Library Updates

News From the Libraries – September 2014

The September issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

Picture of treasure treast with jewels

Briscoe Library – Extended Hours

Book Giveaway – Sept. 3-10

History of Medicine Society Meets Sept. 10

TEDMED – Sept. 10-12

Early Library Closure – Sept. 19

Color Copying and Printing Price Change

Need Help Working on Class Assignments?

2014 One Community/One Book Selection

What’s New in Stat!Ref?

Web of Science Access

Library Outreach – NLM Exhibit

Historical Treasure Hunt

Coming in November: P.I. Nixon Annual Dinner

Featured New Books

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News From the Library – November 2013

Louise Aronson

“These stories are about medicine exactly in the way that medicine is about life.” –A review of Louise Aronson’s A History of the Present Illness.

One Community One Book

History of Medicine – noon lecture

Thanksgiving holiday hours

Trial of Clinical Key

Web of Science cancellation

Did you know? Library printers

Need poster ideas?

New outside the Briscoe Library

Jeremy Mercier joins Library staff

Library workshops

Featured new books

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Proposed Cancellations for FY14

The library, like all departments across campus, have a reduced budget in FY14.  Budget reductions combined with subscription inflation costs of around 8%, mean that librarians must cancel some of the library’s existing journal and database subscriptions just to remain within budget.  Below is a list of proposed cancellations for 2014:

Cancellations are not made lightly; librarians look at many factors and also take into consideration comments from faculty, staff, and students.  If you would like to request any of these resources be kept, send your comments to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at

Quintessence Journals Now Available Online

Faculty, staff, and students now have the ability to access the following Quintessence journals, on and off-campus:

  • International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
  • International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • International Journal of Prosthodontics
  • Journal of Orofacial Pain
  • Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
  • Quintessence International

If you have any questions regarding access, please contact Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian at

Register for One Community/One Book Discussion Group Leader Training

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, STRONG STAR, and the Libraries have chosen Redeployment by Phil Klay as the 2014 One Community/One Book selection. The Briscoe Library will offer workshops in October to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage dialogue about the book. These events are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as well as members of the broader community, who are interested in planning a book discussion opportunity. Book discussions will be held throughout October, leading up to Phil Klay’s visit to campus on October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon. A limited number of free copies of the book will be available to those attending Discussion Group Leader Training.

Book cover of Redeployment

Book Discussion Group Leader Workshops

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

For details on Discussion Group Leader Training and Book Discussion Groups, please visit the One Community/One Book 2014: Join the Conversation webpage or contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records and Archives Librarian 210-567-2406.

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Summer Time Reading – June 2nd @ 6:00 p.m. – Forest Hills Branch Library

Join us on June 2nd at the Forest Hills Branch Library for a discussion of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The Briscoe Library at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Forest Hills Branch Library have partnered together to read the same book this summer. Ms. Lynne Parsons Heilbrun, Autism Research Coordinator with the UT Health Science Center Department of Family and Community Medicine, will be here to offer some insight into the main character.

Register for the San Antonio Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program at or in person at any branch library starting on June 1st. Just finish four titles and turn in a completed registration form by August 31 to enter an eReader prize drawing. Make The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time one of your four books!

Monday, June 2, 6PM
Forest Hills Branch Library
5245 Ingram Rd. 78228

TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination, September 10-12

The Briscoe Library and the Ramirez Library have been selected to host the TEDMED live streaming event for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. TEDMED is a “global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine.”

The event will be held from September 10 – 12 and will feature live simulcasts from the two main locations in Washington DC and San Fransisco. For more information about the event, please visit the TEDMED site.

TEDMED has announced all of the speakers and co-hosts for the nine sessions planned over the course of three days. Each session revolves around a theme ranging from recognizing the limit of our knowledge to science/health trends. For more information about all of the nine sessions including speaker bios, please visit TEDMED Sessions.


Session Number Day Time Session
Session 1 Wed., Sep. 10 8:00 – 9:00am Turn It Upside Down
Session 2 Wed., Sep. 10 12:00 – 1:45pm We Just Don’t Know
Session 3 Wed., Sep. 10 3:30 – 5:15pm Flat Out Amazing
Session 4 Thu., Sep. 11 7:30 – 9:10am Stealing Smart
Session 5 Thu., Sep. 11 11:45 – 1:30pm Don’t You Dare Talk About This
Session 6 Thu., Sep. 11 3:30 – 5:05pm Play Is Not A Waste Of Time
Session 7 Fri., Sep. 12 7:00 – 8:40am Human Nature Inside And Out
Session 8 Fri., Sep. 12 10:00 – 11:40am Weird And Wonderful
Session 9 Fri., Sep. 12 1:30 – 3:00pm I Was Just Thinking Too Small


All sessions will be streamed in the Briscoe Library, room 4.074 on the 4th floor. The sessions at the Ramirez Library at the RAHC in Harlingen will be streamed to one of the rooms in the Ramirez Library.

TedMed Logo

The History of Medicine in Poetry – HOM Society Meeting in April

In honor of Poetry Month, the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be meeting in the Howe Conference Room on April 23, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm to discuss the history of medicine in poetry.  UTHSCSA faculty and students will be doing readings of selected poems and members can discuss their own original poems.

In conjunction with the meeting, an exhibit on The History of Medicine in Poetry will be displayed in the 3rd floor exhibit area of the library starting April 1.


Popular 17th century poem describing the plague doctor's costume.

Popular 17th century poem describing the plague doctor’s costume.  See the exhibit for an English translation.

Copper engraving of Doctor Schnabel [i.e Dr. Beak], a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome, with a satirical macaronic poem (‘Vos Creditis, als eine Fabel, / quod scribitur vom Doctor Schnabel’) in octosyllabic rhyming couplets.  Date: 1656.  Courtesy of Internet Archive.

Trial of ClinicalKey

The UT Health Science Center Libraries will sponsor a 30 day trial of ClinicalKey beginning Monday, November 4.  Similar to MD Consult, ClinicalKey is a resource providing over 1,100 electronic books, 550 electronic journals, video-based procedures, and more.  MD Consult will be retired by its publisher in 2014 and ClinicalKey is a possible replacement for MD Consult.

All comments and recommendations are welcomed and can be sent to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at

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Winning posters from HSC Postdoctoral Research Forum on display in Briscoe Library

The top three Outstanding Poster Presentations from the first annual Postdoctoral Research Forum and Distinguished Lecture are on display in the entrance of the Briscoe Library. The event, sponsored by the UTHSCSA Postdoctoral Association took place on September 17, 2013.

The awardees are:

First place: Jennifer Phipps, PhD

Are Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Bright Spots In Human Coronary Arteries Always Macrophages?

Mentor: Dr. Marc Feldman, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Division of Cardiology; Texas Heart Institute, Cardiovascular Pathology; University of Texas Austin, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Second place: Matthew Rowan, PhD

Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia Contains A Peripheral Component

Mentor: Dr. Nathan Jeske, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Third place: Stacy Hussong, PhD

Systemic Effects Of Decreased Neuronal mTOR Signaling

Mentor: Dr. Veronica Galvan, Department of Physiology, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, Research Imaging Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The posters will be displayed until the November 1, 2013.