F.A. Davis's Medical Terminology Systems, 6th Edition Wins TAA's 2011 McGuffey Longevity Award

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Medical Terminology Systems: A Body System Approach, 6th Edition by Barbara A. Gylys and Mary Ellen Wedding recognized for excellence demonstrated over time.

F.A. Davis's Medical Terminology Systems: A Body System Approach, 6th Edition by Barbara A. Gylys and Mary Ellen Wedding wins TAA's 2011 McGuffey Longevity Award for excellence demonstrated over time.

Medical Terminology Systems: A Body System Approach, 6th Edition, published by F.A. Davis Company, has been awarded the 2011 Williams Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award (McGuffey) in the college level Life Sciences category by the Text and Academic Authors Association.

The McGuffey Award, created in 1993, recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. The awards were named after William Holmes McGuffey, whose influential primers, in print from 1836 to 1921, helped bring the United States out of frontier illiteracy.

"We are honored that The TAA has recognized the contributions of these authors," said Quincy McDonald, Senior Acquisitions Editor for F.A. Davis Company. “We congratulate them on their accomplishments and thank them for their dedication to sharing their knowledge and experience with students and educators."

Medical Terminology Systems: A Body System Approach, 6th Edition is the perfect resource for any medical terminology course. This full-color, highly illustrated text/workbook uses a body system organization to focus on word building that makes the tedious process memorization unnecessary. Before they learn the vocabulary, students learn the patterns of words by reviewing their basic elements and then applying the principles to each body system. Mnemonic devices and interactive activities make learning fun. This beautifully designed visual text is a unique learning package that’s a true blend of words, art, and technology.

Teaching Resources for Instructors Online at DavisPlus (Available Upon Adoption)
Instructors will find a wealth of teaching resources available at DavisPlus when they adopt the text. Among them are PowerPoint Slides, an Image Bank, Electronic Test Bank, an Interactive Teaching Tool, an Activity Pack, and Web Resource Kits.

Learning Resources for Students Online at DavisPlus
Students using the text have access to a variety of media-rich tools for learning and reference online at DavisPlus, including Medical Record Activities, Audio Exercises, Animations, Interactive Exercises, and Supplemental Medical Records.
Medical Terminology Systems
A Body System Approach, 6th Edition

Text Only
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2090-2
$44.95 (US) $49.50 (CAN)

Text + Audio CD + TermPlus Software on CD-ROM
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2145-9
$54.95 (US) $60.50 (CAN)

The textbook can be purchased separately or in combination with an Audio CD that features listen- and -learn activities for more than 300 terms and TermPlus 3.0 Software on CD-ROM, a competency-based, self-paced, multi-media program with a wide variety of learning activities. The software is Mac and PC compatible and non-browser dependent.

Special Money-Saving Packages
Special money-saving packages for Medical Terminology Systems, 6th Edition are also available, including packages that feature LearnSmart, a virtual learning experience that assesses students' med term knowledge and lets them create individualized, adaptive learning paths and personalized training programs. For more information, visit http://www.FADavis.com.

These titles are available at bookstores or directly from F.A. Davis Company. For more information call 800-323-3555 (US) 800-665-1148 (Canada) or visit F.A. Davis Company.

About the Authors

Barbara A. Gylys, MEd, CMA-A (AAMA), has devoted her entire life to college teaching and writing college textbooks. She began her career as an instructor at the University of Toledo in the Health and Human Services Department and was rapidly awarded a full professorship. In addition to teaching medical terminology, medical office procedures, and basic allied health courses, she was instrumental in the development of one- and two-year Certificate programs. During her tenure, Professor Gylys successfully developed certificate programs in Electrocardiography Technology, Respiratory Therapy Technology, and Medical Secretarial Technology. She also implemented the two-year Associate Degree program in Medical Assisting. In June 1997, she retired from the University of Toledo and was bestowed an emeritus citation to recognize her outstanding service and dedication. She now devotes her time to creating new editions of her textbooks and their ancillary products.

Mary Ellen Wedding, MEd, MT(ASCP), CMA (AAMA), AAPC, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan. She completed training as a medical technologist at Providence Hospital, Detroit, Michigan and received her certification as a Registered Medical Technologist from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She served as a medical technologist at Providence Hospital and later as a biologist in virus vaccine development and sterility testing at Parke Davis Pharmaceutical Company, Parkedale, Michigan. Professor Wedding earned a Master’s Degree in Health Education from the University of Toledo. During her 34-year-tenure at the University she received the Certified Medical Assistant designation from the American Association of Medical Assistants, and the Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders. She is currently a Professor of Health Education in the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Services, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

About F.A. Davis Company

F.A. Davis Company, an independent publisher since 1879, has been publishing titles to meet the needs of generations of health care providers. Today, F.A. Davis carries on that tradition through its catalog of books, electronic, and online products for students, educators, and clinicians in Nursing, Medicine, and the Health Sciences. Its flagship titles, Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, are among the most trusted names in health care publishing. For more information, visit http://www.fadavis.com.

About The Text and Academic Authors Association

The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) is the only nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. TAA's overall mission is to enhance the quality of textbooks and other academic materials, such as journal articles, monographs, and scholarly books, in all fields and disciplines, by providing its textbook and academic author members with educational and networking opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.TAAonline.net.

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