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6th Annual Health Literacy Conference: Register now!

Memory Lessons, by Dr. Jerald Winakur

Memory Lessons, by Dr. Jerald Winakur

Friday, October 8, 2010

Doubletree Hotel 502 W. Durango San Antonio TX 78207

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerald Winakur, author of Memory Lessons—A Doctor’s Story.

To register online, please log on to www.healthcollaborative.net and click on the main page banner.

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Link to Library Classes

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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 Blackboard and/or 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 see the upcoming classes, visit the Attend a Library Class! page.

 

 

About the Libraries

The mission of the Libraries is to advance the teaching, research, patient care, and service programs of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the health care programs of South Texas by providing library services and access to biomedical information fundamental to maintaining health and treating and preventing disease.

The Libraries include the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, the Laredo Regional Campus Library in Laredo, the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at the South Texas Research Park, and the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.

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ACA Enrollment at the Laredo Regional Campus Library Saturday, March 8th

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The Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in collaboration with the South Texas Development Council and the Laredo Regional Campus Library is planning an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event on Saturday, March 8th. In addition to campus presentations and exhibit information tables, Certified Application Counsellors (CACs) will be on hand in the Library to provide enrollment assistance for the Laredo community. Attendees will be able to attend MedlinePlus demonstrations while they wait to speak to a Counselor.

 

Date:  Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 10 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:  UTHSC Regional Campus Laredo, 1937 E. Bustamante, Laredo, Texas

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

Asset-Based Community Development or ABCD is a strategy for sustainable community-driven development that focuses on the positive assets of a community rather than on its needs.  The ABCD concept has been largely developed by Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (http://www.abcdinstitute.org/).  ABCD seeks to build successful and lasting community collaborations between residents and institutions to improve a community’s health and quality of life.

Workshop attendees will learn how to build community connections and partnerships in support of medical research, education and practice that really work to impact community health. Expected participants will include CTSA librarians, researchers and administrators, public health workers, area health professionals, public and academic librarians, community health workers, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Translational Advisory Boards (TABS).

Workshop Dates:

        San Antonio

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location:

La Quinta Horizon Hill Conference Center

4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX

Refreshments provided, free parking.

Contact: Peg Seger segerp@uthscsa.edu

Hosted by UT Health Science Center Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library & South Central AHEC

To Register, click Here

 

       Harlingen       

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Location:

Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Auditorium

2102 Treasure Hills Blvd., Harlingen, TX

Refreshments provided.

Contact: Greysi Reyna reynag@uthscsa.edu

Hosted by UT Health Science Center Mario E. Ramirez Library & Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC

To Register, click Here

 

About the Speaker

H. Daniels (Dan) Duncan: Consultant and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dan is a longtime human services professional who helps agencies recognize the value of working with citizens and community organizations.

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.

Biomedical Publishing 101: Briscoe Library will host webinar on developments in academic publishing

If you are involved in any part of the academic publishing cycle, please consider joining us for this event:

December 7, 2010

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074)

This 90-minute webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online.  The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored, including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.

Presenters include John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc.  The session will be moderated by Jean Shipman, director of both the University of Utah’s Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
  • The Publishing Process
  • Publication Ethics
  • Production & Delivery
  • Practical Considerations
  • The Road Ahead

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication.  All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters.

The Biomedical Publishing 101 is a project of the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors, and is sponsored and hosted by NN/LM MCR, NN/LM SCR, NN/LM PSR and library directors in the Four Corners region of the U.S.

Body Snatching and Great Operations of the Early 19th Century: October 30

History of Medicine Society
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, will speak about Body Snatching and Great Operations of the Early 19th Century. Her presentation will include a display of books by the Scottish anatomists John Bell and Charles Bell that are held in the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.

Members of the History of Medicine Society will offer Trick or Treat bags in exchange for donations to the library.

The History of Medicine Society is a student-led interest group of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Everyone is welcome.

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Clara Barton and The Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable International Movement in the Interest of Humanity

 

A brief biography of Clara Barton

 

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Portrait of Clara Barton

Clarissa Harlow Barton was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, on the 25th of December in 1821. She was the youngest of six children, and she took a keen interest in education early in her life. When she was a toddler, she was sent to school with one of her older brothers, where she developed a love for reading. When she was ten, her brother fell off the roof of their barn and had to undergo surgery. Clara was dedicated to nursing him back to good health. This event sparked her passion and love for healing others, which would eventually lead to the wonderful legacy she left behind.

Clara decided to become a teacher at the age of fifteen and worked as an educator for several years; eventually, she opened a public school in Bordentown, New Jersey, in 1853. A year after opening the school, Clara moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at the Patent Office. Many people believe that she was perhaps the first woman in the United States to hold a government job. In the early 1860s when the Civil War broke out, Barton was one of the first volunteers at the local infirmary caring for the wounded soldiers. She went on to serve the injured soldiers on the field. She collected supplies and distributed them to the Union Army. She cared for the soldiers during combat in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as well as Antietam. Many soldiers addressed her as the “Angel of the Battlefield.”

In 1869 after the Civil War had ended, Clara visited Geneva, Switzerland, and was introduced to the Red Cross organization. While on her trip, she was asked to be the representative for the American Branch. Upon returning to the United States, she began to lobby to gain some recognition for the Red Cross. In 1881, the American Red Cross Society was founded with Barton serving as President until 1904. After leaving the Red Cross, Clara remained devoted to her philanthropic passion and delivered speeches and lectures concerning public health and health interventions. She also wrote many literary pieces that focused on public health, her experiences as a nurse, and the importance of health on a global spectrum. Barton died in Glen Echo, Maryland, on April 12, 1912.

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library owns a copy of The Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable International Movement in the Interest of Humanity, written by Clara Barton and published in the year 1898. The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will display a Civil War exhibit on major medical figures of the Civil War from Sept. 15 – Nov. 30. Be sure to come visit our Civil War exhibit and learn more about Clara Barton and her tremendous efforts in starting the American Red Cross Society.

 

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Image of our copy of Clara Barton’s The Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable Movement in the interest of Humanity

Clara Barton was honored with a United States commemorative stamp, issued in 1948

Clara Barton was honored with a United States commemorative stamp, issued in 1948

 

Sources:

Founder Clara Barton. American Red Cross website http://www.redcross.org/about-us/history/clara-barton. Viewed 9/12/2014.

Clara Barton: Relief Organizer/Humanitarian December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912. Civil War Trust website http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/clara-barton.html. Viewed 9/12/2014.

Clara Barton. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Barton. Viewed 9/12/2014.

 Images:

Clara Barton, dated 1904. From the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division. No known restrictions on publication.

Postage stamp: U.S. Post Office; Smithsonian National Postal Museum. In the public domain.

 

Thank you for reading my blog post.
Mehak Sumar, Nursing Student

(For more information on the Nixon Library or to set up an appointment, contact Anne Comeaux, comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428 or Mellisa DeThorne, dethorne@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2470.)