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The Neuroadvocacy Toolkit: A Knowledge Translation Strategy To Strengthen Food Fortification Policies To Prevent Neural Tube Defects In Latin American Countries. A Mixed-Method Study, Kemel A. Ghotme Jan 2023

The Neuroadvocacy Toolkit: A Knowledge Translation Strategy To Strengthen Food Fortification Policies To Prevent Neural Tube Defects In Latin American Countries. A Mixed-Method Study, Kemel A. Ghotme

Doctor of Philosophy in Translational Health Sciences Dissertations

Background. Neural tube defects are one of the leading congenital malformations that affect children in Latin America and worldwide, leading to pregnancy terminations, morbidity, mortality, and long-term disability. The most cost-effective and equitable way to prevent them is by implementing public health policies for food fortification with folic acid. However, a lack of knowledge translation strategies partly accounts for the incomplete enactment, enforcement, and scaling-up of mandatory fortification. There is no evidence in the scientific literature of studies attempting to identify the factors contributing to the development and implementation of knowledge translation strategies aiming to influence policymakers’ decisions regarding mandatory …


The Mentored Experience To Enhance Opportunities In Research (Meteor) Program., Lisa Schwartz, Naomi Luban, Alison Hall, Diane Mcquail, Yolanda Haywood Dec 2022

The Mentored Experience To Enhance Opportunities In Research (Meteor) Program., Lisa Schwartz, Naomi Luban, Alison Hall, Diane Mcquail, Yolanda Haywood

Health Sciences Education Research

PROBLEM: Medical students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine are less likely to pursue careers that incorporate research as compared to their white peers. Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-funded institutions encouraged centers to establish short-term, mentored summer research opportunities to motivate students underrepresented in medicine to enroll in medical school and ideally choose a career that incorporates research into their clinical practice.

APPROACH: The Mentored Experience To Enhance Opportunities in Research (METEOR) Program was established in 2012 in partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN) and The George Washington University (GW) School of …


Evaluating Diversity And Inclusion Content On Graduate Medical Education Websites., Chapman Wei, Simone A Bernstein, Alex Gu, Aadit Mehta, Dhruv Sharma, Ryan Mortman, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Katherine C Chretien Nov 2022

Evaluating Diversity And Inclusion Content On Graduate Medical Education Websites., Chapman Wei, Simone A Bernstein, Alex Gu, Aadit Mehta, Dhruv Sharma, Ryan Mortman, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Katherine C Chretien

Health Sciences Education Research

UNLABELLED: Websites are important tools for programs to provide future residency applicants with freely accessible information regarding their program, including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the variability of DEI content in residency programs and compare DEI website content by specialty.

METHODS: Using the 2021 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) list of residency programs, residency training websites were identified and evaluated. Information was extracted from program websites as indicators of DEI content. Chi-square analysis and one-way ANOVA were chosen to assess for statistical differences.

RESULTS: In total, 4644 program websites representing 26 specialties were assessed. …


Cu Anschutz Digital Collections Migration: From Dspace To Hyku, Raven Morrigan Nov 2022

Cu Anschutz Digital Collections Migration: From Dspace To Hyku, Raven Morrigan

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Strauss Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was part of the regional group of repositories called Mountain Scholar using DSpace when the lead for Mountain Scholar, Colorado State University (CSU), announced that they could no longer afford to support the Mountain Scholar instance. All the libraries currently part of Mountain Scholar had to decide whether to migrate to ContentDM with CSU or strike out on their own. Strauss Library considered our options, and with University of Colorado Boulder using Samvera, decided to pursue migrating to Samvera. The library completed the migration to Hyku, an extension of Samvera, …


Moving Metadata And Medicine: Migrating A Nursing History Photograph Collection To Digital Commons, Maureen Cech Nov 2022

Moving Metadata And Medicine: Migrating A Nursing History Photograph Collection To Digital Commons, Maureen Cech

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

The Center for Nursing History of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CNH) at Misericordia University documents the history of nursing and the many nursing schools in the Keystone State's Wyoming Valley. In 2015, the Center received a grant to digitize and host its photograph collection to establish a stable digital environment for this regionally significant collection. This presentation will share some challenges, successes, and lessons learned during the migration of over 500 digital objects from ArtStor Public Collections to the Library's institutional repository on Digital Commons.


