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Dr. Adelita Cantu of the School of Nursing will talk about her study, Art and Aging in an Urban Context, at a library brownbag program on June 15. For more information, go to page 4.
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In the news this month:
Briscoe Library to host health disparities webcast on June 9 Emerging technologies brownbag lunch: social bookmarking One Community/ One Book 2009: host a discussion Brownbag lunch program: Arts and Aging in an Urban Context Featured resource: Internet Point of Care CME program Library classes for June MedlinePlus offers new medical language tutorial Briscoe Library systems department welcomes summer interns Briscoe Library selected to host Harry Potter traveling exhibition Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7 Page 8
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Briscoe Library to host health disparities webcast on June 9
Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities Tuesday June 9, 12:30 pm to 3 pm Howe Conference Room 5th floor, Briscoe Library Research confirms that the better a person is educated, the more likely that person is to report being in excellent or very good health. Yet, not everyone has equal access to quality education and healthcare. Disparities exist in access to, and utilization of, our nation's education and healthcare systems. On Tuesday, June 9, at 12:30 pm, the Briscoe Library will host “Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities,” a webcast produced by the Minority Health Project of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The webcast, produced by the Minority Health Project, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program for Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes, will examine the relationship between sub-standard healthcare and reduced academic attainment among children of lower socio-economic status. It will discuss how these circumstances result in children having poorer health, higher school dropout rates, increased risk of arrests and incarceration, higher mortality, and diminished opportunity to participate fully in our democracy than do their wealthier counterparts. For more information about the program in the Briscoe Library, contact Keith Cogdill, Director of South Texas Regional Information Services, at email@example.com. More information about the Minority Health Project can be found at their website.
News from The Libraries…
Bring your lunch: June 10
Social Bookmarking: Beyond Browser Bookmarks & Favorites Emerging technologies brownbag lunch Wednesday, June 10, noon to 1 pm Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library As the third in the ongoing brownbag lunch series on emerging technologies, the Briscoe Library presents "Social Bookmarking: Beyond Browser Bookmarks & Favorites." This lunchtime workshop will introduce and explain online social bookmarking, identify both professional and personal uses, and discuss how tools can be used in academic and professional environments. Bring your lunch and join us for discussion on emerging technologies. "Social Bookmarking: Beyond Browser Bookmarks & Favorites" is a lunchtime brownbag event designed to increase awareness of the uses of online bookmarking tools. Bring your lunch to the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library on Wednesday, June 10th, at noon to learn more. Did you miss last month’s brownbag, “Why Twitter?” Join us for an encore presentation on Tuesday, June 16th, at 12 noon in the Howe Conference Room. Why Twitter? encore presentation Emerging Technologies brownbag lunch Tuesday, June 16th, 12 noon to 1 pm
One Community/ One Book 2009: Plan now to host a discussion of Pauline Chen’s Final Exam
Are you interested in hosting or leading a small group discussion in connection with One Community/ One Book 2009? In August, Dr. John Littlefield, Director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching, will offer two workshops for discussion group hosts and facilitators: Saturday August 8, 12 noon—1 pm, Howe Conference Room Wednesday August 12, 12 noon—1 pm, Howe Conference Room
The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and The Libraries have chosen Final Exam, by Dr. Pauline Chen, for the One Community/ One Book 2009 selection.
We will provide lunch, handouts, encouragement and tips on how to plan an event that will be both thought-provoking and useful for those who attend. Dr. Pauline Chen will speak on the Long Campus at noon on September 25, 2009, with live remote connections to UHC Downtown and the Harlingen and Laredo campuses. To register for facilitator and host training, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at 567-2406, or email Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu. Visit the One Community/ One Book Web site at http:// www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/.
Bring your lunch: June 15
Arts and Aging in an Urban Context Brownbag lunch program Monday, June 15, 12 noon to 1 pm Howe Conference Room — 5th Floor of the Briscoe Library "I am 77 years old and… I had never been to an art class in my life,” says the creator of the painting on the cover of this month’s newsletter. A resident of the Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments, she has participated for the last year in a community-based study that measures the impact of a professionally-taught painting class on the health and well-being of seniors. “When Ms. Carolyn Sanchez invited us for the first time, I was afraid that I would not be able to do anything,” she says. “But we had a wonderful instructor, and she helped me realize that art is a wonderful thing in life.” Dr. Adelita Cantu of the School of Nursing has been working with Dr. Jill Fluriet, professor of anthropology at UTSA, on the research study, “Arts and Aging in an Urban Environment Study.” On Monday June 15, the Briscoe Library will host a brownbag presentation of preliminary findings of their research. Dr. Cantu will be joined by Dr. Kellen Kee McIntyre and Paula Davies, co-founders of Bihl Haus Arts. The one -hour program will include a slide presentation on the history of Bihl Haus Arts and its work with seniors in the Monticello Park neighborhood.
