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New Staff at HSL

 Tobin Magle

Tobin Magle is the Health Sciences Library’s new Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist. She has a PhD in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her thesis work centered on the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. If you’ve ever heard that women shouldn’t scoop cat litter during pregnancy, T. gondii is why. This parasite causes severe disease in fetuses and immunocompromised individuals. Tobin specifically studied how a specific gene, TgPL1, helps the parasite evade the host immune system and develop into a chronic cyst form in the brains of mice. Tobin also completed postdoctoral research at Loyola University Chicago studying malaria, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people per year. This work included validating drugs that could be used to block malaria transmission, and determining how non-coding parasite RNA facilitates the development of the transmissible form of the parasite. Tobin plans to use her research skills to assist the researchers on the Anschutz medical campus with their work and to facilitate stronger connections between the Health Sciences Library and biomedical researchers.

She grew up in Michigan, the only child of Italian and Irish immigrants. This job has given Tobin her first opportunity to live outside the Midwest. Her husband Seth has a PhD in wildlife biology, and they have two cats, Rubix and Lulu. In her free time, she enjoys such kitchen-related activities as cooking (primarily Italian food), canning, and pickling. Dancing and walking while listening to podcasts are some of her preferred ways to enjoy downtime, as are hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking, all made available now that she’s on the front range.

Welcome, Tobin, to HSL and to beautiful Colorado!

[Amanda Langdon]

New from Interlibrary Loan: No-cost service for University Residents!



Beginning September 1, 2014, University Residents on payroll with GME are eligible for ILL services at no-direct cost.

To get started, register for an ILLiad account here and begin placing requests!

Already have an account?  You won’t need to do anything, you’re good to go!

Registered for an ILLiad account in the past but didn’t want to pay for requests?  Call the ILL office to reactivate your account, no need to reregister.

If you have any questions concerning this new service, please contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or

[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]

Random from the Repository

Civil War period surgical kit from Digital Collections of Colorado

dcc artifact

Want to see more? Check out Digital Collections of Colorado
Want to submit your work (poster, article, images, presentation, and more)?
Find out how:


Are health apps the new snake oil?

marketplace logo


While the FDA can review and approve health apps as medical devices, most apps fly under the radar.  This has consequences for both accuracy of health app tools, potential health risks to consumers, and health data privacy issues.  On the other hand, will tighter regulation push developers out of the market, slowing app development in this sector?

Marketplace, an American Public Media business news program, took a look at health apps in a recent radio report.


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

Apps for keeping current with medical journals, news and research

The Health Sciences Library supports several apps that are designed to help you stay current with medical journals, news and research.

browzine  BrowZineUCD-AMC only.  After downloading the free BrowZine app select our institution: University of Colorado Health Sciences Library and enter your usual library login credentials. Authentication FAQs.
The library only subscribes to the iOS version of this resource at this time. Reviews


docphin DocphinMore Information and reviews. Note: some journals may only show abstracts, not full articles. Available for iOS and Android.


docwise DocwiseMore information and reviews. Note: some journals may only show abstracts, not full articles. Available for iOS.


New e-books

Atlas of Human Anatomy 5th edition 9781416059516 1416059512 Atlas of Human Anatomy

Study Guide for Wood…,9781435480377 Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations 

How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine, 5th Edition (EHEP003117) cover image How to Read a Paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine

The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review, 4th Edition The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review: certification and recertification

Physiology of the heart Physiology of the Heart

Tracking who can access files on your Google Drive

It’s easy to lose track of who has permission to access documents and folders in your Google Drive.  If you’re like most users, you share documents with a wide variety of people – family, friends, co-workers, etc.   (Maybe your ex shouldn’t have access to the folder where you store your vacation photos anymore?)

Lifehacker offers a solution for Google Drive users. The web-based tool,  WhoHasAccess, allows you to scan all of your Google Drive and presents you with a report so you can go to Google Drive and  delete permissions that are no longer needed or to protect your privacy.

Click the “Scan My Google Drive” and grant WhoHasAccess permission to perform the scan.  (Once done, data used in the process is deleted from WhoHasAccess’ servers and permission for access to your Drive ends).  The scan can take some time and depends on the quantity of documents and permissions in your Drive.

Click on any account in the report to see what’s been shared with each individual, then click on each document to un-share.  WhoHasAccess is working on a premium version that will allow users to un-share within the report, but that feature is not yet available.







[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

A Letter to New Medical Students

Dr. Sue Hall, a neonatologist and blogger at the KevinMD website, has some words of encouragement for new medical students.  What advice would you give our new SOM students?

Click the comments link to share your thoughts!


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

FREE ATLAS.ti Beginner & Intermediate Short Courses in September

Available September 2014 | Free of Charge |  

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, Teaching Lab 2

For specific questions about ATLAS.ti or program content please contact Doug Fernald

ATLAS.ti is qualitative data analysis software designed to help manage and analyze non-numerical data such as text, video, audio, and graphics.  It supports a variety of analytical approaches, assisting users to systematically analyze their qualitative data.  In addition, it provides common analytical tools such as codes and memos along with more powerful tools to explore data, work in teams, and advance one’s analysis. These are not methods courses on qualitative data analysis. Please note that one must be a member or become a CCTSI member (membership is free) in order to attend any of the above short courses.  Register for a short course 

Tuesday, September 9, 9:00am-12:30 pm —  The Beginner Short Course is a one-day introductory course for users with no ATLAS.ti experience or users with limited experience who seek a foundational understanding of the software’s 1) capabilities, 2) interface, 3) features, 4) basic techniques to use the software for analyzing qualitative data.

Thursday, September 11, 9:00am-12:30 pm — The Intermediate Short Course is a one-day course for users with previous ATLAS.ti experience who seek to extend their understanding of the software’s 1) capabilities, 2) features, 3) more advanced techniques for analysis, and 4) strategies for working with their own data.


 Use ATLAS.ti in the Health Sciences Library:

Via the Virtual Desktop

On the workstations in the Information Commons


 [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian] 




Biostats 101 Seminar Series

Did you miss out on the great Biostats 101 Seminar Series?

The Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute is providing access to the Biostats 101 Seminar Series through a series of new videos so you can get the content you need at your own convenience!  The archived seminar videos include:

The Role of the Statistician in the Research Process, Bryan McNair, MS
Estimation and Summarizing Data, Sam MaWhinney, ScD
Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals, Bryan McNair, MS
t-Tests and Chi-Square Tests, Bryan McNair, MS
Power and Sample Size, Sam MaWhinney, ScD
Correlation, Sam MaWhinney, ScD
Basics of Linear Regression, Bryan McNair, MS
Basics of Logistic Regression, Sam MaWhinney, ScD
Basics of Time to Event Analysis, Bryan McNair, MS

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]


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