Alzheimer’s Disease Film Available Now

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AlzheimerYou’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t is the first documentary to be filmed entirely in an Alzheimer’s care unit, and also the first told entirely from the perspective of a woman living with Alzheimer’s disease. The film received its national television broadcast on PBS’ Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens series, and has garnered acclaim from both medical professionals and film critics.

In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit. From the moment she wakes up, Lee is on a quest – for reminders of her past and of her identity. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t is an Alzheimer’s documentary filled with charismatic vitality and penetrating ruminations that challenge our preconceptions of illness and aging. Here is one extraordinary woman who will not let us forget her, even as she struggles to remember herself.

“This riveting film grabbed my attention immediately and held it through the final scene. When it ended I felt sad — not because of the subject matter but because I wanted to spend more time with this unique and endearing woman with whom I’d fallen in love. I missed her, so I turned around and watched the entire movie again.” – Marie Marley, Huffington Post

“Deeply moving [and] unforgettable!” – PBS

 

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Tilt Brush demo on Thursday, 1/19!

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The Library is very excited to host a demonstration by the Google Developer Group, Central Virginia, of Google’s wildly popular virtual reality app: Tilt Brush!

Offering artists both a limitless combination of brushes, colors, and even things like smoke and stars with which to create, Tilt Brush also breaks boundaries with the virtual landscape acting as a canvas that can stretch on forever.

A work by Aimi Sekiguchi, one of Google's Artists in Residence.

A work created in Tilt Brush by Aimi Sekiguchi, one of Google’s Artists in Residence.

And Tilt Brush doesn’t disappoint for viewers! Not only does this medium offer the opportunity to step into a piece of art and interact with it, but a setting in the app also allows viewers to witness the artist’s step-by-step creation process.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Tilt Brush* for yourself!

When: Thursday, 1/19/2017; 1 PM- 2 PM
Where: The MILL (lower floor of the Library)

Questions? Contact the Library’s own member of the GDG, Anson Parker: adp6j@virginia.edu

* The Library owns both a VIVE headset and Tilt Brush; your Health System badge allows you access to both :)

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Fantastic Funding & where to find it

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All faculty, staff, and students at UVA now have access to two new funding discovery tools, Pivot and GrantForward. These tools allow researchers to locate funding opportunities based on their individual research interests. Both Pivot and GrantForward allow researchers to create personalized searches and email alerts that target current and future funding opportunities.

Where to Get Help
The Office of the Vice President for Research, in partnership with the Health Sciences Library, has developed a series of workshops on funding discovery tools. The schedule for these workshops is as follows:

• January 10th, 10:00am – 11:00am, Health Sciences Library (registration: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/38859)

• February 22nd, 10:00am – 11:00am, Health Sciences Library (registration: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/38860)

• March 16th, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Health Sciences Library (registration: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/38861)

• April 26th, 10:00am – 11:00am Health Sciences Library (registration: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/38862)

• May 23rd, 10:00am – 11:00am, Health Sciences Library (registration: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/38863)

Can’t make it to a workshop? Schedule a consultation with Becca Latimer (rtl6m@eservices.virginia.edu) She will help you set up an account, and create a saved search that will send the most relevant funding opportunities to your email.

Additional Resources
• The Health Sciences Library’s Funding Discovery page (https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/funding-discovery)
• The VPR Research Funding Opportunities webpage (http://www.virginia.edu/vpr/funding.html)

The VPR Office is very interested in hearing feedback on these tools – please feel free to email Becca Latimer (rtl6m@eservices.virginia.edu) with any feedback.

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New E-Books from Safari

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9780814437865_sWhen some people speak, everyone listens. When they need commitment to projects, others jump on board. These are the lucky few with “presence”—that subtle magnetic field that signals authority and authenticity. Wouldn’t it be great if doors opened as effortlessly for you ? They can! Everyone, regardless of position or personality, can strengthen their presence. The key is to cultivate the communication aptitude, mental attitude, and unique leadership style needed to connect with and motive others. The Power of Presence demystifies this elusive sought-after quality.


