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The DIY Historical Herbarium

Jun 1, 2020

By Melissa Grafe
Written by Alicia Petersen, PhD student, History of Science and Medicine Program (HSHM) Herbaria, collections of dried plant specimens that were (usually) adhered to sheets of paper, were very popular in 18th-century Europe. From professional botanists exploring the Americas to amateur scientists roaming the fields near their homes, many used herbaria to store preserved plants for later study. In order to better understand how early moderns “did” science, I decided to create my own herbarium (... Read More

Job Posting: Head of Clinical Research and Education

May 4, 2020

By Holly Grossetta Nardini
We are actively recruiting for the Head of Clinical Research and Education. This position leads the Medical Library’s program in educating trainees and clinicians, supporting clinical research and quality improvement, and advancing patient care. Reporting to the Associate Director and working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent will determine the information needs of clinicians and promote library services across Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), the primary clinical affiliate... Read More

COVID-19 Medical Student Elective Course

Apr 21, 2020

By Caitlin Meyer
When medical students were pulled out of clerkship rotations last month, the YSM Office of Education sought new electives for the students to take in their unexpected off time. Librarians Judy Spak, Caitlin Meyer, and Courtney Brombosz quickly developed a proposal: an intensive two-week elective where students would respond in real time to the COVID-19 pandemic by selecting a pandemic-related topic and acquiring, appraising, and synthesizing information as it becomes available. The proposal was... Read More

Virtual Office Hours

Apr 8, 2020

By Nur-Taz Rahman
Do you miss using the beautiful spaces at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library for studying, collaborating, and working? We do as well – but the good news is that we are providing all our support and services online! The library is very much open and functional. We would like to bring your attention particularly to the office hours, which are still happening regularly over Zoom. Please head over to our website https://library.medicine.yale.edu/classes to find the Zoom links for the office hour... Read More

CWML Announces Public Collection of COVID-19 Citations

Mar 19, 2020

By Caitlin Meyer
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is excited to share that it has developed a public collection of COVID-19 citations to aid the research and clinical practice missions of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and the Yale New Haven Hospital. The collection, accessible through this public Zotero library (no account required), includes daily updates from PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, Disaster Lit, and preprints* from bioRxiv and medRxiv.  This project was developed at the... Read More

Board Review Materials and Expanded Collections

Mar 18, 2020

By Dana Haugh
As most curricula are being adapted to online settings, the Medical Library is looking into licensing resources that will accommodate students’ continuing education needs, especially board prep materials. Below is a list of resources the library currently licenses. We will continue to update this list as new materials are acquired.  Contact Lindsay Barnett, lindsay.barnett@yale.edu, with any questions about accessing these resources or to recommend additional collections. Board... Read More

Bioinformatic Analysis Support during COVID-19

Mar 15, 2020

By Nur-Taz Rahman
As you are likely aware, the recent global spread of the COVID-19 virus is causing disruptions in schedules, conferences, meetings etc. The Bioinformatics Support Program at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is no exception and we are moving almost all our services online. Below is a concise guidance on how you can continue working with us for your bioinformatics questions and analysis needs.   Consultations: Please reach out to us for consultations as usual, through email (nur-taz... Read More

Online Services & Resources from the Medical Library

Mar 11, 2020

By Dana Haugh
Library staff are here to support you even though the medical library and 24/7 room are closed. Please watch this space for updates and learn about the services we can offer you virtually below.    Virtual Support from Your Librarian  Please email your departmental librarian or personal librarian for support or to schedule a consultation by phone or Zoom.  For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. You can speak to a librarian on our virtual reference desk through the... Read More

Call for Submissions: Discovering the Beauty of OMICS Data

Mar 5, 2020

By Nur-Taz Rahman
You may not consider yourself an artist, however, there are times when research and experiments in OMICS lead to incredibly beautiful visual results. To celebrate National DNA day (April 25, 2020) we invite all biomedical researchers at Yale to participate in “Discovering the Beauty of OMICS Data” by submitting up to two of your favorite images. Please share the visual results of your work – where science crosses over to art.   Submit your images for a chance to win!  ... Read More

Bioinformatics Support Office Hours are BACK!!!

Mar 4, 2020

By Nur-Taz Rahman
March 19th, 2020, 11:00am - 1:00pm Bioinformatics Support Office Hours are on Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/j/181686658 (telephone audio: 203-432-9666) Join to: ask a quick question about your OMICS data analysis  review your analysis workflow troubleshoot R scripts improve graphs or run statistical test on PRISM ***When you join Zoom, you will be in a virtual "waiting room." I will add you to the "office hour" as soon as possible. If you find yourself waiting, it is because... Read More