6th Annual Health Literacy Conference: Register now!

Memory Lessons, by Dr. Jerald Winakur

Memory Lessons, by Dr. Jerald Winakur

Friday, October 8, 2010

Doubletree Hotel 502 W. Durango San Antonio TX 78207

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerald Winakur, author of Memory Lessons—A Doctor’s Story.

To register online, please log on to www.healthcollaborative.net and click on the main page banner.



AAMC Careers in Medicine

Career planning and information site from the AAMC, designed to help medical students “choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program.” Includes a categorized list of links related to career planning, specialty selection, debt management, and job search sites tailored to physicians and medical students.

Students must receive an access code from one of the UTHSC’s CiM Liaisons and register to begin using the password-protected portions of the Web site.


About library classes

Link to Library Classes

REGISTER TODAY! Scan this code with your smartphone camera QR reader app to find library classes online.

The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools.  All library classes are free and open to all.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Schedule a Special Class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Integrating Library Research Skills into Blackboard and/or Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate library research skills into course content.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice at prenticek@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-6606.

To see the upcoming classes, visit the Attend a Library Class! page.



About the Libraries

The mission of the Libraries is to advance the teaching, research, patient care, and service programs of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the health care programs of South Texas by providing library services and access to biomedical information fundamental to maintaining health and treating and preventing disease.

The Libraries include the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, the Laredo Regional Campus Library in Laredo, the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at the South Texas Research Park, and the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.

Annual Reports


ACA Enrollment at the Laredo Regional Campus Library Saturday, March 8th

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The Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in collaboration with the South Texas Development Council and the Laredo Regional Campus Library is planning an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event on Saturday, March 8th. In addition to campus presentations and exhibit information tables, Certified Application Counsellors (CACs) will be on hand in the Library to provide enrollment assistance for the Laredo community. Attendees will be able to attend MedlinePlus demonstrations while they wait to speak to a Counselor.


Date:  Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 10 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:  UTHSC Regional Campus Laredo, 1937 E. Bustamante, Laredo, Texas

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

Asset-Based Community Development or ABCD is a strategy for sustainable community-driven development that focuses on the positive assets of a community rather than on its needs.  The ABCD concept has been largely developed by Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (http://www.abcdinstitute.org/).  ABCD seeks to build successful and lasting community collaborations between residents and institutions to improve a community’s health and quality of life.

Workshop attendees will learn how to build community connections and partnerships in support of medical research, education and practice that really work to impact community health. Expected participants will include CTSA librarians, researchers and administrators, public health workers, area health professionals, public and academic librarians, community health workers, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Translational Advisory Boards (TABS).

Workshop Dates:

        San Antonio

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


La Quinta Horizon Hill Conference Center

4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX

Refreshments provided, free parking.

Contact: Peg Seger segerp@uthscsa.edu

Hosted by UT Health Science Center Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library & South Central AHEC

To Register, click Here



Thursday, March 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Auditorium

2102 Treasure Hills Blvd., Harlingen, TX

Refreshments provided.

Contact: Greysi Reyna reynag@uthscsa.edu

Hosted by UT Health Science Center Mario E. Ramirez Library & Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC

To Register, click Here


About the Speaker

H. Daniels (Dan) Duncan: Consultant and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dan is a longtime human services professional who helps agencies recognize the value of working with citizens and community organizations.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276—2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Augmented Reality App for Moles

DoctorMole is an mobile application that has been around for Android for a wh

ile, but is now available for iOS as well. DoctorMole uses augmented reality (here is a basic overview of augmented reality) to give realtime feedback on Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Risk (ABCDE). After it has made an initial analysis of the mole, it allows you to save the image, to see if the mole has any change in the future.

At each stage of the ABCDE approach, DoctorMole explains the information in basic terms which can also aid in patient education, and enable patients to recognize potential moles that need expert analysis. The app is free in the Android Market, and cost $3.99 for iOS.

For more information on DoctorMole, please visit iMedicalApps.com



Biomedical Publishing 101: Briscoe Library will host webinar on developments in academic publishing

If you are involved in any part of the academic publishing cycle, please consider joining us for this event:

December 7, 2010

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074)

This 90-minute webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online.  The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored, including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.

Presenters include John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc.  The session will be moderated by Jean Shipman, director of both the University of Utah’s Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
  • The Publishing Process
  • Publication Ethics
  • Production & Delivery
  • Practical Considerations
  • The Road Ahead

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication.  All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters.

The Biomedical Publishing 101 is a project of the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors, and is sponsored and hosted by NN/LM MCR, NN/LM SCR, NN/LM PSR and library directors in the Four Corners region of the U.S.

Body Snatching and Great Operations of the Early 19th Century: October 30

History of Medicine Society
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, will speak about Body Snatching and Great Operations of the Early 19th Century. Her presentation will include a display of books by the Scottish anatomists John Bell and Charles Bell that are held in the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.

Members of the History of Medicine Society will offer Trick or Treat bags in exchange for donations to the library.

The History of Medicine Society is a student-led interest group of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Everyone is welcome.