Bihl Haus Arts is a multi-use community arts space located in a restored historic building at 2803 Fredericksburg Road, across from the Tip Top Café and inside the gates of Primrose Senior Apartments.
News from The Libraries…
Internet Point of Care CME program The UT Health Science Center San Antonio Office of Continuing Medical Education and the UT HSC Libraries are joining forces to introduce a new Internet Point of Care (PoC) method for obtaining continuing medical education credits. Internet PoC CME provides opportunities for structured, self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to clinical practice to UT HSC physicians and also to physicians who are affiliated with the library’s Circuit Librarian Health Information Program (CLHIN). During the process of completing each Internet PoC activity, the physician will do the following: Define a practice-based knowledge need and describe the need as a clinical question. Search a database of peer-reviewed, professional literature to find relevant articles (note that the literature search must be done by the physician rather than requested through the library). Using the form provided through the CME office, discuss how the articles found through the literature search assisted in answering the question and informing clinical care. Return the completed form to the CME office, which will keep track of the credits. Continuing Education Credit The School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Each Internet PoC activity is worth 0.5 CME credits. Physicians may earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Learn more about the Internet PoC program on the web site of the Office of Continuing Education. A list of resources that can be used for the literature search is also available from the Library’s web site on the Internet Point of Care “Starting Point.” Please note that resources identified with an on either site are subscriptionbased and are available only to physicians affiliated with the UT Health Science. All other resources are openly available. Linda Levy, Assistant Library Director for Branch Library and Database Services.
Library classes for June
All classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consult at any HSC campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu. The library is happy to schedule additional classes to fit your schedule. To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit the online class schedule. New! When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation now includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library, Long Campus - San Antonio
PubMed: Getting the Most Out of PubMed: Monday, June 8th 10 am – 11:30 am, Collaboratory
• Technology Brownbag: Social Bookmarking: Beyond Browser Bookmarks & Favorites: Wednesday, June 10th, 12 noon – 1 pm, Howe Conference Room • •
Technology Brownbag: Why Twitter? Encore Presentation: Tuesday, June 16th, 12 noon – 1 pm, Howe Conference Room Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, June 18th, 12 noon – 1 pm, Collaboratory
• Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, June 18th, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Collaboratory •
Library Basics: Tuesday, June 23rd, 12 noon – 1 pm, Collaboratory Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator
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News from The Libraries…
MedlinePlus offers a new online interactive medical language tutorial for health care consumers
Sometimes health care providers and patients do not use the same language to describe a patient’s condition. For example, to a physician the term “heart attack” means there is damage to the heart muscle, whereas some patients might interpret it to mean the heart isn’t beating. The National Library of Medicine has created an online interactive tutorial that teaches health care consumers how to put together parts of medical words. Through this tutorial the public can find useful tips to decode terms about classes of body parts, procedures, and conditions. Also helpful are explanations of root words and abbreviations used on prescription labels. Users can take quizzes to see what they have learned. The tutorial can be accessed by clicking here. Lara Sapp, Health Information Outreach Fellow
The National Library of Medicine tutorial, “Understanding Medical Words,” can be accessed at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.html
Briscoe Library systems department welcomes interns: Steven Salazar and Jaeho Song
Two interns, Steven Salazar and Jaeho Song, are working with the staff of the UT Health Science Center Libraries systems department during the summer of 2009. Their internships fulfill practicum requirements for degrees in computer network administration from St Phillip's College. Throughout the summer, Steven and Jaeho will be updating software on public computers and migrating library staff to new machines. They will also staff the “IT Help Desk” on the 3rd floor Briscoe InfoCommons.
Sallieann Swanner, Associate Library Director for Systems
Briscoe Library selected to host Harry Potter traveling exhibition: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
The Briscoe Library is one of 12 libraries that have been selected to participate in the upcoming tour of "Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine.” The "Harry Potter’s World” exhibition was developed by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, and curated by Elizabeth J. Bland, with History of Medicine consulting by Mark A. Waddell, Ph.D. The American Library Association Public Programs Office in Chicago, is coordinating the exhibition’s tour of libraries across the U.S.. The exhibition will travel from September 2009 through November 2010. The itinerary for the exhibit, including dates for the Briscoe Library exhibit, will be released later this month. The library will be planning a number of programs and outreach activities to accompany the exhibit. For more information, contact Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian, at email@example.com.
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