Library Updates

Featured New Books/E-Books for December 2016

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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.

 

 

Featured New Books/E-books for March 2017

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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.

 

 

Featured New Books/E-Books for November 2016

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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.

 

 

Featured New Books/eBooks for March 2020

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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, Associate Director of Resource Management.

 

February 2019 UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You are now able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list is produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for February 2019 publications.

Get Some Exercise at the Library!

Did you know that you can exercise and study at the same time?

Well, now you can, and you will have a great view of our beautiful campus!

Come to the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library to check out the new equipment.

There are 3 exercise bikes with attached desk-tops that can be used night or day, 24/7/365.

Standing power hubs are also available to charge your phone or laptop while you are exercising.

Stay tuned for a treadmill desk coming soon.

History of Brain Mapping: an HOM Society Event on Thursday, February 16th


Upcoming History of Medicine Society Event at the Briscoe Library:

The History of Brain Mapping, a presentation by Eithan Kotkowski, MD/PhD student.

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where: Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room (5th floor)

Membership to the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served!

Hope to see you there!

Image of Research – New Faculty/Staff Award

Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition will be taking place again in Spring 2020. As with the previous two years, awards will be presented for 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and an IPE (Interprofessional Education) category. However, this year we are introducing a new award category! For the first time, UT Health faculty and staff will be invited to submit a photo for consideration for the Image of Research Faculty/Staff Award.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming months. In the meantime, please visit Briscoe Library to view our new exhibit featuring the winners from the previous two years’ Image of Research competitions.

Image of Research 2021

2021 Image of Research Photography Competition
Rules, Guidelines, and Details

Briscoe Library’s 4th Annual Image of Research Photography Competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase the UT Health community’s creative visual conceptualization of their research.

Students, Residents, and Fellows:
Individual Submission Form
Group Submission Form

Faculty and Staff:
Faculty/Staff Submission Form

Dates:

Submission opens: December 1, 2020
Submission deadline: March 12, 2021
Announcement of the winners will occur at the beginning of April.

Awards:

Awards for Students, Residents, and Fellows
First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
IPE Award: $600

Awards for Faculty and Staff
Faculty/Staff Award: $400

A multidisciplinary panel of judges will select one first, second, and third place winner, with separate awards for the Interprofessional Education and Faculty/Staff categories.

Entrants must accept the contest terms to be eligible for awards.
All images may be printed and displayed at Briscoe Library throughout the duration of the competition and after the competition.

Click here to view the winners from 2018.
Click here to view the winners from 2019.
Click here to view the winners from 2020.

Requirements:

Who can submit?
Entries for the main competition can be submitted by all current UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows.
Individual and group entries are welcome. Students may submit as individuals even if they are part of a research group. Multiple students from the same research group may also submit as individuals, as long as they use their own photograph/image.
A group entry should consist of two or more students working on the same project. A separate award will be given for an Interprofessional Education category (two or more students from at least two different disciplines).
Entries for the Faculty/Staff portion of the competition can be submitted by all current UT Health San Antonio faculty or staff members. If a faculty or staff member also falls under the student category, they may choose which competition they would like to submit to.

Students, Residents, and Fellows:
Click here for the Individual Submission Form
Click here for the Group Submission Form

Faculty and Staff:
Click here for the Faculty/Staff Submission Form

What should the image be?
The image should represent your research, whether concrete or abstract. The submission will also include a brief narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research. Your narrative should be written in a clear, concise manner that captures the attention and imagination of both specialists and general audiences.
The image, while in the format of still photography, may depict 2D, mixed media, or 3D content. Animation and/or video content is outside the scope of this competition and will not be accepted.

Research
While all students and faculty at UT Health San Antonio perform research throughout their academic career, research takes place in multiple settings and is framed in a diverse manner. Broadly speaking, research is an iterative process that involves asking questions, seeking answers from multiple information sources, and remaining open to new or contradictory ideas. The way research and the research process are defined frequently vary by discipline. Image of Research welcomes submissions from novice to advanced researchers in any discipline reflecting any stage in the research process in any research that you’re involved with in some capacity.

The submission will be judged on three criteria:
Visual Impact
Connection between image, text, and research
Originality

Individual and group entries will be judged together to determine one first place, one second place, and one third place winner. A separate award will be given to one group entry for the Interprofessional Education category (a group of students from two or more disciplines). Faculty and staff submissions will be judged separately from student submissions to determine one winner of the Faculty/Staff award.

The entrant must be principal creator of the image. Third party content can be used (for example, mixed with other content), but submitting a third party image unaltered is not permitted. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that any use of images or materials that are under copyright by a third party either falls under fair use or that relevant permissions have been sought, that no copyright has been infringed, and that any necessary release forms have been signed.

