NIH announces a policy revision for conflict of interest in grants

September 29, 2011

NOT-OD-11-120: Revised Policy: Managing Conflict of Interest in the Initial Peer Review of NIH Grant

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This week’s Joint Commission Online

September 29, 2011

The JC’s weekly newsletter includes the list of standards which have been most often judged “Non-compliant” in the first half of 2011.  Check it out and see which ones relate to your practice.

September 28th Issue

This is a pdf file which requires Acrobat Reader to view, but access to the file is NOT restricted.


Change of Location for Tuesday Scholarly Communication Office Hours

September 27, 2011

Effective October 4th, Tuesday Scholarly Communication Office Hours (11 am – noon) will move to the Bistro patio area (just outside Helford Clinical Research Hospital).

I hold weekly, in-person office hours. This service began on December 1, 2009. Come by the the Bistro patio Tuesdays from 11am-noon or the Beckman Center first floor patio area on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm to discuss:

  • complying with the NIH Public Access Policy;
  • finding a home for your research;
  • open access publishing options;
  • using copyrighted materials; and
  • keeping track of your publications and the publications you’re reading using EndNote.

Bring questions with you…or just stop by to chat.

Would you prefer virtual office hours? Do these times not work with your schedule? Use the comments feature below to let us know your preferences.


New e-books

September 23, 2011

We just purchased a few new e-books.  The first one is edited by City of Hope’s very own Shirley Otis-Green.

Oxford textbook of palliative social work.
edited by Terry Altilio, Shirley Otis-Green.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=361701.

Gallery of best cover letters.
David F. Noble.
2nd ed.
Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2004.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=106962.

Handbook of laboratory animal science.
edited by Jann Hau and Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr.
2nd ed.
Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2003.
This book purchase was made possible through the generosity of Thomas A. Maloney.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=154909.

Mass spectrometry principles and applications.
Edmond de Hoffmann, Vincent Stroobant.
3rd ed.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, c2007.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=213975.

Traditional herbal medicine research methods identification, analysis, bioassay, and pharmaceutical and clinical studies.
edited by Willow J.H. Liu.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
Electronic book available to City of Hope personnel at http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=347977.



Stem Cell Research News, 2011 September 19

September 19, 2011

The September 19 issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.


Stem Cell Research News, 2011 September 5

September 16, 2011

The September 5 issue of Stem Cell Research News is here.


Welcome Laura Brown, Clinical Librarian

September 16, 2011

This week the Graff Library welcomes Laura Brown, City of Hope’s first Clinical Librarian!  As Clinical Librarian, Laura will focus on delivering information services to clinicians to support evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making.  Laura comes to us after a total of nearly twenty years serving in the clinical medical library at Loma Linda University.  She prides herself on a high level of customer service with a focus on the use of technology to fulfill information needs. A great believer in the power of teamwork she looks forward working together with the clinicians at City of Hope to facilitate the best patient care.

Please join me in welcoming Laura to City of Hope!