The library’s new Medical Yearbook site looks great, Andrea. You guys have done a great job on this.
Great Medical Yearbook Site
Historical and Special Collections
P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library houses a collection of approximately 5000 rare and classic texts in the history of medicine, nursing, dentistry and other health care disciplines, dating from the 15th to the early 20th centuries. The Nixon Library is named after Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon, a distinguished San Antonio physician and historian who worked determinedly to build an exceptional medical history collection.
5th floor of the Briscoe Library
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The University Archives contain publications, papers, and other records that document the history of the Health Science Center and the history of medicine in the San Antonio and south Texas area. The Archives provides a reference service for the Health Science Center community and a repository for the preservation of historically important University records. Included in the collection are University publications, correspondence of key officials, minutes, student yearbooks, papers of early San Antonio physicians and more.
The Digital Archives is a growing collection of digitized images, documents, and unique materials from the UT Health Science Center collections.
- Image of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
- A class during the Fall of 1978. Nursing School Yearbook, 1980.
- Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, 1543.
Hotel Accommodations in San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has negotiated a block of rooms at special discounted room rates. Rooms are subject to availability, so reserve early.
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78229
The following complimentary services are available:
- Shuttle to and from airport and UT Health Science Center Main campus
- Full hot breakfast
- Internet access
- 24-hour Business & Fitness Center
Reservations must be made by January 31, 2013 to receive the following rate:
Room Rate: Single/Double: $85 (plus tax)
Use this event name to get the discounted rate: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Guarantee: Attendees will need a valid credit card to make the reservation.
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.
How to Landscape to Your Environment- Friday at noon in the Briscoe Library
How to Landscape to Your Environment
Friday, July 26, Noon to 1 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library
The Libraries and Facilities Management will host a program at noon on Friday, July 26, for anyone who shares an interest in planting and maintaining beautiful, drought-tolerant landscapes like those on our campus. Dave Brahm, Manager of Landscape and Grounds for the UT Health Science Center, will discuss how to use a diverse palate of native plant material to create a colorful landscape that is durable and suited to our climate.
Brahm, who has been the grounds manager at the Health Science Center for 25 years, has a Masters of Science degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University and is a State of Texas licensed irrigator.
The program is open to everyone, and attendees are invited to bring their lunches.
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian
IOM releases report on the CTSA Program at NIH
The Institute of Medicine has released a report, The CTSA Program at NIH: Opportunities for Advancing Clinical and Translational Research, evaluating the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program. The IOM committee finds that “the CTSA program is contributing significantly to advancing clinical and translational research, and recommends a number of revisions that could make the program more efficient and effective and could ensure future successes. If enacted, these changes would help establish the CTSA Program as the national leader for advancing innovative and transformative clinical and translational research.” The recommendations include updating the program’s leadership structure, mission and goals.
The pre-publication report, can be accessed through the library’s catalog.
The CTSA program is administered by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
Lecture Thursday: “Our microbiome and the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of disease”
Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library
Anthony W. Hartzler, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, will speak on the topic, Fighting fire with fire: our microbiome and the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of disease. Dr. Hartzler’s lecture is the second in a three-part series organized by Gregory M. Anstead, M.D., Ph.D., current president of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
Noon lectures provide opportunities for informal learning and conversation. Everyone is invited. Please feel free to bring your lunch.