P. Alfred Marchand, Lunch Talk

P. Alfred Marchand was one of the first African American librarians in the United States and possibly the Midwest region. He worked at the Cincinnati Hospital from ~1873-1918. Although Marchand was highly valued by the medical staff at the Cincinnati Hospital, there was also controversy surrounding his unwarranted dismissal then reinstatement following protest by medical staff. 

Please join Leah Everitt, research assistant in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL), on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Stanley J. Lucas, MD Board Room of the Winkler Center, to hear about archival materials that reveal much more about Marchand’s academic accomplishments and his time at the Cincinnati Hospital. Please note that lunch will be served.

Lori Harris named Interim Associate Dean

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Lori Harris

Lori E. Harris was named interim associate dean of the University of Cincinnati Libraries on March 1, 2022.  She continues to serve as assistant dean and director of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions.

Lori initially joined the Libraries in 2015 as an associate fellow from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine. She permanently joined the University of Cincinnati Libraries in 2016.

 In her new role, Lori will provide leadership and coordination for the daily operations of both the Libraries on West Campus as well as the Health Sciences Library and the Winkler Center on East Campus.

Lori will continue to work directly with UC Libraries’ senior leadership to move aspects of the Libraries’ strategic framework to operational with special emphasis on initiatives relating to research and health informatics.

Read Source for the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries

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Read Source, the online newsletter, to learn about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries.

In this issue of Source, we announce our updated Strategic Framework – NEXT Directions. We celebrate Mikaila Corday receiving the 2022 Marian Spencer Ambassador Award for Staff and meet OhioLINK Luminaries intern Marvin Jones. We look back at three recent big events – the Oesper Musuem’s receipt of National Landmark designation, the six-part lecture series The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius and the ever-popular International Edible Books Festival. Finally, we look forward to Preservation Week with a sneak peek of The Preservation Lab.

Read these articles, as well as past issues, on the website. To receive Source via e-mail, contact melissa.norris@uc.edu to be added to the mailing list.

April is National Minority Health Month- HSL Promotes “Give Your Community A Boost!”

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library of the University of Cincinnati is promoting the National Institute of Health’s Minority Health Month.

2022’s theme is “Give Your Community a Boost.”

Give your Community a Boost

NIH Promotional poster of healthy looking people from various minority groups, one with a band-aid and one with a mask, and one working with an immunocompromised child to communicate the importance of receiving a booster shot for Covid-19.

For information on Covid-19 vaccines in our community, please visit:

For members of the University of Cincinnati:

https://med.uc.edu/landing-pages/university-health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-update

For citizens of Cincinnati, OH:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/health/covid-19/vaccine-information-sign-up/

For anyone: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

For more information on how Covid-19 affects minority communities:

https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/covid-19/index.html

For more information on programs related to Minority Health Month, please visit: https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/nmhm/

Please take care of yourselves and stay healthy through the Pandemic! Although numbers are currently down in the USA, the Covid-19 Pandemic is not over.

Keep track of numbers around the world here: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

 

The final lecture in the Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius to focus on the teaching of anatomy

vesalius illustrationsOn Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., Bruce Giffin and Cynthia Klestinec will present, “Innovative Teaching of Human Anatomy beginning in the 1500s and Vesalius.”
In this final lecture of the series, award-winning UC College of Medicine anatomy professor, Bruce Giffin, MD, and Cynthia Klestinec, PhD, professor in the Department of English at Miami University and an expert in Renaissance anatomy and dissection, will discuss the pedagogical innovations that were introduced by Vesalius and others and how this revolutionized the teaching of anatomy for medical students and artists.

Professor Klestinec will share insights from her book, “Theaters of Anatomy: Students, Teachers, and Traditions of Dissection in Renaissance Venice” (2011). Dr. Giffin will discuss the teaching of anatomy dating from Vesalius through today and looking ahead into the future, including the role of virtual dissection in the 21st century.

The lecture will be held in Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way. Parking is recommended in the Eden Garage located at 3223 Eden Avenue (Visitor Parking on Levels 7 & 8), which is located across the street from the Care/Crawley Building where Kresge Auditorium is located. In addition, the lecture will be streamed live via Zoo.

Register to attend.

vesalius exhibitFollowing the lecture will be a reception held in front of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions (next to Kresge Auditorium). Exhibits showcasing the life and work of Andreas Vesalius will be available for viewing in both the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Winkler Center’s Stanley J. Lucas Board Room.

Did you miss a previous lecture in The Illustrated Human series? They are available for viewing on the Vesalius website.

Oesper Collection Highlights: Honoring Women Chemists – Marie Meurdrac (17th c.)

The Oesper Collections and Museum in the History of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to present a new blog series, Oesper Collection Highlights.  We will feature items from our amazing collections of rare books, prints and portraits, and online collections that inspire and educate all.  We thank our student intern, Brenna Kobes, for researching and preparing these posts.  If you have questions about the Oesper Collections and Museum, please contact Ted Baldwin, Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu, Director of the UC Science and Engineering Libraries. 

