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April 2011

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Stephanie Fulton Appointed as the New Executive Director of the Research Medical Library

Stephanie FultonWe are pleased to announce that Stephanie Fulton has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Research Medical Library.

Fulton received her Master’s Degree in Information Science from the University of North Texas. Her professional career began as a Clinical Medical Librarian at Scott &White Memorial Hospital where she trained clinical staff and students in utilizing electronic resources and conducted literature searches. Her expertise in literature searching was further advanced through her work at Ovid Technologies where she worked in a variety of areas including Customer Support, Quality Assurance, Sales and Training.

Fulton joined the MD Anderson team in 2003 as Assistant Library Director and was promoted to Associate Library Director in 2010. Throughout her tenure, she has coordinated librarian integration with clinical teams and provided leadership for the Library’s expert searching service. She has been a champion of many MD Anderson evidence-based initiatives, conducted strategic planning and managed areas of information services, collections, archives and library systems.

Stephanie is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals through the Medical Library Association. In 2010, she received the Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year from the Medical Library Association.

Her breadth of experience as a librarian, manager and expert searcher will make her an extraordinary leader of the Research Medical Library.  For more information about the Library, or to reach Stephanie Fulton, please refer to our page "About the Library".


Brown Bag Offered by MD Anderson’s Record Management Team

Are you feeling overwhelmed by document overload? Do you want to know if you can just discard those papers that keep on piling up in your office? Do you have some records that you feel might have some historical value but don’t where to send them?

If you’ve ever wonder what to do with the rising glut of paperwork, representatives from M.D. Anderson’s Records Management team will be giving a brown bag presentation in the Research Medical Library on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 12:00pm in the Library’s conference room (FCT21.6040)

The records management team will give a presentation about the institution’s records management policy, talk about the institution’s retention schedule, and answer questions about what to do about saving or discarding institutional records.

For more information, please contact archivist Javier Garza, at 713-792-2285 or jjgarza@mdanderson.org


Upgrade to EndNote X4

EndNote is a citation management program that makes it easy to create bibliographies and in-text citations. MD Anderson has upgraded our institutional EndNote software from version X2 to EndNote X4. If you would like to download the current version of EndNote, you must request it through Preferred Software.

Updates in EndNote X4 include, additional import features for PDFs, the ability to search attached PDFs, a quick edit screen and hyperlinks between citations and the bibliography. To find out more about the updated features in EndNote X4, check out their website: http://www.endnote.com/enx4info.asp. You can also call EndNote Technical Support at 1-800-336-4474.

The library will begin teaching EndNote X4 Basics and Advanced classes in May. Check out the library’s website to see a list of upcoming EndNote classes. You must register in the Education Center to attend.


Featured eBook: Toward the Elimination of Cancer Disparities: Clinical and Public Health Perspectives

Toward the Elimination of Cancer Disparities: Clinical and Public Health Perspectives

Edited by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH

Read this book online at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/l14g18/#section=76806&page=1Toward the Elimination of Cancer Disparities

“The societal burden of cancer is one of the major public health challenges of our time, yet that burden is not equally shared by all. Troubling disparities have been documented not only by racial/ethnic group but also by social class, insurance status, geography, and a host of other factors. Furthermore, such disparities represent the end result of a constellation of forces stemming from both within the health care system and outside of it. Many currently existing cancer disparities are preventable.

To date, few publications capture the breadth and depth of the dimensions of cancer disparities from both the clinical and public health perspective. This volume broadens concepts of disparities beyond traditional race/ethnicity discussions to explore a more systematic analysis of how, where, and why disparities occur across the cancer continuum. We will also analyze the issue of social disparities with respect to certain major cancers, with emphasis on the particular role of socioeconomic position.”

For more information about the Research Medical Library ebook collections click here.

For questions about ebooks, or to make collection recommendations, contact the Research Medical Library click here.


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