News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Meet Your Image of Research Judges

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce our panel of judges for the Image of Research Photography Competition!

Dr. Jaqueline Mok, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bridgette Piernik-Yoder, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Charles France, Chair, Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Psychiatry
Jo Ann Jordan, Assistant Professor, Clinical Director, Dental Hygiene
Dr. Maria Danet Bluhm, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Ryan Chun, Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, September 21st. Visit to submit your photograph.

An awards reception is set to be held in the afternoon on Thursday, November 1st at Briscoe Library. We hope you will join us! Please stay tuned for more information.


Starletta: See the New Exhibit Coming to Briscoe Library

Miguel A. Vazquez, MD – Exploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine/Physician as Artist

“From a young age, I was inexplicably drawn (pun intended) to the sciences. This eventually led to a career in family medicine.  In this career, I have been fortunate to share our human experience by being with families when I would deliver a baby, and, at the other end of the spectrum, offering some comfort during the inevitable time of passing.”

Meet Starletta in October at Briscoe Library – A one of kind skeleton covered in 50,000 Swarovski crystals, created by Dr. Miguel Vazquez.

Library’s Historical Collection Featured in Campus Magazine

Check out the latest issue of the Mission magazine, to see a featured article about the treasures of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The P.I. Nixon Library is located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library and is home to several famous historical works including: De Humani Corporis Fabrica, known as the first scientifically accurate textbook of anatomy, by Andreas Vesalius; Natural History of Teeth by John Hunter; and Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery, by Charles Bell to name a few.

To view the article click here.

The Nixon Library is used by students, faculty, and staff, but has also been a resource to local and global communities. Most recently we have had visitors from Japan and Mexico.

Visitors are welcome and tours are available. For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management at (210) 567-2403 or

P.I. Nixon Library website:

Register Now for the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner


Speaker: Gary Taubes

Based on his April 2011 New York Times Magazine cover article and his latest book (The Case Against Sugar), Gary Taubes will discuss the history, politics, and science of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, arguing that these sweeteners may indeed be far more harmful to our health than public health authorities have been willing to accept.

For more information about Gary Taubes visit:


Dinner Details:

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

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

Dinner, dessert, wine, coffee, or tea

Speaker: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Valero Community Engagement Center located at the San Antonio Food Bank,

5200 Enrique Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227.

Cost: $55 per person, $35 for students.

Paid sponsorships for students available upon request. Advanced registration is required

Registration deadline is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Register online at:

For more information about the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management, at (210) 567-2403 or

P.I. Nixon Library website:

Fresh Food and Coffee Machines are Coming!

Here’s a sneak peek at Briscoe library’s new vending machines waiting in the warehouse for shipment.

The fresh food, coffee, and snack machines are expected to arrive before the end of September.

Having these vending machines means that food and coffee will be available for students in the library 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You will no longer have to leave campus when you get hungry at night or on weekends, food and coffee will be right here in the library!

The Art Wall is Under Construction

Work has begun on transforming the library entry wall into an art display space. Please excuse a little extra noise and mess as the wall continues to develop.

In the near future, the space will have its first exhibit comprised of entries to the first annual Image of Research Photography Competition.

For questions or exhibit requests, please contact Peg Seger at



Bates Visual Guide vs. JoVE

The library will run two trials over the next month (from Sept 15 – Oct 15). Both resources offer visual reference guides/videos for physical examinations and other clinical skills.

  • Bates Visual Guide to Examination, including OSCE Clinical Skills Videos
  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) offers two modules:
    • JoVE Clinical Skills, including Nursing Skills
    • JoVE Medicine

See the Trials Libguide for additional information on resources, along with links, and a survey. Which resource do you prefer? Let us know!

Featured New Books/E-books for September 2018

For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.


News from the Libraries August 2018

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

Prize Amounts Announced for Image of Research

Briscoe Librarian Appointed Editor of Peer Reviewed Library Journal

Author Gary Taubes to Speak at 48th Annual Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

Coming Soon to the Briscoe Library Vending Area!

Did You Know? You can reserve The Hub!

Briscoe Library Hosts Community Health Worker CEU Day

Library Entry Wall Redesign Coming

Featured New Books/E-books for August 2018

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Prize Amounts Announced for Image of Research

We are pleased to announce the prize amounts for the Image of Research Photography Competition!

First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
IPE Award: $600

Briscoe Library would like to thank our generous sponsors and collaborators for contributing to these prizes. Thank you to the Office of the Vice President of Research for sponsoring the First Place prize, and thank you to AFSA (Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs) for sponsoring the Second Place, Third Place, and IPE Award prizes!

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase students’ creative visual conceptualization of their research.

Submissions will be accepted through September 21st, for more information visit