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June 2011

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Clara Fowler Honored with the 2011 Staff Educator of the Year Award

Clara Fowler

 “The Staff Educator of the Year award was created to acknowledge those individuals who demonstrate excellence and innovative practices in education. Nominees for Staff Educator of the Year are considered according to criteria that include dedication, originality and enthusiasm for education.” 1

The Research Medical Library is excited and honored to announce that Clara Fowler, Manager of Information Services, is the 2011 Staff Educator of the Year. She was chosen from the 12 monthly winners of the Staff Educator of the Month between April 2010 and March 2011.

Clara has led the library’s education initiatives for the past five years. She has developed and taught advanced training classes in EndNote, Impact Factors and Scopus. Clara leads the library education section of the Texas Medical Center’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Journal Club. Under her direction, the library education section of these monthly meetings has grown from demonstrations of best practices for searching to a required three session seminar for new fellows held during the summer.

Clara co-teaches the Research Methods (HS 3340) course in the School of Health Professions. She is a collaborator on The University of Texas Chancellor’s Second Life Project and serves as “island manager” for one of the SHP’s islands.

Recognized as a leader in the field of library instruction, Clara was elected Chair for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (2009-2010). The Instruction Section membership is comprised of over 4,000 librarians from all types of academic libraries and sets the standards for instruction in libraries.

Clara does more than instruct on library resources. She dives into the content and delivers a meaningful message on how library resources play a role in meeting each participant’s individual research need. Through her leadership, Clara is setting the standard for education for our library and the benefit of our faculty, students and staff.


New, easy way to access the Library’s online full-text resources remotely

Remote Access LoginThe Library has a new, easy way to remotely access the Library’s online databases, journals, books, and Document Delivery services, (ILLiad). To login, use your existing MyID, (Active Directory), username & password. This is the same username & password you use to log into your workstation on campus. All MD Anderson faculty, staff, & students are currently set up with MyID accounts.

To login, click on the “Remote Access Login” box in the upper right hand corner of the library’s homepage and enter your MyID username and password. As long as you leave your current browser open, you will be able to access the Library's resources without logging in again.

This system requires no software installation, challenge question setup, or plug-ins and it will run on all versions of Windows and Mac OS.  It will also run on all of the major browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, & Opera. Additionally, it will run on most smart phones and mobile devices including the iPad.

Need help? Contact the Library at 713-792-2282 or

Henry Stewart Talks. DNA Methylation (Updated: March 2011)

Watch this series here:

Series Editor: Professor Jean-Pierre Issa, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Talks in this Henry Stewart Talks series cover:

  • DNA methylation during development (38 min) by Professor Howard Cedar, Hebrew University
  • DNA methylation patterns in mammals (54 min) by Professor John Greally, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Proteins that bind methylated DNA (31 min) by Dr. Pierre-Antoine Defossez, CNRS, Paris, France
  • Genomic Imprinting (25 min) by Professor Marissa Bartomlomei, University of Pennsylvania
  • DNA methylation and stem cells (32 min) by Dr. Alexander Meissner, Harvard University
  • DNA methylation changes in aging cells and tissues (54 min) by Professor Jean-Pierre Issa, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • DNA methylation in cancer (61 min) by Professor Paula Vertino, Emory University
  • Epigenomics of complex disease (29 min) by Professor Art Petronis, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
  • DNA methylation, inflammation and cancer (41 min) by Professor Gerd Pfeifer, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Cancer Center
  • DNA methylation as a tumor marker: implications for diagnosis, early detection and risk assessment (41 min) by Professor Steve Belinsky, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
  • Reversing DNA methylation pharmacologically (46 min) by Dr. Allen Yang, Amgen Inc.

Featured eBook: Statistics Applied to Clinical Trials, 4th edition, 2009

Statistics Applied to Clinical Trials, 4th edition

By Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman, Toine F. Cleophas, and Eugene P. Cleophas

Click here to read this book online.

Statistics Applied to Clinical TrialsStatistics Applied to Clinical Trials, 4th edition, “not only explains classical statistical analyses of clinical trials, but also addresses relatively novel issues, including equivalence testing, interim analyses, sequential analyses, meta-analyses, and provides a framework of the best statistical methods currently available for such purpose. This book is not only useful for investigators involved in the field of clinical trials, but also for students and physicians who wish to better understand the data of trials as published currently.” *

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