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Veterinary Clinical Drug Monographs

December 18th, 2009 by Mary Wood

The Veterinary Clinical Drug Monographs are now owned by the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the AAVPTherapeutics website provides free access.


Veterinary Clinical Drug Information Monographs

Previously owned by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), the documents provide consensus-based veterinary pharmaceutical information, including approved product-label information and research data along with evidence-ranked, species-specific use recommendations.

Development of the monographs started in 1985 as a collaborative effort of the USP Veterinary Medicine Information Expert Committees and staff within the USP Veterinary Group. Members of the committees included veterinary pharmacologists, clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists, and species experts. The Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics published monographs on anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics in special issues in 2003 and 2004. The USP posted monographs on anthelmintics and certain compounded medications directly to the USP website.

The USP has transferred all the existing monographs as well as unpublished evidence tables and monographs in progress to the AAVPT. The AAVPT and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology are discussing the development of new monographs and revisions of existing monographs.
from: JAVMA News 12/1/09


Additional veterinary pharmaceutical resources include Animal Drugs @ FDAMerck Veterinary Manual,  and IVIS Veterinary Drug Database.


T32 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program

December 8th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson

The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is pleased to announce the fourth annual call for graduate student applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored T32 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (CTSC-T32). The CTSC-T32 program is part of a fully integrated approach by the UC Davis CTSC to advance research education and training for multidisciplinary, clinical and translational investigators working to improve human health. The overall goal of the T32 program is to provide the most junior trainees (medical students and basic-science predoctoral students) with the skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health. In line with the NIH focus on translational research to bridge the gap between basic science and advancements in human health, scholars will develop skill sets to lead and participate effectively in team/translational science. The CTSC-T32 training program is expected to strongly advantage scholars in preparing for successful careers in academia.

Graduate students pursuing health related research, and enrolled in UC Davis Ph.D. programs (including but not limited to biological sciences, engineering, and veterinary medicine) are eligible to apply. Scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process in which student academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training environment will be important considerations for funding. Applicants must identify a potential faculty mentor, and develop a proposed research plan in consultation with that mentor to be submitted with the application. Award recipients are required to make a full year (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011) commitment to all components of the training program, which includes the proposed research, didactic instruction and clinical experiences, while simultaneously meeting the requirements of their respective graduate programs.

Awardees will receive a stipend of $22,376 and student fees (equivalent to those of a California resident) for one year, as well as $2,500 for research and travel expenses.

For the 2010 Call for Applications and detailed instructions please go to:

For questions about the T32 program, please contact Jessica Hicks at 916-703-9110 or at

The application deadline is: February 16, 2010


Winter 2010 Classes at the Carlson Health Sciences Library (CHSL)

December 4th, 2009 by Deanna Johnson



The CHSL librarians will be offering two classes in Winter 2010. All sessions will be offered in the CHSL Conference Room, Rm 128. Bring your wireless-capable laptop to get the most out of the session. You are welcome to bring your lunch, snacks and covered drinks as well. If none of the following times work for you, please contact Deanna Johnson, deejohnson 2 or 530-752-3271, to set up a time that will.


Library on the Go

Need access when not on campus? We can help! Learn about the VPN, which allows access to licensed resources when you travel; about UC-eLinks that links you from the article citation to the fulltext of the article or lets you Request a copy when the fulltext isn’t available electronically; and about EndNote Web that can be used from any computer that has internet access, wherever you are. vpn_computer_fish_blog270x170

February 1, Monday, 4pm-5pm……

February 18, Thursday, 12pm-1pm

March 2, Tuesday, 4pm-5pm….,….






.EndNote for the Health Sciences

Want to use EndNote to manage the heaps of literature you gather? We can help! Learn to collect, store, organize, and retrieve articles, and how to cite them in your posters or publications. Discover how to export citations from your favorite sources into EndNote, to attach and access the fulltext of those articles, and to create and format references for your own publications.endnote

January 29, Friday, 2pm-3pm…….

February 11, Thursday, 4pm-5pm

February 22, Monday, 12pm-1pm

March 9, Tuesday, 4pm-5pm……..


To register for one of these classes or one of the many others offered at Shields Library, visit Library Instruction’s Description of Classes page. Of course, at CHSL classes you are always welcome whether you register or not.