News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library- Annual Dinner and Presentation is November 7

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The Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will take place the evening of November 7, 2012 at 6:30 in the evening at the Airport Doubletree Hotel.  Richard Ludueña, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, will speak on the topic, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  Inbreeding and Incest in Royal Families.

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library invite students in all of the schools to attend the dinner and become members of the Friends’ group.  The cost to students for the dinner and annual membership is $30.  Students are encouraged to apply for sponsorships which cover the cost of registration and membership for one year.

For all others, the cost of the dinner is $55.

All who are interested in the history of medicine are invited to an intriguing presentation and an enjoyable evening of good food and conversation.

Complete information about the dinner and presentation, as well as the year’s activities of the Friends group, can be found in the organization’s newsletter, which is available online or in the Special Collections Reading Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.

Students interested in requesting a sponsorship for the dinner should contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.  The general registration form for the Annual Dinner and Presentation can be found here:  Registration Form.

 

 

Library classes for October and November

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The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools.  All library classes are free and open to all.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Schedule a Special Class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Integrating Library Research Skills into Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate library research skills into course content.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice at prenticek@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-6606.

To register for a class or to see complete class descriptions, visit the Attend a Library Class page.

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Library Basics: October 4, 2012, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: October 18, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: October 25, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 4.074
  • Introduction to EndNote: October 25, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Getting Started With Ovid Medline: November 7, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: November 13, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 4.074
  • Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches: November 13, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to PubMed: November 15, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 2.011

 

 

UT Health Science Center Libraries will participate in October health literacy events

On October 5th, the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library will exhibit at the 8th Annual San Antonio Health Literacy Conference. The theme selected for this year’s conference, held at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, is Health Literacy in the Electronic Age: High Tech/High Touch. Exhibitors will focus on the promotion of health literacy through the use of technology such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

The Briscoe Library exhibit will feature hands-on demonstrations of online and mobile resources available through the National Library of Medicine. Over 200 conference attendees will include community service providers, dieticians, health educators, healthcare professionals, nurses/nursing students, patient navigators, pharmacologists/pharmacy students, physicians, promotoras, public health officials and others who are involved in health literacy throughout the state of Texas. Click here to see a video of last year’s conference.

On October 10th, the UT Health Science Center Ramirez Library in Harlingen will participate in a Health Literacy Symposium sponsored by the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District and Valley Baptist Medical Center.

Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services
 

October is National Medical Librarians Month

The Medical Library Association dedicates each October to celebrating National Medical Librarians Month to bring attention to the professionals who provide expert assistance to students, faculty, health care providers and the public in health science libraries.  The librarians at the UT Health Science Center Briscoe and Ramirez Libraries offer expertise in evidence-based practice, literature searching, database instruction, designing and presenting poster sessions, information management using RefWorks and EndNote, web design, programming and website usability, health outreach, records management, serials management, rare book curation, collection development, and managing electronic resources.

Librarians partner with departments, programs, offices, and courses to offer training and support for education, research, and clinical activity.  To learn more about what we do or to request assistance from a librarian, please contact us or browse our Annual Reports and Making Lives Better page.

Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services
 

Red Cross releases mobile hurricane and first aid apps

Two new apps from the American Red Cross provide access to hurricane tracking and first aid information.

The American Red Cross has developed a hurricane app and a First Aid app.  With the hurricane app it possible to monitor local conditions based on NOAA alerts, to locate Red Cross shelters, to develop a checklist for preparation, find help, and let others know you are okay, even if there is a power outage.

To download the hurricane app via a link, call “**REDCROSS” (**73327677).    You can also download the hurricane app from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

The First Aid app provides access to information needed to handle the most common first aid emergencies. Videos, animations and interactive quizzes are included along with safety tips. Content is pre-loaded so Internet access is not necessary.

 

 
 

 

Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: American Association of University Professors issues a new report

A report issued in early September by the American Association of University Professors explores the tensions between preservation of academic freedom and the protection of human participants in research through the establishment of institutional review boards (IRBs). The report, Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board, is available online at http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/comm/rep/A/irb.htm.

 

 

Reach Out and Read: Physician Assistant program is collecting books for children

Each year one-third of all children entering kindergarten lack the basic skills needed to learn to read.  By fourth grade, most of these children who were initially behind in reading will not catch up with their peers.  Juvenile delinquency, absenteeism, polysubstance abuse, and school failure have all been shown to have an association with poor reading skills in childhood.  These statements, from the evidence base for Reach Out and Read, highlight the importance promoting literacy skills in children before they begin elementary school.

In light of these staggering statistics, this year Reach Out and Read was selected as the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) President’s Project.  TAPA President Lauren Dobbs chose Reach Out and Read because it is a national, non-profit organization that trains medical providers to counsel parents during well-child visits on the importance of reading aloud to their children.  Reach Out and Read also provides children’s books to participating pediatric clinics to be given out every six months for the child’s first five years of life.

During this year’s National Physician Assistant (PA) Week, October 6th through 12th, the seven Physician Assistant education programs in Texas will be competing to see which program can collect the most books for Reach Out and Read.  Faculty, staff and students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are encouraged to donate new or used children’s books (ages 6 months to 5 years old).  All books collected will be donated to the Center for Children and Families, a Reach Out and Read-participating clinic.  Donation bins will be located in the Dolph Briscoe Library, 3rd floor lobby, Texas Star Café, Research Administration Building lobby and the Christus Santa Rosa Professional Pavilion Suite 1295.  To make arrangements for a special pick-up, please e-mail Amanda Miller at millera4@livemail.uthscsa.edu.

For more information on TAPA please visit www.tapa.org

For more information on Reach Out and Read please visit www.reachoutandread.org.

Amanda K. Miller, MPH, CPH
 

 

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

News from the Libraries — September 2012

“The Resurgence of West Nile Virus Encephalitis in Texas, 2012″ will be the first in a series of lectures on infectious diseases sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
Find out more in this issue of News from the Libraries.

Announcing the Noon Lecture Series: Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

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

Coming in November: The 42nd Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Library receives CTSA Community Engagement Award from the NN/LM SCR

Hurricane Beulah exhibit makes many stops as it travels through South Texas

Katie Prentice receives Emerging Leaders Award

Library purchases Amazon Kindle Touch

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

Anatomists and Their Art: History of Medicine presentation by Dr. Charleen M. Moore can now be viewed online

Briscoe Library: Building in the news

Changes coming for the UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

 

Announcing the Noon Lecture Series: Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library have planned a series of lectures on the history of  infectious diseases for the coming months.

The Noon Lecture Series provides opportunities for informal learning and conversation in the Howe Conference Room (5.076) on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.  Everyone is invited.

mosquitoSeptember 20, 12:00 noon – Death Delivered on Gossamer Wings:  the Resurgence of West Nile Virus Encephalitis in Texas, 2012

Gregory Anstead, MD, PhD, Director, Immunosuppression and Infectious Disease Clinics, Veterans Healthcare System will be the speaker.

 

Florence Nightingale, Cholera patients, Crimean WarOctober 25. 12:00 noon – Cholera: Ancient Plague, Current Scourge

George Crawford, MD, MACP, Internal Medicine Program Director, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will be the speaker.

 

 

 

November 8, 12:00 noon – Apocalypse Cow- The Strange Rise and Fortunate Decline of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Gregory Anstead, MD, PhD, Director, Immunosuppression and Infectious Disease Clinics, Veterans Healthcare System will be the speaker.

 

For more information about the Noon Lecture Series contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu