Inside Einstein December 2011


Online Optimization  The interactive edition of the 2011 summer/fall Einstein magazine is now online. This multimedia version of the magazine features embedded video clips that offer a dynamic complement to the print edition. The latest issue includes features on AIDS, stem cells and aging and  the 2011 Einstein Commencement ceremony, and a look at the Class of 1961. Read more here.


Special Delivery  Registered students, faculty and staff at Einstein and the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology may use the D. Samuel Gottesman Library’s ILLiad interlibrary loan and document delivery system to request articles not owned by the library and have them delivered directly to their e-mail. Users also can use ILLiad to request books, book chapters or theses/dissertations not owned by the library through the system and to monitor the progress of their requests, update their profiles, search within their accounts and much more. To begin using ILLiad, register for an ILLiad account.  For additional help, e-mail the Interlibrary Loan Department or call 718.430.3122.


Healthy Numbers — On November 15, 2011, more than 400 people attended the first-ever “Know Your Numbers” Health Fair, sponsored by Einstein, Montefiore and 1199 Service Employees' International Union.  Attendees received screenings for blood pressure, body mass index and blood glucose levels, were able to schedule mammography and could get information on nutrition and a broad range of health issues including asthma, COPD and colon cancer. Information on clinical trials, ways to improve health and a free Zumba class also were offered. The event also served to introduce HealthyYU, a wellness program that will be initiated university–wide during the coming year. 


Continued Growth  The BODY (Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You) Club applied for and received a $5,000 grant from the AMA Foundation for its community garden project. The money will help the student-run group create a new community garden on grounds provided by Einstein and Weiler Hospital. The BODY Community Garden will offer the local community a place to plant and cultivate vegetables and herbs, enjoy a picnic, wander through a butterfly garden or along walking paths, or meditate and do exercises.


Get Graphics  The Einstein community can take advantage of UpToDate’s New Graphics Search, which allows members to obtain thousands of authoritative graphics, including pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms and movies.  Searches can be manipulated to show only graphics in the results, which can be prioritized under adult, pediatric or patient topics. Graphics also can be printed, e-mailed or exported. Try the new search capabilities.   


Coming Soon The library’s subscription to PsycTHERAPY and PsycTESTS from the American Psychological Association begins in January 2012. PsycTHERAPY is the only subscription database of therapy demonstration videos (more than 300 total) specifically developed to allow viewers to observe how therapists spontaneously employ different approaches and techniques in practice. PsycTESTS serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests and personality tests, as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. 



Page Turners — The Einstein Book Club's next meeting is Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m., to discuss The Lacuna, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Einstein Campus Store or may be borrowed from your local public library. Future sessions will include a discussion of Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, on Wednesday, March 14, 2012; and Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.  The book club, which recently celebrated its second anniversary, is open to the entire Einstein community. Call 718.320.3104 to RSVP or visit the Einstein book club website for more information.


Falk Turns 25 Help celebrate the Falk Recreation Center’s silver anniversary by stopping in for a tour, for a trial of the facilities or to get back into your workout routine. For complete information about the center and its rates, hours and facilities, visit the Falk Recreation Center site.


MVR: Most Valuable Resource The D. Samuel Gottesman Library staff can help maximize your search skills by offering training classes in a variety of databases. You will learn basic and advanced techniques for searching the scientific literature in PubMed, OvidSP Medline and Web of Science and how to create bibliographies, organize references and cite them in a manuscript using various bibliographic management software programs. Classes are open to faculty, postdocs, residents, staff and students and can be tailored to specific needs.

Classes are taught by a reference librarian in the library's Conference Room 119N, Forchheimer building.

Can't make it to a class? Try a scheduled webinar or call to request one: WEBINARS — LEARN SOMETHING NEW WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE YOUR OFFICE, LAB OR HOME!

Librarians use desktop sharing software to show you various features of our electronic resources ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER.  Interactive training sessions last 15-30 minutes and can be scheduled at other requested times as well. Register here. For more information, stop by the reference desk, call 718.430.3104 or e-mail

Visit Library Offerings to view the latest listing of training classes.


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Professional Development

Human resources is offering the following programs to staff and faculty members:
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ITS Import@nt

E-mail Improvement  With implementation of Microsoft Exchange 2010 nearing completion, Information Technology Services is simplifying how e-mail flows to Exchange. This will ...

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