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August 2017

Culinary Medicine: Eating for Health

In the Pittsburgh metro area, CDC surveillance data indicates that 27 percent of adults aged 18 or older are considered obese—a modifiable risk factor associated with many chronic diseases including diabetes and cancer. While proper nutrition and physical activity are effective for weight control, a recent survey indicates that fewer than 30 percent of physicians feel they received adequate training in medical school for counseling patients on diet and nutrition.

The HSLS Website is Getting a New Look!

HSLS is updating and redesigning the website. Combining a clean, responsive design along with teachable-moments, browsing, and updated discovery tools, the new is slated to be launched in late August 2017. HSLS educational opportunities, exam tools, streaming media titles, and our most popular guides are amplified in the new design making finding, using, and creating biomedical information easier than ever. Starting in August, HSLS’s front page based “News and Announcements” will include information about the new site and its upcoming launch…so stay tuned!

HSLS Databases…There’s an App for That!

Did you know that UpToDate, Micromedex, and many other HSLS databases have mobile apps that provide you with access to clinical information anytime and anyplace? These apps are available to Pitt and UPMC users through the HSLS subscriptions to the full databases.

HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Author name in bold is HSLS-affiliated

Classes for August 2017

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Prezi, bibliographic management, and molecular biology and genetics. For more information, visit the online class calendar.

Classes are held on the first floor of Falk Library (200 Scaife Hall) in Classroom 1 and on the upper floor of the library in Classroom 2. All classes are open to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Pittsburgh. They are also open to UPMC residents and fellows, who will need to show their UPMC IDs.