Author Archives: Sharon Leslie

About Sharon Leslie

Sharon is the subject librarian for Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Respiratory Therapy. She is available for research consultations by contacting her at sleslie@gsu.edu or 404-413-2855.

Atlanta Beltline Health Initiatives Lecture

The Georgia State University Community is invited to join the School of Public Health for its’ annual Urban Health Disparities Lecture.  This year, the speaker is Paul Morris, president and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline, Inc.  Mr. Morris will speak … Continue reading

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Publication Retractions Take YEARS to Appear in PubMed

Performing a complex literature review can be challenging; taking into account whether the resulting articles have been retracted, have erratum or have been corrected and republished makes the task even more difficult. Researchers in Lyon, France found that the time-lag … Continue reading

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World Health Organization joins Europe PubMed Central

The World Health Organisation (WHO), now follows an open access policy to ensure the widespread dissemination of scientific research. The policy applies to all WHO-authored or WHO-funded research published in external journals and books. From the WHO website: Journal articles … Continue reading

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PubMed Workshops Rescheduled: April 1-11, 2014

PubMed is a database with over 23 million records and 5 thousand plus journals going back to 1946. As a free service provided by the National Library of Medicine it is the most important resource for medical literature in the … Continue reading

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Contagion: Movie Screening + CDC Panel

The Atlanta Science Festival is screening the movie Contagion as part of its Science on the Screen programming.  Dr. Harold Jaffe, Associate Director for Science at CDC, will moderate and a panel of three CDC scientists will discuss the movie. … Continue reading

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Sort by Relevance in PubMed

PubMed has added a new Display Settings option to sort your search results by relevance. The relevance sort order for search results is based on an algorithm that analyzes each PubMed citation that includes the search terms. For each search … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. John Lutzker, new Distinguished University Professor

John Lutzker PhD, a leading expert in child neglect and maltreatment prevention, has been appointed Distinguished University Professor in the School of Public Health.  Dr. Lutzker is the Director of the Center for Healthy Development, a Professor at the School … Continue reading

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50 Years of Prevention – The Health Consequences of Smoking

Fifty years ago, the Surgeon General of the United States, Luther L. Terry, M.D., released the first report on the health consequences of smoking. The report helped publicize the negative health effects of tobacco use and signaled a change in … Continue reading

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“Lives Worth Living” Screening

A screening of the documentary film, “Lives Worth Living”, will be presented in conjunction with MLK Day by GSU’s Margaret A. Staton Office of Disability Services. The Office of Disability Services provides services for students, faculty and staff with permanent … Continue reading

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CDC Public Health Exhibit Focuses on Healthcare Inequality

The CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum is presenting an exhibition entitled, Health Is a Human Right: Race and Place in America.  Highlighting the ongoing racial inequality in healthcare, the exhibit contains historical images, documents and objects tracing the challenges of … Continue reading

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