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Shanda Hunt discusses project with Research Sprints team.

Librarian ‘Dream Team’ collaborates to create Free Access Public Health website

Elizabeth Wattenberg, Ph.D., is training students at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam who seek to integrate public health practices into their work. Wattenberg joined with the Libraries to create the “Free Access Public Health” website, providing one-stop access to vetted resources that can support public health students and practitioners wherever they call home.
A First One, Watercolor on Paper, 11x8, 2016

Mindset

The Bio-Medical Library is pleased to announce the latest installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med series: Mindset by interdisciplinary artist Jes Reyes.

Reflections from an artist-in-residence

Working with archival materials in quiet reading rooms for many hours during my spring residency at the UMN Libraries' Archives & Special Collections was a contemplative, productive, at times intense, surprising, and overall gratifying experience. I conducted research primarily in two collections: the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. My research objectives broadly included the Guatemalan Civil War, migration and trauma, historical conceptions of 'The Tropics,' mosquito-borne illnesses, indigenous treatments, and the confluence of race and disease.
Creamy the hen being held with one hand under her chest so that her feet dangling in the air to show off her pink prosthetic foot. There is green foliage in the background.

Creamy the hen and her 3D printed foot

Creamy the hen fell on hard times after losing her foot this past winter. Thanks to her loving owners and the Makerspace at the Bio-Medical library, she has a new foot and a chance for a happier and healthier life!
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The Best from Pen and Press: Exhibit sneak peek

Take a sneak video peek at our current exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library: The Best from Pen and Press, which includes 3,000-year-old cuneiform tablets, a 16th century "Remembrancer Scroll," and much more. The materials come from the James Ford Bell Library, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the University Libraries' Rare Book collections.
Cartoon sun wearing sunglasses, sipping water and with sunscreen

Summertime safety guide: Brought to you by the Bio-Medical Library

Summer is finally upon us in Minnesota! We encourage you all to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, and we hope you stay safe and healthy as you do so! Here are some trusted health information resources that will help you avoid sunburn, heat-related illness, food poisoning, firework injury and more!

Captain Celery saves the day, thanks to the 1:Button Studio!

BREAKING NEWS: The Sugar Bandits are on the loose, luring children towards childhood obesity. No need to fear... Captain Celery is here! With the help of his sidekicks, the Public Health Nurses, he can defeat them for good. This story is just one example of how the Libraries’ 1:Button Video Recording Studios can support student learning and effective healthcare.

Caitlin Bakker receives continuous appointment

Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, was promoted to Associate Librarian and awarded continuous appointment at the Board of Regents meeting in May. Bakker serves as the Bio-Medical Library's Research Services and Medical School Librarian, assisting researchers with data management, scholarly publishing, and citation tracking and analysis. Bakker has established a long and impressive list of professional contributions​, which include service, ​contributed & invited presentations​,​ and published articles.
Final Stethoscope. Photo credit Allison Thompson.

Testing a low-cost 3D printed stethoscope

PLOS One recently published an article about an effective, low cost, 3D printed stethoscope. The researchers found that the 3D-printed stethoscope was comparable to the Littmann Cardiology III — and that it could be made at a $5 price point. We recently used the open access designs to print a stethoscope in our Makerspace. Here’s what the process looked like and what we learned.
Positive Post-its

Stress Busters and Study 24/7 begin April 27

We offer "distraction-free" studying for finals - including extended hours and study activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, Chat 24/7 with a librarian and take a break with our awesome activities.
Nancy Langston

Toxic inequities: risk, regulation, and environmental justice in the Great Lakes

Join us as we welcome Nancy Langston, environmental historian at Michigan Technological University, as she gives a lecture in the Program in the History of Medicine’s lunchtime lecture series on her current research on environmental health and environmental policy in the Great Lakes region. 

Springtime safety guide

Before you venture outdoors this spring, take a look at our handy guide with trusted health information resources to help you stay safe and healthy while you hike, bike, and swim.
Data Management

Research Byte: Data management

Data management is a set of practices that ensure the integrity of files and data, facilitate replication, protect the security of data, and enhance the efficiency and reliability of research. In this Research Byte, Data Curation Specialist Shanda Hunt shares tools and resources that you can apply to support your own data management work.
Turtle tattoo.

About a turtle tattoo

I’ve been meaning to write an article about tattoos inspired by our University Libraries collections for some time now. My intention was to tell a fun and light-hearted story, but along the way I met Jason Herbert and it all got a lot more interesting. Read how Jason's divorce began a reevaluation of his life and now his tattoos have grounded him in his personal history.

#ColorOurCollections goes Underwater

We’re exploring humans, health, science in watery spaces for this year’s #ColorOurCollections event. We’ll unveil one coloring page each day with from the depths of the ocean and will showcased completed artwork throughout the week. Keep watching to catch some great art.