building – 2nd floor near the elevators

Human Development Center Building – 1st floor near the elevators

Medical Education Building – 3rd floor near the elevators

Clinical Education Building – 1st floor near the rear elevators

Foundation Building – 1st floor near the elevators

Stanislaus Hall – 2nd floor near the elevators

Residence Hall – 2nd floor across from the security desk

Dental School Administration Building – 1st floor near the elevators

Dental School Clinic Building– 1st floor near the elevators

For more information about ending hunger in South Louisiana visit

TEDMED Live: November 19-20

On November 19 and 20, the LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries will again be hosting the TEDMED Live conference’s streaming lecture series. Downtown, the video will be shown in the Library Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Resource Center Building. (The entrance is near the former coffee kiosk.) Those at the Dental Campus will be able to watch both days in the Wirth Room.

TEDMED is the independently owned and operated health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading,” and brings together people and ideas from disciplines inside and outside medicine. The 2015 Stage Program will include the following sessions, with approximately 5 speakers in each session: Human Explorations, Mind Matters, Catalyzing Great Science, Back to Basics, Food Fix, Techno-Utopia, Who Cares for Health Care?, and Out There.

For more details about TEDMED, the event schedule, and the scheduled speakers, visit the TEDMED website.


Exam Hours @ Ische Library

The Isché Library will have extended hours for exams, from Sunday, November 29th through Thursday, December 17th. The hours are as follows:

  • Sunday   12 noon to 12 midnight
  • Monday – Thursday   8 am to 12 midnight
  • Friday   8 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday   9:30 am to 6 pm


Faculty Publications Harvest for November

autumn leavesA 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. Allerton TD, Primeaux SD. QRFP-26 enhances insulin’s effects on glucose uptake in rat skeletal muscle cells. Peptides. 2015;6977-79.
  2. Chauhan A, Ramirez RA, Stevens MA, Burns LA, Woltering EA. Transition of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor from ghrelinoma to insulinoma: A case report. J Gastrointest Oncl. 2015;6(2):E34-6.
  3. Gedalia A, Khan TA, Shetty AK, Dimitriades VR, Espinoza LR. Childhood sarcoidosis: Louisiana experience. Clin Rheumatol. 2015;.
  4. Maziveyi M, Alahari SK. Breast cancer tumor suppressors: A special emphasis on novel protein nischarin. Cancer Res. 2015;75(20):4252-4259.
  5. Paredes AM, Caspi J, Lilje C. Tetralogy of fallot and anomalous origin of the left pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta associated with absent right internal carotid artery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015;6(2):324-327.
  6. Sammarco MC, Simkin J, Cammack AJ, Fassler D, Gossmann A, Marrero L, Lacey M, Van Meter K, Muneoka K. Hyperbaric oxygen promotes proximal bone regeneration and organized collagen composition during digit regeneration. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0140156.
  7. Trommelen RD, Buttone LF, Dicharry DZ, Jacobs RM, Karpinski A. The use of five repetition sit to stand test (FRSTST) to assess fall risk in the assisted living population. Phys Occup Ther Geriatr. 2015;33(2):152-162.
  8. Wang G, Nauseef WM. Salt, chloride, bleach, and innate host defense. J Leukoc Biol. 2015;98(2):163-172.

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.

Accessing Resources from the Hospitals

The wired and wireless networks at UMC, Children’s, and any of the other hospitals are neither part of nor managed by the Health Sciences Center, so if you need to access Library resources while at the hospitals you will need to do the following:

  • Go to and choose the Citrix icon
  • Citrix You can also go to directly
  • Log on using your LSUHSC user i.d. and password; you may also be prompted to install the Citrix Receiver before you are able to log in
  • Choose “Desktop-New”
  • When your Citrix session is up and running, go to the Start Menu to open up Internet Explorer
  • From the LSUHSC homepage, choose “Libraries” on the left
  • You can then choose which resource you would like to use
    • To find out whether the Library has access to a particular book or journal, click the link for “Library Catalog/INNOPAC”
    • If you wish to search for articles through PubMed, want to use AccessMedicine, or any other databases, choose “Databases” from the left and then go to the page for that resource
      • Be sure to click the “Off Campus” link for any database you wantOff Campus
      • Citrix sessions are sometimes not recognized as being on campus, so you may also be asked to provide your name, barcode, and PIN that is used to access Library resources when off campus

Dental School in New Orleans Magazine

LSUHSC-NO School of Dentistry Dean Henry Gremillion was featured in New Orleans Magazine. Check out the article below!


Photogrammar – WPA photos

FSA (Farm Security Administration) dentist and migrant child in the FSA dental trailer at the FSA camp for farm families. Caldwell, Idaho (November 1941) - Russell Lee

FSA (Farm Security Administration) dentist and migrant child in the FSA dental trailer at the FSA camp for farm families. Caldwell, Idaho (November 1941) – Russell Lee

Yale University and the National Endowment for the Humanities have indexed the 170,000 photos created by the US Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information. All photos were created from 1935 through 1945. Photogrammar organizes the photos so they are searchable via map location, photographer, classification tags (medicine and health for instance), and eventually by treemap, metadata dashboard and colorspace.

Geaux Vote IconElection Day is fast approaching and if you’re a registered voter in Louisiana, then early voting for the October 24th primary started this past Saturday. Early voting concludes on Saturday, October 17th.

Consider downloading the GeauxVote app, for assistance with your ballot. Or go to on the web to discover your polling location and your sample ballot. In my precinct there are 8 elections and 4 constitutional amendments to decide on.

CDC – Bring Your Brave




We’re almost half way through breast cancer awareness month. Bring Your Brave is a new campaign focusing on young women with breast cancer. While breast cancer usually effects women over the age of 45, it does occur in about 11% of younger women. Breast cancer can be hereditary however that’s not always the case. There are ways you can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer such as limiting your alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and breastfeeding.

Breast cancer symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Lump in the breast or underarm/armpit area
  • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
  • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.

It is important to get screened if you notice any symptoms early on, in order to start fighting back sooner than later.

For more information, visit:



The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have access to the self-directed, alternative learning program, Draw It To Know It – Neuroanatomy.  Our access to Draw It To Know It (DITKI) is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.

This interactive and hands-on learning tool includes narrated video tutorials, practice exams, a brain atlas, and muscle-nerve correlations.  Each tutorial includes notes, questions, and the drawing tool.

Registration must be initiated on campus in order to authenticate your access on our institutional site license. Once your account has been created, you will also be able to access this resource off campus.

To register for an account on campus:

  • Log in to the STAT!Ref database.
  • Scroll down until you see the Draw It To Know It link and click on it:DITKI-snag5
  • Click where it says CLICK HERE FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION…:


  • Fill out the online registration making sure to use your email account.
  • After you receive the email confirmation from Draw It To Know It, you are ready to go!
  • Access Draw It To Know It through our STAT!Ref database or by going directly to the Draw It To Know It web site:
  • Access is also available using an Apple iPhone or iPad. The app is available for free at the iTunes site. You must be registered with Draw It To Know It in order to use the app.

We hope you find this new resource helpful in your studies!