Event Announcement

How to Landscape to Your Environment: Program will be repeated August 20

Landscaping on the Long Campus

Cactus Garden, photo by Walter Creech

In July The Libraries and Facilities Management hosted a standing-room-only audience for a noon-hour program about landscaping on the Long Campus, and about principles that can be adapted to produce beautiful, drought-tolerant residential plantings. The program will be offered again on August 20, for those who were not able to attend the first presentation.

Mother-in-laws, Willows and Green Chile Stew:  How to Landscape to Your Environment

Tuesday, August 20, Noon to 1 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library

Dave Brahm, Manager of Landscape and Grounds for the UT Health Science Center, will discuss how to use a diverse palate of native plant material to create a colorful landscape that is durable and suited to our climate.

The program is open to everyone.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

How to Landscape to Your Environment: Program will share information about plants and landscaping on campus

Landscaping on the Long Campus

Photos on this page by Walter Creech

Mother-in-laws, Willows and Green Chile Stew:

How to Landscape to Your Environment

Friday, July 26, Noon to 1 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library

Recently, President Henrich shared this comment and request that he received, about the landscaping of the Long Campus:

I have been with the Health Science Center for more than 22 years and I have always been very proud of the beauty of our campus…. I have tried adding many of the same selections to my own landscaping.  But it has been difficult to go to a nursery and get the same plant, even with pictures. I was thinking it would certainly promote xeriscaping if we could find out the names of the plants used around our campus… Just a thought to promote water conservation. Thank you for your time.

The Libraries and Facilities Management will host a program at noon on Friday, July 26, for anyone who shares an interest in  planting and maintaining beautiful, drought-tolerant landscapes like those on our campus. Dave Brahm, Manager of Landscape and Grounds for the UT Health Science Center, will discuss how to use a diverse palate of native plant material to create a colorful landscape that is durable and suited to our climate.

Brahm, who has been the grounds manager at the Health Science Center for 25 years, has a Masters of Science degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University and is a State of Texas licensed irrigator.

The program is open to everyone, and attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

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Illustrator for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations to speak April 10

Dr.-Carlos-MachadoWednesday, April 10

6:00 pm

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

Dr. Carlos Machado, physician and artist for The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, will speak to the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the evening.  Dr. Machado will speak on the topic: Converging Paths: The Styles of Netter and Machado.

An exhibit, The Artistic Style of Carlos Machado, MD: Selected Illustrations from the Netter Art Collection, is currently on display on the third floor of the Briscoe Library.  The exhibit is on loan from NetterImages.com, ©Elsevier.

Before his artistic talents took his career in a different direction, Dr. Machado practiced medicine as a cardiologist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His skill in medical illustration came to the attention of Ciba-Geigy, which at that time controlled the illustration work initiated by Dr. Frank H. Netter.  Dr. Machado has contributed to the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations for nineteen years, working first for Ciba-Geigy/Novartis, then Icon, and finally Elsevier. He has added over 1,000 new illustrations to the collection, and also updated many of the Netter images to reflect current medical practice and knowledge.

As part of his talk on April 10, Dr. Machado will discuss how his technique has evolved over time, and the factors that influenced his development as an artist. He will discuss his experience working in various media, and comment on similarities and differences between his and Dr. Netter’s professional training, styles, and particular techniques.

Dr. Machado received his medical degree at the Faculdade Medicina de Teresopolis, and his postgraduate degree in cardiology from Santa Casa de Misericordia in Rio de Janeiro.  His illustrations can be seen in Clinical Symposia, The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, and the highly acclaimed Interactive Atlas of Clinical Anatomy.

The Netter Presenter database, which contains images from Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy 5th Edition, can be accessed online through the database page on the library’s website.

Other Netter anatomical resources, including print resources, can be found by searching with the keyword “Netter” in the library’s online catalog.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

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

 

 

Laurie Garrett, Abraham Verghese will speak at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics 10th Anniversary Celebration

Books are available in the Briscoe Library

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will celebrate its 10th anniversary October 10-12 with a number of events to honor its four areas of emphasis: Community Service Learning, Global Health, Ethics and Professionalism, and Literature and Art.  Details can be found on the 10th anniversary website (http://www.texashumanities.org/celebration).

Laurie Garrett and Abraham Verghese, two well-known authors, will speak as part of the celebration.

Laurie Garrett will deliver the 10th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics on Thursday, October 11, Noon to 1:00 p.m., Holly Auditorium.  Ms. Garrett is Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, a best-selling author and the only journalist ever to win the Pulitzer, Polk, and Peabody prizes.  The following books by Laurie Garrett are available for checkout in the library:

  • I Heard the Sirens ScreamGarrett, Laurie (2011). I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks. Kindle e-book.  (Kindle with e-book available for check-out at the Circulation Desk).
  • Garrett, Laurie (1995). The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance. Penguin.   (WA 105 G239c 1994)
  • Garrett, Laurie (2001). Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. Hyperion.  (WA 530.1 G239b 2000)

Abraham Verghese will speak about “The Pen and the Stethoscope” on Thursday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Holly Auditorium.  Dr. Verghese is a best-selling author, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.  Books by Dr. Verghese available for check-out are:

  • Cutting for StoneVerghese, A. (2009).   Cutting for Stone:  A Novel.  Knopf. (PS 3622 E744c 2009).
  • Verghese, A. (1999).  The Tennis Partner.  HarperPerennial. (WZ 100 V496t 1999).
  • Verghese, A.  (1995).  My Own Country:  A Doctor’s Story. (WC 503.4.AT2 V496m 199

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries

 

 

 

 

Library-hosted workshops will explore Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement

ctsa logoIn February and March 2013 the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the South Central and Lower Rio Grande Border AHECs will host Communities and Their Assets: Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement.  Supported by a CTSA Community Engagement Pilot Project Award from the South Central Region of the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, the program will bring together librarians from the six CTSA funded institutions in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas.  It will encompass a 2-day event organized by the Briscoe Library in San Antonio on February 21 and 22,  followed by a 1-day event organized by the Ramirez Library in Harlingen on March 7.

