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Healthi4U 2017 Winners

Congratulations participants on another successful Healthi4U Student Video Competition! From many impressive videos, 3 winners were selected:

  • 1st Place ($3,000) was awarded to the “Care for Clean Air” video. Their video also won the People’s Choice awards, earning them an additional $500.
  • 2nd Place ($1,000) was awarded to the video, “Today I Am Alive.” This powerful movie was the second win for this team, who placed in the top 3 last year as well.
  • 3rd Place ($500) was awarded to the creators of “I Could Have Seen It Coming.”

If you would like to view their videos and the other entries, follow this link: https://library.med.utah.edu/e-channel/healthi4u-2017/

Congratulations to all our winners and participants. Thank you for your hard work and your willingness to spread health information through a new medium. Thanks also to our coordinators, without whom this even would literally not have been possible.

Written by: Annie Hines, 2017 Healthi4U student leader

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Therapy dogs are here December 5th!

Take a break and decompress from the stress of testing by coming to the library and playing with a pup!

Therapy Animals of Utah will be coming by tomorrow, December 5th, from 11AM to 2PM and bringing some of their furriest friends to help us all through the end of the semester.

The dogs (and dog-loving librarians) will be hanging out in the portrait gallery on the main level of the library.

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Write 4 Rights

“Write a Letter and Change a Life” during the Write 4 Rights on Thursday, December 7, at 12-2pm, on the Garden Level of the Eccles Library. Free lunch provided.

You can help change the lives of this year’s 10 cases by writing letters.

When combined with millions of others, your letters help convince government officials to free prisoners of conscience, support human rights defenders, and end other urgent cases of abuse.

Together, we can change lives and change our world.

Hosts: Tanner Center for Human Rights and Amnesty International

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Layers of Medicine – Artwork by Medical Students

 Nov 9 – Dec 15, 2017

Main and Upper Levels, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

 Open during Library Hours

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Introducing… Brandon Patterson, Technology Engagement Librarian

Brandon Patterson connects students, faculty and staff in the health sciences to digital tools and emerging technologies. He joined as faculty at the Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) in July 2017. His duties include engaging the University of Utah Health Sciences community with technology, and assisting with instruction and advancement of library resources. Continue reading »

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Position Opening: Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR)

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library. The Associate Director leads a professional team based at the Library and five Partner Libraries in planning and implementing the NNLM MCR program. Directed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NNLM Steering Committee, the Associate Director coordinates the activities of the NNLM MCR with other components of the NNLM program to support the effective use of NLM information products and services and improve health information access. With the NNLM MCR team, the Associate Director assures compliance with all elements of the NLM cooperative agreement. Direct reports include the Assistant Director of the NNLM Training Office, the All of Us Coordinator, and the NNLM MCR staff based at Eccles Health Sciences Library. Continue reading »

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Reminder- “Eating Poison: Night Shades & Pellagra” Lecture is Today at Noon

Eating Poison: Night Shades and Pellagra

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 – NOON-1:00 PM
  • Synapse Bays, Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library
  • Light refreshments will be served.

How traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) produced healthy nutritious diet from plants considered deadly poisons?

Presenter:  Franci Lynne Taylor (Choctaw), Director, American Indian Resource Center, Office for Student Equity and Diversity, University of Utah

Franci Lynne Taylor is the Director of the American Indian Resource Center at the University of Utah.  She specializes in traditional Indigenous knowledge and ethnobotany and is a participating member of the Indigenous People’s working group at the United Nations. She has taught classes on interactions between colonialism and indigenous peoples at the University of Leiden, The Nederlands, and community-based research in American Indian communities. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Choctaw Tribe and is a traditional dancer and craft worker.

 

Native Voices and Pick Your Poison are two of the many traveling banner exhibits in the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program.

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Revised Evidence Based Practice Research Guide is Available

We revised our Evidence Based Practice Research Guide. View it at: http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/ebp

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) combines the best research evidence, clinical expertise, and the patient values and preferences.

The revised EBP research guide will lead you through the 6 steps of the EBP process: Assess, Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply, & Assess. Within each step, the guide outlines essential library resources.

Please provide us feedback at: http://utah.libsurveys.com/EBP-v2

Did you know? We provide both classroom instruction and one-on-one consultations on EBP and other topics. Simply contact our team: https://library.med.utah.edu/ask

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Wednesday yoga is a go!

We found a yoga instructor for our Wednesdays sessions at 12:05-12:55. Our new instructor is taking a yoga teacher training course through the University of Utah. The Wednesday sessions will be November 8, 15, 29, and December 6.

Friday yoga sessions will continue until December 15. 2017. Details here.

As always, please provide feedback about Free Yoga at the Eccles Library at: http://utah.libsurveys.com/Yoga-Fall-2017 . This feedback determines future semester yoga offerings.

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Watch live stream of the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting Nov 5-8

Watch the LIVE stream of the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting:

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

Sun, November 5 – Wed, November 8, 2017 in HSEB 5100C

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