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News From the Libraries: June 2019

Future Health Science Students Tour Briscoe Library

In April and May, students interested in health science careers from the San Antonio Cornerstone Christian Academy and Eagle Pass students in the Southwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) College Enrichment Program, came to Briscoe Library to become more familiar with a health science library. Students learned about health science resources, were able to visit student study areas, and were treated to a virtual reality and 3-D printing demonstration in The Hub.

Cornerstone Christian Academy Students with Librarian Kelley Minars and Library Assistant Diane Fotinos

Southwest Area Health Education Center College Enrichment Program students

Briscoe Library Exhibit Opening June 24

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons is an exhibition celebrating the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education. It tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring younger physicians and surgeons.

Through contemporary and historical images, the exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the lives and achievements of these academic surgeons, and provides a glimpse into the stories of those that came before them and those that continue the tradition today. The four pioneers are Alexa I. Canady, the first African American woman pediatric neurosurgeon; LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., cancer surgeon and the first African American President of the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society; Claude H. Organ, Jr., general surgeon and the first African American to chair a department of surgery at a predominantly white medical school; and Rosalyn P. Scott, the first African American woman cardiothoracic surgeon.

The exhibition also features other academic surgeons from around the country that follow in the tradition of sharing their knowledge and passing the torch to younger surgeons. These include Levi Watkins, Jr. of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who performed the first implantation of an automatic defibrillator in a human in 1980 and Carla M. Pugh of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine who holds a patent for a method of simulation used to design the pelvic exam simulator, a teaching tool for medical students.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

Coming Soon: Pets of UT Health

Be on the lookout for a new interactive exhibit at Briscoe Library featuring YOUR pets! Pets of UT Health will give you the opportunity to show off photos of your furry friends and you’ll even get the chance to be featured on Briscoe Library’s social media accounts.

  

Bring in or print out a photo of your pet, fill out one of our info cards, and pin it up on our display board for everyone to see. This exhibit will be open to all UT Health students, staff, and faculty. We can’t wait to see your furbabies!

E-Resource of the Month – 3D Organon (Virtual Reality)

 

Are you looking for an interactive way to learn anatomy? 3D Organon Anatomy is a comprehensive anatomical atlas featuring all 15 human body systems. It includes more than 4,000 realistic anatomical structures and organs and over 160 frequently encountered clinical correlations organized per system. And the best part, you can see it through virtual reality! The app allows you to toggle between body systems, locate body parts and learn pronunciations, watch animations of bones and joints., hide/fade features and organs, and fully navigate around the human body.

You are able to view 3D Organon at any time by checking out the VR headset from the Library Circulation Desk. Would you like to bring in a group of friends or an entire class? The Hub can be reserved, just like any other room in the library. Visit our Room Reservation system to set up a time. Walk ins are also welcome and available. View our libguide for more information.