News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Richard Luduena, PhD

Richard Ludueña, PhD

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

6:30 p.m.

Doubletree Airport Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Inbreeding and Incest in Royal Families”

Richard Ludueña, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, will deliver the address at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, November 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner, which is followed by a short business meeting, will be held at the Doubletree Airport Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough.

Dr. Ludueña will discuss incest and inbreeding in the Spanish, Egyptian and Inca royal families, describing their behaviors and exploring reasons why inbreeding and/or incest, despite the taboo, persisted in these 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.

Advance registration is required.  Please RSVP, including requests for scholarship assistance, by November 2, 2012.  Send completed registration form to Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.