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
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Briscoe Library – San Antonio
Registered library users now have full text access to dozens of medical reference books through Stat!Ref Mobil.
In fact, it’s a good idea to check the library first if you are looking for mobile ebooks. Find out why.
PubMed has a new and simplified citation export feature.
For the second year running, librarians from the Briscoe Library were instructors in the School of Medicine’s Clinical Foundations course. Clinical Foundations provides the basic clinical tools to rising third year medical students about to embark on their clerkship rotations. Eric Willman, Angela Myatt and Chatchawin Assanasen, M.D., a Hematologist/Oncologist with the department of Pediatrics, were responsible for the knowledge management section of the eight day long program. Objectives of the class included accessing and identifying the best information resources for patient care and knowing how to find answers to clinical questions.
The class of over 200 students was divided into eight groups, with students working in pairs. Each 2 hour session was a fast paced blend of didactic instruction and group assignments. Throughout the session students were posed clinical questions. Answers required the groups to pool their critical thinking skills and to utilize their newly acquired information. Students were encouraged to use their handheld devices to access several clinical resources. They were also received instruction on information management, document storage and password protection.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Doubletree Airport Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough
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 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.
Watch for more information in future newsletters.
Student attendance at the Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is $30, and includes membership in the Friends organization. Sponsorships are available for students who would like to attend but who need financial assistance.
For all others, the cost of the dinner is $55.
The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library invite all those interested in the history of medicine 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 to Susan Hunnicutt: Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.
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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
Panorama of psychology / Vilen Vardanyan.
Central Milton Keynes, [U.K.] : AuthorHouse UK, c2011.
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Join the club : how peer pressure can transform the world / Tina Rosenberg.
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Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian
A couple of years ago the loading dock became home to a pair of North American Barn Swallows. They chose a spot high over the rear entry door to the library. They built an open nest plastered onto a wall and a sprinkler head with construction materials that included bits of mud mixed with grass. The nest was heavily lined with feathers.
During their first year, it is believed the barn swallows had three clutches of eggs. In time, library staff witnessed the newly hatched birds being fed by their parents and growing into adulthood. They were seen flying around and darting in and out of the dock area catching and feeding insects to their young.
Our current family of barn swallow chicks was first observed in late June. Every morning we arrive to their long and twittering song. In some books on swallows, it’s said that the female selects the healthiest male by listening to his song.
Robert Zuniga, Senior Clerk
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