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Future Medical Librarians at STEM Career Fair

May 24, 2016

by Kate Nyhan These future medical librarians are students at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven attending a career fair to learn about STEM careers. Research and education librarian Holly Grossetta Nardini, reference librarian Melissa Funaro, and public health librarian Kate Nyhan (pictured) talked with students from New Haven's public schools about what medical librarians do, how informationists fit into the health care team, and how these young people can prepare for STEM careers like... Read More

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library welcomes our new director, John Gallagher

May 10, 2016

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is delighted to announce the appointment of our new director, John Gallagher. John joined the staff of the Yale Library in 1999 as a library services assistant in the Library Shelving Facility. He moved to the Medical Library in 2000 where he took the position of evening & weekend circulation supervisor, and was quickly promoted to the head of the circulation department. After completion of his Masters of Library Science in 2004, John was promoted again... Read More

Library profiled in spring 2016 issue of Nota Bene

May 10, 2016

The spring 2016 issue of Nota Bene: News from the Yale Library is now available online. This issue has a particular focus on the work of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library as it marks its 75th anniversary this year.  In addition to telling the story of the Medical Library, the issue profiles some of the current projects, resources, collections, and exhibits that are making an impact at Yale and in the medical community worldwide.

Library will return to its regular hours starting May 20

May 4, 2016

The Library will return to its regular hours starting May 20.  This means we will close at midnight Sunday through Thursday, so plan accordingly!  Remember, our 24/7 Computer & Study Space is always open, and accessible through an after-hours entrance when the library is closed.  

2016 Class Gift: The anatomy donor tree

May 3, 2016

(Guest post by the YSM, YSN, and PA Classes of 2016) If you've visited the library recently, this unusual sculpture may have caught your eye as you entered.  The 2016 Class Gift is a collective effort between the Yale School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Associate Program.  The gift is a tree sculpture made from molds of the limbs of first-year students in the 3 programs, and serves as a reminder of the collaborative process between the bodies of students and donors in the... Read More

Day of Data 2016 Spring Discussion Series: Outcome Defined Organization of Patient Profiles

Apr 25, 2016

The Day of Data 2016 Spring Discussion Series will feature Dr. Alexander Cloninger. Dr. Cloninger has active applied collaborations with medical researchers at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale and the National Institutes of Health. His current research deals with defining and analyzing patient similarity for the purposes of clustering and outcome prediction. Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:30 – 3:00 pm Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall Alex Cloninger is a Gibbs... Read More

Four On-site Workshops on Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Tools

Apr 20, 2016

The End-user Bioinformatics Program at the Yale Cushing/Medical Library is hosting these four workshops on tools for the analysis of NGS data. Besides the two trainings on tools for functional analysis of NGS data already supported by the Medical Library (Ingenuity Pathway Analysis and MetaCore), we will have a presentation on Partek Flow, and another one on CLC Bio (QIAGEN). The medical library will ask for feedback on these tools for future support and licensing. If you are interested in... Read More

The Yale Medical Library is Providing Access to the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD®)

Apr 17, 2016

As part of its End-user Bioinformatics Program, the Cushing Whitney Medical Library is providing access to the the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD®) to all Yale affiliates. This database organizes all known genotypes responsible for causing human inherited disease along with disease-associated polymorphisms published in the peer-reviewed literature— HGMD mutation data are manually curated from the scientific literature. HGMD is available in two versions: one public, one obtainable by... Read More

Geographic Information Systems Open House

Apr 15, 2016

Miriam Olivares, GIS Librarian, now consults with Medical Library patrons on Wednesday afternoons.  We are kicking off this service with Open Houses on April 27 and May 4.  Drop in between 3pm and 5pm with your questions about geospatial applications in medicine and public health – or just come to hear more about this service.  Join us in our Gordon Conference Room (L101) at the front of the library, or get more information here.

Supply drive for mothers this week, sponsored by YSM students

Apr 12, 2016

Maybe you've noticed a donation box in the library lobby.  YSM students involved with AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) & ACOG (American College of Obstetrician's & Gynecologists) District I are gathering supplies for 2 organizations that provide supplies for survivors of domestic violence and other underserved women: The Women's Health Resource Center (NH) and The Women's Center of Rhode Island.   The Women's Resource Center would like diapers & wipes, which are essential... Read More