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John Gallagher, Interim Medical Library Director

May 7, 2014

University Librarian Susan Gibbons announced the appointment of John Gallagher to Interim Director of the Medical Library:I am pleased to announce that John Gallagher will serve as the interim director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library upon the departure of Kenny Marone on May 1nd.  The position of director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library also reports to the Medical School, and John’s interim appointment carries the full support of Richard Belitsky, Deputy Dean for Education at the... Read More

Staff Updates: New Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian

Apr 30, 2014

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library welcomes Rolando Garcia Milian as the Library's Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian. In this role, Rolando will serve as the primary liaison between the Medical Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists across the Medical Center.Rolando brings to this position some wonderful expertise that we are really excited to bring on board at the Medical Library. Since graduating from SCSU with an MLS in 2010, Rolando has... Read More

Staff Updates: New Evening/Weekend Supervisor & Reference Librarian

Apr 30, 2014

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library welcomes Melissa Funaro as the Library's new Evening/Weekend Supervisor & Reference Librarian.Melissa has worked in the Collection Development and Management Department at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library for 7 years. She’s been active in the Connecticut Library Association, Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians and recently presented at the New England Technical Services Librarians’ annual conference.This position is a shared position... Read More

Staff changes at Medical Library

Apr 30, 2014

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... Read More

Medical Library Annual Report published online

Apr 24, 2014

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... Read More

Happy 145th Birthday Harvey Cushing!

Apr 8, 2014

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... Read More

The Cushing Center: “Insightfully beautiful”

Feb 24, 2014

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... Read More

ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers

Feb 20, 2014

Have a common name?  Or have you changed your name?  Or your institutional affiliation over your career? Now you can make your research easier to find.  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a universal, 16-digit unique identifier that links your publications/research activities to you. You will start to come across ORCID during publication activities like manuscript and grant submissions.  Register now to help insure that your work is associated with the correct person. orcid.org

"The Perfect Man" on view in the Library

Feb 7, 2014

The Perfect Man recently acquired by the Historical Library on view in the Cushing RotundaJoin us for an exhibit tour of selected acquisitionswith curator Susan WheelerWednesday, February 19, at 12 noonIn 1895, the original bodybuilder Eugen Sandow was proclaimed “the perfect man” by Dudley Sargent (YMS 1878).  In 1827, former slave Belfast Burton was paid tribute by his patients and mentor in a rare broadside testimonial circulated in Philadelphia.  In 1871, J.J. Woodward shared the first... Read More

Finn's Schedule

Feb 7, 2014

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 7April 4April 11The library will provide coffee and snacks.