What is required for submission?
⋅ A title of less than 100 characters
⋅ A 100-200 word narrative that articulates the connection between the image and your research
Images should be of the best quality and must meet the following requirements:
– Maximum file size of 50 MB
– Minimum resolution of 300 ppi
– Image must be in JPEG, PNG, or other image file format
Submissions that fail to meet these criteria may need to be changed.
Please keep in mind that all submissions may be printed and mounted for display and may be used for other functions in print or digital format.

If people other than yourself are present in your image, please provide a Model Authorization Release Form for each subject with your submission.
Download the Model Authorization Release Form here.

You must agree to the following license agreement that allows the University to display and provide access to your image:
I am entering a submission to The UT Health San Antonio Libraries’ Image of Research Photography Competition. For purposes of this Release, my Work consists of: my submission; title and description of my submission; my name; and my biographical material. I do hereby grant The UT Health San Antonio Libraries, and those acting pursuant to its authority, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable license to:

  1. to reproduce the Work in copies;
  2. to prepare derivative works based upon the Work;
  3. to distribute copies of the Work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  4. in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual Works, to perform the Work publicly;
  5. in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic Works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual Work, to display the Work publicly; and
  6. in the case of sound recordings, to perform the Work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

I warrant that to the best of my knowledge my Work does not infringe any copyright, invade any right of privacy, or infringe or violate any other right of any person or entity. I further indemnify and hold harmless The UT Health San Antonio Libraries and its licensees, agents and assigns from any claim, suit, damage, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the foregoing warranties and representations.

For any questions, please contact Kirsten Lorenzen – lorenzenk@uthscsa.edu

Image of Research Winners and Awards Reception

We are pleased to announce the winners of Briscoe Library’s Image of Research Photography Competition!

1st Place
Jaclyn Merlo, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Rodent Kidney Extracellular Scaffold
The image presented is of a de-cellularized rodent kidney displaying the collagen matrix of the renal vasculature, tubules, and glomeruli. Rapid de-cellularization is accomplished by perfusing a surfactant solution through the renal artery, under exposure to an electric field within a bioreactor. The novel bioreactor, developed at UT Health San Antonio, removes resident cells ten times faster than by traditional de-cellularization technology while preserving elements of the matrix that are critical to directing stem cell differentiation.

High-quality extracellular scaffolds are indispensable for research in regenerative medicine, gene transfer, cancer, and tissue transplantation. The extracellular scaffolds of specific animal tissues can provide templates for the differentiation of human stem cells for the study of diseases in more relevant models, thus facilitating translation to human medicine. Further, the technology is scalable and can prepare large animal and human tissue extracellular scaffolds.

2nd Place
Fabio Vigil, Long School of Medicine

The Universe Within
This image is the merge (overlay) of two photos. The first is a fluorescent microscope photo of a brain slice with the nucleus of all brain cells shining in blue (DAPI) and occasional immune cells shining in green (Iba1). These kind of photos are taken everyday in neuroscience laboratories. The second image is a photo of the Cat’s eye nebula taken by the Hubble space telescope. Looking simultaneously through the microscope and the telescope, this image invites you to think of your brain as a universe within you. The resemblance of the fluorescent cells to stars in the sky is astounding. The image also alludes to a fractal repetition of the same shapes and structures in different scales.

3rd Place
Camila Pereira, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Airway Space Tour – A 3D Ride
The airway should be free of obstacles such that air can follow its course from the nasal cavity into the lungs. Our research investigates the airway space imbalance that affects children who breath through their mouth while sleeping. Dental 3D radiograph should be used as opportunistic screening tool for sleep-related breathing disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea. These disorders could be caused by hypertrophied tonsils and nasal obstruction between others. Due to the lack of good sleep, children could have low grades at school, difficulty to concentrate, and disturbed cognitive abilities. Other signs such as delayed growth, tiredness, irritability, or lack of energy even to play are related. Ultimately, 3 dimensions of life are affected: craniofacial growth, intellectual development and quality of life. When the dysfunction is detected early enough, the consequences can be reduced or even eliminated. We hope the translation of our research project will increase awareness and raise the attention of the dental professionals’ and the general public to this matter. The sleep disordered breathing is a public health issue and surveillance is essential. Let’s take this ride!

IPE Award
Sarah Khoury & Daryl Gaspar, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Treatment in the Stars
Astrocytes carry great potential for stroke treatment and research conducted in the past has generally ignored their ability to heal neurons. Research suggests that use of fatty acid oxidation by astrocytes may be useful for healing, and protecting tissues that have been affected by stroke. Triiodothyronine (T3), a thyroid hormone, stimulates fatty acid oxidation, stimulating the production of ATP in astrocytes. In mice treated with T3 stroke lesion volumes are smaller than those without treatment. In this image the brighter activated astrocytes indicate a stressed brain, one that has experienced an injury. T3, the constellation found in the middle of the image may one day be used for stroke treatment.

 

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research Photography Competition came to a close with an awards reception during Student Appreciation Week on Thursday, November 1st. All entrants, Image of Research Judges, contest sponsors, students, faculty, and staff were invited to come view the entries, meet the winners, and enjoy refreshments.