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James Rothman, 2013 Nobel Prize Winner

7 October 2013 - 12:58pm by Mark Gentry

James E. Rothman, ’71 B.S., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of our cells, the Royal Swedish National Academy announced today (Oct.7). Rothman, who is also professor of chemistry at Yale, shares the prize with Randy Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Südhof of Stanford University.

See the YaleNews item for more information on James Rothman and his research.

To learn more about Rothman’s research and to see the impact of his scientific discoveries, follow the articles links below:

Sollner, T., Whiteheart, S. W., Brunner, M., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Geromanos, S., Tempst, P., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). SNAP receptors implicated in vesicle targeting and fusion. Nature, 362(6418), 318-324.  Cited 1745 times in Scopus.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/362318a0

Rothman, J. E. (1994). Mechanisms of intracellular protein transport. Nature, 372(6501), 55-63.  Cited 1671 times in Scopus.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/372055a0

Weber, T., Zemelman, B. V., McNew, J. A., Westermann, B., Gmachl, M., Parlati, F.,Rothman, J. E. (1998). SNAREpins: Minimal machinery for membrane fusion. Cell, 92(6), 759-772. Cited 1430 times in Scopus.    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81404-X

Sollner, T., Bennett, M. K., Whiteheart, S. W., Scheller, R. H., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). A protein assembly-disassembly pathway in vitro that may correspond to sequential steps of synaptic vesicle docking, activation, and fusion. Cell, 75(3), 409-418.  Cited 1065 times in Scopus.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0092-8674(93)90376-2

Miesenbock, G., De Angelis, D. A., & Rothman, J. E. (1998). Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive green fluorescent proteins. Nature, 394(6689), 192-195. Cited 946 times in Scopus.    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/28190

Rothman, J. E., & Wieland, F. T. (1996). Protein sorting by transport vesicles. Science, 272(5259), 227-234. Cited 898 times in Scopus.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.272.5259.227

Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière: The Physician and the Hysterical Women

27 September 2013 - 8:39am by Lei Wang

The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1876-80), a landmark publication in medical photography, is on view in the Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library through November 15th, 2013. This collection of texts and photographs represents the female patients of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot at the Salpêtrière hospital and asylum during the years of his tenure as director. The patients, diagnosed primarily with hysteria or epilepsy, were treated at the asylum even as they acted as experimental subjects for Charcot’s development of the hysteria diagnosis. This collection represents a transformative moment in the history of the diagnosis, treatment, and representation of mental illness. The exhibit was organized by Courtney Thompson, doctoral student in the Program in the History of Medicine, and Susan Wheeler, Curator for Prints and Drawings at the Medical Library. 

See the photographs at http://cushing.med.yale.edu/gsdl/collect/salpetre/

Nursing at 90

19 September 2013 - 4:05pm by Lynn Sette

A celebration of the Yale School of Nursing Alumni. The exhibit highlights the contributions of the Nursing program and its graduates to Yale, the profession, and the world. Curated by Janene Batten with the help of Melissa Grafe.  On view in the Medical Library foyer until January 10, 2014.

In addition, as part of the 90th Anniversary of the Yale School of Nursing the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has digitized the large collection of historical YSN alumni newsletters, memorabilia, and class photos dating from 1926.

The class photos speak for themselves, but as you will see, the alumni publications evolve in title and format, and provide a fascinating look into the school's equally proud and rich history. The newsletters cover the first years after the inaugural graduating class, and lead the reader through wars and peacetime, school relocations and new deans, societal changes and ideals, to the present-day YSN.

There are currently 294 items in the collection.

Grant Forward

16 September 2013 - 12:39pm by Lynn Sette

Need funding?  Get acquainted with a new funding opportunities search engine, Grant Forward.  Use the Researcher Profiles feature to upload your research interests, publication history, and CV.

The Profile feature will then search sources that match your interests and provide you with relevant funding opportunities.  You can edit, update, and export information in seconds.

Create a user account to save favorites, set alerts, and access Grant Forward remotely. 

