Take a Journey in Science 2018 Welcomes All – 5th in the series
What: A series of lightning talks on high-interest topics in science that shape our understanding of the world.
They are short talks on high-interest topics in STEM Disciplines presented by UA faculty.
When: February 2018
Where: Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering
Audience: All UA students. Faculty welcome too.
How long: Presentation about 10 minutes, plus Q&A
|Schedule of presentations
||Title of Talk
Capstone College of Nursing
|“Leadership Characteristics and Attributes of Baccalaureate Nursing”
||Feb. 01, Thursday,
11:00- 11:15 am
Department of Physics and Astronomy / Center of Materials for Information Technology (MINT)
“Spintronics – let’s spin”
|Feb. 08, Thursday,
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Department of Geological Sciences
|“Making skeletons speak: records of climate change from Biominerals”
||Feb. 13, Tuesday,
11:00 – 11:15 am
| Qiang Huang
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering /Center of Materials for Information Technology (MINT)
|“Nanotechnology – Things Behave Differently Down There”
||Feb 20, Tuesday,
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|“Nature-Inspired Bio-mimetic Design of Next-Generation Cognitive Radar”
||Thursday, Feb 22
3 -3:15 p.m.
Sponsor: Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering.
Join the fun and learn about science
Contact: Mangala Krishnamurthy, email@example.com, 205-348-2109
Take a Journey in Science Talks: Past Programs
Research News at UA
UA Research Facilities
Undergraduate Research and creative Activity Conference at UA
3 MT ( Three Minute Thesis)
WISE (Women in STEM Experience)
USA Science & Engineering Festival
UA’s College of Community Health Sciences is hosting a lecture series to explore medicine and health trends. Faculty will lecture on issues and advances in medicine and research, incorporating science, research, and clinical applications, with questions answered after the lectures. Attendees will learn ways the body works, hear about advances changing how we see disease and health; and find out which way cutting-edge research is headed. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the Bryant Conference Center. All courses will be held at noon on each day.
Jan 14: Dr. Richard Streiffer
Choosing Wisely: Picking the Best Medical Care
Jan 21: Dr. Joe Fritz
The Beat Goes On: Atrial Fibrillation
Jan 28: Dr. Alan Blum
I Don’t Inhale: Cigs, e-Cigs, and Marijuana
Feb 4: Dr. Jane Weida
Family Medicine Cares: Helping Haiti Heal
Feb 11: Dr. Jimmy Robinson
Preventing Athletic Injuries in the Elderly
Feb 18: Dr. Anne Halli-Tierney
Delirium: I’ve Lost My Mind
Feb 25: Dr. Jason Clemons
Diabetes: Managing Your Sugar
Mar 3: Dr. Tom Weida
To Be or Not to Be: Health Care Reform
Using PICO (T) as a guide to find medical literature in databases in Nursing and Allied Health Professions
What is PICO (T)?
PICO (T) is an instrument used in medical and health research to help researchers formulate a question to get evidence based results.
Using PICO (T) format as a tool where applicable can help to base question to begin the literature search.
|P = Patient, Population, and/or Problem
I = Intervention
C = Comparison
O = Outcome
T = Type of Study or concept of time
- Plan a search strategy by identifying major elements of the question to subject terms such as MeSH, Keywords
- After viewing the initial search results, one can narrow the search for the Comparison, Outcome, Time factors or Type of study
Example: Does sleep hygiene among healthcare workers increase productivity at work?
Frame the question to include PICO (T) elements
|P (Problem or Patient or Population)
||Sleep deprivation, healthcare workers
||Long shift, Not sleeping, stress
|Key terms in the question
|| Database Terms – MeSH*/ Keywords
| P (Problem/Patient/Population) = Sleep deprivation, healthcare workers
||Sleep deprivation, insufficient sleep, Health personnel [MeSH]
sleep deprivation [CINAHL]
| I (intervention/indicator)= Sleeping 8 hours,
|Sleep hygiene [MeSH]
Sleep hygiene [CINAHL]
| C (comparison)
|| Standards, Education [ MeSH, CINAHL]
| O (outcome)
|| Efficiency [ MeSH, CINAHL]
*Medical Subject Heading in PubMed/Medline
Useful Links for PICO/Evidence Based searches:
Post submitted by Mangala Krishnamurthy
Nursing and Health Sciences Resources available from UA Libraries that addresses ………..
What is Evidence Based?
Which databases cover Evidence based articles?
Who can use the evidence based resources?
What is a systematic review?
The Joanna Briggs Institute’s Evidence Based Practice database of systematic reviews and Cochrane Library are available and they complement each other to investigate the evidenced based literature in the field. UA Libraries now subscribes to both resources.
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) on OVID
JBI’s evidence-based practice model is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry—encouraging healthcare professionals to implement an effective evidence-based practice program to provide the best possible patient care. It provides a detailed searching demonstration of this resource and includes information on the subject based nodes along with a review of the seven different publication types (including Best Practice Information Sheets, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices and Consumer Information Sheets) that can be used immediately to inform treatment and guide practice.
Cochrane Collection Plus is the most comprehensive collection of databases from the Cochrane Library. This is an essential source of high quality health care data for providers, patients and those responsible for researching, teaching, funding and administrating at all levels of the medical profession. Cochrane Collection Plus combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Systematic reviews are found in two of these databases: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE).
This snapshot of PubMed database will give you basic information about this most relevant and beneficial online resource in the field of medicine and nursing.
A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the Mid-1960s. It provides links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Coverage: full text articles (only up to the most recent six months). You can use the UA libraries collections and Interlibrary Service to get full text of articles that are not linked to in the PubMed database.
Link: http://www.lib.ua.edu/databases/ and use the alpha list on the right side to get to “P” to look for PubMed.
Direct Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?db=pubmed
Tips for searching:
Begin a basic search by entering a keyword (Medical Subject Heading – MeSH Term) into the search field. Then narrow the results with related keywords or by using filters (to limit) offered on the sides of the search results page. Manage Filters link is on the on the right side and more additional filters on the left side of the results page. You can select language, type of publication, years of publication and more to filter the search results
What is MeSH terms in PubMed?
Medical Subject Headings – MESH
MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. Each bibliographic reference is associated with a set of MeSH terms that describe the content of the item. Similarly, search queries use MeSH vocabulary to find items on a desired topic.
If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Mangala Krishnamurthy in Rodgers Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.