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Need to check a physician’s specialty certification? The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists is now available as a searchable online database. You can find it in CLIO, the library catalog, or use the following link.

Go to the ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists

Once at the Official ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) Directory website start your search with the ‘Search’ button in the top navigation bar.

As a part of our plan to improve your study room experience the library will be making a number of changes, including:

  • Displaying each room’s reservations (as of 8am) on the door to clarify when the rooms are reserved
  • Removal of frosted glass on study room doors to allow room use to be determined without interrupting others
  • Increased maintenance checks by staff to ensure the rooms are clean and markers stocked
  • Providing cleaning wipes to help students keep the rooms clean 

Over the next few months we will also be running an observational study. The data will allow us to better address the other issues brought up in the survey. So keep an eye out for further improvements in the fall!

In collaboration with the Scholarly Communication Program and the Columbia University Libraries, we will be sponsoring a panel discussion on the topic of communicating computational science. Computational approaches in science have increased the complexity in disseminating research results and misunderstandings surrounding these methods can hamper research use. An interdisciplinary panel (see below) will discuss the practices, polices and tools that can improve communication of research on April 4th at the Morningside Campus Faculty House and via webcast. The webcast will be available online and in a group viewing in room LL1 109A-B of the Hammer Health Sciences Building.

Neil Chue Hong, Director of the Software Sustainability Institute
Matthew Jockers, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Daniel P.W. Ellis, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University

The Challenge of Communicating Computational Science
April 4th, 2013
12-2 pm
3rd floor of the Faculty House on Morningside Campus

Live Webcast

A group viewing of the webcast will also be available in room LL1 109A-B in the Hammer Health Sciences Building.

For more information see the full announcement at the Scholarly Communication Program website.


The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library currently has a trial subscription to the clinical care tool, DynaMed. While the trial subscription, which includes mobile app access, will continue until June we are seeking your feedback during the month of April as a part of our evaluation and purchasing decision making process.

If you haven't yet tried DynaMed we encourage you to visit it from your desktop or try the mobile app first. Then let us know what you think.

DynaMed Feedback 


In this issue:

  • New exhibit on early medicine in Hammer
  • MD Conference Express on trial
  • Resource spotlight
  • "Watering hole" attacks - reminder of unique password importance

... and more