Making Cancer History Online: The Openworks @ Md Anderson Legacy Page, Jose Javier Garza Nov 2022

Making Cancer History Online: The Openworks @ Md Anderson Legacy Page, Jose Javier Garza

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

In 2021, the Research Medical Library of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center launched its new institutional repository titled OpenWorks @ MD Anderson. While touted as an online hub for scholarly communications and open-access education materials, it also serves as the digital archives of the Historical Resources Center (HRC). The HRC's mission is to collect, preserve, and promote archival collections that document MD Anderson's 80-year legacy of fighting cancer. OpenWorks provides an opportunity to merge the past with the present by hosting digital collections with current scholarship in a shared online ecosystem. Historical interviews about MD Anderson's past …


Cheese In The Maze: Navigating Administrative Processes For A Digital Collection Migration, Pamela Pierce, Tracy Thornton Nov 2022

Cheese In The Maze: Navigating Administrative Processes For A Digital Collection Migration, Pamela Pierce, Tracy Thornton

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Oregon Health & Science University is a complex organization with labyrinthine administrative processes. "Cheese in the Maze" will describe the process of getting our digital collection items out of Samvera and into Tind. Specific attention will be given to the administrative labor that is often not visible or understood by a large variety of people at a university. Widely applicable lessons learned will be highlighted.


A Tale Of Two Migrations: A Medical Library Case Report, Lisa Palmer, Tess Grynoch, Sally Gore Nov 2022

A Tale Of Two Migrations: A Medical Library Case Report, Lisa Palmer, Tess Grynoch, Sally Gore

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Launched in 2006, the eScholarship@UMassChan institutional repository has been an important digital platform at UMass Chan Medical School, hosting faculty research, student research, and unique original publications and scholarship. In June 2021, UMass Chan’s Lamar Soutter Library decided to migrate eScholarship@UMassChan from the bepress Digital Commons platform to two separate hosted platforms. Most content – over 25,000 items representing faculty and staff publications, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, and departmental and project collections – moved to Open Repository, a DSpace repository platform hosted by Atmire. The Janeway publishing platform became the new home for the open access, peer-reviewed journals and …


Leveraging Ir Materials For Pre- And Post-Conference Attendance, Amanda Schwartz Nov 2022

Leveraging Ir Materials For Pre- And Post-Conference Attendance, Amanda Schwartz

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

This presentation examines the process of building a conference collection on Digital Commons with a discussion on stakeholder collaboration, collection architecture, and promotion, and reciprocal benefit to both scholars and repository managers.

Conference collections enhance attendees' experiences by creating a live archive of conference materials, viewable both during and after the event. Collections provide meaningful metrics for interactions with conference materials, which exist as grey literature that may otherwise go unseen by wider audiences. Building conference collections vary in time and complexity, based on stakeholder needs and overall vision for the conference and its attendees. Creating conference collections that are …


From Digital Commons To Alma/Primo: Expanding Readership For Doctor Of Nursing Practice Projects, Sara Hoover Nov 2022

From Digital Commons To Alma/Primo: Expanding Readership For Doctor Of Nursing Practice Projects, Sara Hoover

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

In 2017 the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library partnered with The George Washington University School of Nursing to create a permanent digital archive for their Doctor of Nursing Practice project collection in our instance of Digital Commons. DNP projects are a unique type of content because they provide important research about nursing practices, but often go unpublished elsewhere. The GW DNP collection now contains over 120 items that have been downloaded over 95,000 times and therefore we were eager to explore additional avenues for disseminating this content beyond our IR and its subsequent indexing platforms. In 2018 our library migrated to …


Dashboard Confessional: Moving Behind-The-Scenes Metrics To The Spotlight, Steven Moore Nov 2022

Dashboard Confessional: Moving Behind-The-Scenes Metrics To The Spotlight, Steven Moore

