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Appy Hour Recap- March

On March 7 at Appy Hour, Carrie L. Byington, M.D., Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs, Health Sciences, presented an app about Group B Strep.

The app is called Prevent Group B Strep and is available on Android and iOS.

image of the Prevent GBS app screen

Screenshot of Prevent GBS

Dr. Byington worked with a team of professionals to move the 2010 Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal GBS Disease into a more user-friendly interface. This streamlines interpretation of the guidelines at the point of care.

The app takes the user (pediatric and obstetric care providers) through a series of questions concerning the patient. Depending upon the answers, Prevent Group B Strep provides a specific patient management plan or appropriate antibiotic regimen in adherence to the 2010 Guidelines.

By converting the guidelines into a scenario driven app, pediatric and obstetric providers can better implement evidence-based guidelines to prevent GBS disease.

Give it a try!

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2014 Free Lecture Series: From Carrots to Cataracts – A Tour of Your Eyes in Sickness and Health

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Dr. Bala Ambati from the Moran Eye Center will be discussing the importance of eye health covering the causes of visual loss, nutritional intervetions to preserve vision, and measures each of us can consider to optimize eye health and vision for the long term.

Friday, March 28, 2014
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library

All are welcomed to come and participate.
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CitationLinker – find full text fast

Need full text of a journal article? Check CitationLinker.

Copy & paste PubMed’s PMID or the publisher’s DOI number into relevant box in our eJournals CitationLinker to find journal article full text from campus libraries.

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Find CitationLinker via  eJournals  in  “Quick Links” box on the library homepage.

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Appy Hour- March 7, 4-5:30pm

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Join Us. Drop In. Come on Over.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 4-5:30 PM
Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app. An APP (or two) will be highlighted.

The featured app is Prevent Group B Strep. It will be presented by Carrie L. Byington, M.D., Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs, Health Sciences.

Special thanks to our partner, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs, for funding refreshments.

BYOD – Bring your own Device!

Mark your calendar for this time every first Friday.

For more information, please visit

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The Remodel of the Garden Level has Begun

construction garden level

The first phase of the remodel of the Garden Level of the removal of the compact shelving is complete.   Access to this area has been restricted, but other parts of the Garden Level can be reached via the North stairwell and the elevator.  The next phase is imminent!   During this time, there will be increased dust and noise.   Please check the Library’s blog, our Facebook page Facebook or twitter for updates.

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Appy Hour

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For additional/past Appy Hour info, or to suggest an app to feature, visit our Appy hour library guide.

Join Us.   Drop In.  Come on Over.
Friday, February 7, 2014, 4-6 PM
Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and Chat with your Colleagues before heading home for the weekend!

Join us for Refreshments and Conversation. Share your Favorite APP! An APP (or two) will be Highlighted – Gain a New Fav!

BYOD – Bring your own Device!

This is our INAUGURAL monthly APP event.

Mark your calendar for this time every first Friday.

Special thanks to our partner – the Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs for funding refreshments for Appy Hour!!

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Presentation: Informatics For The Nationwide Learning Health System

Learning Health System

Monday, January 27, 2014
Eccles Institute of
Human Genetics
first floor auditorium
1:45 p.m.

Charles Friedman will help us kick off the development of a strategic plan for creating a local “Learning Health System.” He will explain the concept of a Learning Health System on a national scale and how it relates to us as an academic medical center.

Dr. Friedman is the director of the University of Michigan health informatics program, and previously was the ONC Deputy National Coordinator and Chief Scientific Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Everyone is welcome to attend, refreshments will be served following the presentation.

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2014 Free Lecture Series: Goal Setting and Motivation

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Setting goals is a powerful way to help improve motivation. Learn how to set and stick to SMART goals to achieve personal success.

Our speaker Elizabeth Dall has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah with an emphasis in wellness coaching. She is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer.

Friday, January 24
Noon to 1 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library
Located just off the main lobby in University Hospital (next to Starbucks)

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New Electronic Journal Backfiles at Eccles

new electronic journal backfiles

Updated: 10-29-13

As part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to replace the print bound journal collection at Eccles with more easily accessible electronic content, we have purchased the following e-journal backfiles:

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Why Cholesterol Matters

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Tuesday, October 29th from Noon–1 p.m.
Classroom A in the School of Medicine

You know that cholesterol is an important part of your overall health – but do you know what your numbers really mean?

Join us for a free lecture by Hailey Nielson, a certified Health Education Specialist in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at University Hospital.

We’ll learn about good vs. bad cholesterol, treatment and prevention of high cholesterol, and healthy recipes to keep your cholesterol in check.

Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served. This lecture is a qualifying WellnessNOW activity.

Co-sponsored by the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library and the Hospitals and Clinics Work Wellness Center.

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