Oesper Collection Highlights for March 2022 recognize Women’s History Month and the contributions of women to chemistry over the centuries.  We aim to raise awareness and celebration for their accomplishments.
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The Illustrated Human – 5th lecture in the Vesalius series to focus on “Presenting and Interpreting the Different Organ Systems”

vesalius illustrationsThe Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius lecture series continues Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way with a presentation titled Vesalius: Presenting and Interpreting the Different Organ Systems. The four speakers, all University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty, will present on the anatomy of their respective organ specialties. They will discuss what Vesalius discovered, what he got right and what he got wrong being limited by the current functional understanding of the day.

Offering their insights will be Richard Becker, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease; Alvin Crawford, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Myles Pensak, MD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Charles Prestigiacomo, MD, Department of Neurosurgery. With anatomy being foundational to these medical specialties, it is important to consider the role of human dissection in acquiring this foundation for research and practice.

Please register to attend.

More information about The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius lecture series and accompanying exhibits, can be found on the series website.

The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius is sponsored by Stephen and Sandra Joffe.

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The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library introduces Andrea Chemero and Jessica Heys

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is pleased to welcome two new faces to its ranks.

Andrea Chemero

Andrea Chemero

Andrea Chemero

Andrea Chemero has joined the Health Sciences Library in the role of temporary health sciences librarian. She comes to the library with over 10 years of experience as a librarian, having worked in libraries at both the community college and academic levels. Andrea may be a familiar face to some as she also spent time working in the Karl J. Schlachter and Robert A. Deshon Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).

Andrea brings to her position at the Health Sciences Library experience in reference and instruction, customizing online finding aides and providing research workshops. She has made frequent use of custom online finding aides, such as LibGuides, to support students’ research needs and has extensive experience helping students with medical reference questions and databases such as CINAHL, Medline and Ovid.

Upon moving to Cincinnati in 2012, Andrea took a break from being a librarian to pursue art, which led to her earning an M.F.A. from DAAP in 2020. Andrea states that she was “unable to keep away,” and took a one-year break from her studies at DAAP to work as a librarian at the DAAP Library.

Jessica Heys

Jessica Heys

Jessica Heys

Jessica Heys has joined the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Jessica works directly with Gino Pasi, Winkler Center archivist, to help create a series of exhibits corresponding to a lecture series focused on Renaissance doctor and anatomist, Andreas Vesalius. In addition, she is processing the papers of environmental and occupational health pioneer Eula Bingham, PhD.

Jessica has been the archives contractor for The Charles F. Kettering Foundation in Dayton for several years and was formerly the archivist for the National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce. A Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists, Jessica holds an M.A. in history with public history emphasis, focus on museum studies and archives and records management from Wright State University, a B.A. in art history from the University of Cincinnati College of DAAP, and an A.A. in art with emphases in painting and life drawing and anatomy from Sinclair Community College. In addition to having been invited to the Cincinnati Women Leadership Conference, she is a member of numerous academic and professional organizations, and is looking forward to her time working here at UC.

Welcome, Andrea and Jessica!

Next lecture in The Illustrated Human series to examine the impact of Andreas Vesalius’s “Fabrica” publication

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The Fabrica

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Medicine are hosting a series of lectures and exhibits exploring the Renaissance anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius (December 1514 – June 1564). Vesalius revolutionized the study and practice of medicine with his careful descriptions and anatomical studies of the human body published in “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem” (“On the Fabric of the Human Body in Seven Books”).

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 12:00 p.m. online via Zoom for the third lecture in the six-part series – “The Impact of Vesalius: Short-Term and Long-Term Perspectives.” Award-winning cultural historian Dániel Margócsy, PhD, University of Cambridge, will discuss the book he co-authored with Mark Samos, PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow and senior research affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Stephen Joffe, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, “The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius. A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions.”

The initial reception of the 1543 edition was highly controversial and Vesalius encountered a great deal of criticism and attack by his former teachers and contemporaries. Slowly over time, the validity of his introduction of the scientific approach to teaching and learning human anatomy firsthand took hold and by the time of the second edition in 1555, the truths contained in the “Fabrica” were diffusing into medical schools across Europe.

Register to attend to the lecture.

More information about The Illustrated Human lecture series and accompanying exhibits is available on the Vesalius website.

The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius is sponsored by Stephen and Sandra Joffe.

The Illustrated Human. Register for an up-close-and-personal look of Vesalius’s groundbreaking 16th-century anatomy book

fabricaThe Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions invites you, as part of its Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius lecture and exhibit series, to register for an up-close-personal look at Vesalius’s 1543 and 1555 editions of De humani corporis fabrica (“On the Fabric of the Human Body in Seven Books”). “Fabrica” was the most extensive and accurate description of the human body of its time. Most likely drawn by Vesalius colleague Jan Stephan a Calcar and Italian artist Titian, “Fabrica” is widely known for its illustrations, where skeletons and bodies with exposed muscular structures pose in scenic, pastoral settings.

Renowned Vesalius Scholar, Dr. Stephen Joffe will be at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions to remove the books from their cases and to share his thoughts and answer questions while leafing through their beautifully illustrated pages.

We invite you to attend at least one of these rare and intimate encounters with a book that changed not only the history of medicine and anatomy, but also how we as humans see our own bodies.

Dates: Tuesdays, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Place: Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library/Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

Please call or e-mail to make your reservation: (513)558-5120 or chhp@uc.edu

A full schedule of the Illustrated Human lectures, event location and registration details, as well as information about the accompanying exhibits, is included on the Vesalius web page.