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The U Bar is open!

Come and check out the U Bar at the University of Utah Hospital Hope Fox Eccles Health Library.  We have a great team over here who is willing to answer your questions and provide great information for the latest health apps.


U Bar

U-Bar opens at the Library

Knowledge is power, and thanks to the proliferation of smart phones and wearable tech individuals can now gather, record, and access their own health data in increasingly powerful ways.
Yet with so many different health apps to choose from, consumers can be easily overwhelmed.
That’s why the College of Health, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and the Center for Medical Innovation have come together to create U-Bar, a new health app education center located in the Hope Fox Eccles Library adjacent to the University Hospital lobby.
“These apps and devices are designed to help consumers learn about their health and make good choices to improve their health and wellness,” said Chief Wellness Officer Robin Marcus, Ph.D, “We’ve looked at what’s available and narrowed it down to a manageable list of 17 free apps.”

U-bar, which opened on Monday, allows University Hospital patients to test-drive the selected list of apps while a staff of students recruited from the College of Health stand by to answer questions and coach patients on installing and using the apps on their devices.

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Steven Leitch – Artist’s Reception Recap

Friends and colleagues enjoy reconnecting and hearing the stories of Steve Leitch’s newest photographs at the February 11th Artist’s Reception. The exhibit will continue to be on display through March 28th in the Art Gallery on the Main Level of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.

For more information, please see “My Vision” – Collected Works of Steven Leitch.

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Altmetrics & NIH CTSA Funding

From bench to bedside:
How altmetrics can help secure ongoing access to NIH CTSA funding

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12-1:30pm MT
History of Medicine Room (205), Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Join your colleagues for a group showing of this webinar. Experts Stacy Konkiel (Altmetric) and Sally Gore (UMass Medical School) discuss how altmetrics and other recently defined “collective impact” metrics streamline grant reporting and help PIs better understand their research influence overall.

Follow @EHSLibrary and @altmetric on Twitter for updates.

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Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture

mayden_lecture_2016Join the conversation on Monday, February 22, at the 2016 Pricilla M. Mayden Lecture, with invited speaker Iain Kerr. Continue reading »

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“My Vision” – Collected Works of Steven Leitch

Steven LeitchThe Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, welcomes back the photographic work of Steven Leitch, formerly of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, Medical Graphics Department.

Please join us for the Artist’s Reception on Thursday, February 11 at 11:30am-1:30pm in the Library’s Art Gallery area.

Over two years ago, he was the second artist to display his work on the walls of the newly remodeled lobby of the Library. His work then, consisted primarily of Utah landscapes. In his current exhibition, Leitch broadens his repertoire to include images outside of Utah, still-lifes, seascapes, ghost towns, landscapes and an assortment of images quite different then his traditional exhibits. Continue reading »

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Writing Your Thesis/Dissertation?

Attention graduate students! Get ready for the next Dissertation Writing Boot Camp by familiarizing yourself with the mechanics and thesis templates. All workshops and the boot camp are held at Marriott Library.

The Mechanics of Organizing and Writing Your Thesis / Dissertation
Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 4-5 PM

Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation in LaTeX
Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 3-4 PM
Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 10-11 AM

Thesis & Dissertation Formatting in Word 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 2-3 PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 2-3 PM

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February 1-5 is #ColorOurCollections Week

From Vesalius' De Humani Corporis FabricaJoin us at Eccles Library this week as we join the fun! We will have colored pencils you can borrow and pages waiting for you to color! Colored pencils can also be purchased at the Health Sciences and Campus Bookstores. For more images to color, download a coloring book from this growing list or public domain images from Dream Anatomy!

A trend started by the Library at the NYAM’s Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, #ColorOurCollections highlights great coloring content in library and special collections. Follow the hashtag and post your colored copies to Twitter or Instagram! Be sure to tag us @EHSLibrary!

Did you know? We have a digitized copy of Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica libri septem from 1555!

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Hope Fox Eccles Health Library February Health Lecture 2016

This month at the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library.

If your feeling a little sluggish from the cold weather.  Come and learn some great exercises routines that will give you the energy you need to feel great this winter season.

February Health Flyer (2)-1This is a FREE, Open to the public lecture. So invite your colleagues and friends to stop on by.

This lecture is also co-sponsored by the WellnessNOW Program and will be providing credit for attendance.

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Medical Journal Editors To Researchers: Share Your Clinical Data

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) proposes requirements for authors to share clinical data for consideration of article publication.
Logo for International Committee of Medical Journal EditorsRead the proposal:

Listen to or read the story from NPR Shots (Published January 26, 2016)

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Job Opening: Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for an Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian. Continue reading »

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