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Now in its fourth year as an institutional repository, Henry Ford Health's Scholarly Commons has hit its stride, gaining more internal and external readers than ever before. This spring I created and executed a marketing campaign to showcase to Henry Ford Health medical education and hospital leadership the tools in Scholarly Commons that are available to track scholarly activity and promote their research. A primary focus is the repository dashboard, a behind-the-scenes look at usage metrics on a specific department's authors and their works. In this lightning talk I will share my campaign strategy, the tools I used to create …


Scholarly Dissemination For Visiting Students, Heather Brown Nov 2022

Scholarly Dissemination For Visiting Students, Heather Brown

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Student work has been a popular feature in the institutional repository at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The inclusion of their work in the repository provides the students with the opportunity to formally disseminate their research, some for the first time.

One such collection are posters authored by visiting students who participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). The program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work with researchers across campus.

The library has been involved in the SURP program for many years, primarily through instruction on literature searching, citation managers, and scholarly dissemination. When the program was …


Tailoring Reports To Stakeholder Needs: Combining Data From Digital Commons Content Inventory And Dashboards, Jennifer Deal Nov 2022

Tailoring Reports To Stakeholder Needs: Combining Data From Digital Commons Content Inventory And Dashboards, Jennifer Deal

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Since implementing our institutional repository in 2014, the Library at Advocate Aurora Health has worked closely with Aurora graduate medical education (GME) to capture and showcase the scholarly activity coming out of their residency and fellowship programs. In early 2022, in an effort to reduce duplicative efforts, this partnership evolved to make the Advocate Aurora Health Institutional Repository the sole place where this scholarly activity was captured and reported out from. In this lightning talk, I will explain how we worked with our stakeholders and the vendor to accomplish this. First, we met with Aurora GME's research support team to …


Managing Conference Posters: A Lifecycle Overview From Printing Service To Digital Repository Discovery, Sarah Weirich Nov 2022

Managing Conference Posters: A Lifecycle Overview From Printing Service To Digital Repository Discovery, Sarah Weirich

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) offers a poster printing service to faculty, students and staff. The printing service is multifaceted. Researchers fill out a submission form to request a large-scale printout of their PDF poster to share at a conference. The same form also includes information about the opportunity to deposit a copy of their poster into the UMB Digital Archive, the University's digital repository, subsequently making their research discoverable beyond a conference venue. Three library departments: Research and Information Services, Resource Development and Access, and Computing and Technology Services work …


5 Key Takeaways From “Creative Commons For Academic Librarians”, Samantha Wilairat Nov 2022

5 Key Takeaways From “Creative Commons For Academic Librarians”, Samantha Wilairat

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

This lightning talk will cover five key takeaways from the ten week certificate course on open licensing for academic librarians offered by the Creative Commons organization. The talk will cover basic copyright principles necessary to understand the function and application of open licenses such as creative commons. The five key takeaways will be presented by a medical librarian working at an academic medical library, so the lens of the lightning talk will be focused on the needs of medical libraries. Examples for each takeaway will incorporate challenges, needs, or use cases of institutional repositories at medical institutions. During the lightning …


Digital Commons Data: For Your Institution's Rdm Journey, Luca Belletti Nov 2022

Digital Commons Data: For Your Institution's Rdm Journey, Luca Belletti

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Building a research data management program is more than ever essential for any medical research institution. The desire to align with FAIR principles, to comply with funders' mandates, to curate, to showcase, and to archive their research output requires institutions to be intentional about how they manage their research data throughout its journey.

As an institution's research output increasingly becomes the accepted demonstration of its academic credentials, Institutional Repository practitioners are looking for ways to facilitate collaboration, publication, and preservation of their institution's research data.

