Exploring Mont Reid’s Surgeries with Drs. John Bossert & William Camm

mont rogers reidJoin the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions in the Stanley J. Lucas, MD Boardroom in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library Thursday, Nov. 10 at noon as Drs. John Bossert and William Camm lead a discussion while viewing three surgical films of one of the early 20th century’s finest surgeons, Mont Reid.

The three surgical films on view will include Cholecystectomy with Gallstones (1935), Toxic Thyroid & Cesarean Section (1935) and an Ovarian Cyst and Inguinal Herniotomy (1935). While the film rolls, Drs. Camm and Bossert will discuss surgical methods of Mont Reid’s, while at the same relating interesting anecdotes about his life and work. Audience feedback, questions, and discussion is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided (registration is not required).

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

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

In this issue of Source, we document the record number of students visiting and studying in the Walter C. Langsam Library this fall and feature the services and resources available in the Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library. We spotlight Hannah Harper, a student worker in the Science and Engineering Libraries and the generous support of retired University of Cincinnati professors Laura and Richard Kretschmer.

Fall semester is a busy time for events in the Libraries. The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) are displaying selections from the library’s collection about hair. Our upcoming Poetry Stacked series, scheduled for Oct. 19, will raise awareness of the collections of both UC Libraries and the Elliston Poetry Room by engaging students and others in attendance with UC and community poets, including a student poet. On Thursday, Oct. 20 the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library is hosting a talk by Dr. Debbie Reese, noted children’s literature scholar, former classroom teacher, and founder/co-editor of the American Indians in Children’s Literature blog.

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.

Lori Harris named interim dean and university librarian

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Lori Harris

Lori E. Harris has been named interim dean and university librarian of the University of Cincinnati Libraries effective July 1, 2022. Harris initially joined the Libraries in 2015 as an associate fellow from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). She permanently joined the University of Cincinnati Libraries in 2016.

Harris previously served 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. More recently, she co-led the development of the Libraries’ strategic framework NEXT Directions, which outlines the Libraries’ Guiding Principles and Pathways to operational excellence with special emphasis on initiatives relating to research, diversity, equity and inclusion and aligns with the University’s Next Lives Here framework. She has helped to support the College of Medicine’s LCME process by serving as a member of the reaccreditation committee and she currently sits on the College of Medicine’s Education Committee representing the Health Sciences Library.

Harris has worked tirelessly to build external relationships for the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Recently, she worked with Dr. Phil Diller, College of Medicine and the Henry R. Winkler Center Board, to bring to the university campus the six-part lecture series and exhibits that examined the work of Andreas Vesalius. Building upon her continued relationship and collaborations with colleagues from NIH/NLM, Harris helped bring to the Health Sciences Library the Native Voices traveling exhibition and lecture series, which honored the native tradition of oral history.

“I look forward to working with my University of Cincinnati Libraries colleagues in this new capacity,” said Harris. “Our recently completed Strategic Framework will provide the guiding principles and pathways for us to continue to advance our mission and realize our vision.”

Harris obtained her M.A. MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. in American studies, museum studies and archives from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

In her new role, Harris will provide leadership and coordination for the daily operations of the University of Cincinnati Libraries, working collaboratively with the library leadership of UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont and Law Libraries. Harris will continue to work directly with UC Libraries’ senior leadership, faculty and staff to ensure that continuity, growth and development of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is maintained throughout her tenure as interim dean and university librarian.

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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