Sample results page

Clinical Evidence

16 August 2013 - 1:14pm by Lynn Sette

Clinical Evidence is an international database of high-quality, rigorously developed systematic overviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments,  a suite of EBM resources.

What is EBM?

Simply put, evidence-based medicine (EBM) means applying current best evidence to clinical decision making.  In practice, this means integrating that evidence with individual clinical expertise and the needs and values of patients.

Clinical Evidence(CE)summarizes the current state of knowledge - and uncertainty - about interventions used to prevent and treat important clinical conditions. CE does it by searching and appraising the literature to create rigorous systematic reviews of evidence on the benefits and harms of clinical interventions.

Search CE by condition or topic.  Review the efficacy, GRADE evaluation of interventions, key points, latest guidelines, latest citations and systematic reviews.

New Medical Library Exhibits

22 July 2013 - 1:00pm by Lynn Sette

The Sexual Revolution and Movie Thrillers with Medical Themes

In the Hallway

8 Interesting Objects
Selected from the Historical Collections
In the Rotunda

Join us for a tour of the exhibiton Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon

With Curator Susan Wheeler

Selections from the New Global Health Collection
In the Foyer

 

On view until September 15, 2013

Please join us for a tour of the exhibits with Curator Susan Wheeler on Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon.

RSVP to Melissa Grafe 203-785-4354

View our digital collections online

Scopus Tips

22 July 2013 - 12:09pm by Lynn Sette

Scopus is a large database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Broad coverage from Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.  100% coverage of Medline titles.

Searching

1) Search for: main search window, enter topic to search

2) Search items: pull-down menu allows search by item (author, language…) – can also use tabs

3) Add search field: pull-down allows you to search by document type (article in press, letter, review)

Try: carbohydrate metabolism

Sorting Options and refining Search Results:

4) Refine:Limit to or exclude specific journals or authors

5) Link to full Article: Click on Yale Links to link to the full article

6) Display Abstract: Click the article title to show the details of the article including the abstract

7) Sort Options:By default, search results are listed by year.  Click the topic headings, to sort by relevance, author, and journal

8) Cited by: Click on the number to display articles citing that article

Scopus is listed under Resources on our homepage, if you have additional questions contact your library liaison.

A Vietnam War Surgeon Writes Home

17 June 2013 - 11:41am by Melissa Grafe

The Kristaps J. Keggi Vietnam War service collection, recently donated to the Historical Medical Library, contains the complete correspondence between Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi and his wife, Julie, during his time as a surgeon in the Vietnam War. The materials were all donated by Dr. Keggi, the current Elihu Professor in Orthopedics at Yale School of Medicine. The scope of the collection—personal letters, photographs, teaching materials and war wound images- presents a unique and comprehensive look into the life of a war surgeon. Letters detail stories of MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital), Montagnards plagued with leprosy, ceremonies with local tribes, a visit from a Playboy bunny and, of course, the extensive surgeries performed in a combat zone. A sample of photographs and letters are on display at the Historical Library.

For a list of materials in the collection, see the online finding aid. The finding aid and materials on display were compiled by Julia Hunter.

Book Group Study Rooms on your Own

15 May 2013 - 10:00am by Mark Gentry

E24 Lounge, E24A & E24B in the Betsey Cushing Whitney Group Study Center can now be booked through an online reservation system. 

·       Rooms are for the use of two or more persons

·       Book a room for up to FOUR consecutive hours; eight hours total per person per day

·       Book up to EIGHT weeks in advance

Reserve a room in the Group Study Center

Conference Rooms near the library entrance and the Cushing Center Conference Room are also available for use although they can not be reserved through this system.  Please visit our Places to Study and Collaborate page for details on all study spaces and rooms.

Access Medicine

1 May 2013 - 12:42pm by hongbin

AccessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and health professionals with access to more than 75 medical titles in medicine, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device.

Updated and expanded frequently AccessMedicine provides fast, direct access to textbooks and case files, diagnostic tests and Diagnosaurus, videos and audio selections as well as information for pursuing research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review.

This series provided by McGraw Hill Medical also includes Access Anesthesiology, Access Emergency Medicine, Access Pediatrics and Access Surgery

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