This presentation illustrates the ways the Digital Commons Data platform helps medical researchers maximize the …


Hyku: Collaboration And Commitment In An Open Source Data Repository, Kevin Kochanski Nov 2022

Hyku: Collaboration And Commitment In An Open Source Data Repository, Kevin Kochanski

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Academic and other public service institutions are increasingly being encouraged to migrate away from locked-in commercial repository services in favor of supporting open source. But what are the rewards and challenges of adopting an open source repository solution? Hyku is the turn-key, multi-tenant Samvera repository solution that offers a robust and ever-growing program of features for open data preservation and discovery. It's the product of several years of collaboration and improvement, stewarded by a dedicated and engaged community of institutions as varied as the US Department of Transporation, the British Library, and several universities and library consortia. In this talk, …


Fedora - An Open Source Digital Preservation Solution, Arran Griffith Nov 2022

Fedora - An Open Source Digital Preservation Solution, Arran Griffith

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Fedora is an open source, digital preservation focused digital repository platform used for the management and dissemination of digital content. Used by a wide variety of institution types and scientific research centers, Fedora provides the flexibility and extensibility to store and provide access to large and complex collections of digital objects. Agnostic of the file formats it can accept, Fedora is well suited to handle a variety of use cases with a focus on providing robust digital preservation.

Fedora 6.2 is the most current version of the application and is being well-received in the community. This version is a major …


Case Study: The Challenge Of Building An Italian National Repository Dedicated To The Field Of Medical Research, Susanna Mornati, Irene Buso, Federico Verlicchi, Andrea Bollini Nov 2022

Case Study: The Challenge Of Building An Italian National Repository Dedicated To The Field Of Medical Research, Susanna Mornati, Irene Buso, Federico Verlicchi, Andrea Bollini

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

4Science is designing a repository for a multi-institutional health system dedicated to medical research. The idea, promoted by a consortium of healthcare and health research institutions, will operate on the initial basis of the library network of these institutions. The idea of the project, which draws its foundations from the DSpace-CRIS platform, is to create a repository in which the libraries are interconnected and can thus share the repository infrastructure.

With this presentation, 4Science intends to expose and share the issues and opportunities that have arisen from working with such a large and complicated infrastructure as the Italian health system …


U.S. Repository Network: Moving From Vision To Action, Tina Baich Nov 2022

U.S. Repository Network: Moving From Vision To Action, Tina Baich

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

The U.S. Repository Network is an initiative of SPARC with support from the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). In its "Modernizing the Global Repository Network Initiative," COAR identified the need for assistance in breaking down institutional silos and developing a more cohesive approach and greater collaboration around repositories in the U.S. Through a Visiting Program Officer, SPARC engaged an expert group of library/repository professionals as well as the broader U.S. repository community to develop a strategic vision for U.S. repositories. This strategic vision is informing the development of an action plan for the U.S. Repository Network (USRN). The USRN …


Surveying The Medical Ir Landscape For Presentation Or Publication: Challenges And Opportunities, Ramune K. Kubilius Nov 2022

Surveying The Medical Ir Landscape For Presentation Or Publication: Challenges And Opportunities, Ramune K. Kubilius

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

The medical institutional repository landscape is ever evolving and presents challenges for anyone who wishes to research it for presentation or publication. Librarians are one of the central stakeholders in the medical IR world, but not all librarians may be equally immersed in this area. Those who are directly involved may research and report on use cases and institution or platform-specific IR scenarios. Yet, it can be argued that in many instances, there is an important reason for introductory material on the "world of medical institutional repositories", in providing background and context. No matter one's job title or responsibilities, there …


The Nih Data Management And Sharing Policy: Roles And Opportunities For Libraries And Institutional Repositories, Lisa Federer Nov 2022

The Nih Data Management And Sharing Policy: Roles And Opportunities For Libraries And Institutional Repositories, Lisa Federer

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

MIRL 2022 Keynote by Lisa Federer, Acting Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine. The title of Lisa Federer's talk is "The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Roles and Opportunities for Libraries and Institutional Repositories."


Conference Program And Welcome: Medical Institutional Repositories In Libraries 2022 (Mirl 2022), Medical Institutional Repositories In Libraries Nov 2022

Conference Program And Welcome: Medical Institutional Repositories In Libraries 2022 (Mirl 2022), Medical Institutional Repositories In Libraries

Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL)

Program for the Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL 2022) Symposium that took place on Thursday, November 17, 2022.


