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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.
Speaker Lee Gutkind will give a moving account of the earliest patients, pioneers in organ transplantation, and evolving technology. Gutkind is considered the pioneer of creative nonfiction, has authored and edited more than 30 books, lectured to audiences around the world, and is founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively.
For more information about Lee Gutkind and the dinner details, click on the registration link below.
Register online: https://uthscsa.libwizard.com/nixondinner
Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019
Questions about the dinner? Email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.ed
$55 per person
$35 for students: *Students are encouraged to apply for sponsorships to cover the cost of registration and membership.
*Student sponsorships are always welcome. If you would like to sponsor a student, please indicate on the registration form.
Don’t miss the two new and very different types of art exhibits that will be on display at the Briscoe Library in October.
The first exhibit entitled Curious Creatures, will feature miniature sculptural works by Austin, Texas artist Carla Yeatts. We are lucky to have some of her wonderful creatures coming for display in the library including our little friend, Hobblesnot. Watch for more creatures to come including the Tooth Fairy!
Local San Antonio artist, Laura Schultz, will also be providing some exciting paper-cut creations for display on the library entry art wall. Shown below is an example of her work entitled Death and the Artist.
On Thursday, 9/12, Ruth Stewart gave an inspiring account of the early beginnings of the UT Health School of Nursing, 50 years ago. Ms. Stewart joined the faculty in 1969, collaboratively developing the undergraduate program. She was later instrumental in developing other programs, including the first family nurse practitioner in Texas and the graduate community health programs. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Stewart served as chair of the Texas Board of Health (the first woman and first nurse ever appointed) and president of the Texas Nurses Association. In retirement, she continues to be a public health advocate.
Pictured here with Ms. Stewart is Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library President Anand Karnad, MD, Secretary/Treasurer Andrea Schorr, MSIS, Maria Bartanuszova, MD, and Vice President Bridget Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR.
If you missed the first in a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library, there’s still plenty of time to register for the rest! Go to: Briscoe Library Upcoming Events.
Wednesday, 11/13/19 – Tania Roman, MD, MPH, History of Obstetrics
Wednesday, 1/15/20 – Ronald Steward, MD, History of Trauma Care
Wednesday, 2/12/20 – John Calhoon, MD, History of Cardiac Surgery
Wednesday, 3/4/20 – Jacob Canfield, Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue
Wednesday, 4/15/20 – Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPH, History of Community Health & Health Workers
Suggest a Speaker
The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library frequently hold historical talks and lectures over topics related to medicine and health care, and we are always looking for interesting and enthusiastic speakers. If you have any suggestions, please email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu or call (210) 567-2403.
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