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      Research Project Management Workshop now online – register now

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      We've moved the Research Project Management Workshop online. Attend this workshop to gain project management skills while learning about time-saving tools and little-known resources that will streamline your work. Taught by expert trainers from the Libraries, this half-day workshop is designed for research coordinators and any research support staff who work closely with Principal Investigators.
      Personal Protective Equipment: Masks

      Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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      As the global cases of COVID-19 virus climb past the 700,000 mark, the term “PPE” or personal protective equipment has been heard from governors, the president, health officials, and others as they address the nation in how we can all come together to battle the spread of this virus. This post defines PPE and offers guidance on what is acceptable to donate the health care community.
      Doctor washing hands with images from the Semmelweis study

      Holding pieces of handwashing’s history

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      Handwashing is key to deterring the spread of disease. We all know this now in the face of fighting COVID-19. But it was not always so. It was only in the 19th century that a Hungarian obstetrician, Ignaz Semmelweis, studied and published on the importance of handwashing.
      Dawn Hackman and Erin Reardon

      Zooming into online instruction

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      The first day flipping from in-person instruction to fully online was a good learning experience for University of Minnesota medical students because of preparation, collaboration, flexibility — and the help of two librarians from the Bio-Medical Library.

      Color Our Collections

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      Coloring books are great to have on hand while you’re staying at home and practicing social distancing. Adults as well as younger people can exercise their creative sides. We’re happy to share our collection of historical coloring books with you. They are free to download. So get out your colored pencils, crayons, or watercolors. Have fun and stay healthy!
      COVID-19 Virus

      A Matter of Facts: COVID-19 

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      In this "A Matter of Facts" article from the University Libraries, you will find trusted information and resources on COVID-19, an acute respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus first identified December 2019 in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei Province.

      Meeting a medical artifact: Prosthetic limbs

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      We are pleased to present the last in a three-part series showcasing the work of students in Dominique Tobbell’s Technology and Medicine in Modern America class. This time we are taking a closer look at prosthetic limbs through the work of U of M senior Paige Lasota, who used artifacts from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine as part of her research.
      Glass eyes.

      Meeting a medical artifact: Artificial eyes

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      Students in Dominique Tobbell’s Technology and Medicine in Modern America class had a unique opportunity to place contemporary issues in medicine and health care in their historical context. In the second of a series of three articles, we showcase the work of U of M College of Biological Sciences student, Sarah Copeland, and her research on artificial eyes.
      Early 1900s model of a binaural (two-ear-piece) stethoscope.

      Meeting a medical artifact

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      Students in Dominique Tobbell’s Technology and Medicine in Modern America class had a unique opportunity to place contemporary issues in medicine and health care in their historical context. In a series of articles, we will showcase the work of Tobbell’s students. First up: an exploration of the stethoscope by U of M College of Liberal Arts student Maria Scanlan.

      Canceled – Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness

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      The Bio-Medical Library is pleased to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. This traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media.
      Erin Rardon

      Erin Reardon joins the Bio-Medical Library as a Medical School Librarian

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      Erin Reardon, MFA, MLIS, has recently joined the Bio-Medical Library as one of four librarians working with the Medical School. As a liaison to the Medical School, she will support teaching, learning, and research through literature searches, systematic reviews, and evidence-based practice.
      People using group study rooms

      Refreshing the Veterinary Medical Library

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      The Veterinary Medical Library is gearing up for a refresh that will add furniture and update spaces to support all types of learning.
      Doodle of man

      Color Our Collections

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      From February 3 — 7, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will participate in The New York Academy of Medicine’s social media campaign #ColorOurCollections. The library's 2020 coloring book is dedicated to marginalia - handwritten annotations in the margins of books left by readers.
      Health Sciences Library Nametag

      The Bio-Medical Library’s New Year’s Resolutions

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      We are sharing our New Year's Resolutions and wishing you happy studying and easy information searching in 2020.
      Natalie Buckland shares Harry Potter exhibit.

      Historical Hogwarts

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      College of Liberal Arts undergraduate student Natalie Buckland worked with the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine to create a Harry Potter-themed pop-up exhibit. This was part of Natalie’s participation in the CLA Dean's First Year Research & Creative Scholars Program. Learn more about her experience, the skills she developed, and the knowledge she gained.
      Teresa Bisson demonstrating virtual reality

      Top 10 Health Sciences Libraries stories of 2019

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      We're closing out 2019 with a look back at our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy this summary of the innovative, creative, and even unexpected work of the Health Sciences Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

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