9780857086839_sBestselling author Gill Hasson is back to help you learn how the power of positive thinking can change your life Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel plagued by negative thoughts and emotions every day? Gill Hasson, the bestselling author of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence , is back to help you move on from those pesky negative emotions and focus on the positive instead. Gill’s practical and reassuring approach to the benefits of positive thinking will have you applying it to your own life every day.

 


9780814437674_sFor decades, alarms have sounded about declining engagement. Yet companies continue to struggle with toxic cultures, and the low productivity and unhappiness that go with them. Why is “culture” so difficult to improve? What makes so many good employees check out? Neuroscientist Paul Zak shows that innate brain functions hold the answers. It all boils down to trust. When someone shows you trust, a feel-good jolt of oxytocin surges through your brain and triggers you to reciprocate.

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CMHSL: A New Look for 2017

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The MILL

In January, we will be unveiling the MILL on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library.  The MILL is an acronym for Multipurpose Innovative Learning Lab.  It will feature our Presentation Studio (green screen, professional lighting/camera), a new virtual reality space (featuring a Vive Virtual Reality system), a Makerspace (coming February or March), a sound booth, and an event space for up to 30 participants.

We envision the MILL as an exciting place for everyone in the Health System; a place where students, work teams, and other groups will gather together to create, learn, share, socialize, energize, and have fun.

Lecture setup for the MILL.

Lecture setup for the MILL.

Event space for the MILL.

Study space setup for the MILL.

Cabell Room

Seating in the Cabell Room has been increased to accommodate quiet study.  In addition, we added a Keurig coffee maker to the former processing area near the restrooms.

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New seating in the Cabell Room.

More Power

We threaded electrical outlets to three areas of the after hours space.

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Questions or comments?  Please contact Dan Wilson, Assoc. Dir. for Collections & Library Services (dtw2t@virginia.edu).

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New E-Books

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cov200h (11)The newly published books listed below have been added to the Library’s collection of electronic books. Click on any linked title to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of health sciences e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests via our online Purchase Recommendation form.

AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing
Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby’s Manual of Critical Care
Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Kelley and Firestein’s Textbook of Rheumatology
Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine
Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology
Lippincott Nursing Procedures, 7th edition
Medical Physiology
Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion
Middleton’s Allergy Essentials
Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
Movement Disorders in Childhood
Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Upper Digestive Tract
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Lower Digestive Tract
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Liver, etc.
Noyes’ Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes
Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology
Nursing 2016 Drug Handbook
Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies
Oral Pathology
Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual!
Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders
Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice
Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine
Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership
Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research
Sabiston Textbook of Surgery
Sectional Anatomy by MRI and CT
The Shoulder
Sparks & Taylor’s Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual
Visual Guide to ECG Interpretation
Tachdjian’s Procedures in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care
Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine
Understanding Laboratory Investigations: A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals
Video Atlas of Neurosurgery: Contemporary Tumor and Skull Base Surgery
Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials
Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy
Wilderness Medicine

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Health Sciences Library Outreach Librarian Ann Duesing Retires

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This December, Ann Duesing, the Health Sciences Library Outreach Librarian based at UVA’s College at Wise, will retire after 22 years of service in Southwest Virginia. When Ann began working at the Library, she focused on providing library services and support to UVA medical students and preceptors in the largely rural area. Additionally, she acted as a consultant for small area hospitals which needed assistance with accessing quality health information via the National Library of Medicine. This pre-Internet time was challenging as the technology and access that we take for granted now were limited (or non-existent!) outside of large urban areas.

Duesing retires after 22 years of service.

Duesing retires after 22 years of service.

“Traveling the mountain roads of far southwest Virginia to small hospitals and clinics during my early Outreach years was a great adventure. I met amazing people who were always appreciative of information services, access, and training to help them meet the healthcare needs of an often underserved population.”

