News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Dr. Seema Ahuja Exhibits at Briscoe Library

Through personal hardships, Dr. Seema Ahuja has found a sense of renewal through art, gardening and cooking. As a self-taught artist, she has explored many of the themes of her life and the challenges faced as a cancer patient. She brings a unique perspective to the healing process as both a physician and patient.

Her current exhibit now on display at Briscoe Library brings to life a message that applies to us all.

Life experiences have connected me with deep suffering. As a medical doctor in a career spanning three decades, I
often witnessed and tried to lessen the suffering of others. This, along with several personal, life-
changing events…marked a pivot for me; from there I began a journey to understand suffering more intimately.

Dr. Ahuja is a professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio and a staff physician at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System – Audie Murphy Division. She joined the faculty at University of Texas Health in 1996 after completing a fellowship in nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Ahuja’s exhibit will be on display through the end of August.

Thanks for Your Participation! Pets of UT Health

Thank you to everyone who participated in Briscoe Library’s interactive photo exhibit – Pets of UT Health. We had over 55 of your pets on display last month! Our top contributors were from the Long School of Medicine with 18 entries, followed by the Library with 17 entries. The School of Health Professions had 7 pets in our exhibit and Creative Media Services had 5. The School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry both had 3 each, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences came in with 2 entries.

This exhibit showcased 35 dogs, 19 cats, 2 hamsters, and 1 baby goat! If anyone who participated is interested in picking up their photos, they will be held for you at Briscoe Library’s front desk through the end of August.

New Changes Coming to PubMed in 2020

NCBI has been experimenting over the past few years for ways to improve the overall search quality and user experience for PubMed users. The new PubMed will be incorporating a new, modern interface, updated features including advanced search, clipboard, options for sharing results, and a new “cite” button that provides easy access to citation information in AMA, MLA and APA formats. Take a look at a complete list of new features.

An experimental platform, PubMed Labs, is now open allowing users to test new features and provide input.

Stay tuned for more details to come. In the mean time, check out some recent NLM Bulletins:

NLM Technical Bulletin – March/April 2019

 NLM Technical Bulletin – July August 2019

 

E-Resource of the Month: Study Materials

Looking for study materials? The library has many resources to help start the school year off right.

Featured New Books/E-books for August 2019

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries July 2019

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

Thirsty? Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming Soon!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

Pets of UT Health

Mobile Standing Desks Come to the Library

E-Resource of the Month – UpToDate Mobile App

Featured New Books/E-books for July 2019

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Thirsty? Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming Soon!

Briscoe Library users will soon have cold filtered water just steps away. New water bottle filling stations will be installed on floors 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the location of current water fountains.

Installation is tentatively planned for the end of summer. Stay tuned!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy joined Briscoe Library on July 1 as the Library Liaison to the School of Dentistry & the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  He will work to support faculty and students by integrating library resources in the curriculum, research, and clinical practice.  Jeff has over eighteen years of experience as an academic librarian.  He comes to the UT Health Briscoe Library from Trinity University where he was an instruction and liaison librarian for the last five years. Previous to that, he was a scholarly resources librarian at UTSA.  Jeff has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Alabama and a master’s in arts degree in English from Lamar University.  He holds a B.A. in English from Mercer University.

Jeff has experience working in health sciences and related subject areas and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with our faculty, students, and staff.  Please help us welcome him to UT Health San Antonio!

Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

“Tucked away on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library is a room with large windows on its double doors. This allows one to see several objects, including a rhinestone-studded skeleton, sepia portrait of a distinguished gentleman and an entire wall of books. Here, you will meet Andrea Schorr, head of resource management, as well as Mellisa DeThorne, special collections assistant. They ensure the P.I Nixon Medical Historical Library serves the campus and larger medical community by preserving historical artifacts.

“Dr. Patrick Ireland Nixon was a San Antonio physician, medical historian and founding member of the Bexar County Medical Library Association. Dr. Nixon amassed a large collection of rare medical books for the association, which were later donated to the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio (now known as UT Health San Antonio) in 1970. Over 6,000 rare and historical books are in the Special Collections including, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543) by anatomist Andreas Vesalius and a first edition On the Origin of Species (1859) by biologist Charles Darwin.”

Click here to read the full article: news.uthscsa.edu/stewards-of-the-p-i-nixon-library

Pets of UT Health

Walk into Briscoe Library and you’ll be greeted by a photo collection of furry faces to brighten your day. These happy animals belong to the students, staff, and faculty of UT Health San Antonio. The library’s newest interactive exhibit Pets of UT Health features photos of dogs, cats, and even a baby goat, that the campus has been posting for the last few weeks. Stop by Briscoe Library to share a photo of your own pet! The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.