Should Mindfulness For Health Care Workers Go Virtual? A Mindfulness-Based Intervention Using Virtual Reality And Heart Rate Variability In The Emergency Department., King Pascual, Amiad Fredman, Athanasios Naum, Chaitrali Patil, Neal Sikka Nov 2022

Should Mindfulness For Health Care Workers Go Virtual? A Mindfulness-Based Intervention Using Virtual Reality And Heart Rate Variability In The Emergency Department., King Pascual, Amiad Fredman, Athanasios Naum, Chaitrali Patil, Neal Sikka

Health Sciences Education Research

BACKGROUND: Research on burnout in the medical community has extensively studied the impact of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs), which can include meditation, outdoor retreats, in-person didactics, and/or online wellness modules. However, in addition to these MBIs lacking objective, physiological measures for wellness, there has been little to no research involving virtual reality (VR) as an MBI modality for healthcare professionals in the United States.

METHODS: A randomized controlled intervention trial was used to study the impact of VR-based guided-meditations in the form of brief paced-breathing exercises. Heart-rate variability (HRV), a biomarker for relaxation, was measured during each session. Thirty-two participants, consisting …


Himmelfarb Headlines - November / December 2022, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Nov 2022

Himmelfarb Headlines - November / December 2022, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Headlines (2009 - present)

News, information, and resources relating to Himmelfarb Library that is of interest to patrons.


Examining The Association Between A Modified Quan Charlson Comorbidity Index (Qcci) And Viral Suppression: A Cross Sectional Analysis Of Dc Cohort Participants, Hasmin C. Ramirez, Lauren O’Connor, Morgan Byrne, Anne Monroe Oct 2022

Examining The Association Between A Modified Quan Charlson Comorbidity Index (Qcci) And Viral Suppression: A Cross Sectional Analysis Of Dc Cohort Participants, Hasmin C. Ramirez, Lauren O’Connor, Morgan Byrne, Anne Monroe

Epidemiology Faculty Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Quality Of Life In Older And Younger People With Hiv And Diabetes, Lauren F. O’Connor, La’Marcus Wingate, Sam Simmens, Amanda D. Castel, Anne K. Monroe Oct 2022

Quality Of Life In Older And Younger People With Hiv And Diabetes, Lauren F. O’Connor, La’Marcus Wingate, Sam Simmens, Amanda D. Castel, Anne K. Monroe

Epidemiology Faculty Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2022, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Sep 2022

Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2022, The George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Headlines (2009 - present)

News, information, and resources relating to Himmelfarb Library that is of interest to patrons.


Using Community-Based Participatory Research To Tailor A Diabetes Education Program To An At-Risk Black Church Congregation In The Mid-Atlantic, Samantha A. Mielke Jul 2022

Using Community-Based Participatory Research To Tailor A Diabetes Education Program To An At-Risk Black Church Congregation In The Mid-Atlantic, Samantha A. Mielke

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Background: Prediabetes and diabetes continue to have a high disease burden in the United States (Lin et al., 2018). Many individuals are unaware of their glucose state or the impact impaired glucose can have on their quality adjusted life years and cost of living. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has underscored the importance of decreasing the incidence of diabetes and has resources available. Still, many communities, particularly minority populations, can benefit from tailoring programs to their specific populations, where typical approaches may not be as beneficial (Joo & Liu, 2020). Additionally, Black American (BA) congregations often have …


Lost In Translation? Communicating Nutrition Science, Lindsay Yarabek Datlow Jul 2022

Lost In Translation? Communicating Nutrition Science, Lindsay Yarabek Datlow

Doctor of Philosophy in Translational Health Sciences Dissertations

Diet is directly correlated with overall health; therefore, nutrition is a critical piece of the obesity-epidemic puzzle. The news media has become a primary source for nutrition information yet results from International Food Information Council surveys indicate that the majority of Americans view the nutrition news they read as inconsistent and confusing. Very recent inquiry provides empirical evidence that nutrition confusion could be fueled by media. Nutrition confusion has been causally linked to “nutrition backlash,” which is complete disregard for even the most strongly supported nutrition advice. Understanding how nutrition research is translated in the news media and the mechanisms …