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The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library celebrates 75 years

Jan 13, 2016

Join us as the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library celebrates 75 years of being YOUR library. We are planning a year long program of exciting events. Mark your calendar for these highlights and watch for additional events, exhibits and information. January 22, 2016, 3-5pm 75th Anniversary Kickoff Party April 6, 2016, 4pm Associates Lecture and Reception, Immune system in health and disease. Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov June 3, 2016, 3pm Special Presentation, Harvey Cushing and John Fulton: Two Icons... Read More

Library closed Monday, January 18 for MLK Day

Jan 12, 2016

The library will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of the annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  For service opportunities and other events, please visit http://mlk.yale.edu/.

Beaumont Club Lecture on "Historical Illustrations of Skin Disease" Exhibit, Friday, January 15

Jan 12, 2016

On Friday 1/15 at 5pm, the Beaumont Club is sponsoring a lecture about the Library's exhibit “Historical Illustrations of Skin Disease: Selections from the New Sydenham Society Atlas 1860-1884.”  The lecture will be given by Jean Bolognia, MD, and Irwin Braverman, MD, both of the Department of Dermatology, and Susan Wheeler, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Medical Library. More details are available on the School of Medicine calendar.

What's a guide? And how can Yale library guides help me?

Jan 11, 2016

Librarians at Yale have developed numerous online guides for Yale users.  Here at Yale, our guides can provide a number of things, including: Research guidance for a particular Yale course; Instructions on how to research a subject; Documentation for a research tool or service; or Instructions on accessing and using collections or resources. You might find different guides of particular interest based on your role and field, for example: Basic Sciences Resources and Collections, for lab... Read More

DatabasE of genomiC varIation and Phenotype in Humans using Ensembl Resources (DECIPHER)

Jan 6, 2016

Many genetic variants are novel or rare which makes difficult their clinical interpretation. The DECIPHER Consortium was initiated in 2004 as a community of academic centers of Clinical Genetics who submit consented, anonymized  genotype  and  phenotype  data  from  patients  with  rare  genomic  disorders for sharing with other clinicians and researchers. The identification of patients sharing variants in a given locus with common phenotypic... Read More

Exhibit: "Deaf: Cultures and Communication, 1600 to the Present"

Jan 6, 2016

What is deafness? From a medical perspective, deafness is an audiological condition that might be resolved through hearing aids or cochlear implants. But from another perspective, to be Deaf (often spelled with a capital “D”) is to belong to a culture, with a shared language and identity. This exhibit explores how people have understood deaf communication and Deaf culture since the seventeenth century, with displays on the history of education, medical interventions, sign languages, and... Read More

Qualtrics, an online survey tool

Dec 21, 2015

(by Denise Hersey) If you need to create a survey as part of your research, you now have access to Qualtrics, an online survey tool which is HIPPA-compliant.  Qualtrics allows you to create surveys with a myriad of different question types and report options.  You can also collaborate on surveys with colleagues at Yale and share results and data.  Qualtrics is easy to use, but Yale medical librarians can also provide you with support.  

YSM theses now available through EliScholar

Dec 15, 2015

(by Nathan Rupp and Melissa Grafe) Nearly 900 Yale School of Medicine theses are now available through Yale University’s online institutional repository known as EliScholar. These include “current” theses published in the last decade that have come out of embargo as well as several YSM alumni theses published as far back as 1952. These theses document the rich research done by Yale’s medical students, and can provide a starting point for current medical students... Read More

Yale Physician Associate Program recognizes 3 librarians

Dec 10, 2015

From left: Lei Wang, Judy Spak, Jan Glover On December 7, the Yale Physician Associate Program recognized librarians Jan Glover, Judy Spak, and Lei Wang "for their support & dedication to the thesis & student research."  Each year, these librarians work intensively with students in helping define their thesis statement, and then guiding and assisting them as they conduct the necessary research and literature review. Congratulations, Jan, Judy, and Lei!

Holiday hours for 2015

Dec 10, 2015

As always at this time of year, there will be some changes to the library's usual schedule in the coming weeks.  Here is a summary of library hours from December 23 - January 2:  December 23, 2015:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm December 24 & 25: CLOSED December 25: CLOSED December 26 -30:  11:00 am to 4:00 pm December 31 - January 1: CLOSED  January 2:  back to regular hours Plan accordingly!