At the San Antonio and Harlingen events librarians and other attendees will attend an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop led by Dan Duncan, Adjunct faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University. The workshop will be open by invitation to CTSA Librarians along with CTSA researchers, Key Function Group members, and administrators from regional and national CTSA institutions. Participating community groups will include health care providers, primary care physicians, community organization leaders, program administrators, public health workers, community health workers (promotores), public and academic librarians, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) board members, and university faculty.

The workshop will cover the principles of Asset-Based Community Development and how these principles can be used to identify a community’s assets.  The workshop will also open a dialog with community groups and explore opportunities to effect change in the role librarians play in the CTSA process.

On the second day of the event in San Antonio, librarians from CTSA institutions will convene for a strategic planning session led by Mary Flanagan, a nationally-recognized facilitator with Management Solutions Group. The purpose of the session will be to brainstorm about how librarians can be more actively involved in the future with CTSA Key Function Groups, CTSA administration, grant applications, research output and impact tracking, community engagement, and other CTSA initiatives.  The anticipated outcome of the strategic planning process will be a road map for librarian contributions and engagement with the work of the CTSAs.

For more information about Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement contact Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services, at segerp@uthscsa.edu.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276—2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Medical Library Association Webcast

Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon:  Finding Our Way in the New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments

  • Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Regional Academic Health Center Room 1.132
  • 5th Floor Briscoe Library— Howe Conference Room

Program Objectives: Provide an overview of translatonal science, e-science and health information resources in electronic health records, including the related trends and issues affecting information professionals Identify skills that information professionals need to work with researchers, information technology professionals, clinicians and community partners in these environments Learn about community engagement in translational science research and roles for clinicians and information professionals in this arena Address meaningful use of health information by patients accessing their electronic health records, as required by recent legislation to facilitate quality improvement at the point of care The Webcast carries 1.5 continuing education credits, with an additional 1.5 credits possible through participation in wraparound sessions.

Register to view the webcast

For additional information, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

NLM marks the 50th anniversary of MeSH

On November 18 the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) marks the 50th anniversary of MeSH with a talk by Robert Braude, PhD. The talk entitled “MeSH at 50 – 50th Anniversary of Medical Subject Headings” will be videocast with captioning at http://videocast.nih.gov/.

The videocast is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  It can be viewed in the Briscoe Library Collaboratory– Room 4.074.

Nov 7 Webinar: Lessons Learned from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks Angelo State

The Briscoe Library is hosting a Texas Department of State Health Services Grand Rounds webinar.

Date: Wednesday, Nov 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074)

On October 4, 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African-American mother of five died of cervical cancer on a segregated ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at the age of 31. Yet her legacy lives in an immortal cell line generated from her cancerous tumor. Known as HeLa, the cells harvested and disseminated without her knowledge or consent contributed to major scientific breakthroughs including the polio vaccine, cloning, and chemotherapy, that continue to advance medical research today.

Written by Rebecca Skloot in compelling prose, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles the story of this poor and largely illiterate tobacco farmer and the impact the celebrity of her cells had on her family.

Please join Dr. Kathryn Artnak, a bioethicist and Professor of Nursing at Angelo State University, for a discussion of the many ethical issues surrounding this intriguing narrative.

Continuing Education Credit Hours Available: 1.5 contact hours for Continuing Medical Education (CME); Continuing Nursing Education (CNE); Social Workers; Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists (M-CHES); Registered Sanitarians; LCDC, LPC, LMFT; and certificate of attendance. Ethics credit for physicians and social workers.

To register to earn CE Credit:

  1. Sign up for a TRAIN Texas account; use your full email address as your login name.
  2. Register for TRAIN Course ID 1034529, click on the “Registration” tab, select the type of credit you wish to receive, and click the “Register” button to the right of the  the location “UT Health Science Center San Antonio”.

Copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks are available for checkout at the Briscoe Library and the Ramirez Library at the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and at the San Antonio Public Library.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was the One Community/One Book selection for 2010.

Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

November 7 – 41st Annual Meeting of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Dr. Fernando Guerra, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UT Health Science Center, and recently retired Director of Health for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, will be the speaker at the 41st Annual Meeting, Dinner and Presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.  The event will take place Monday, November 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Airport Hotel.

The topic of Dr. Guerra’s presentation, “Doctors and Dollars May Not Always Be Enough!” will provide the occasion for him to reflect on the health care system, its institutions, professionals, personnel, technology and investments, as well as measurable progress in the delivery of health care over the past forty years. Dr. Guerra will also consider ongoing challenges and opportunities, especially in light of the Affordable Health Care Act.  How is it possible to fill the gaps when doctors and dollars may not be enough?

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library invite all those interested in the history of medicine   to an enjoyable evening of good food and conversation.

The cost of attendance is $40/person.  Advance registration is required.  Student attendance is $30 and includes Friends membership.  Opportunities to sponsor student attendees at the dinner are available.

Please register by October 3: Send registration form to Briscoe Library – MSC 7940, UTHSCSA, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-9674, Attention: Susan Hunnicutt.  Email questions to Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.