News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries August 2019

The August issue of News from the Libraries is now available. For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

New Photography Exhibit Featuring YOU

Students! Get Ready to Win!

You’re Invited! Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Are Here! Thank You SGA!

Save the Date – 49th Annual Nixon Dinner – November 7th

Dr. Seema Ahuja Exhibits at Briscoe Library

Thanks for Your Participation! Pets of UT Health

New Changes Coming to PubMed in 2020

E-Resource of the Month: Study Materials

Featured New Books/E-books for August 2019

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

New Photography Exhibit Featuring YOU

Briscoe Library’s newest exhibit features 21 black and white photographs of UT Health San Antonio students taken during the 2018 Media Fair by Brandie Jenkins from Creative Media Services. Stop by the 3rd floor of the library to view this exhibit and see if you recognize one of your classmates, or maybe even your own face! Don’t forget to also visit the Reflection Room on the 4th floor to see more photos from this collection.

Students! Get Ready to Win!

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Award

This annual essay contest is open to students of UTSA, UT Health San Antonio and affiliated interns, residents, and fellows. Unpublished essays on any topic related to the history of the health sciences are eligible for submission. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the amounts of $250, $150, and $100 respectively. Essays should be no longer than 2,500 words. Deadline for entry is January 31, 2020.

For more information contact Peg Seger at (210) 567-6398 or segerp@uthscsa.edu

Subscribe to the Treasures Blog

Interested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences. Featured topics include rare books of the month, historical medical instruments, and historical anecdotes. In addition, you will receive updates about events, lectures, and rare book viewings.  Subscribe to the blog here: libguides.uthscsa.edu/specialcollections/treasures

 

 

 

 

You’re Invited! Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor

6:00 PM

Thursday, 9/12/19 – Ruth Stewart, MS, RN, FAAN, History of UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing

Wednesday, 11/13/19 – Tania Roman, MD, MPH, History of Obstetrics

Wednesday, 1/15/20 – Ronald Steward, MD, History of Trauma Care

Wednesday, 2/12/20 – John Calhoon, MD, History of Cardiac Surgery

Wednesday, 3/4/20 – Jacob Canfield, Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue

Wednesday, 4/15/20 – Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPH, History of Community Health & Health Workers

Suggest a Speaker

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library frequently hold historical talks and lectures over topics related to medicine and health care, and we are always looking for interesting and enthusiastic speakers. If you have any suggestions, please email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu or call (210) 567-2403.

Subscribe to the Treasures Blog

Interested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences. Featured topics include rare books of the month, historical medical instruments, and historical anecdotes. In addition, you will receive updates about events, lectures, and rare book viewings.  Subscribe to the blog here: libguides.uthscsa.edu/specialcollections/treasures

 

Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Are Here! Thank You SGA!

New water bottle filling stations have come to the library just in time for the hot weather. Stations have been installed on the 3rd and 5th floors and are soon to come to the 2nd and 4th floors. The stations were made possible by an award from the Student Government Association (SGA).

Benefits to the stations include:

Refreshingly cool and consistent water temperature

Health benefits of drinking water instead of sweetened drinks

Improved water filtering reducing lead and other contaminants

Improved water taste

Hands-free operation

Reduction of plastic bottle waste, a ticker keeps track of 20 oz water bottles saved from waste

Antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of mold and mildew

Save the Date – 49th Annual Nixon Dinner – November 7th

Registration Open Soon!

 

Presentation: The History of Organ Transplantation

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: Meet & Greet: 6:30 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Old San Francisco Steak House | 10223 Sahara Street

Located north of Loop 410. From San Pedro, turn right onto Sahara Street.

Cost: $55 per person, $35 for students

Paid sponsorships for students available on request. Advance registration is required.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 18, 2019.

 

About the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The Nixon Library is located on the 5th floor of Briscoe Library and is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tours of the Nixon Library, including viewings of the rare books, can also be arranged by making an appointment. For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Collection Resources at (210) 567-2403 or SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu.

P.I. Nixon Library website: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/nixon-library/

Become a Member

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library provides a forum for individuals who are interested in the history of the health sciences. The Friends meet periodically throughout the year for lectures, trivia, and a dinner presentation in November. Membership is open to everyone and membership dues directly support the care, handling, and promotion of the collection.

For more information about membership please refer to the online form: uthscsa.libwizard.com/f/nixonmembership

 

 

Dr. Seema Ahuja Exhibits at Briscoe Library

Through personal hardships, Dr. Seema Ahuja has found a sense of renewal through art, gardening and cooking. As a self-taught artist, she has explored many of the themes of her life and the challenges faced as a cancer patient. She brings a unique perspective to the healing process as both a physician and patient.

Her current exhibit now on display at Briscoe Library brings to life a message that applies to us all.

Life experiences have connected me with deep suffering. As a medical doctor in a career spanning three decades, I
often witnessed and tried to lessen the suffering of others. This, along with several personal, life-
changing events…marked a pivot for me; from there I began a journey to understand suffering more intimately.

Dr. Ahuja is a professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio and a staff physician at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System – Audie Murphy Division. She joined the faculty at University of Texas Health in 1996 after completing a fellowship in nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Ahuja’s exhibit will be on display through the end of August.

Thanks for Your Participation! Pets of UT Health

Thank you to everyone who participated in Briscoe Library’s interactive photo exhibit – Pets of UT Health. We had over 55 of your pets on display last month! Our top contributors were from the Long School of Medicine with 18 entries, followed by the Library with 17 entries. The School of Health Professions had 7 pets in our exhibit and Creative Media Services had 5. The School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry both had 3 each, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences came in with 2 entries.

This exhibit showcased 35 dogs, 19 cats, 2 hamsters, and 1 baby goat! If anyone who participated is interested in picking up their photos, they will be held for you at Briscoe Library’s front desk through the end of August.

New Changes Coming to PubMed in 2020

NCBI has been experimenting over the past few years for ways to improve the overall search quality and user experience for PubMed users. The new PubMed will be incorporating a new, modern interface, updated features including advanced search, clipboard, options for sharing results, and a new “cite” button that provides easy access to citation information in AMA, MLA and APA formats. Take a look at a complete list of new features.

An experimental platform, PubMed Labs, is now open allowing users to test new features and provide input.

Stay tuned for more details to come. In the mean time, check out some recent NLM Bulletins:

NLM Technical Bulletin – March/April 2019

 NLM Technical Bulletin – July August 2019

 

E-Resource of the Month: Study Materials

Looking for study materials? The library has many resources to help start the school year off right.