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Journalist T.R. Reid to speak at Health Science Center July 30- Location changed to Holly Auditorium

T.R. Reid

T. R. Reid

T.R. Reid: “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”

Monday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.
UT Health Science Center– The location for this event has been changed to the HOLLY AUDITORIUM

Videoconference to RAHC, Harlingen, Room 1.132

 

 

T.R. Reid, noted healthcare expert, NPR and PBS correspondent, and author of The Healing of America, will speak at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Monday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.  in Holly Auditorium, on the topic “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.”

Other free-market industrialized democracies around the world provide health care of high quality for everyone, and they do it at much lower cost than here in the U.S. How did those countries arrive at this fundamental decision? How have they carried it out on a national scale? And what can we learn from them?

T.R. Reid has suffered for most of his life with a bad shoulder that resulted from an accident he sustained while serving in the Navy. He worked for many years as an international correspondent for The Washington Post, in places like London and Tokyo. These two circumstances provided him and his family with the opportunity to experience firsthand the health care systems of a number of countries around the world. His personal experience and professional research ultimately led to the PBS/Frontline documentary Sick Around the World in 2008, and provided the inspiration for his book The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care in 2009.

Join us Monday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. for a stimulating and informative discussion with T.R. Reid, co-sponsored by the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the School of Nursing.  The program is free and open to the public.  Copies of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care will be available, with a book signing to follow the presentation.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

 

 

Library purchases Amazon Kindle Touch

In an effort to expand into emerging technologies and to offer another means for readers to interact with different e-book formats, the library has purchased a Kindle Touch e-book reader.  The Kindle will be available for check-out in early September.  Faculty, staff, and students with a current library account are eligible to check out the Kindle, which is available at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk. The Kindle will circulate for a two week period and is non-renewable.  Holds can be placed on the Kindle by logging into a personal library account.

The Kindle must physically be returned to the Circulation Desk.  Please DO NOT place it in the Book Return boxes.  Once physically returned, if there are no other library patrons waiting to check it out, the Kindle may be eligible for a second check-out.

Due to Amazon restrictions the library is not allowed to share Kindle content with other Kindle owners.  In addition, users should not contribute unauthorized content to the library Kindle.

Currently there are two e-books available on the Kindle:

The Health Care HandbookThe Health Care Handbook by Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore, 2012.   Written by two medical students, this book attempts to provide a simplified explanation of the U.S. health care system as it stands today.  For more information check out a review of the book by Dr. Pauline Chen in the New York Times article, Two Medical Students Navigate the Health Care Maze.

 

I Heard the Sirens ScreamI Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks by Laurie Garrett, 2011. This book provides a first-hand account of the events that occurred on and after September 11th 2001.  Laurie Garrett is a best-selling author and a respected journalist who is also the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ms. Garrett will deliver the 10th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 11 at 12:00 noon, Holly Auditorium as part of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics 10th year anniversary celebration.

Books currently available on the Kindle can be found in the Briscoe Library Catalog.

Requests for titles to be added to the Kindle should be specified in a Purchase Suggestion Form.  Please specify “Kindle e-book” in the request.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Library resources: What’s new, and what’s been improved

Stat!Ref Mobile IconRegistered library users now have full text access to dozens of medical reference books through Stat!Ref Mobil.

 

 

 

 

AccessMedicine MobileIn fact, it’s a good idea to check the library first if you are looking for mobile ebooks.  Find out why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PubMed-National Library of MedicinePubMed has a new and simplified citation export feature.

 

 

 

 

The newest version of EndNote is scheduled to be released this month.

 

 

 

Looking for a summer read? Explore the Leisure Reading Collection at the Briscoe Library

Need a break?  Check out the Leisure Reading Collection at the Briscoe Library.  The Leisure Collection consists of approximately 50 books, many of which are bestseller titles, and includes genres such as mystery, science fiction, and romance.  Most of the titles in the Leisure Reading Collection are fiction but recently we have incorporated some non-fiction titles.  The leisure books are provided through the McNaughton book service, which is a subscription-based service that allows the library to cycle out books on a quarterly basis.

This service is funded through library donations.  New books are received every three months, so be sure to check the shelf periodically.

The Leisure Reading Collection is located on the third floor of the library across from the Circulation Desk.  All leisure books should be checked out and have a circulation period of two weeks.

Examples of titles in the Leisure Reading Collection:

The Confession by John Grisham - book CoverThe Confession, by John Grisham

 

 

 

 

I Know Who You Are by Lori Andrews - Book CoverI Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, by Lori Andrews

 

 

 

 

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson - Book CoverRobopocalypse: A Novel, by Daniel H. Wilson.

