Happy 175th birthday to the Mother of Charity

Frances Wisebart Jacobs, was instrumental in establishing charitable organizations including National Jewish Health and the United Way. Jacobs is the only woman among the 16 pioneers honored with stained glass portraits in the Colorado Capitol Rotunda. Happy 175th birthday to Mrs. Jacobs.

Frances Wisebart Jacobs, 1843-1892

See more at Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and National Women’s Hall of Fame


EndNote update

Endnote/Word compatibility

Please be aware of a compatibility issue with EndNote and Word 2016.
For Mac users: EndNote X7 is not compatible with this new Word 2016 version 16.9 release. Their proposed workaround is to revert back to the older version of Word. Additionally, X8 users need to update to X8.2. See Endnote: https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Word-2016-Mac-version-16-Compatibility

Free Endnote for AMC faculty

Faculty, staff and students of CU Anschutz can get EndNote for free. If you have a ucdenver email link here to download it.  https://olucdenver.sharepoint.com/EndNote/SitePages/Home.aspx You will need your UCDenver email password and Passport ID.

Net Neutrality

Network neutrality protections were approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 and affirmed by the federal appeals court in 2016. The Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) support net neutrality. Revoking net neutrality protections would mean that broadband businesses would no longer face regulation under Title II of the Communications Act, opening the door for anti-consumer practices such as paid prioritization for applications and services. Instead of recognizing that unfettered Internet access has become essential to modern life, providers could charge more for access, slow down access, for instance, in rural or intercity areas, or offer preferential treatment to certain content.

Why net neutrality matters:

  • Health sciences libraries require an open internet to provide
    • unencumbered access to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) almost 300 databases that support health care, education, and research; and
    • Internet access to images that support telemedicine. Health-E-Access at the University of Rochester, for example, connects underserved children to telehealth opportunities via broadband internet access. It has enabled access to experts for more than 10,000 child visits.
  • The public requires Internet access without restriction and barriers to access health information. As an example, 65,000 people access ClinicalTrials.gov daily. And PubMed Central provided access to more than 4.2 million biomedical full-text articles.

A vote is set for December 14th unless strong disapproval from Congress forces a pause in the vote. To leave a comment for the FCC on Proceeding #17-108 go to www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express

Ten highly cited NJH papers from 2017

Indexed in Web of Science (October 2017)

Dransfield MT, Kunisaki KM, Strand MJ, Anzueto A, Bhatt SP, Bowler RP, et al. Acute Exacerbations and Lung Function Loss in Smokers with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;195(3):324-30.

El Agha E, Moiseenko A, Kheirollahi V, De Langhe S, Crnkovic S, Kwapiszewska G, et al. Two-Way Conversion between Lipogenic and Myogenic Fibroblastic Phenotypes Marks the Progression and Resolution of Lung Fibrosis. Cell Stem Cell. 2017;20(2):261-+.

Jones SM, Sicherer SH, Burks AW, Leung DYM, Lindblad RW, Dawson P, et al. Epicutaneous immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy in children and young adults. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2017;139(4):1242-+.

Keene JD, Jacobson S, Kechris K, Kinney GL, Foreman MG, Doerschuk CM, et al. Biomarkers Predictive of Exacerbations in the SPIROMICS and COPDGene Cohorts. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;195(4):473-81.

Lewinsohn DM, Leonard MK, LoBue PA, Cohn DL, Daley CL, Desmond E, et al. Official American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017;64(2):111-5.

Nathan SD, Albera C, Bradford WZ, Costabel U, Glaspole I, Glassberg MK, et al. Effect of pirfenidone on mortality: pooled analyses and meta-analyses of clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2017;5(1):33-41.

Nolte H, Casale TB, Lockey RF, Fogh BS, Kaur A, Lu S, et al. Epinephrine Use in Clinical Trials of Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice. 2017;5(1):84-+.

Olivier KN, Griffith DE, Eagle G, McGinnis JP, Micioni L, Liu K, et al. Randomized Trial of Liposomal Amikacin for Inhlation in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017;195(6):814-23.

Raghu G, Brown KK, Collard HR, Cottin V, Gibson KF, Kaner RJ, et al. Efficacy of simtuzumab versus placebo in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a randomised, double-blind, controlled, phase 2 trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2017;5(1):22-32.

Stray-Pedersen A, Sorte HS, Samarakoon P, Gambin T, Chinn IK, Akdemir ZHC, et al. Primary immunodeficiency diseases: Genomic approaches delineate heterogeneous Mendelian disorders. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2017;139(1):232-45.