In addition to working with health professionals and hospitals, Ann became involved with numerous community health organizations which formed in response to the health concerns of specific populations. One of the first such organizations with which Ann collaborated was Mountain Empire Older Citizens, the Area Agency on Aging. Ann was part of team which was awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to assist in further developing the Mountain Laurel Cancer Resource and Support Center housed at the Agency.  She was an early and long-term supporter of the Appalachian Cancer Patient Navigator Project, as well as a member the Advisory Board for the UVA Cancer Center Without Walls. She worked on taskforces both locally and at the state level with the goal of ensuring that patients and family members could have access to quality health information.

When not out in the community, Ann was based at the John Cook Wyllie Library located at UVA’s College at Wise. Here Ann used her expertise to help science and nursing students find and use specialized resources for their school and careers, as well as providing reference services to the broader student population.

In 2004, Ann received the Marguerite Able Service Recognition Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, which recognized her exemplary service to the chapter.

In 2011, Ann was awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine. The DeBakey is awarded to a practicing health sciences librarian in order to “recognize outstanding service and contributions to rural and underserved communities”. Ann, with her years of service to the underserved in Southwest Virginia, was much-deserving of this honor.

Though retiring, Ann is not leaving the area where she has made many friends and colleagues. She will continue to live in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia. Come spring, she will begin a new adventure by visiting many state and national parks, and will also spend more time with her son and daughter in-law in Chicago.

We congratulate Ann on her years of service to the Library and the Southwest Virginia community. She has made many important contributions and has been instrumental in improving access to health information for health professionals as well as community members.

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Recently Published E-Books

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cov200h (2)The newly published books listed below have been added to the Library’s collection of electronic books. Click on any linked title to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of health sciences e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests via our online Purchase Recommendation form.

2017 Intravenous Medications
Abdominal Imaging
Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology
Atlas of Pain Management Injection Techniques
Benzel’s Spine Surgery
Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Brown’s Atlas of Regional Anesthesia
Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics
Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy
Comprehensive Gynecology
Cornea
CT and MRI of the Whole Body
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2017
Dermatological Signs of Systemic Disease
Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry
Emergency Surgery of the Hand
Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2017
Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery
Green’s Operative Hand Surgery
Hematopathology
Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods
Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook
Immunology for Medical Students
Instant Work-Ups: A Clinical Guide to Medicine

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Join us for Jolly Digital Holidays!

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Join us for technology fun, and cookies & cocoa!

The Library invites you to have some technological fun this holiday season with our event “Jolly Digital Holidays”!

When:
December 6th- 12:30-3:30 PM
December 15th- 9:00 AM- noon

Where:
The Presentation Studio (lower floor of the Health Sciences Library)

What:
Bring your friends and some fun props and, via green screen magic, have your photo taken in front of one of three holiday backdrops! Your photo will be emailed to you immediately after it’s taken, and you can share it however you like.
While you wait, enjoy cookies & cocoa, and also decorate a snowman with the use of the VIVE, the Library’s virtual reality headset.

Video Production Coordinator Stephanie Fielding and Librarian for Digital Life Kimberley Barker will be your hosts.

Questions? Email sna9e@virginia.edu or kimberley@virginia.edu

 Jolly Digital Holiday

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UVA BioConnector Gets More Collaborative

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The BioConnector is proud to announce a new partnership supporting research computing at UVA. The Computational and Data Resource Exchange (CADRE) is a University-wide service designed to simplify the process of finding local research and data support. BioConnector is working with partners across Grounds to help researchers connect with best resource available for their project, regardless of location or department. Through the CADRE partnership we can now connect researchers with expanded support in the following areas:

  • Data Analysis & Software
  • Computation
  • Visualization Services
  • Storage
  • Education, Training, and Outreach
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Art & Humanities
  • Data Sources

Learn more at https://cadre.virginia.edu/

BioConnector will continue to be a resource at the UVA Health System, answering researcher questions such as:

  • How do I calculate sample size?
  • How do I choose a statistical test or model?
  • How can I prepare and analyze my data?
  • How can I optimize my code and workflow techniques?
  • How do I create exploratory visualizations?.

BioConnector specific services can be found at https://www.bioconnector.virginia.edu/

If you have any questions please contact:

Bart Ragon
Health Sciences Library
br5n@virginia.edu
(434) 243-6058

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