 

 

 

For a full list of titles click here:  Briscoe Leisure Reading Collection

 

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Introduction to Research - BlessingIntroduction to research and medical literature for health professionals / edited by J. Dennis Blessing, J. Glenn Forister.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2013.
W 20.5 P578 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Clinical Trials - MeinertClinical trials : design, conduct, and analysis, 2nd ed. / Curtis L. Meinert.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
QV 771 M514c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

 

Obesity and type 2 diabetes - SheehanObesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus / John P. Sheehan, Margaret M. Ulchaker.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
WK 810 S541o 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Legal and ethical issues for health professionals - PozgarLegal and ethical issues for health professionals, 3rd ed. / George D. Pozgar ; legal review, Nina Santucci ; medical review, John W. Pinnella.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2013.
W 32.5.AA1 P893La 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Informed consent - BowmanInformed consent : a primer for clinical practice / Deborah Bowman, John Spicer, Rehana Iqbal.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012.
W 85 B787i 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Neuroanatomy - FischNeuroanatomy : draw it to know it, 2nd ed. / Adam Fisch.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
WL 101 F529n 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Nursing : scope and standards of practice, 2nd ed. Nursing : scope and standards of practice, 2nd ed. / American Nurses Association.
Silver Spring, Md. : American Nurses Association, c2010.
WY 16 A512n 2010. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Copyright law for librarians and educators - Book coverCopyright law for librarians and educators : creative strategies and practical solutions / Kenneth D. Crews.
Chicago : American Library Association, c2012.
Z 642 C927c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Preoperative standards and recommended practices - book coverPerioperative standards and recommended practices / Association of periOperative Registered Nurses ; manager, Ramona Conner ; clinical editors, Joan Blanchard … [et al.].
Denver, Colo. : AORN, c2012.
WY 162 S7845 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Mobile genetic elements - book coverMobile genetic elements : protocols and genomic applications, 2nd ed. / edited by Yves Bigot.
New York : Humana Press, c2012.
QU 25 M687 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Book-Human Embryonic Stem Cells Handbook

Human embryonic stem cells handbook / edited by Kursad Turksen.
New York : Humana Press, c2012.
QU 328 H918 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Book-Panorama of PsychologyPanorama of psychology / Vilen Vardanyan.
Central Milton Keynes, [U.K.] : AuthorHouse UK, c2011.
BF 81 V291p 2011. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Book-Join the ClubJoin the club : how peer pressure can transform the world / Tina Rosenberg.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
HM 831 R813j 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

 

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Current practice guidelines in primary care 2012 Current practice guidelines in primary care 2012 / Joseph S. Esherick, Daniel S. Clark, Evan D. Slater.
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2012.
W 84.6 G643c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Grant's dissector, 15th ed. / Patrick W. Tank.Grant’s dissector, 15th ed. / Patrick W. Tank.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2013.
QS 130 H236 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Picturing the book of nature Picturing the book of nature : image, text, and argument in sixteenth- century human anatomy and medical botany / Sachiko Kusukawa.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2012.
QH 46.5 K97p 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Computer-aided tissue engineeringComputer-aided tissue engineering / edited by Michael A. K. Liebschner.
New York : Humana Press, c2012.
QT 37 C738 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

They all want magicThey all want magic : curanderas and folk healing / Elizabeth de la Portilla.
[College Station, Tex.] : Texas A & M University Press, c2009.
WB 55 P852t 2009. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

The health care handbook : a clear and concise guide to the United States health care system / Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore.
St. Louis, Mo. : Washington University ; Wash., c2012.

W 84.AA1 A835h 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Fundamentals of fixed prosthodontics, 4th ed. / Herbert T. Shillingburg Jr ; with David A. Sather … [et al.].
Hanover Park, Ill. : Quintessence Pub., c2012.

WU 515 F981 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Leitman, Eye Examination and DiagnosisManual for eye examination and diagnosis, 8th ed. / Mark W. Leitman.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

WW 39 L533m 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

 

Contemporary orthodontics, 5th ed. / William R. Proffit … [et al.].
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
WU 400 P964c 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

 

Robbins basic pathology, 9th ed. / [edited by] Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster ; artist, James A. Perkins.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2013.
QZ 4 B312 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Proton therapy physics / edited by Harald Paganetti.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2012.
WN 250.5.R2 P967 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in April

Risk assessment and oral diagnosticsRisk assessment and oral diagnostics in clinical dentistry / Dena J. Fischer, Nathaniel S. Treister, Andres Pinto.
Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, c2013.
WU 141 F529r 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Physician alignment: constructig viable roadmaps for the futurePhysician alignment : constructing viable roadmaps for the future / George Mayzell, William R. Breen Jr. ; foreword by David Stern.  Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2013.
WA 540.AA1 M474p 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Physics and radiobiology of nuclear medicinePhysics and radiobiology of nuclear medicine / Gopal B. Saha.
New York : Springer, c2013.
WN 440 S131p 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Remote access technologies for library collectionsRemote access technologies for library collections : tools for library users and managers / Diane M. Fulkerson.
Hershey, Pa. : Information Science Reference, c2012.
Z 675.U5 F964r 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

The biology of multiple sclerosisThe biology of multiple sclerosis / Gregory J. Atkins … [et al.].
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012.
WL 360 B615 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

evidence-into-practiceEvidence into practice : integrating judgment, values, and research / Laurita M. Hack, Jan Gwyer.
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., c2013.
WB 460 H118e 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

social-media-for-nursesSocial media for nurses : educating practitioners and patients in a networked world / Ramona Nelson, Irene Joos, Debra M. Wolf.  New York : Springer Pub. Co., c2013.
WY 26.5 N429s 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Angela N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian