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Great Medical Yearbook Site

The library’s new Medical Yearbook site looks great, Andrea. You guys have done a great job on this.

Health Science Center recognizes two members of the library staff for their years of service

Patrick Lemelle and Louie Barcenes both received service awards in October.

Patrick Lemelle and Louie Barcenes both received service awards in October.

Two members of the library staff received milestone service awards in October:

Patrick Lemelle, Senior Outreach Library Assistant, received his 20 year service award.

Louie Barcenes, Senior Library Clerical Assistant, received his 25 year service award.

We congratulate Patrick and Louie on their service to the UT System and at the University of Texas Health Science Center!

 

 

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

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

University Archives

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.

Two nursing students in class, 1978

Digital Archive

The Digital Archives is a growing collection of digitized images, documents, and unique materials from the UT Health Science Center collections.

Visit the Digital Archive


Images

  • 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 Information

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.

La Quinta Inns & Suites

4431 Horizon Hill Blvd
San Antonio, TX  78229
Phone: 210-525-8090

The following complimentary services are available:                       

  • Shuttle to and from airport and UT Health Science Center Main campus
  • Full hot breakfast
  • Internet access
  • Parking
  • 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

Landscaping on the Long CampusMother-in-laws, Willows and Green Chile Stew:

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

Human Anatomy

An interactive gross anatomy program comprised of over 9000 images of the human body in various stages of dissection.

Go to Database

IOM releases report on the CTSA Program at NIH

iom_logoThe 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.

A brief of the full report can be found on the website of the Institute of Medicine.

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”

Fighting Fire with FireThursday, October 10

12:00 noon

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.

Libraries offer access to new Web-based Netter Presenter

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have access to the new Web-based version of Netter Presenter. This new version does not require the installation of a media player to run the program.

Netter Presenter is a Web-based presentation tool comprised of Netter medical images from Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy and other Netter textbooks. Users can review, print, edit and export images into different presentation programs.  Included in this version are images from the 5th edition of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Netter Presenter can be accessed through the library’s catalog and from the database section of the UT Health Science Center Libraries Web site. Remote access is available for UT Health Science Center students, faculty, and staff.

Find it here: http://briscoe.uthscsa.edu/record=b1200324~S3.

Library Facts and Figures: FY2010

Entrance gate count, all locations: 485,388

Questions answered by librarians at all locations: 36,862

Classes offered by libraries at all locations: 226

Class attendance at all locations: 4351

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network: documents delivered: 774

Interlibrary loan requests filled by other libraries for UT Health Science Center users: 1,750

Interlibrary loan requests filled by the Briscoe Library for other libraries: 14,435

Print book and journal volumes: 218,247

Journal titles accessible, regardless of format: 23,136

Journal titles available in print only: 90