Stem Cell Research News September 29, 2014

September 30, 2014

The September 29th issue of the Stem Cell Research News has been posted


The Cancer Letter September 26, 2014

September 29, 2014

The September 26, 2014 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

Cancer Letter September 19, 2014

September 21, 2014

The September 19, 2014 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

Stem Cell Research News September 15, 2014

September 16, 2014

The September 15th issue of the Stem Cell Research News has been posted

Staff Spotlight: Hilda Perez

September 15, 2014
by Susan Koscielski and Andrea Lynch

Hilda PerezHilda Perez has worked in the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library at City of Hope for over 20 years. She came to City of Hope from Santa Teresita Hospital in Duarte, where she was a Certified Nurse Assistant for 8 years.

Hilda is our point of contact when other libraries need to borrow materials from our collection. Her excellent service to other libraries ensures that when we need something from them we receive high-quality and fast service in return. Hilda also invoices the hospitals and other institutions we charge for our interlibrary loan service as well as checks-in print serial issues and gathers data for our space usage study.

Hilda was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and came to live in California at the age of ten.  When she was young, she lived with her beloved sister Antonia, who was like a second mother.  Hilda has a son and a daughter of whom she is very proud; she has eight grandchildren. Hilda said “[b]eing a grandmother is probably the most fulfilling part of life so far.”

The Cancer Letter September 12, 2014

September 14, 2014

The September 12, 2014 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September 9, 2014

A Kaiser cohort study published in JAMA shows that sepsis contributes to up to 52% of hospital deaths. More than $20 billion was spent in 2011 on treatment according to an AHRQ H-CUP statistical brief.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential in improving patient outcomes.  Know the signs. Refer to the COH Sepsis Pocket Cards.

Patients and families needing a good basic explanation of what sepsis is can find it on MedlinePlus (or you can print it out for them).