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Call for donations of Second Year Show videos/DVDs

Jan 25, 2016

The Medical Historical Library is looking for videos/DVDs for the Medical School’s Second Year Shows.  We tend to get requests for the shows on at least yearly, when the current Second Year Show is in production. While we have some of the shows, we don’t own the last few years (2011-2015) and very little before 2005.  If you own a Second Year show, please considering donating (or allowing us to make copies) of the show for our Archives.  

Winter 2016 exhibit: "Contra Cocaine and Other Works by Robbie Conal, Guerrilla Artist"

Jan 25, 2016

The powerful, gritty political posters of Robbie Conal are seen on city streets and the walls of major museums. This selection includes "Contra Cocaine," 1988, which addresses the introduction of crack cocaine into the U.S. via Los Angeles in the 1980s and "Freedom From Choice," 1992, on a woman's right to abortion information in publicly funded clinics. From Conal's series of political portraits, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner... Read More

Finn Fridays are back in 2016

Jan 15, 2016

Finn the Therapy Dog will return this semester. Starting Friday, January 29th he will resume his regular schedule. Come take a break from 12pm-2pm and visit Finn and his friend Krista Knudson in the library foyer. Note: Finn will be on vacation: February 12, March 11, 18, and 25.

Contest Winners for "Discovering the Beauty of Science"

Jan 13, 2016

(by Rolando Garcia Milian and Terry Dagradi) Last summer we invited Yale biomedical researchers (undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, associate researchers, etc.) to share results from their work where they felt the images produced in search of science crossed over to art.  We thank all of you who submitted and appreciate your willingness to share with the community.  The images were reviewed by a committee including New Haven sculptor Gar Waterman, Sarah Fritchey (Curator /... Read More

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 https://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: Medical Education Services for faculty who teach... 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