Category Archives: Spotlight

Dana Provides Services to Community Health Agencies and Hospitals

Dana Medical Library’s Health Research Associates (HRA) program provides research journal articles, books, and literature search services to hospitals and health-related agencies in Vermont and the Champlain Valley. The HRA program is Dana’s community outreach program.

Journal article delivery was the most requested service during FY16 with 755 articles requested. Librarians conducted 60 literature searches for member institutions, a 25% increase from FY15. Topics for these searches included patient specific cases, nursing best practices, and hospital management.

The 25 HRA members in FY16 included 5 community hospitals and 6 health-related organizations. 2 hospitals, Central Vermont Medical Center and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, also belonged to the University of Vermont Health Network. HRA members supported the program with cost-recovery fees for service.

Besides hospitals and health-related agencies, 12 firms and 3 individuals are members of the program. Founded in 1994, the objective of the HRA program is to serve the information needs of medical and health professionals who have little or no access to information resources needed for life-long learning and patient care.

Dana’s Health Research Associates Representative is Alice Stokes. For more information, contact Alice at 656-4386.

Dana’s 2016 Annual Report is Now Available

Check out what has been happening at YOUR library in the last year. The Annual Report gives you statistics on library, website, and collections use, as well as updates to our services at the Main Desk, education, and outreach. Also learn about newsworthy topics, events and exhibits.

The The Dana Medical Library 2016 Annual Report can be found on Dana’s website under “About Dana Medical Library” on the right-hand toolbar. Or pick up a paper copy at the Main Desk. Enjoy!

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

Dana Library has a New Anatomical Model

The Dana Medical Library has acquired a life-size human skeleton model for use in studying gross anatomy. The skeleton can be checked out for use within the library for 2-hour periods. Since the model is on a rolling stand, it can easily be moved to small group study areas or other study spaces.

The skeleton is not only anatomically correct in terms of height and proportions, it contains approximately 200 bones which are numbered.  It has a flexible vertebral column, muscles, ligaments, and a removable three-part skull.  Ligaments are flexible, so the model can demonstrate movements.

The skeleton can be checked out by going to the Main Desk and asking for the supporting pamphlets that accompany it.  It will eventually be moved to the newly renovated Medical History/Anatomy space.

The skeleton model was ordered through 3B Scientific. They have named him “Sam the Superskeleton.”


Statistics Help Available at Dana

Alan Howard, M.S. Biostatistics, from UVM Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services, is available to assist students and faculty with statistics and data methods questions. He will be holding open hours at Dana Medical Library from 2 to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email Alan to make an appointment or stop by with your questions.

For more information, go to the Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services link on the UVM Libraries website.