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Frank Sayre and Chuck Muscoplat

Through the University of Minnesota’s MN-REACH program, University librarians have become integral members of research teams — expanding the role of 21st century librarians and helping University of Minnesota faculty transform their discoveries into products that improve the health of people around the world. Read More >>

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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.
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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.
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