The Medical Library is undergoing a number of key personnel changes over the next week. These include the retirement of Director & Associate University Librarian R. Kenny Marone; Associate Director John Gallagher assuming the position of Interim Director; current Library staff member Melissa Funaro assuming the position of Evening/Weekend Supervisor and Reference Librarian; and the arrival of Rolando Garcia-Milian in the newly created position of Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian. Stay tuned for more detailed posts on each of these events over the coming week.
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The Medical Library’s 2012-2013 report is now available online. The report highlights a number of recent projects, including:
- Integrating library resources and services with those of the Hospital of St. Raphael (HSR) after its acquisition by Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH);
- Helping Yale researchers comply with the requirements of NIH Public Access policy;
- Training YNHH nurses in evidence-based practice, thereby helping YNHH attain ANCC Magnet Recognition Program status; and
- Tailoring classes to help meet ACGME core competencies.
Browse the Annual Report to learn more about these and other initiatives.
Happy 145th Birthday Harvey Cushing!
Harvey Cushing, born on April 8th in Cleveland in 1869, was the last of ten children of Henry Kirke and Betsey Maria Cushing and descended from a long line of Cushing doctors.
A brief list of his accomplishments include:
- He considerably improved the survival of patients after difficult brain operations for intracranial tumors.
- In clinical medicine, he was an early advocate of x-ray and blood pressure determination.
- He developed techniques to control bleeding from the scalp and promoted decompression for relief of pain in cases of inoperative brain tumors.
- Cushing was an early adopter of electrosurgery, playing a role in the development of Bovie electrocautery tool with physicist W. T. Bovie.
He was the world's leading teacher of neurosurgeons in the first decades of the 20th century.
For Cushing’s 70th birthday in April of 1939, The Harvey Cushing Society, formed in 1932 by younger neurosurgeons in Cushing’s honor, met in New Haven Ct. for a celebration.
At the formal dinner Louise Eisenstadt, MD, colleague and collaborator of the Curator of the Brain Tumor Registry presented Cushing with the gift of Bibliography of the Writings of Harvey Cushing, prepared by the Harvey Cushing Society and published by Charles C Thomas.
Since its opening in June 2010, the Cushing Center has become a destination of interest to many visitors including students from area schools, members of the Yale University and the New Haven community, medical students, physicians, and writers worldwide. As of page 126 of the guest book, visitors have come from at least 33 US states and 46 countries including places as far away as Tasmania and Madagascar.
Last year we provided guided tours to over 2,300 visitors, while many others ventured into the center on their own. Here are a few of the comments left behind by visitors.
The center is open to all:
If you don’t have a Yale ID you’ll need to show a picture ID at the library circulation desk to borrow a proxy ID.
Tours are offered:
Thursday: 2:00pm & Friday: 11:00am & 2:00pm.
Guests meet in front of the library circulation desk.
For tours beyond these hours, contact email@example.com
The Cushing Center is located in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at 333 Cedar St. From the library entrance, walk straight down the hallway to the Information Room. Take the stairway on the right and walk down two flights. The center entrance is on the right.
Finn the Therapy Dog - the newest member of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's staff - was officially introduced to the Yale community at a coffee hour on Friday, January 24th at 10am. Finn, a certified therapy dog, attended the event with his friend, Krista Knudson.
Finn will be here every Friday EXCEPT:
- February 7
- April 4
- April 11
The library will provide coffee and snacks.