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Art Exhibit: Layers of Medicine Student Artwork

The Eccles Health Sciences Library is now featuring its newest art exhibit, Layers of Medicine. The exhibit consists of artistic interpretations of concepts taught in class, which are created by first and second year medical students enrolled in Layers of Medicine. This required course, pushes medical students to personally and creatively explore the unique relationships and challenges of practicing medicine.

Come view the different displays to see how thinking through art can lead to different observations and influences. The library’s Main and Upper Levels will be home to the interactive and engaging student work until May 15th.

Course directors, Gretchen Case and Karly Pippitt, emphasize the role ethics, humanities, communication, and gender play in terms of giving and receiving medical care. From this, the course directors hope that students start to think differently about health care, and express their talents in broader varieties.

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EHSL on JoVE’s Library Spotlight

Eccles Health Sciences Library was JoVE’s first library highlighted on their new blog series, called Library Spotlight.

Three EHSL faculty – Melissa Rethlefsen, Mellanye Lackey, and Shirley Zhao –  were interviewed.

Read the post at: http://www.jove.com/blog/2017/05/03/library-spotlight-eccles-health-sciences-library.

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Summer Yoga at the Eccles Library

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from May-July 2017 on:

  • Mondays, 5:15pm, on the Garden Level
  • Wednesdays, 12:05pm, on the Garden Level 

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events! This is a great opportunity to stretch and relax during the workday.

Please bring your own yoga mat. If you forget your mat, we have 3 mats available for check-out at the Front Desk.

Please send us feedback at: http://utah.libsurveys.com/Yoga-Summer-2017

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2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute – Early Registration Discount EXTENDED to 4/28/17

Don’t miss this year’s Health Literacy Leadership Institute (HLLI 2017) at Tufts University School of Medicine. The program is designed for both professionals and students engaged in health literacy work. This is an advanced level program that integrates peer learning to facilitate and encourage research and best practices. Whether you work in the community or healthcare this program will help you achieve your goals and improve health literacy. Register before April 28th to receive the early registration discount.

WHAT: Health Literacy Leadership Institute 2017

WHY: To advance health literacy and build leadership in the field

WHEN: June 12 – 16, 2017

WHERE: Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)

HOW: Early registration discount ends April 28, 2017. Register today!

For more information and to register:

Web: http://go.tufts.edu/summerinstitute

Facebook: @HealthLiteracyLeadership

If you have any questions, please email sabrina.kurtz_rossi@tufts.edu.

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Reminder: 2017 Mayden Lecture is tomorrow, 4/25 @ 1pm

Reminder: 2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture: “Scholarly Communications in Japan” by Takashi Yamakawa

Join us, and bring your colleagues for snacks, refreshments, and a lecture!

WHO?

This year’s honorary lecturer for the Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture series is Takashi Yamakawa, USACO Corporation, Ltd.

WHAT?

Yamakawa’s presentation, “Scholarly Communications in Japan” will cover Japan’s scholarly publishing cycle and components as well as highlight the impact of government funding.

WHEN? WHERE?

Tuesday, April 25th in the Eccles Human Genetics Auditorium:

  • Reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Lecture from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

WHY?

Come and socialize with 2016 book authors in health sciences and learn more from CEO, Society of Scholarly Publishing award winner, ATG’s International Contributions Award winner, and former president of the Japan Association of International Publication, Takashi Yamakawa exclusively at the U!

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2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Series

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is excited to announce, yet another year of the Priscilla M. Mayden Lectures!

At the event we will be honoring the 2016 book authors in health sciences, as well as listening to the 2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer, Takashi Yamakawa discuss “Scholarly Communications in Japan.”

The event will be held in the Eccles Human Genetics Auditorium on Tuesday April 25th:

  • Reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Lecture from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Priscilla M. Mayden lectureship has allowed the Eccles Health Sciences Library to invite knowledgeable and exciting speakers to the University for over 30 years. This year, Yamakawa will follow in the footsteps of others such as: Continue reading »

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Celebrate U: Melissa Rethlefsen MLS, AHIP and Christy Jarvis MLIS, AHIP

2016 Top Researcher Honoree Christy Jarvis, MLIS, AHIP – Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event honoring her work on the Journal Citation Analysis.

The event was hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research and highlighted University of Utah faculty who reached a pinnacle of professional success in 2016. Those honored were faculty who authored a book, were primary contributors to a realized creative work or were the top-funded researchers with their college.

2016 Top Researcher Honoree Melissa Rethlefsen, MLS, AHIP – Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event.

Melissa was recognized for her research into systematic review reproducibility and methodological quality. Her paper, “Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews,” published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, is an Essential Science Indicators “Highly Cited Paper” in the top 1% of Social Science research in 2016. Her latest paper on the reproducibility of search strategies in systematic reviews in pediatrics, cardiology, and surgery, published in PLoS ONE, has led to an international effort she is spearheading to create a reporting guideline on search strategy reporting. Her other recent presentations and publications have also centered around systematic review searching methodology and reproducibility.

http://www.lib.utah.edu/info/celebrateu/researcher.php

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Mayden Lecture is on April 25, 1pm

2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture: “Scholarly Communications in Japan” by Takashi Yamakawa

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is proudly sponsoring the 2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture on “Scholarly Communications in Japan.” It will be presented by special guest speaker, Takashi Yamakawa, USACO Corporation, Ltd.

Join us in the Eccles Human Genetics Auditorium on Tuesday April 25th:

  • Reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Lecture from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Takashi Yamakawa, president and CEO of USACO Corporation, which specializes in the promotion of science, technology and medicine (STM) via databases, online digital content, marketing services for publishers, and more. Yamakawa has been with USACO since 1983 and has been working with the scholarly communications community for over 60 years.

The lecture will cover Japan’s scholarly publishing cycle and components, as well as highlight the impact of government funding.

Don’t miss expert, CEO, Society of Scholarly Publishing award winner, ATG’s International Contributions Award winner, and former president of the Japan Association of International Publication, Takashi Yamakawa exclusively at the U!

The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture was established by her friends and colleagues, recognizing her service to the University of Utah as Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from 1967 – 1984.

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Libraries Award Given to Bench-2-Bedside Team

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the J. Willard Marriott Library co-sponsor the annual $2000 Libraries Award given at the Bench-2-Bedside Competition Night.

This year, the Libraries Award went to the Ultrasound Impact Protector team. Continue reading »

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PAWS before finals, so it’s not so RUFF

Are finals stressing you out? Need some relief?

Come take a break and play with therapy dogs on the Eccles Health Sciences Library’s Main Level on:

  • Tuesday, April 11, 11:30am-1:30pm, and
  • Wednesday, April 12, 11:30am-1:30pm

Special thanks to Therapy Animals of Utah for providing us with a little extra love during finals!

 

 

 

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