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August 2020

August 2020, Volume 8

A note from Abbey Griffith, Assistant Librarian...

Welcome back!  It’s always great to have our students back, though this year looks quite different than it has in the past. With so many uncertainties right now, I really didn’t know what to expect in research and reference this fall. Research is my absolute favorite part of my job here at KCU! I remember 3 years ago in my interview being asked what I loved most about being a librarian and my answer was and still is RESEARCH. I’m a digger. I love going through the process of testing out terms, building queries, and narrowing down results to find just what my patrons need. Information literacy is a crucial skill for every healthcare professional and one that will serve you well in your professional life and greatly benefit your future patients. Helping our students build on that skill is one of the greatest parts of my job.
I’m so happy to say that all of us in the library have been very busy with reference requests and research help! From article requests to helping with search terms and search building, it feels like I have a couple new emails every day for assistance.  

No matter what stage you are in your research, your KCU Librarians are always eager to help. First year medical students will learn some great skills in using our databases and building searches through the Medical Informatics course. We frequently do quick refreshers on a one-on-one basis to make sure we are focusing on your specific research needs. Since the libraries are not currently open, we are doing this either through e-mail or by video calls. Regardless of where you are on your research journey, we provide research help to all our patrons at KCU and are always happy to work with you to meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our wonderful and talented librarians with questions, concerns, or requests.  
Happy researching! 

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Recently Published Work from KCU Faculty, Staff and Students

undefinedAjay Balasubramanyam, COM 2024 - published in Antibiotics: "Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureusStreptococcus agalactiae, and Escherichia coli Isolated from Mastitic Dairy Cattle in Ukraine"

Shihan Feng, COM 2021 - published in Biomed Research International: "Biomechanical Comparison of a New Memory Compression Alloy Plate versus Traditional Titanium Plate for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Finite Element Analysis"

Muhammad Khalid, Adjunct Associate Professor, Basic Sciences - published in Cureus: "Availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Among US and Pakistani Doctors in COVID-19 Pandemic"

Sarah D King, COM 2020, Russell Arellano, COM 2021, Victoria Gordon, COM 2021, Anthony Olinger, Associate Professor, Anatomy - published in Journal of Surgical Research: "Anatomic Variations from 120 Mental Nerve Dissections: Lessons for Transoral Thyroidectomy."

Leslie Ann McNolty, Course Director in Bioethics -  published in The American Journal of Bioethics: "More than Warm Fuzzy Feelings: The Imperative of Institutional Morale in Hospital Pandemic Resources

Andrew Sulaiman, COM 2023 - published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: "Targeting Hypoxia Sensitizes TNBC to Cisplatin and Promotes Inhibition of Both Bulk and Cancer Stem Cells."

Andrew Sulaiman, COM 2023 - published in Advanced Therapeutics: "Nanoparticles Loaded with Wnt and YAP/Mevalonate Inhibitors in Combination with Paclitaxel Stop the Growth of TNBC Patient‚ÄźDerived Xenografts and Diminish Tumorigenesis."

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We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study. Please join us in submitting your COVID-19 story to library's historical archive!